Innovative LED Lighting Scheme installed into school classrooms

January 22, 2011

Gemma Lighting LTD have recently been involved with an innovative LED lighting scheme. In association with Nottingham based Atkins Design Solutions, Gemma Lighting’s Venus 32 watt LED ceiling lights were supplied and fitted into classrooms at All Saints Catholic School in Mansfield Nottinghamshire.

The new LED lighting scheme was very much welcomed by All Saints who are one of the first schools within the UK to try out the benefits of this technology.

Don Lack, Chartered Scientist and Sustainability Consultant for Atkins Design Solutions commented “The major improvement to the lighting system in the classrooms has been achieved by utilising light emitting diodes (LED’s) which with a life cycle of 80,000 hours, has already proven to be more energy efficient then the traditional fluorescent lighting which was previously fitted. When surveyed the original lighting levels were low and the distribution around the classroom was poor with very little light falling on the white board at the front of the classroom.

This poor luminance left the classrooms rather dark and did not create an enjoyable atmosphere in which to teach or learn. However, the new LED lighting has created a brighter environment in which to study and has been very well received by teachers and pupils alike. It’s certainly a great improvement on the previous lighting scheme”.