Full-spectrum light in schools

Many considerations go into creating an environment conducive to effective learning .  The study we review today compared children attending elementary schools with full-spectrum light versus children attending similar schools with normal lighting conditions.

The main findings of this study were:

  1. the students in full-spectrum light were healthier and attended school 3.2 to 3.8 days more per year;
  2. libraries with superior light resulted in significantly lower noise levels;
  3. full-spectrum lighting induced more positive moods in students; and
  4. because of the additional vitamin D received by the students in full-spectrum light, they had 9 times less dental decay and grew in height an average of 2.1 cm more (over the two year period) than students attending schools with average light.

The full study can be review here.

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