Shine a light: Bespoke LED mirrors and LED mirror cabinets

Built in mirror or cabinetry lighting is generally not something we think of as permanent but with the latest technology, the average user could expect these lights to last for decades...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
Created with sketchtool.
Created with sketchtool.

Built in mirror or cabinetry lighting is generally not something we think of as permanent but with the latest technology, the average user could expect these lights to last for decades - possibly longer than the life of the building. We heard from Uniled about sustainable illumination designed for permanence.

Custom made Cabinets with built-in LED Lighting and demister in all doors
Custom made Cabinets with built-in LED Lighting and demister in all doors

In general, it could be expected the LED lighting in a mirror or bathroom cabinet would be used for around an hour per day. With the latest LED chipset technology, they last for 60,000 hours. So, on average, this style of lighting can be expected to last decades with normal use. “It’s this, among other developments, that make our LED mirrors and LED mirror cabinets a truly sustainable and energy efficient option,” Uniled’s Jerome Fester says. 

 

“In terms of energy efficiency, there are two types of LED lighting used in our bathroom mirrors, cabinetry and vanities. “The first, or internal light source, is arguably the most important. This is the light that is designed to illuminate the face, and a light we don’t compromise on, ever. The chipset (bulb) of the LED internal lights is vital because it is this light that falls on the face. Particularly for those using the lighting to apply makeup, its quality is paramount and it needs to be designed to keep shadows off the face and create a natural light.”

To ensure the absolute quality, a specialised 95 CRI LED is used, which provides absolute true colour, Jerome says. “The standard LED is 70 to 80 CRI, but with these lower levels the quality is not the same and the reds go brown and the blues go green.”

 

The other part of Uniled’s bespoke bathroom LED mirror solutions is backlighting. Backlighting is used to create a halo effect on the wall behind the mirror to add a sense of depth and texture in the room. “This is a purely aesthetic option and does not have a functional purpose other than to add a design element. 

 

“Backlighting does not need to be of the same calibre as the internal lights in the mirror and can therefore be offered in various colours, including cool or warm white, or colour changing RGB depending on the mood you are trying to create.”

Custom made LED Mirror with built-in demister and separately operated backlighting in cool white
Custom made LED Mirror with built-in demister and separately operated backlighting in cool white

Uniled specialises in bespoke LED solutions in vanities, cabinets and mirrors, with every piece made to order and completely customisable. “We work closely with two local suppliers, Prime Panels and Laminex, utilising their locally-made materials for cabinetry. Mirrors are the same; they are sourced from local manufacturers,” Jerome says.

 

“This allows us complete design freedom to incorporate our lighting solutions in almost any fashion to create dramatic, functional bathroom spaces. In many cases, an architect or designer will approach us with specific requirements, which we then design to suit the setting. “For example, a client may want to highlight the use of honeycomb tiles in which case we can create a real synergy with the entire space replicating this design in the mirror or cabinetry light portal. The options really are only limited by the imagination.”

 

Uniled is a New Zealand-owned business that manufactures all products in Aotearoa. Working closely with architects, designers and clients, Uniled provides a detailed design service. If you’re about to embark on a new build or a bathroom renovation, make sure you stop by Uniled’s showroom in East Tamaki, Auckland or visit them on ArchiPro here to view some of their latest bespoke designs.

Negative detail vanity with solid 60mm natural stone top and LED lighting under the top and in the drawers which are sensor activated
Negative detail vanity with solid 60mm natural stone top and LED lighting under the top and in the drawers which are sensor activated

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Shine a light: Bespoke LED mirrors and LED mirror cabinets

Built in mirror or cabinetry lighting is generally not something we think of as permanent but with the latest technology, the average user could expect these lights to last for decades...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
Created with sketchtool.
Created with sketchtool.

Built in mirror or cabinetry lighting is generally not something we think of as permanent but with the latest technology, the average user could expect these lights to last for decades - possibly longer than the life of the building. We heard from Uniled about sustainable illumination designed for permanence.

Custom made Cabinets with built-in LED Lighting and demister in all doors
Custom made Cabinets with built-in LED Lighting and demister in all doors

In general, it could be expected the LED lighting in a mirror or bathroom cabinet would be used for around an hour per day. With the latest LED chipset technology, they last for 60,000 hours. So, on average, this style of lighting can be expected to last decades with normal use. “It’s this, among other developments, that make our LED mirrors and LED mirror cabinets a truly sustainable and energy efficient option,” Uniled’s Jerome Fester says. 

 

“In terms of energy efficiency, there are two types of LED lighting used in our bathroom mirrors, cabinetry and vanities. “The first, or internal light source, is arguably the most important. This is the light that is designed to illuminate the face, and a light we don’t compromise on, ever. The chipset (bulb) of the LED internal lights is vital because it is this light that falls on the face. Particularly for those using the lighting to apply makeup, its quality is paramount and it needs to be designed to keep shadows off the face and create a natural light.”

To ensure the absolute quality, a specialised 95 CRI LED is used, which provides absolute true colour, Jerome says. “The standard LED is 70 to 80 CRI, but with these lower levels the quality is not the same and the reds go brown and the blues go green.”

