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Lighting shouldn’t be an afterthought

Lighting is something people often dismiss or leave as an afterthought, but did you know switching to new LED lighting can save your school significant amounts of money every year? Depending upon the size of your school and your energy waste, new LED lighting could save thousands, if not tens of thousands of pounds, every year?

Now we’ve got your attention; we can let you know all about the benefits of installing LED lights across your schools. Cost savings are just one of the benefits of switching to LED lighting; you would also be reducing your carbon footprint, which is just as important as making a brighter future for the next generation.

We have put together five benefits of having better lighting within schools so that you can begin your LED lighting experience now.

Financial savings.

Whether you are a state school or a private school, keeping costs down is always important. With energy prices at record highs, identifying ways to use less energy is vital. As previously mentioned, switching from traditional lighting to LED can save your school thousands of pounds. As an example, one of our clients will make a net saving of £657,202 across a 10 year period. As our lighting solution is delivered as a subscription service, St Lawrence Schools, started saving from day one!

Reduction in lighting maintenance.

LED lightbulbs have a much longer lifespan than traditional lighting. An LED light lasts approximately 50,000 hours, which is 5.7 years, compared to a conventional lightbulb lasting 1,000 hours, equivalent to five weeks. This means that you have to spend less time and money on lighting maintenance, ensuring your school remains well lit for staff and pupils.

Better working environments.

Installing LED lighting in school facilities, especially classrooms, can materially enhance your students’ health and academic performance. A study conducted by Dr Schlute-Markwort, Director at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf found that LED lighting increased students reading speed by 35%, led to a 45% drop in errors and a 76% reduction in hyperactivity. This demonstrates the role LED lighting can play in helping your students develop, improving the quality of education your students receive.

Health benefits.

Healthier students and staff lead to better learning. Working under traditional fluorescent bulbs can cause some people to suffer from eye strain, fatigue and low mood. Replacing traditional fluorescent lights with LED ones is shown to improve circadian rhythm which leads to better mental cognition. For students with complex learning disabilities, better lighting can lower the irritation caused by light and improve their mood, leading to be focus.

Guaranteed energy reduction, supporting your net zero goals.

Not only do LED lightbulbs have a longer lifespan, reducing the costs of replacing your lighting, but they are also a great way to reduce your energy waste. They are 90% more efficient than your typical lighting solution, which will significantly reduce your schools carbon footprint. With more and more parents looking at the environmental credential of the schools they send their children too, being able to prove your commitment to reducing your carbon footprint will put you ahead of the competition.

Here is an example of the lighting changes we have been able to make to schools…

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Make the switch to LED lighting.

There is no better time to start your switch to LED lighting than now, if it can benefit your pupils, it should be a no brainer. eEnergy will complete a free energy audit to determine exactly how much energy your school is consuming on its lighting and compare it to our own LED lighting so you can find out what your savings could be like within two weeks of the initial audit.

Why eEnergy?

We have helped hundreds of schools across the UK give their pupils a better learning environment. To find out more about how we can help you implement LED lighting with no upfront costs, please reach out to the team on 020 3813 1550 or email [email protected] 


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