Lighting affects more parts of our lives than we tend to realize. The right lighting can improve the appearance of a room, our moods, and even our overall health. On the other hand, lighting can create migraines, increase depression symptoms, and decrease our quality of life. For individuals with autism, lighting is even more crucial for their health. Lighting and Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex issue that is different for each individual.
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Teachers have a considerable amount of influence over their classroom environment. Some teachers pay closer attention to the details of their environment that others commonly overlook, including the negative impact of fluorescent lighting in the classroom.
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In early September, Make Great Light donated classroom light filters to Ms. Boresma’s 4th grade class. The classroom was located in the interior of the school with no windows or access to natural lighting. The full spectrum light filters, which turn harsh fluorescent light into natural “almost sun” light, went over in a big way for the students and Ms. Boresma. We were delighted to receive a box of thank you cards from the students.
Generally, we tend to think that the yellow lighting we are accustomed to is the “warmest” light and one that will simulate sunlight the closest. However, a recent study shows that a color on the other end of the spectrum, blue lighting, helps children stay focused and healthy, especially when exposed during early hours of the school day.
Classroom lighting can be an overlooked factor for children’s success in school. However, studies have shown that lighting quality affects students’ abilities to see clearly, concentrate and perform well in the classroom. Since lighting plays a critical role in our everyday lives, it’s worth our while to understand the quality of light that’s shining down on our children.
In the first part of our Classroom Lighting Matters series we’ll explain how replacing traditional classroom lighting with full-spectrum lighting helps students’ performance in the classroom.
At Make Great Light, we offer two fluorescent light filter products to choose from (more products coming in the future). A question we often get is which fluorescent light filter is best for my situation. In this post, we tackle that question and try to bring clarity between the two options.