If there’s one thing every private school prides itself on, it’s the ability to give its students the very best in educational opportunities. This cutting-edge approach to embracing trends that support better educational results is a driving force behind recent advancements in lighting for private schools and auditorium lighting design.
Schools are the heart of children’s social lives. These facilities are where students spend most of their day during the week — and if they’re involved in extracurricular activities, their early evenings and weekends, too.
Whether it’s a classroom or auditorium, private schools should be designed to keep students engaged and alert. Illuminated Integration installs LED tunable-white lighting that mimics natural daylight and helps kids stay alert and focused on their classes. Learn more about AVL design for private schools and how it can help your students.
While science has known for years that light plays a role in how we perceive objects and colors, it was only recently that behavioral scientists started to unlock the much deeper effect light has on our moods and cognitive abilities. This is especially important for students. As matter of fact, according to the US National Library of Medicine, it wasn’t until 2013 that a non-pharmacological approach — bright light therapy — was found to be as successful a treatment as anti-depressants in combatting depression and sleep disturbances among adolescents.
While further research needs to be done, the effects of proper lighting in private schools are already being put to the test. As a recent study by the German lighting manufacturer OSRAM and the Transfer Center for Neuroscience and Learning discovered, students in classrooms with new LED lighting systems that imitate natural daylight cycles scored higher on standardized tests than a comparison group in spaces with conventional lighting.
LED tunable-white lighting for schools is a new form of lighting technology that enables the automatic or manual control of light sources to produce color temperatures that imitate the daylight cycle. This lighting supports students’ circadian rhythms. Private schools that opt for professional lighting systems designed and installed in conjunction with an experienced AVL team like Illuminated Integration report that biologically enhanced lighting — also known as tunable lighting — boosts their students’ focus, productivity and overall mood.
In performance spaces, private school auditorium design has numerous educational and reputational benefits. First and foremost, there’s the public prestige factor that occurs when faculty, students, parents and other members of the community attend performing arts events in a space with impressive acoustics and lighting effects. In addition, gatherings from drama clubs to school meetings are enhanced when they take place in an auditorium with a well-designed and installed AVL system.
You want to provide the best possible educational setting to your students. Parents expect it, and they also expect their children to receive an education that exceeds the one offered at the local public school. Illuminated Integration understands that lighting, audio and video greatly improve the classroom and extracurricular experience.
We also understand that not all schools have the same goals or needs. We’ll work with you to develop a system that best accommodates your school and highlights what makes your place of learning special.
For example, we had the opportunity to work with Holy Ghost Prep School. The school hired us to design and install a system to bring their new Frederico Performing Arts Theater to life. We installed a curtain, rigging, lighting, video and audio system, transforming what was previously a drive-through beverage distributor into a state-of-the-art arts and athletic center. The space now contains music practice rooms, a theater, batting cages and basketball courts.
Working with the prep school, we determined in the early stages that the theater would be the heart of the project. To that end, we designed a full-featured lighting system that blended house lighting, full architectural control and dimming functionality with an ETC Paradigm processor. We added static rigging, curtains and a track system to make the room feel like a real theater.
I am the Technical Director at Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ. Illuminated did a complete overhaul of our audio system; replacing the speakers, sound board, infrastructure, 20 wireless body mics and receivers, and adding some plug and play XLR ports to the front of the stage which work off touchscreens in various places in […]
Tyler and Mike from Illuminated did a superlative job with our Frederico Theater. They started the project soon after signing the contract, they met every deadline, they had no change orders, they communicated clearly and often and their training sessions were superb. We could not have asked for a better partner for Holy Ghost Prep’s Frederico Theater.
We’re really pleased with your recommendations and install. You’ve been a real blessing to the Faith Family in Hazleton!
At Dorney Park we have a 200’ tall attraction that had an antiquated lighting system. It was inefficient, and static color changes would consume a large amount of time from our team. Illuminated Integration proposed a solution utilizing technology from SGM Lighting for our attraction. The tower is not only much brighter than before, but now it […]
Simply contact us today. We look forward to hearing more about your school’s Lighting, Video, Audio, Acoustics, Rigging, and Curtains needs.