A Norwegian comprehensive school has developed a lighting scheme that aims to help pupils perform better during the school day and relax at night.
Wheatley Park School in Oxforshire, which sits on the site of Holton Park Girls' Grammar School, where UK Prime Minister Theresa May, then Theresa Brasier, sat her GCEs, has just received an LED re-fit.
It is well know that May is very proud of her grammar school roots. In fact, she famously said, in one of her first appearances at Prime Minister’s Questions that it was her school that ‘got her where she is today.’
Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but it is understandable that there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. But do we know enough about the technology to be using it in schools? We talk to Doctor Katharina Wulff of Oxford University, who will be debating the issue with Dan Lister of Arup.
University estates do not tend to grow according to an over-arching masterplan; they evolve organically and controlling energy in these ever-changing educational spaces is very important.
Human-centric lighting represents a new way of using light in our lives, but there is some skepticism over its use and its effectiveness. Do we know enough about the technology, for example, to be using it in schools? Is there enough evidence to say that human centric lighting improves productivity at work? Can HCL help to maintain a smooth circadian rhythm at home?
In a 'Clash of the Lighting Titans' Lux's applications editor John Bullock (a HCL cheerleader) and our technical editor Alan Tulla (a sympathetic skeptic) sit down to compare and contrast their human centric lighting opinions.
Tunable-white LED lighting systems are the next must-have for human-centric lighting, but what does 'tunable-white' mean in practice?
We bench test and rate the latest products from the major brands. Report by Lux technical editor Alan Tulla.
It’s back to school for our resident boffin this month, as we cast a designer’s eye over classroom lighting
Every other Wednesday a growing number of lighting professionals are sitting down to enjoy an hour of information and technical entertainment with the Lux Webinar Series.
Best Practice: Lighting in Schools is a Lux Review webinar, to be broadcast on Wednesday 27th April at 1pm (BST).