 

The other part of Uniled’s bespoke bathroom LED mirror solutions is backlighting. Backlighting is used to create a halo effect on the wall behind the mirror to add a sense of depth and texture in the room. “This is a purely aesthetic option and does not have a functional purpose other than to add a design element. 

 

“Backlighting does not need to be of the same calibre as the internal lights in the mirror and can therefore be offered in various colours, including cool or warm white, or colour changing RGB depending on the mood you are trying to create.”

Custom made LED Mirror with built-in demister and separately operated backlighting in cool white
Custom made LED Mirror with built-in demister and separately operated backlighting in cool white

Uniled specialises in bespoke LED solutions in vanities, cabinets and mirrors, with every piece made to order and completely customisable. “We work closely with two local suppliers, Prime Panels and Laminex, utilising their locally-made materials for cabinetry. Mirrors are the same; they are sourced from local manufacturers,” Jerome says.

 

“This allows us complete design freedom to incorporate our lighting solutions in almost any fashion to create dramatic, functional bathroom spaces. In many cases, an architect or designer will approach us with specific requirements, which we then design to suit the setting. “For example, a client may want to highlight the use of honeycomb tiles in which case we can create a real synergy with the entire space replicating this design in the mirror or cabinetry light portal. The options really are only limited by the imagination.”

 

Uniled is a New Zealand-owned business that manufactures all products in Aotearoa. Working closely with architects, designers and clients, Uniled provides a detailed design service. If you’re about to embark on a new build or a bathroom renovation, make sure you stop by Uniled’s showroom in East Tamaki, Auckland or visit them on ArchiPro here to view some of their latest bespoke designs.

Negative detail vanity with solid 60mm natural stone top and LED lighting under the top and in the drawers which are sensor activated
Negative detail vanity with solid 60mm natural stone top and LED lighting under the top and in the drawers which are sensor activated

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Shine a light: Bespoke LED mirrors and LED mirror cabinets

Built in mirror or cabinetry lighting is generally not something we think of as permanent but with the latest technology, the average user could expect these lights to last for decades...

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team
Created with sketchtool.
Created with sketchtool.

Built in mirror or cabinetry lighting is generally not something we think of as permanent but with the latest technology, the average user could expect these lights to last for decades - possibly longer than the life of the building. We heard from Uniled about sustainable illumination designed for permanence.

Custom made Cabinets with built-in LED Lighting and demister in all doors
Custom made Cabinets with built-in LED Lighting and demister in all doors

In general, it could be expected the LED lighting in a mirror or bathroom cabinet would be used for around an hour per day. With the latest LED chipset technology, they last for 60,000 hours. So, on average, this style of lighting can be expected to last decades with normal use. “It’s this, among other developments, that make our LED mirrors and LED mirror cabinets a truly sustainable and energy efficient option,” Uniled’s Jerome Fester says. 

 

“In terms of energy efficiency, there are two types of LED lighting used in our bathroom mirrors, cabinetry and vanities. “The first, or internal light source, is arguably the most important. This is the light that is designed to illuminate the face, and a light we don’t compromise on, ever. The chipset (bulb) of the LED internal lights is vital because it is this light that falls on the face. Particularly for those using the lighting to apply makeup, its quality is paramount and it needs to be designed to keep shadows off the face and create a natural light.”

To ensure the absolute quality, a specialised 95 CRI LED is used, which provides absolute true colour, Jerome says. “The standard LED is 70 to 80 CRI, but with these lower levels the quality is not the same and the reds go brown and the blues go green.”

 

The other part of Uniled’s bespoke bathroom LED mirror solutions is backlighting. Backlighting is used to create a halo effect on the wall behind the mirror to add a sense of depth and texture in the room. “This is a purely aesthetic option and does not have a functional purpose other than to add a design element. 

 

“Backlighting does not need to be of the same calibre as the internal lights in the mirror and can therefore be offered in various colours, including cool or warm white, or colour changing RGB depending on the mood you are trying to create.”

Custom made LED Mirror with built-in demister and separately operated backlighting in cool white
Custom made LED Mirror with built-in demister and separately operated backlighting in cool white

Uniled specialises in bespoke LED solutions in vanities, cabinets and mirrors, with every piece made to order and completely customisable. “We work closely with two local suppliers, Prime Panels and Laminex, utilising their locally-made materials for cabinetry. Mirrors are the same; they are sourced from local manufacturers,” Jerome says.

 

“This allows us complete design freedom to incorporate our lighting solutions in almost any fashion to create dramatic, functional bathroom spaces. In many cases, an architect or designer will approach us with specific requirements, which we then design to suit the setting. “For example, a client may want to highlight the use of honeycomb tiles in which case we can create a real synergy with the entire space replicating this design in the mirror or cabinetry light portal. The options really are only limited by the imagination.”

 

Uniled is a New Zealand-owned business that manufactures all products in Aotearoa. Working closely with architects, designers and clients, Uniled provides a detailed design service. If you’re about to embark on a new build or a bathroom renovation, make sure you stop by Uniled’s showroom in East Tamaki, Auckland or visit them on ArchiPro here to view some of their latest bespoke designs.

Negative detail vanity with solid 60mm natural stone top and LED lighting under the top and in the drawers which are sensor activated
Negative detail vanity with solid 60mm natural stone top and LED lighting under the top and in the drawers which are sensor activated

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