What is the link between lighting and productivity in schools?

With budget restrictions and more pressure on schools than ever before, it’s no surprise that lighting takes a back seat. After all, there are a number of more pressing concerns emerging across the education environment, and these often require immediate attention. But lighting in your school can play an important role. Not only does lighting help to illuminate your premises and present a positive impression to parents and visitors, lighting can influence productivity too. But how? Well, here at Walker Electrical, we are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From industrial sites to residential and retail premises, we can provide a range of professional, high quality, electrical and lighting solutions. This includes solutions for schools and educational establishments. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about boosting productivity with the right school lighting.

So, what is the link between lighting and productivity in schools?

So how does lighting influence the behaviour, productivity and motivation of both your staff, and your students? Well, lighting can play an important role, especially when it comes to productivity, for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Health and well-being- you might not think the lighting is all that important, but actually the wrong lighting leads to eye strain, migraines and also low mood. This lowers morale, motivation and productivity, as your staff and pupils will not be able to give 100%.
  • Better lighting leads to a better impression- the way your building is presented has a knock on effect on productivity and morale. If your building is well lit, and looks clean, welcoming and bright, your staff and students are more likely to replicate these qualities personally, and they are also more likely to take pride in the school, and want to achieve more.
  • Activity levels- in places with better quality lighting, it has been shown that activity levels increase. As humans we are built to respond to light from the sun. So lighting your school with better quality lighting, with the right lighting tone, can help to plug into this evolutionary development, and increase productivity.

For more information or for professional lighting support for your school, get in touch with the team today, here at Walker Electrical.