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Socialight Practice


Socialight is a lighting design studio that is imbued with idealism, creativity and practicality. 

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Our design studio works on a flat organisation that shares knowledge and experience, with the sustained involvement of the principal for all the projects that we undertake. Being small allows us to be nimble with our resources and response; enabling us to work on projects of various scale and schedules. 

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01 LIGHT FOR SIGHT. Light should be designed for human perception; a medium that we use to enhance experience and evoke emotions. It is through what we see that triggers us most and therefore we use light to "visually plan" scenes that collectively culminate into a narrative for the project. Light can be used to "edit" a built environment and it is best used to accentuate architecture and not change it. These parameters form the rationale of our work.

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02 VALUE-JUSTIFIED. To achieve an impactful, sustainable lighting solution does not require a fortune. We create lighting ideas and explore options with the client, ensuring costs are always in control. From the onset of the project, we recognise the real estate development framework and design towards sound value propositions. Through the years of playing with light and reviewing equipment, we have a good grasp of the equipment market and do not gravitate to brands. 


03 MORE ECO LESS EGO.  We ensure that lighting solutions that we design are are energy efficient and sustainable. We also put the same amount of priority on safety in our designs. In the pursuit of recognition, these factors can easily be overshadowed. 


LIGHTING DESIGN AND CONSULTANCY. Full Scope consultancy services based on the following framework

  • Concept Design

  • Schematic Design

  • Detail Design

  • Tender Documentation

  • Construction Monitoring

  • Testing & Commissioning 

A comprehensive rundown of the tasks and deliverables schedule is available here.

PEER REVIEW AND PLUG-IN SERVICES. Where our expertise are required but consultancy based on the above framework may not be viable on a project,  we have been engaged to execute task based work. These include lighting planning for building approvals, Greenmark/LEEDS conformity, value engineering or lighting model calculation among others. 

ADVISORY. Socialight can be engaged to tackle specific issues on an advisory or consultative level to overcome critical milestones within a project. These work are pro-rated on an hourly/daily basis and it can be in the form of a workshop to provide design, technical or product advise. 


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