5 Ways LEDs Benefit School Districts

Added by Marissa
February 16, 2016

There’s no doubt that LEDs offer a variety of benefits for multiple business and office settings. Yet, what makes them a great fit for schools? Today we’re going to discuss 5 ways LEDs benefit school districts. From energy savings to better testing to PPEL eligibility, LEDs are a win-win for your school, students and staff!

5 ways LEDs benefit school districts

1. Energy Savings
Every year a school board reviews, revises and votes on a new budget. Now imagine saving 40 to 70 percent on lighting energy. Those savings could do great things for your budget! LED lights from Sitler’s are 18 watts. Fluorescent lights currently in your buildings range from 32 to 40 watts. With this significant drop in wattage, LEDs use less energy and cost less money to operate. Plus, LEDs use their energy efficiently. Unlike incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, which use 90 percent of their energy to simply create heat, LEDs convert only 20 percent of their energy into heat.

2. Improved Productivity and Test Scores
Recent studies have shown that the use of solid state LED lighting increases productivity and learning in students when compared to fluorescent bulbs. A study published in the International Journal of Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering saw a 25 percent increase in learning!

LED lights do more than improve a child’s focus and learning in school. Test scores also improved for students studying under LED lights. A recent study used a combination of blue and white LED lights to mimic daylight. What did the study find? Students’ test errors decreased by ⅓ .

3. LEDs are PPEL Eligible
The Physical Plant and Equipment Levy can be used for purposes such as expenditures for energy conservation. LEDs help lower your energy usage and costs, making them eligible for PPEL funds!

4. Reduced Stress and Anxiety
Solid state LED lighting has proven to reduce stress and anxiety while improving your overall mood. Fluorescent lights have been linked to migraines, strained eyes, and increased stress and anxiety. Create the best environment for learning with LED!

5. Lower Maintenance Costs
It’s becoming more and more difficult for maintenance crews to stay on top of burnt out bulbs and bad ballasts. When you install LED lights with Sitler’s, we bypass the ballast. Plus, our bulbs have a 50,000+ hour lifespan, meaning they’ll last upwards of 15 to 20 years! Now your maintenance staff can spend time working on more important projects.

Sitler’s and ISFIS Join Forces
Sitler’s LED Supplies is dedicated to bringing the best LED lighting to schools in the Midwest. We are now partnering with ISFIS, an organization that helps over 300 school districts manage their budgets, to bring LEDs to as many school as possible! Contact us today at (319) 653-2123 to learn more!

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