The importance of lighting quality in university classrooms


  • Luis Héctor García Muñoz
  • Ruth de la Peña Martínez
  • José Dolores Ruíz Ayala
  • Antonio de Santiago Barragán



education, social sciences, educational research, lighting quality, achievement


The study of lighting in learning environments is not a new topic and is not only present in recent research. This work summarizes the current status of the lighting quality at the Instituto Tecnológico de La Laguna, according to the work realized by an external company to the Instituto, in addition to providing some recommendations as claimed by the current legislation, along with the regulations of the accreditation organisms. The results were surprising since the illumination of classrooms seemed adequate in most cases; however, after analyzing said results, it was proven that they were not as adequate as expected. Our main recommendation, predictably, is to increase the quality of illumination to acceptable parameters, considering the opinion of experts in the areas involved such as the cost-benefit ratio to take the illumination to a first level.


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How to Cite

Muñoz, L. H. G., Martínez, R. de la P., Ayala, J. D. R., & Barragán, A. de S. (2023). The importance of lighting quality in university classrooms. South Florida Journal of Development, 4(6), 2492–2503.