By MLB News
Program Will Provide Human Centric Lighting to Three St. Louis Public School Classrooms
ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 4, 2019 – The St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care have partnered with PLANLED, the Electrical Connection and the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation to launch the SHINE STL Program. SHINE is a community program initiated by PLANLED where they fulfill their mission to improve human life while updating the quality and energy efficiency of lighting.
Today, during a press conference to announce the partnership, National Baseball and Cardinals Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith was named SHINE STL Ambassador. Smith joins fellow Hall of Famers Mariano Rivera and Edgar Martinez, who also serve as SHINE Ambassadors, to help bring awareness to the importance of human centric lighting.
“As an athlete, I have always tried to find ways to improve performance and health,” said Smith. “Human Centric Lighting is a logical path of improving human life while reducing carbon footprints.”
St. Louis Public Schools Lyon Academy, Gateway Elementary and Gateway Michael will be each receive lighting upgrades through the program. SHINE STL will donate the lighting retrofit materials, and The Electrical Connection will donate the labor to install them for a computer lab classroom at Lyon Academy, the gymnasium at Gateway Elementary, and the multi-purpose room at Gateway Michael.
“At St. Louis Public Schools, we are learning more about the benefits of LED lighting and have begun to make a districtwide investment in updating the lighting in our schools,” said Dr. Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools. “This partnership with PLANLED and the St. Louis Cardinals comes at the perfect time. It will speed up our learning curve by providing LED lighting updates and allowing us the opportunity study the results at targeted locations.”
Human Centric Lighting is the inclusion of visual and biological needs of humans in the design of lighting projects. According to PLANLED, integrating daylight and electric light to create lighting strategies focused on human health, along with traditional requirements for visual acuity and comfort, can lead to healthier and more productive environments.
For more information on the SHINE STL Program visit cardinals.com/shine.