LED Lighting for Schools and Educational Facilities
Help kids and young adults focus for a better education with high quality LED light fixtures.
Schools from K-12 to college need quality lighting for students to learn without distraction. All while reducing operating costs and staying on budget. Our LED educational lighting fixtures do all the above. By offering high quality light that uses less energy than other lighting technologies.
LED Indoor Fixtures for Schools and Classrooms
LED School Gymnasium Fixture
LED Outdoor Fixtures for Schools
Top Benefits of LED Lights in Schools
LED school lighting, unlike fluorescent lighting, can enhance a school's learning environment. This helps children feel safer in school. LEDs also create healthy indoor and outdoor spaces for learning and creative expression. It strengthens a school's reputation and brand.
The energy efficiency of LED lights, plus their many benefits, make them perfect for schools. They help create an environment conducive to learning and have no toxic materials. These solid state lighting fixtures are becoming more affordable, energy-efficient, and sophisticated. They are very easy to use.
These days, a lot of emphasis is being placed on the impact of building design on human health. LEDs have easy integration with lighting control technology. It can go a long way towards helping build a healthy environment for all school staff and students.
Forward-thinking, tunable LED lighting is the future of efficient school lighting systems. LEDs with flexible controls and tunable white light help create ideal learning areas. It allows adjustable light color temperatures for optimal classroom lighting for specific activities.
LEDs resemble the sun's natural spectrum with minimal spikes. Flicker-free LED school lights are better for their lighting, but for the people in the school.
Lighting Requirements for School Classrooms
High-quality classroom lights can brighten the learning space and help students see better. According to research, well-designed classroom lighting has a positive influence. Lighting can help increase or decrease focus and alertness.
The human body's circadian rhythm is sensitive to the light spectrum visible to the eye. Especially the blue wavelengths in their varying intensity and levels. This rhythm informs our body when to sleep or wake up. Blue light triggers wakefulness. Orange-tinged dusky light triggering the production of melatonin, the sleep-inducing hormone. Students and staff under artificial light rich in blue wavelengths all day may develop physiological disturbances . The effects range from sleep and waking disturbances to metabolism and eating patterns. Mental alertness, mood patterns, hormone production, mood changes, and immune system disturbances.
Most artificial lighting used in schools produce more blue light than the sun does at sunset. But some lighting dims to avail circadian or human-centric lighting. This type of lighting adjusts to the rhythms of students in indoor spaces.
LED Lights Ideal for Classrooms
LED Panels and Troffers
LED panel-lights are designed with multiple LEDs and are not only highly luminous but also very energy-efficient. Their light has a bright, even appearance. These commercial LED ceiling lights have innovative features and a sleek look. The main purpose of their design is to enhance illumination, which is why they have excellent color rendering capabilities and high luminous efficacies.
LED panels and troffers are known for their long lifespan and are the perfect replacements for traditional and inefficient fluorescent lights that are widely used in classrooms and learning environments spaces. For example, four T8 fluorescent tubes (18W each) can be replaced by a 40W LED panel-light which will cut down energy consumption by 32W. The LED panel-light will give off a higher quality of light than the T8 fluorescent tubes ever can. Panel and troffer lights are typically used in retail stores, offices, hospitals, and schools.
The importance of high-quality light in classrooms cannot be overemphasized. Lighting can increase concentration or adversely affect mood and amplify stress levels of children while learning.
Color Changing and Dimmable LED Panels
Color changing panels allow the area to change from 3000K to 4000K and 5000K. No longer do you need to guess what will be the best color temperature. These lights are also dimmable, and can be controlled by remote control. Create groups of lights easily and change the lighting instantly.
LED Magnetic Strip Retrofit Kits
These LED ceiling light retrofits can easily replace fluorescent tubes and they attach to any other linear lighting fixture very easily. They also eliminate the need for ballasts and tombstones. With them, you will not need to rewire your ballasts nor need hardware or screws.
LED magnetic strip retrofit kits have a magnetic backing that attaches the strips to older light fixtures. Their drivers quickly connect to the electricity mains to power the lights.
Magnetic strip retrofit kits can be mounted on any metallic surface and their use is not limited to applications with fluorescent fixtures. They come in 2ft, 4ft, and 8ft lengths and can be placed in any space that requires light.
Lighting Requirements of School Gymnasiums
School gymnasiums lit by sluggish, old high bay light fixtures force students to wait for them to come on. This is becoming a thing of the past. Today, thanks to LED school lights, a gymnasium illuminates the moment a light switches on. Most school gyms have relied on aged 400W metal halide high-bay lights. These are not only inefficient at energy consumption, but need recurring maintenance.
