Let There be Light – Unios Launch the Inaugural Edition of Universal Light
Western Australian architectural lighting designer, Unios has always believed that light is an extension of every surface and structure. Believing that Ultimately, light has the unique ability to enrich everyday experiences. Through the launch of the inaugural edition of Universal Light, Unios aims to educate the Australian public on the importance of light.
Unios has developed a national reputation for creating an extensive range of architectural lighting solutions that find the perfect balance between design, performance and sustainability. They have established themselves as respected manufacturers of lighting products within Australasia and are displaying no signs of slowing down as their brand continues to grow with industry trends. The Universal Light publication is ultimately an educational tool that will enlighten readers on all aspects of light. Through Universal Light, Unios aims to establish itself at the educational forefront of the lighting industry.
When one recalls the most memorable or enjoyable moments of their life, chances are light was a silent companion contributing passively to the overall feeling of elation. In Australia, we are blessed with an abundance of natural light and our architecture is one of the greatest reflection of this wonderfully bright environment within which we live. Unios has made an art of harnessing the power of light by using it to better the lives of those who come into contact with it.
Through Universal Light, Unios aims to establish itself at the educational forefront of the lighting industry.
Among other things, light has the ability to improve mental health, transform a space and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. For many of us, what do we actually know about light? Unios aims to educate the design industry and the general public, one publication at a time. Universal Light is an insight into the rising recognition of the importance of lighting in architecture.
“The ultimate goal for the Universal Light publication is to place a copy in every architect and engineer’s office in Australia,” states Henry Luong, Brand Manager at Unios and Editor of Universal Light. “We aim for the publication to establish Unios as a trusted advisor (not just a product provider) to the industry. Our goal is to solve problems rather than just sell products or opinions.”
Universal Light is an insight into the rising recognition of the importance of lighting in architecture.
Henry was the Creative Director who lead the eighteen-month project, from the initial idea to the publication, maintaining an unbiased creative direction throughout. “Clients told us that they were hungry for unique content that educated them in new facets relating the light and its application in architectural spaces,” explains Henry. “We wanted to offer a resource that improved the publics base lighting knowledge and elevated the industry as a whole.”
So, what can we expect from the first edition of Universal Light? “For the first edition we wanted to provide an insightful introduction to the magazine as whole,” comments Henry. “The first edition comprises of expressive illustrations and editorial designs that provide both visually stimulating and educational content. Readers can expect a diverse range of articles covering many topics that celebrate light in all its diversities.”
“We wanted to offer a resource that improved the publics base lighting knowledge and elevated the industry as a whole.”
An interview with Dan Cox from Carr design will give readers insight into the changing nature of hotel design through the award-winning, Jackalope Hotel. Readers will also be enlightened on the ‘dark skies movement’, a concept launched by the International Dark-Sky Association designed to protect the night skies from light pollution for present and future generations to come.
Universal Light was officially launched in September of 2018 and will be released biannually across Australia. The first edition was successful in spreading a unified passion for light in all environments across the country. From the changing nature of lighting specification and an article focusing on the new applications of horticultural lighting, to a historical background in LED and lighting design in hospitality projects, there is truly something for everyone contained in Universal Light.
“Readers of Universal Light can expect a diverse range of articles covering many topics that celebrate light in all its diversities.”
“We wanted to create a publication that offered something for all readers,” explains Henry. “Unios is passionate about light in all its forms. We wanted to convey this passion through the pages of Universal Light and we cannot wait to see what information the next edition brings.”
Light has a significant impact upon all our daily lives even if we are not directly aware of it, altering our moods and redefining our perceptions. Without light, life lacks colour. Unios has taken their passion for lighting , cultivated their knowledge and turned it into a publication that will educate society on the application of light. Universal Light aims to transform the lighting and design industries while providing a new source of inspiration and education for the Australian market. If this first edition is anything to go by, the journey of Universal Light will be one to follow.