School installs experimental lighting to improve grades

An experimental human centric lighting scheme has been installed at Lindeborgskolan school in Malmo, Sweden, aimed at improving pupil performance.

The human centric system replaced a fluorescent lighting scheme, a change which pupils claim has improved their concentration, making them feel more alert throughout the school day.

The automatically changing light variation includes a period of intense rather blue light in the morning, to wake the pupils up, and a warmer light during other parts of the day.

Teachers are able to change the colour intensity of the lighting to create a calming or a stimulating atmosphere when necessary. The human centric scheme has also eradicated flicker.

The new lighting was funded by the Department of Internal Services in the hope of bringing Swedish schools firmly into the twenty first century.

You can find out more about the Malmo project by watching the video below. You can also learn more about the debate surrounding human centric lighting by reading our article: Are we experimenting on school children?

  • You can find out more about human centric lighting at this year's Lux Live, where series of talks will be held on the subject in the Lux Arena. The event be held in London on Wednesday 23 November and Thursday 24 November 2016 and you can find out more here.

Comments 1

This is ridiculous to carry out "experiments on human kids". What will happen if in five years will discover that kids are suffering from retina degeneration, who will take care of them. After the last AMA resolution in regards to LED and experimental results existing in the literature it seems decision makers totally ignore the risk of LED. I hope that pedants which have some knowledge on lighting will refuse sending their kids to be experimental objects. The damages will not appear the next day it takes time. The LED illumination is in addition to LED pick up by students from computers, smart phones, tablets, TV and street illumination. THIS IS A DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT ON KIDS. Abraham Haim, Prof. of Chronobiology

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