MH lamps need a warm-up time of 5-15 minutes to meet full lighting potential. Often they are left on all day, even when their light is not needed. These lamps generate shadows and dark spots which affect sporting activities.
Metal halides also tend to buzz and flicker as their lifespan lessens. Unfortunately, their replacement costs can get quite high. Gyms have high ceilings for high-impact activities (think basketball). Besides being venues for sporting activities, many school gyms are multipurpose spaces. They double as assembly halls and community meeting spaces.
High-quality gym lighting must be flexible. It must be bright enough for high-intensity sports and gentle enough for ceremonies. This flexible lighting required by gyms is not possible with metal halide lamps.
A UFO LED high-bay light is a disc-shaped luminaire featuring flat aluminum housing. It contains optics that are particularly designed to optimize light distribution without the need for bulky reflectors.
The lights have different beams which help focus and direct light better. You can get them with 60°, 90° and 120° beam angles. UFO LED high-bay lights are compact and efficient and have aesthetic appeal, improving the appearance of convention centers.
They are the perfect choice for large spaces that require a high amount of light like convention centers. The LED lights contain amazing thermal properties. The negligible heat that they produce is easily dispersed by their aluminum alloy heat sinks.
A Linear LED high-bay light is a panel shaped fixture that contains strips of led lights and offers broad lighting distributions.
The lights have different beams which help focus and direct light better. You can get them with 60°, 90° and 120° beam angles. Linear style LED high-bay lights are thin and are suspended from cables or chains.
They are the perfect choice for large spaces that require a high amount of light like convention centers. Options are available that can replace 400W to 1000W Metal Halide and 4, 6 and 8 tube T5 High Output fluorescent fixtures.
The energy saving prowess of LED high-bay lights is extraordinary
On their own, they can save up to 75% on energy costs. Also, they double a gym’s light level and have brilliant color rendering capabilities. The most common traditional gym light fixture has been the 400W MH high-bay light fixture.
A 400W metal halide high-bay consumes 454W of power, thanks to its ballast. If only 24 of these lights are in a gym, they need a whopping 10,896 kW for every hour they operate. Compare that to 150W LED high-bays (which make perfect replacements for these lamps). These lights will only consume 3,600 kW per hour. It’s very clear that LED high-bays are for the modern school gym lighting needs.
LED School Lighting for Exterior Spaces
The faculty staff and students need to feel protected and safe when coming in or going out of the school. This is where LED exterior lights come in. The most common LED school lights for outdoor spaces are
LED Outdoor Wall Pack Lights
Wall mounted lights that illuminate parking lots, building perimeters and walkways. You will find them installed on vertical surfaces or on walls. They light up outdoor spaces with heavy pedestrian and vehicular movement.
Wall pack lights work as surveillance lights. Look for certifications like DLC Premium Rating, UL Rating and their IP Rating. They are able to withstand harsh weather conditions of any kind.
Wall Packs can be flood or cutoff. Floods distribute lights out, full cutoff distributes lights down.
These LED Commercial Light Fixtures have very low glare values and are impact-resistant. Paired with lighting controls, they can turn on and off at dusk or dawn or on demand.
LED Shoebox Lights
Shoebox lights are used in areas that require broad-scope, intensely-bright lights. They pair perfectly with surveillance cameras. LED shoebox lights have many advantages over HID lights. They are energy-efficient and are highly versatile.
LED shoebox lights can directly replace 400W to 1000W HID shoebox lights and produce up to 60,000 lumens.
Shoebox retrofit kits can replace HID bulbs. Traditional HID bulbs are replaced with LED bulbs. LED shoebox fixtures have very little maintenance costs because of their long lifespan.
These three are all LED area lights. LED area lights offer better performance than HID area lights. For instance, LED shoebox -lights and wall-packs work well with photosensors (photodetectors). These switch off the lights when there is enough daylight and switch them back on at dusk. This makes the lights very energy efficient and easy to control.
LED area lights for schools can also work with passive infrared sensors to detect motion. LED shoebox-lights are perfect for areas that need wide-angle, intense light. They are ideal for surveillance cameras, thanks to their high color rendering abilities. They're eco-friendly, energy efficient, and built sturdy to withstand the outdoor environment.
LED wall-pack lights install on building walls or building perimeters. They are powerful and generate uniform light in a school exterior. This eliminates shadows and dark spots to ensure the school is safe and secure.
LED flood-lights are great in outdoor sports venues and areas that need bright, powerful light.