Schools must provide warm, bright, welcoming spaces where children enjoy learning. LED lighting for schools helps to achieve this while also offering cost savings of up to 75%.
Earlsmann has recently worked with NCS Technology to upgrade their sports hall and main hall with new LED lighting – key areas used by all students.
Step away from traditional lighting…
The halls at Gravesend Grammar in Kent had traditional lighting that was not providing enough illumination to maximise use of these spaces. The 250W tungsten lamps in the main hall were ineffectual, making the space rather too dark for both general use, and for use as an examination room. Meanwhile, in the sports hall, the 400W metal halide lighting was energy-hungry and too dim to provide the right conditions for playing a range of sports.
…And light up learning with LED lighting
Earlsmann modelled the spaces using Relux software. For the main hall, this led to the selection of 150W traditional LED high bay units with prismatic diffusers. This set-up provides almost 600 lux, making the hall feel light and airy. This supports concentration, helping students to maximise their potential in exam conditions. The units offer a good level of uplight, ensuring a natural feel to the lighting and avoiding any ‘industrial’ element.
The new sports hall lighting achieves a light level of 300 lux by using a 100W version of the same traditional LED high bay lights. This level provides the ideal environment for peak performance in sport. All the fittings are suitable for dimming, should this functionality be required in future.
Effective collaboration = happy customers
Earlsmann was asked by its installation partner, Maidstone-based NCS Technology, to support them with the Gravesend Grammar lighting requirement. Throughout the project, all parties worked together effectively to identify requirements and maximise the benefits of the LED lighting. The new lighting is already delivering savings of over 60%, due to its high efficiency and reduced need for maintenance. Feedback from staff and students is extremely positive.
Earlsmann – your experienced partner in creating total lighting solutions
Earlsmann has many years’ experience in the LED marketplace and manufactures lighting units at its factory in the UK, producing high-quality, reliable products underpinned by a full five-year warranty.
We are a commercial LED lighting company that provides a comprehensive range of lighting solutions to suit every interior and exterior application.
Find out more about Earlsmann’s commercial led lighting solutions and products, call 08456 434 740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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