The cognitive environment can make a big difference in the learning process, the correct light can stimulate students’ attention, maximize knowledge absorption and improve social interaction.

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In education, specific lighting solutions can help concentration and cognitive performance and lead to improve test results. Such lighting solutions can reduce motor restlessness, support alertness in the morning and improve social behaviour.

For example, error rates dropped from a first to a second test by about 45% (comparison group with common lighting only 17%) and cognitive speed improved by 9% (comparison group only 5%).

A proper light decreases fatigue and shortened wake-up times and it extends concentration periods.

Case study

Malmo school introduces Human Centric Lighting: