Evaluating Tunable White in the Classroom: A SMUD Case Study

Course Summary

While reducing the energy used for lighting remains a priority for most school districts, an increasing number of them are also interested in the non-energy potential benefits of lighting. This course examines a trial installation of Tunable White LED lighting systems installed in three classrooms in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District. The study tracked the system performance and the student and teacher outcomes from one general education and two classrooms for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).


Learning Objectives

Attendees will:

  • Examine prior awareness and emerging research that connects light and health.

  • Understand the desired intention, selection process, and implementation of the Tunable White lighting system installed.

  • Examine the energy and non-energy benefits of implementing the Tunable White lighting system in classrooms for students.

  • Understand the feedback from students, parents, and teachers on the implementation of a Tunable White lighting system.

  • AIA Continuing Education