LED Lighting in K-12 Schools
The K12 schools of today are full of interactive technology such as whiteboards, tablets, phone apps, even flexible furniture, and moveable walls, but what about lighting? Many classrooms are still outfitted in outdated fluorescent lighting that hums, flickers and requires frequent replacement. It’s time for a switch to LEDs!
LED Earthbulbs From EarthTronics Save Energy, Increase Productivity and Enhance Safety in K12 Buildings.
A LED lighting retrofit within K12 institutions can help achieve significant reductions in energy and maintenance costs while improving visual experiences for students and staff. Comparatively speaking, LEDs are often brighter, use less wattage, and last longer than any fluorescent bulb (up to 10 years in a new fixture). LEDs also generate less heat (reducing HVAC costs) and don’t emit harmful UV light, reducing eye fatigue.
In fact, a recent study that tested how lighting affects students’ testing abilities showed that students scored higher on their math exams when the classroom was lit with 6500K lighting, consisting of blue undertones that closely imitates natural daylight. When natural light isn’t possible, LEDs serve as the best alternative to daylight. Further results showed that 3500K lighting (including yellow hues) would be ideal for recess activities, and 5000K (standard) lighting would be ideal for reading activities.
When you make the switch to LEDs, students and staff enjoy improved visibility in classrooms, offices, and common areas, leading to a more happy and productive experience. Instant-on LEDs can also assist with building security when used in conjunction with occupancy sensors, emitting a bright light as soon as someone enters the room.
LEDs Lighting Retrofits Amount to Big Savings for School Districts.
The Lambton Kent District recently voted to invest $2.3 million on a LED lighting retrofit for 31 schools. The annual energy savings from this project will amount to approximately $500,000 which will be put back into the district, improving the maintenance and upkeep of all systems. The energy savings alone will provide a payback for the capital cost of the project in just over two years. This is just one example of many that displays the quick return on investment districts enjoy when they make the choice to switch to LEDs.
EarthTronics LED Options
Below are some quick LED suggestions perfect for specific areas within a K12 school building, click on the links below to learn more.
Auditoriums/Gymnasiums: Highbay LED Lighting Fixtures.
Table and Floor Lamps/Task Lighting: A-19 Omni-direction LED EarthBulb
Offices and Classrooms: LED Flat Panel Lights
As a lighting manufacturer, EarthTronics develops innovative, energy efficient LED lighting products that provide a positive economic and environmental impact for our customers. EarthTronics works with contractors, builders and lighting distributors to provide a range of LED lighting products to best fit their applications. Contact EarthTronics to learn more about how our LED lighting solutions can bring significant energy savings and a positive environmental impact to your K23 school district today!