Lighting study under way at 2 Mississippi schools

Sept. 30, 2011
University of Mississippi researchers look at how the amount of lighting affects learning

From The Biloxi Sun-Herald: A University of Mississippi study being conducted at two Lee County schools aims to get more insight into how lighting affects learning. Special lights have been installed in two classrooms at Saltillo Elementary and two classrooms at Verona Elementary. Those lights have four settings: normal, focus, energy and calm. The settings use a variety of color temperatures and intensities to produce different effects. A team of researchers has been studying whether using the focus setting in classrooms increases students’ concentration, motivation and reading fluency. Two classrooms at each school with traditional lights are used as control groups.

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