How can light increase student safety and enhance performance?

Written by: | Published: 18-Oct-2019

Lighting is one of the top consumers of electricity in school halls.

Multi-purpose areas with high ceilings require lighting to be dynamic. The Kascade offers well balanced illumination that prevents unwanted contrast or glare, it has a very high colour rendering index of Ra>90 for clear distinction between object colours and offers high impact resistance IK 10.

 

 

MULTI-PURPOSE SCHOOL HALLS ARE HARD TO LIGHT

A school hall is a multi-functional space allowing for a wide range of sporting activities, school assemblies, school productions, cafeteria, exams and it is sometimes used as a community meeting space. Multi-purpose areas with high ceilings require lighting to be uniform, dynamic and inexpensive to suit the school environment.

 

INCREASE SAFETY AND VISIBILITY

Lighting multi-purpose sport courts needs to ensure the player can see a moving ball against a hall background and also to locate team members quickly. During sports, players look up several times, for example to locate the ball. A glare free light is therefore important. Having uniform light and minimum glare is a must for sports that require above-head vision. The Kascade offers well balanced illumination that prevents unwanted contrast or glare, it has a very high colour rendering index of Ra>90 for clear distinction between object colours.

 

BOOST ATTENTION & VISUAL COMFORT

Optimised lighting increases attention span and keeps the students alert. Replacing old/faulty lighting with uniform LED lights will minimise shadows and improve visual comfort. For example, converting a sports court to a morning assembly hall or examination environment requires lighting to be dimmed down to 160 lux or 240 lux respectively from the ultra-bright environment required for sports. Dimming the lights does not reduce spatial uniformity or colour rendering unlike the limitations of previous lighting technologies such as metal halide bulbs and fluorescent tubes. 

 

Click here to find out more about The Kascade

 

The Kascade comes in four different wattages from 100W to 200W and can be optically configured in 50°, 90° or 120° beam angles to suit the required application.

RECOMMENDED LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS
  Type of Space
   Lux   
   Colour temperature
  Colour rendering
   Max. Glare Index
   Multi-purpose hall    
       
  General Use
  160    Warm or Intermediate  
  1B or 2
  19
  Gym
  320    Warm or Intermediate 
  1B or 2
  19
  Examination
  320    Warm or Intermediate 
  1B or 2
  19
  Social
  80    Warm or Intermediate
  1B or 2
  19
  Theatre
  160    Warm or Intermediate
  1B or 2
  19

 


Click here to find out more about The Kascade





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