Many schools are making the switch from legacy fluorescent tube lighting to LED tube lighting in classrooms. When making that switch, it is important for facility or energy managers to pick the proper lighting product that is best for the school and for the students and staff.
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For students who have hypersensitivity to light or sound, such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, flicker in LED lighting can lead to in increase in behavioral issues. However, whether a child is on the autism spectrum or not, all children can benefit from flicker-free LED lighting. Flicker from poor classroom lighting can contribute to a student or teacher’s inability to concentrate, decreased productivity, headaches, and eye strain or the “midday slump” as some have come to know it. Energy Focus has the first UL-verified less than 1% flicker LEDs made available in the United States. By eliminating flicker, a classroom can give all students an equal opportunity to thrive and succeed at school.
If you’re interested in seeing how Energy Focus LEDs will improve your classroom, contact us and a customer service agent will be able to help you get started!