LED Upgrades + Attendance, Encinitas Schools
Encinitas Union School District is piloting LED technology for two purposes: 1) To quantify energy savings; and 2) To quantify non-energy benefits. As a part of the pilot, LED retrofit kits and advanced lighting controls were installed in three classrooms. LED products were chosen based on price, quality and maintenance considerations. The three classrooms are already saving 75% of their lighting-related electricity. As a part of the pilot, lumeo teamed up with Talent Metrics to design and implement a survey for students and teachers to take to identify any impacts that the lighting upgrades had on mood and Average Daily Attendance. The survey was completed every Friday afternoon during a 90-day period in the 3 experimental classrooms and 3 control classrooms. lumeo and Talent Metrics are now analyzing the effects of the LED upgrades. Should the surveys show an increase in Average Daily Attendance, the district will receive substantially more funding from the state when all schools upgrade to LED technology and show similar results.