There are many students in the American education system that struggle to excel in their studies because of their learning environment. According to studies from the Victorian Education Institute, a stimulating and attractive environment is one of the crucial factors for creating an effective learning environment. The impact of a school’s infrastructure on students’ performance depends on the quality and design of its learning facilities. By optimising the lighting conditions in your learning institution, the school will help students and teaching staff improve their overall performance.

Boost students attention levels with an enhanced lighting solution.

Most learning environments require people to linguistically. In schools, students are required to learn by listening to teachers, reading their assigned text books and writing notes or tests to evaluate their performance. Having the right lighting in the learning environment is essential for students to perform visual tasks and maintain their attention. Studies such as the one conducted by Stanford University have shown how insufficient lighting impacts circadian rhythms, which reduces their attentiveness and motivation towards learning. Teachers are familiar with students falling asleep and not being attentive in the classroom. Many people quickly attribute this to students not having enough interest in learning, however most are quick to dismiss the lighting of the learning environment. Some ways learning facilities can improve this include:

Enhancing the learning facility with more natural light.

Studies have shown that learning environments that make effective use natural light see their students thrive. In one study that sampled 21,000 students in Canada and the United States, students progressed by at least 20% on reading and mathematics tests. Some of the key benefits of enhanced natural light in learning facilities include:

  • Its positive influence on students’ enthusiasm towards learning.
  • Its influence on reducing student distractions in the learning environment.
  • Its influence on learning productivity and efficiency.
  • Its influence on creating a more positive learning environment.

Optimising artificial lighting to simulate daylight.

Biologically optimised lighting, which is implemented by using blue and white LEDs has a positive impact on students performance. LEDs Magazine published the findings of a study conducted in Germany where both students and teachers benefited by seeing improvements in their enthusiasm and alertness in the classroom. One of the students said, “In normal light, I sometimes have to keep myself awake in the classroom.” If your artificial lighting solution isn’t working to improve the performance of your students, it is time to upgrade to a solution that will. 

American Best LED Lighting has worked with several educational institutions such as Scotch College who retrofitted their premises with LED light solutions from American Best LED Lighting and now boast some of the leading learning facilities in America.

If you would like to find out more about lighting designs that can help improve your students’ learning and academic performance, contact American Best LED Lighting to speak to a consultant today!



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