Every school looks for ways to cut costs and save money. But what if we told you that you could save money and increase student performance? Not to mention improve health outcomes and increase sustainability all at the same time? Sound too good to be true? Well, the simple answer is switching to LED panel lights. Look at it this way…

Many schools in the UK and the rest of the world are switching to LED panel lighting and are reaping the benefits as a result. LEDs can be an extremely effective source of lighting for schools and colleges, and here we will explain the main reasons why...

Energy savings for schools

Lighting accounts for approximately half of a school’s electricity bill, so if costs can be saved cutting down electricity consumption, then this should go without saying. The less money spent on electricity bills means more money can be spent on staff, facilities and improving the academic offerings of the school.

Installing LED lighting can reduce a school’s lighting bill by up to 80% over a period of years, and in fact, nowadays there is no huge installation fee as the cost of wholesale LED panels has reduced significantly in the past five years. In addition, the LED bulbs last so long that minimal maintenance is needed; very handy for a busy school whose rooms are used every day by students and teachers.

LED lighting also reduces CO2 emissions, therefore reducing the carbon footprint of each school as a result, which is a huge added bonus.

Increased student performance

Light has many impacts on the human functionality, including vision, mood, and cognition. If the lighting is poor in a school, for example, flickering from fluorescent lighting in a classroom, then a student’s concentration could seriously suffer on many levels, as well as leading to a host of health issues such as eye strain, headaches or fatigue.

LED panels improve the quality of light and the light output, creating a light that appears whiter and brighter, and with no chance of flickering. Students learning in an environment with LED lighting should benefit from a cleaner and clearer light, which aids concentration and uplifts their mood and energy levels.

LED lighting has been found to work particularly well in gymnasiums, as the quality of light makes it easier and more comfortable for students to play sports.

LED panels in a school