New Research: Hansen Lighting Proves Positive Impact of Healthy Lighting

Study of Two Preschools with BYU Statistics Department Shows
Improvement in Children’s Attention Span, Resourcefulness and Resilience

, an industry leader and pioneer in lighting products
for homes, community, business buildings and schools, recently completed
research that proves the advantages of healthy lighting. The company’s
recent experiment with children ages 4-5 years resulted in improved
scores in attention span, resilience, group engagement, and cooperation.

With input and guidance from the BYU statistics department, Hansen
Lighting conducted 38 trials with 19 children to ensure statistically
valid results.

The children cycled through two rooms, one with an existing and standard
lighting system and the other with new lighting designed to optimize
focus and creativity. The experiment randomized which lighting the
children would experience first. Each child was asked to stack a pile of
blocks as high as possible. Stunningly, ideal lighting produced a 32
percent increase in attention span for 3 out of 4 children. The
researchers videotaped and assessed results to measure key markers for
learning and engagement in the following areas:

  • Attention Span: the actual time spent on task
  • Resilience: the number of times children started over after a failure
  • Resourcefulness: the ability to use tools placed three feet away (a
  • Group Engagement: the ability to work together
  • Group Cooperation: the ability to share ideas and work together

Resilience improved by approximately 83 percent, with 5 out of 6
children improving their scores in the healthy lighting room, a 2X
improvement compared to the ‘standard lighting’ room scores.

In addition to the individual cycles, four additional trials involved
groups of five children working together to stack the blocks. In this
test, the children improved their resilience score by 125 percent in
healthy lighting, along with a 33 percent improvement in group

These results demonstrate yet again the power of healthy lighting to
impact children’s ability to learn and concentrate, as measured in a set
of 2018 studies
from Denmark that also showed a positive influence on concentration in
the presence of healthy light.

Healthy light is paramount not only to schooling but in homes, community
and government buildings as well, according to Hansen Lighting, who
proclaims a mission to “illuminate the path to happier living through
healthy lighting.” The company is expanding rapidly: In 2018 the firm
achieved record 3-year growth of 129 percent, according to the Inc. 5000
2018 list.

For more information about Hansen Lighting and about the impact of
healthy lighting, visit here.

About Hansen Lighting

Hansen Lighting bases its healthy lighting philosophy on the Danish
concept of ‘Hygge,’ and lighting science principles to measurably
improve wellness and safety by reducing eye strain, improving
visibility, enhancing sensory experiences and making spaces more
welcoming, joyful and comfortable. Rather, lighting has the proven
ability to make a positive impact on every environment, from the home to
the schoolroom. Founded more than 50 years ago, Hansen Lighting
continues to provide its customers with an extraordinary experience
through its in-depth knowledge of the science of lighting.


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SnappConner PR

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