The Student News Site of Bear River High School

The Current

The Current

The Current

Dimmers to soften glaring classroom problem

Cody Burgans, a sophomore, works in the art room where half the lights are turned off to reduce brightness. Photo by Jacob Thrasher

Bear River will shed a whole new light on a too bright situation.

New dimmer switches are scheduled to be installed in classrooms because of the bright fluorescent lights. Teachers agreed the new switches will be a welcome improvement.

“I think the lights are kind of saturating and they are too bright. They distract the students,” said English teacher Raymond Rice.

Since the switches aren’t installed in classrooms yet, teachers have adapted way of dealing with the harsh lighting.

“I just turn off half and that seems to work,” said U.S. History teacher Jim Nieto.

Mr. Rice and Mr. Nieto both look forward to the new switches in the classrooms.

“It will make a more comfortable teaching environment,” said Mr. Rice.

“It will improve appropriate lighting for students, because the students are what matter,” said Mr. Nieto.

The campus is actually overdue for the switches, said Paul Mont Eton, the Operations Manager at Bear River.

“They were supposed to be installed over summer,” said Mr. Mont Eton.

Mr. Mont Eton discussed why the switches aren’t installed yet.

“Let’s see… The wrong ones were delivered, (and) they were from China,” he said. “Now the right ones are in the possession of the person who is supposed to install them. … The contractor who is supposed to install them started another job and hasn’t been able to get back to ours to finish it.”

Donate to The Current

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bear River High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Current

Activate Search
Dimmers to soften glaring classroom problem