Ross Pearson

PlanLED and Northwest Edison enjoy a valuable and strong relationship.  We really enjoy working with the people at PlanLED, and the level of commitment PlanLED has to educating, training, and promoting new technologies is both commendable and admirable.  Human Centric Lighting is a prime example, where PlanLED has been instrumental in pioneering this technology into the US Market, and working with forward thinking people at Renton School District to implement the Human Centric lighting to help further studies of product while improving student behavior and academia.  Northwest Edison shares in PlanLED’s forward thinking, and appreciate being part of the introduction of new products and technologies.

Ross PearsonSenior Project Developer
Mariano Rivera

“I want every school district to have Planled’s lighting solutions because it’s good for education, it’s good for our communities and since it’s green, it’s good for all of us.”

Mariano RiveraYankees Baseball Legend

Optimize the learning environment with research applied illumination


More colors to experience and express.  Fuller spectrum is better for all education contexts.

Flicker Free

Flickering ambience can cause many negative side effects for children.

Jonathan Stine

Working with PlanLED has been a very positive experience. They  deliver on their promises, totally stand behind their products, and completely understand the value of customer service.  Their commitment to improve interior environments with tunable LED lighting has not only made me aware of how this type of technology impacts our students’ learning environment, but has also inspired me to target special education classrooms where the impact will be most critical.

Jonathan StineRenton School District
Sara Barbee

“Hopefully every school in the world will have this kind of technology to let the kids focus on their learning,”

Sara BarbeeRenton Park Elementary

WSSP 2015 Update

After meeting all requirements above, provide a lighting system that is designed to change the color of the luminaires (approximately 3,000 K – 5,000 K) based on the respective color of the sunlight throughout the day.   (Systems may be called tunable white, circadian rhythm, human-centric lighting, etc.)  System may have the ability to have a temporary override(up to 60 minutes) for “calm” (3,000 K) and/ or “test” (5,000 K) settings.

The state has a Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) that requires state-funded school construction projects greater than 5,000 square feet (chapter 39.35 RCW) to incorporate high-performance features into their school design and construction.

NGL Awarded Beetle Tunable System

Renton School District Project Highlight

  • Project Scope

    2200 Tunable Beetle Fixtures and 2300 Fixed Retrofit Kits installed in 2 High Schools

  • Energy Savings

    Lighting System Energy Consumption / Before, 1.2 mWh/yr / After,  682,000 kWh/yr (calculated estimate)

  • Energy Saving in Dollars

    Energy Savings in dollars $50,000 /yr.- $1.5 MM over the project life (est.)

  • Maintenance Savings

    Annual Maintenance Savings, approximately 20% of energy savings / yr (est.)

  • Impact on Sustainability

    Avoided 322 tons of Co2 / yr. going into our Atmosphere (est.)