Understanding the needs of the classroom

Whilst classroom sizes vary, a typical space will be around 55m2. This is considerably smaller than most offices and as such needs to be treated differently.

Daylight plays a much more important role in classroom illumination and lighting designs must take account of this. Luminaires designed for office applications are often unsuitable for these smaller areas and although a broadly similar illuminance level is sought in both cases, the design objectives differ greatly between the office and classroom.