Benefits of Natural Light in the Classroom

Improve the health and performance of students and teachers

Natural light is the best type of light for the classroom. It provides physical and physiological benefits to both students and teachers alike but is not always available. If your classrooms have no windows, take advantage of fluorescent light filters from Make Great Light, a full-spectrum lighting solution that enhances productivity, learning, and student/teacher well-being.

Benefits of Natural Lights in the ClassroomMake Great Light sells NaturaLux™ fluorescent light and LED light filters that transform light. We are female-owned, veteran-owned, and our filters are made in the USA.

Make Great Light’s mission is to transform classrooms, offices, hospitals, and retail environments with full-spectrum light that has a positive impact on the health of students, teachers, patients, and employees.

Disadvantages of Fluorescent Lighting

Exposure to fluorescent lighting can affect health in many ways, including:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Visual fatigue and eye strain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Attention span
  • Sleep disruption
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Mood disorders
  • Skin disorders, including cancer

How Lighting Affects Learning and Health

In the same way, natural light can increase efficiency and productivity in the office; it can do the same in the classroom while improving students’ and teachers’ overall health. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to incorporate totally natural light into an existing classroom because of architectural and/or economic limitations. Alternative solutions, such as fluorescent light filters, can be implemented to resemble natural lighting as closely as possible.

Better Performance: Research has shown that students score better on tests in classrooms with natural lighting compared to those with artificial lighting. Fluorescent light filters from Make Great Light mimic natural sunlight and help improve performance.

Fewer Headaches: Any source of light can cause glare, but fluorescent lights are especially problematic. Although students and teachers can squint or turn their heads, glare often results in headaches, eyestrain, reduced concentration, and lower productivity. Make Great Light’s fluorescent light filters block 100% of the glare and produce clean white light.

Better Sleep:  When children have to wake up early for school, poor sleep can take a toll. Exposure to natural sunlight helps the pineal gland in our brains regulate the hormones called melatonin and serotonin that control our sleep cycles. Our NaturaLux™ fluorescent light filters increase exposure to full-spectrum natural light.

Relaxed Eyes: Soft, pure white light helps students with concentration issues, including ADD and ADHD, by relaxing the eyes. Fluorescent light filters from Make Great Light mimic natural sunlight and help create a soothing environment.

Better Moods: Bright natural light has a cheering effect, and bright light therapy is often used to treat depression. The moods of both teachers and students benefit from the full spectrum of light created with fluorescent light fixtures from Make Great Light. It’s almost like being outdoors!

Natural light in the classroom can improve the health and performance of students and teachers. Learn more about the many benefits from the experts at Make Great Light. Use our online contact form or call us at 612-399-6484 for answers to all of your questions.

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