Why Lighting Types Affect Mood

interior-lightingIf you have ever been in different types of light, then you will sometimes notice that different lighting can have a different effect on your mood and your mental state.  This is something that is studied a lot when it comes to the interior design of academic buildings and of college campuses.  There is a direct correlation with high LED lighting and active brain function.  This is extremely important to know, and it is starting to be implemented in most schools!

I love this, and I am currently in the process of upgrading our lighting for my classrooms to help my students as well.  It has been studied that if you have a lumen lighting rating of 75 or above then students attentiveness goes up by nearly 50%.  That is absolutely huge!  If you have ever worked with young children or even tif you have your own children you will realize that sometimes they just bounce off the walls.  And if you can improve their attentiveness in the classroom just by improving the lighting, then we should be doing this for all classrooms!

I recently have been talking to a few different lighting manufacturers and suppliers and I have been showing them the data and asking them how they feel about it.  I probably talked to about eight different lighting companies but my favorite company was Allen Roth Guide who works with and manufactures Allen Roth Lighting and other Interior Lighting.

I was talking to Allen Roth Guide, and they were extremely receptive to these new discoveries.  I informed them how important it can be for children to be fully attentive and aware when they are in a learning environment, and I think it can be a game changer in our schooling system.  If you provide all classrooms with the correct amount of lighting, then students will be attentive and will be willing to learn!

Outdoor Lifestyle – You Need A Military Watch!

The biggest problem with traditional schools is that they don’t really teach our kids how to survive.  Sure they teach them how to algebra and other classroom specific courses.  But they really don’t teach them common sense, especially when it comes to the outdoors.  Thankfully we have the Boy Scouts which does really help to add a little bit of safety to our forests and outdoors.  But there is definitely more to be done to keep our children prepared and safe when they enter the outdoors to go camping or hiking.

military watchThere is quite a huge amount of gear that you may or may not need when you go outdoors to go camping or hiking.  Along with this, there is quite a big amount of confusion when it comes to what you need, and what you don’t need.  Obviously there are the main things like a form of shelter, food, and water.  And then there are other survival items like flashlights and compasses.  But I actually think one of the most important items that an avid hiker can have is a military watch.  On the market today there are hundreds of different tactical watches.  This being said, with a little research you can actually find the best military watch for your needs!

The reason these watches are so important is because of the functions that they can hold.  I have owned quite a few of these watches, and I have had some that have digital compasses, digital barometers and thermometers.  Overall these watches can have a huge amount of tools and functions built into them.  Because of this, they are actually much more efficient as tools than having separate tools for all of these functions.  You can have all of these tools built into your watch.  Not only will you have all the tools that you need, you will also have it in an extremely durable, and good looking design.  Overall these watches will keep you and your students safe while hiking.

The Best Multimeter To Get Accurate Readings!

If you are someone who has worked in the construction or home repair field for an extended period of time, you know just how much use a multimeter gets.  I had a stretch of a few years where I would use my multimeter nearly everyday at work.  If you are someone that works with electricity, then a multimeter will be your best friend.  When my friends ask me to recommend a multimeter whether it be for simple home repairs and upgrades, or even to be used on the job everyday, I always say the same thing.  Never cheap out on quality!  If you are going to be relying on this tool, why would you want to save a little money but screw up your results.  These are results that you need to be as accurate as possible, so don’t go and spend $20 on a tool and expect to get accurate readings.  I learned a lot from MultimeterHQ!

When you are looking at all the various types of multimeters available, you really need to start by asking yourself what you want from this tool.  If you are doing simple home tinkering then you will be able to get a multimeter that has a little lower limits because you won’t be dealing with multimeteras high of voltages.  But if you are looking for a multimeter for bigger jobs or even to use on site, then you will need something with a little more durability and a little more safety functions set in place.

Electricity is nothing to joke about, and if you are dealing with high amounts of it, like I was when I was working with large building power grids, then you will need a multimeter that can handle all the voltages coming through without causing a risk to you.

This is when I recommend you get the highest certified safety level of multimeters.  There is no need to risk your safety by not getting a multimeter that can handle all the juice you are dealing with.  In the end it’s all about safety, and your life and safety are worth a lot more than cheaping out on a multimeter.

How a Allen Roth Gazebo Brought My Family Closer!

Are you someone who enjoys spending time with family? But I also enjoy spending time outside. I love combing the two, but it definitely can be tough when you live in the south and the summers are so very warm. It gets very hot and humid and it can be terrible if you have to sit out in the baking sun just to talk to your family. Thankfully in the past few weeks I have been reading www.allenrothhub.com/allen-roth-gazebo and I have learnt quite a bit about the advantages of gazebos!

They provide quite a bit of comfort against the hot summer sun and they also provide a place for family to sit and enjoy each others company. I personally just bought a new 12 x 14 foot gazebo to help introduce this to my backyard. When I was trying to decide which gazebo to purchase I had to do some research. So thankfully I read the blog I mentioned above, and they really guided me through it! There are plenty of different styles and there are plenty of different materials to make up these styles. I personally thought about what would work the best for my yard, and what would last a while. I didn’t want a gazebo that would only last me a summer, I wanted something that not only looked extremely well, but also had the ability to last quite a few years.


I wanted my gazebo to be a spot where my family could gather and destress after a long day. That being said, it deserves to be high quality, and I want my family to be happy with how it looks. But in the end, I am extremely glad I ended up purchasing this allen and roth gazebo. It has become something me and my family look forward to every night!

The Milton Outdoor Classrooms Teaching Style!

When you were growing up, did you ever have the feeling that you felt school was boring?  Did you ever feel like you would learn better if the teacher taught a different way?  Maybe if they were more interactive?  Or maybe if they were a little more fun?  I know when I was growing up, I always wished that my teachers would be more hands-on.  I couldn’t learn my reading old textbooks all class.  I would read it, but I wouldn’t learn it and understand it.  Thankfully when I got to college and I could start picking my classes, I was able to take some courses that fitted my learning style a litter bit more.

As I grew up, I started to study and learn all about different teaching styles for kids and the effectiveness of it all, and the results were exactly as I thought they would be.  Most kids have a hard time learning and focusing on teaching styles that aren’t very engaging.  This was exactly how I was as a kid, and I knew plenty of other kids that were like that as well.

Because of these findings, I knew i had to start a new system of learning.  And that is exactly what Milton Outdoor Classrooms is all about!  We are here to bring a learning atmosphere in the form of outdoor learning and hands on learning.  We get kids to learn about science by actually seeing it and doing it themselves.  No more reading about all this stuff by reading a twenty year old text book.  We are getting kids to learn about erosion by seeing the active effects of water and velocity.  These kids are literally learning in front of my eyes!

I think this new type of teaching style is definitely the new way of doing things, and I think it will continue to grow in the future!