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The Education Lighting Challenge
The aim of good lighting in schools, both artificial and natural, is not only to provide enough illumination to allow users to perform the necessary tasks but also to contribute to the happiness and well-being of both students and teaching staff. The majority of educational buildings, from primary schools to universities, incorporate a wide range of spaces which may each require different lighting solutions.
Lighting is the single largest consumer of energy within a school building; therefore reducing this energy load has to be a key goal in any project. The use of LED luminaires combined with lighting controls can offer substantial savings, particularly in the educational environment where rooms typically have less utilisation than in commercial areas.