Lighting in university classrooms

News, 20/12/2017

Natural daylight provides an optimal light environment that is the most suitable light for the human organism.

The use of daylight in educational institutions contributes to higher performance of students and teachers, increases visual comfort and subjective assessment of the quality of the environment, and at the same time leads to a reduction in energy consumption. However, a good integration of daylight in the classrooms requires careful planning from the beginning of the building design.

At our seminar, the lecturer gave an analysis of the lighting conditions in university classrooms in different geographical locations - in Mexico City and in Prague. Part of this analysis was research into the impact of daylight and artificial lighting on users, objective measurements and subjective evaluation of users.

And the result? A classroom in Mexico City uses 33% of daylight, while a classroom in Prague uses up to 72% of daylight.

Thanks to Carolina Tellez for a great presentation.