LED Lighting For Schools

LED Lighting is the highest trending energy saving measure within UK schools right now because it delivers the savings you seek (up to 90% when combined with intelligent controls) and the savings are instant totalling thousands of pounds a year in an average large primary school.

However, It isn’t just about the savings. The improvements LED makes within a school to the learning environment is clear to every school who have already made the upgrade. The light levels increase, and the light is more natural replicating daylight.

No more orange, dingy flickering lights which let’s face it is not good for anyone to work in, most of all our children.

When you understand all the benefits of LED Lighting you can understand why it has become the number one energy saving measure in the UK.

Before LED LightingAfter LED Lighting

School LED Lighting Savings Overview

See below two standard lighting examples for both a high school and a primary school showing scenarios for two different size schools and how much you could save by changing your current lighting to an LED Lighting Solution.

Primary School LED Example Savings

Existing LightingNew LED Lighting
Fittings:5FT and 6FT Fluorescent Tube Lighting5ft LED batons with intelligent integrated sensors
Total KWH:42,09210408
Annual Electricity Cost:£4840.61£1196.98
Product life:800050000
Annual Energy Savings %0%75.27%
Annual Savings£0£3,643.63
Annual Savings over 10 years *assuming energy rate does not increase£0£36,436.31

High School LED Example Savings

Existing LightingNew LED Lighting
Fittings:5FT and 6FT Fluorescent Tube Lighting5ft LED batons with intelligent integrated sensors
Total KWH:38,776013,9219
Annual Electricity Cost:46,531.2716,706.35
Product life:8000 hours50000 hours
Annual Energy Savings %0%64.1%
Annual Savings£029,824.92
Annual Savings over 10 years *assuming energy rate does not increase£0£298,249.15

Disclaimer: *Market trends show US rates are expected to increase by at least 6% per annum on average over the next 10 years.

A secondary school saving £29,000 in energy bills, could pay the yearly salary of a newly qualified teacher or avoid laying off a current member of the team.

DID YOU KNOW: you can fund 100% of the project costs to install LED Lighting in your school through Salix Finance, DofE approved, 100% interest-free and paid back through your energy savings from the project.

Health Benefits of LED Lighting

Benefits of LED Lighting in Schools

  • Guaranteed energy reductions of 60 – 90%

  • Thousands of pounds in energy savings every year
  • Improve learning environment for students

  • Improve working environment for teachers and staff

  • Raise light to the correct lux levels for health and safety

  • Modern, stylish lighting makes your school look more modern

  • LED Lighting comes in different colour temperatures to replicate daylight or warm certain areas of your school

  • LED lights have a life expectancy of 15+ years for an average school

  • LED Lights are much better for the environment and have no harmful internal materials, like fluorescent lighting which contains mercury

Improve students mood and performance by increasing light levels with LED Lighting

The majority of children and adults in today’s modern world do not get enough natural daylight.

This may not be a surprise to you but did you know not getting enough light is linked to S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?

It is hard-wired into our brains and not getting enough light actually confuses our bodies awake/sleep cycle producing the wrong chemicals in our body at the wrong time of day.

Studies show that LED lighting set to the correct colour temperature can reduce depression and enhance states of arousal.

LED Lights can be set to any colour in the light spectrum allowing us to mimic natural daylight inside our schools.

In fact, an intelligent LED Lighting system in your school can actually change colour through the day matching the days natural light cycle.

Start the day with a nice bright natural colour temperature and as the day draws to an end your lights will automatically change to a warmer colour temperature to help relax the mind and body.

School classroom lighting before upgrade to LED LightingSchool classroom lighting after upgrade to LED Lighting

DID YOU KNOW: you can fund 100% of the project costs to install LED Lighting in your school through Salix Finance, DofE approved, 100% interest-free and paid back through your energy savings from the project.

School LED Lighting Smart Controls in the Classroom

Full Project Design and Management

We understand that time is a big concern for clients, that’s why our team will manage everything for you from the FREE initial lighting audit, energy saving calculations, design plan, funding application and installation of your LED Lighting.

Our service will be provided within the time constraints given, with as little intrusion to teaching as possible.

We have found working with UK Energy Watch a very positive experience. Their knowledge and ability to guide the customer through a complicated market was superb. We always felt that it was a partnership and this gave use the confidence to talk with them openly to achieve the best outcome for us.

Sheila Taylor– Wadham School, Somerset

School LED Lighting Case Studies

Ashton Community Science College LED Installation

Ashton Community Science College

Following an audit of the Ashton Community Science College we identified the existing lighting was using and wasting huge amounts of energy per year. With our LED Lighting installation their annual savings are = £25,671.97

Wadham School Classroom LED Installation

Wadham School

Wadham School’s energy bills were unnecessarily higher than they should have been, by more than 2 times to be more specific. With our LED Lighting installation their annual savings are = £30,854.29

LSA Technology and Performing Arts College LED Installation

LSA Technology and Performing Arts College

UK Energy Watch were commissioned by Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College to undertake a lighting audit to evaluate their lighting energy and maintenance usage. With our LED Lighting installation their annual savings are = £29,824,67

DID YOU KNOW: you can fund 100% of the project costs to install LED Lighting in your school through Salix Finance, DofE approved, 100% interest-free and paid back through your energy savings from the project.

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