Lighting

Title Abstract Publication Date
Classroom Lighting Knowhow. This guide provides some advice on how to use photocell dimming in schools to save lighting energy without creating distraction to students. It also provides guidance on what types of luminaries to... 12/31/2001
Color and Light Effects on Learning. This study examined the effects of color and light on the learning of eleven six-year-old elementary school students. The students were videotaped to identify off-task behaviors and had their blood... 04/11/1995
Color and Light Effects on Students' Achievement, Behavior and Physiology. This intensive research study utilized a quasi-experimental non-equivalent control group design to investigate the effects of full-spectrum light, prescribed color and light/color combinations, ultra... 04/30/1986
Color and Light in Learning. Discusses studies showing that color and light have a significant influence on how students learn and retain information (for example, daylight is much more beneficial than fluorescent light).... 02/01/2002
Compact Fluorescents: The Choice of a New Generation. Compact Fluorescent lamps should be on every Green Lights participant's most wanted list. The practical and aesthetic features of today's high-quality, energy-efficient compact fluorescents... 12/31/1998
Comparison of Daylighting Strategies for Schools. Describes the overall process and key factors considered by the author's firm during a recent whole-building analytical process to develop a new, more cost-effective daylighting strategy for... 12/31/2006
Conquering the Pumpkin Effect: A Lighting Alternative. Turning off all the interior and exterior lighting when school buildings are closed saves money. In a small Illinois school district, nearly $14,000 were saved in electrical expenditures for six... 11/30/1993
Contrast Rendition in School Lighting. Presents results of measuring and analyzing eighteen significantly different classroom lighting systems in order to determine how contrasts from different light sources affect the ability to see... 12/31/1969
Control of Outdoor Lighting at Wesleyan University. Discusses outdoor lighting at Wesleyan University from 1976 to 1989 and its relation to the incidence of outdoor crime at night. Empirical evidence showed no statistically significant evidence that... 01/31/1997
Control without Wires. Describes how modern lighting systems, such as wireless lighting, which come complete with user-friendly controls and audio/video interfaces, enhance the educational process and cut costs. Discusses... 06/30/2002
Creating Ideal Facilities. Reviews ways that schools can provide effective indoor learning environments by paying attention to the following areas: daylighting, acoustics, space allocation, technology implementation,... 12/31/2001
Dark Campus Programs Reduce Vandalism and Save Money. Article cites successful examples from Oregon, California, and Texas, of reductions in vandalism and increased energy savings when schools keep outdoor lights out at night after hours. So called... 11/30/1997
Day In, Day Out. Reviews architectural techniques and classroom organization that properly utilize daylight without glare, as well as complementary automated lighting controls that balance the available daylight and... 11/30/2006
Daylight Harvesting Made Simple. Explains how researchers at the California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California at Davis developed a new approach called the Simplified Daylight Harvesting system that is easy... 12/31/2007
Daylighting This article explains the benefits of daylighting and full spectrum lighting in classrooms as pertains to the health of students. It presents case studies that have been conducted in North Carolina... 01/01/2016
Daylighting for Sustainable Design. Offers practical design strategies that create a brighter, greener architecture by weaving together environmental, architectonic, and humanistic factors. Sensitive land-use, energy conservation, the... 12/31/1998
Daylighting in Classrooms. Describes how one elementary school was designed to be a flexible, innovative campus that connects learning and the learning environment. The celebration of nature is carried out in many ways within... 06/30/2003
Daylighting in Schools for the Future. Discusses daylinghting in schools, including a brief history of daylight in schools, explaining its political/critical strategies and the natural tendency for people to turn towards the source of... 12/31/1997
Designing Quality Learning Spaces: Lighting. Advises on school lighting, addressing the connection between lighting and learning, natural and artificial classroom lighting, specialized teaching spaces, and extra considerations for special needs... 12/31/2006
Designing Smarter Schools. [Videotape]. This videotape highlights the degree of school-building deterioration in America and the problems this causes for teaching and learning. It also describes the Energy Smart School campaign and details... 03/31/2000
Determinants of Lighting Quality II: Research and Recommendations. The quality of indoor lighting can influence task performance, social interaction and communication, health and safety, visual comfort, student behavior, and aesthetic judgments. These by-products of... 12/31/1995
Education, Analysis Help When Evaluating Lighting Technologies Lighting efficiency options keep getting better, more complex, and tougher to sort out. There's a lot more to consider: new metrics, too-good-to-be-true claims, and sometimes questionable... 10/31/2011
Effects of Classroom Lighting on the Behavior of Exceptional Children The effects of classroom lighting methods on activity level, achievement, visual acuity/fatigue, and health of nonhandicapped and handicapped students are reviewed. Effects of different levels of... 06/30/1983
Effects of Color and Light on Selected Elementary Students. This study compared children's off-task behavior and physiological response in a normal elementary classroom setting with those in a prescribed classroom environment. In the prescribed... 12/31/1992
Effects of Noise, Heat, and Indoor Lighting on Cognitive Performance and Self-Reported Affect. Reports the result of experiments that tested the effect of temperature, lighting, and noise on cognition and sense well-being in high school students. Students remembered fewer words at 27 degrees... 08/31/2001

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