Date: December 19th 2014.
Release date: For Immediate Release
1 – Teesside School Goes Green with LED.
2 – Bright Light in HemlingtonLED Lighting
Location: Middlesbrough, north-east England.
1 – One of the first schools to reduce its carbon footprint by installing greener lighting.
2 – Replacement Lighting Improves School Mood.
A north-east school has started installing LED lighting across the school to replace the old style fluorescent lighting.
We were looking at upgrading the original ceilings as part of the schools 5 year plan. During pre-assessment of the work, we found that the current light fitments were obsolete. We had not considered LED lights before, but our building contractor recommended LED lighting.
Improving the school learning environment, cost savings and reducing the carbon footprint are very important to the school, so the retro fit to LED scheme commenced.
It makes great financial sense as it means we can invest more of our money into educating our pupils. As an Academy we have to show savings based on a fixed budget.
We are all really proud of the work that has been done in the school to reduce our impact on the environment.
It’s amazing; it’s like daylight, the light itself looks like a roof light rather than an electric light. The light produced is a natural crisp white light, and it does not flicker. Looking down the school corridor into other classrooms highlights the difference the LED lights make. It is unbelievable.
Already the changes made are cutting both the Co2 emissions and the annual energy bills. The school can’t measure exact savings as yet – estimation based on usage – heading to winter – anticipates savings are £1200 PA energy savings said Jackie.
During the summer holidays we had other contactors in the school working in the LED lit area. One contractor noticed that he experienced a brighter and happy mood whilst working under the lights. In contrast he noticed that his mood become darker and darker as he worked in non-converted areas for the school.
The school will stage a retro fit along with the 5-year plan of improvements.
Jackie Lowe, business manager at the school said:
I was not aware of LED lighting before this project – but I have now installed LED lighting in my home too.
For additional comments or to request photos please contact:
CONTACT SCHOOL: Mrs J Lowe School Business Manager.
Viewley Hill Academy
Tel: 01642 591053
Fax: 01642 575129
CONTACT CONTRACTOR: Mr Spencer Dunkley – LED Lighting | Project Manager.
249a Aclam Road
PHOTOGRAPHS: High definition photographs are available on request.