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Technology and Futurism
Architecture and Design
Diversity & Inclusion
Women in Lighting
The Women in Lighting project was launched on 8 March 2019, in celebration of International Women’s Day. The idea for the project was born well before that! Sharon Stammers and Martin Lupton from the Light Collective in the UK were busy working away and took notice of the gender imbalance within the lighting design profession.
Culture & History
The History of Fireworks
As 2022 comes to a close and the festive season is right around the corner, Universal Light is back with some holiday spirits and renewed excitement to spread our passion for all things lighting.
Lighting Vietnam Design Week - Awakening Traditions
Hosted by the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts in collaboration with organisations in Vietnam’s three major cities, Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Design Week (VNDW) is a program created to honour excellent Vietnamese products and designers.
A Look into the Past, Present and Future of Façade Lighting in China
For this article, Universal Light had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the past, present and future of façade lighting in China with Rebecca and Benjamin as they bring wonderful insights into the importance of lighting in Chinese architecture.
Light is everywhere. It is the sunlight reflecting on a rock, the moonlight casting leafy shadows under the trees, or the starry sky of Van Gogh sparkling above the towns and cities. Light is all around us; it is always there but not something we always notice.
The History of Christmas Lights
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In the Western world, it is a longstanding tradition to celebrate the joyous season with colourful and cheerful decorations. There is certainly no one or right way to bring about festivities to this time of year. For some people, the day feels special and cozy enough with just a minimal Christmas tree and some string lights in the living room. For many others, it is all about the extravagant lighting scheme with a “more is more” approach. It goes without saying that Christmas lights play a significant role in this tradition.
Your lighting secret weapon
Unios Toolbox transforms outdated lighting processes into a wonderfully simple lighting selection, specification and scheduling experience.
In four simple steps, you’ll have at your hand Unios Toolbox, a powerful lighting configuration tool for the new era of digital accessibility, where you can find exactly what you need anytime, anywhere.
Sustainability and Wellness
Lighting and Environmental Consciousness: A Dialogue
In this edition, Universal Light had the opportunity to sit down with Anne Truong, a lighting designer from WRAP Engineering.
Shining a Light on Wellness
It is an exciting time to be a lighting designer. We are witnessing a paradigm shift towards quality of light, led by a market with new and innovative technologies. But how are things tracking on a personal level?
Benefits of Environmentally-Aware Lighting Techniques
Find yourself a place where you can watch the sunset. Somewhere, away from artificial light, somewhere away from the noise of a city. As the sun goes down, be in the moment and take notice of what is happening around you. The insect and frog calls start and stop — intermittent, in chorus, syncopated — there are so many sounds.
The Rise of the Sustainable Home
The banning of plastics is just one movement in sustainability which has resonated well with Australians. Research shows that a third of urban Australians prefer to buy products sold in eco-friendly packaging (32%) and produced using sustainable sourcing methods (34%). With the need for more environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions – plastics are just the beginning of this movement.
Finding Light in Nature
Bioluminescence is nature’s flashlight – lighting the dark inner reaches of the sea from a chemical reaction within living organisms. Most people know bioluminescence from glowing blue waves in the ocean during summertime, but a Dutch-based designer is entirely transforming the way we consider forms of energy by developing sustainable light sources from the natural occurrence.