Tamlite’s modern, efficient lighting systems deliver dramatic energy-savings and long-term benefits for pupil behaviour and overall health. The education sector is driven by the need for a new era of technologically advanced, ‘future-proofed’ educational establishments. Tamlite believes that the latest lighting systems can make a significant contribution to this transformation.
For schools, colleges and universities a move to efficient LED lighting brings significant cost benefits - with typical savings of 50% on energy bills and paybacks often achieved in just two years.
Lighting plays an important role in creating the right environment for the students and the teacher. Using the right kind of light to create an inclusive natural environment, free from distractions and glare, is essential to creating a positive classroom environment and enhancing the performance of each student.
Installing energy-efficient lighting solutions that can be controlled by ceiling-mounted occupancy sensors to automatically dim or switch off the lighting when the corridors are empty, can reduce significantly reduce energy costs in corridor spaces. Corridors fulfil various roles at different times of the day; they provide access for classrooms, exits, stairways and offices. In addition, corridors are often used by students for sitting and playing with friends. Lux levels should be evaluated and adapted to the activity type and level. Discreet emergency signage and lighting designs enable escape route lighting and illuminated symbols to be incorporated seamlessly, without drawing undue attention at periods when emergency lighting is not required.
The best school and college sports halls need high performance lighting if students are to achieve their sporting potential. These spaces demand lighting that meets strict criteria. It must be robust enough to withstand the impact of fast moving objects - and yet offer the best possible energy saving and low maintenance characteristics. All of this must be coupled with maximum uniformity of light and the least possible glare.
Lighting in a reception area plays an important role for making visitors welcome, aiding the transition from outside to inside the heart of the school or college itself. Vertical illumination is important for facial recognition and helps to create the right first impression.
Studies have shown that optimised lighting can help reduce disruptive behaviour, as well as improve overall physical health and well-being for students and pupils. Deploying more sophisticated lighting control or sensor-triggered systems, makes it possible to adjust lighting settings to match changing requirements throughout the course of the day.
Lighting consideration for toilet facilities varies greatly depending on occupancy levels. Smaller premises with fewer students could benefit from a presence detector, however in larger premises, toilets are likely to be one of the areas that are illuminated throughout the day. Switching to LEDs with a wider beam, saves energy, reduces maintenance costs compared to halogen or florescent lamps and gives a better looking result.
For consultants, installers, teachers and governors, Tamlite understands that ‘new lighting’ is never a simple tick-box exercise – it requires considerable time and attention for the greatest value to be extracted. Tamlite's education sector experts can work with you at every stage of your lighting specification journey. Right from product selection through to advice on how to secure funding from programmes like Salix Finance, help is at hand.