Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Linear Enlightenment

Actually embedding luminaires into the very fabric of a building as an integral part of the structure is a unique approach to assimilating lighting into a space.

Monday, September 28, 2009

We-ef Roxx


We recently had a 'facelift' of our Auckland office and took the opportunity to upgrade the entry lighting. We used two We-ef Roxxy UDN 300 [P/M] 35w MH up/down wall lights to create some drama on the front entry.

Safer City Centre

Weef (standard warranty is (5) years.) was used extensively in the upgrade of the Palmerston North City Square.
Not only resulting in a beautiful City Centre aesthetic but in a safer environment.
What do you think?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lighting by Collis Studio

We were up at essenze in Parnell last night at the preview of the new lighting by Collis Studio. It was fantastic to see the full collection by Peter and Julie Collis installed within a gallery environment by night.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Street Light Columns Without a Crane???

A very exciting development in the street lighting world! the use of Aluminium Columns (Made from 95% recycled Aluminium) so light they can be installed with out the use of a crane. These Columns are so cool, at the end of life (in 40 years or so) hey will probably be worth more as scrap than you paid for them in the beginning!!

Sebel Trinity - Tauranga

The Sebel was the first of our ColorKinetics product launches in the Bay of Plenty/Waikato. It was a excellent chance to show our clients what the product can do. Night trials have to be the best way to show potential clients what can be achieved. Call us Lighting Geeks but its something we at Modus love to do!

Arts Post - Hamilton

Recently we lit the outside of Arts Post in Hamilton. Even TV1 was there to see our efforts thanks to the Springboks coming to town. It was a great chance to show our clients what the ColorKinetic product can do. The evening was a huge success. Below are a few images we took on the night.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Collaborating With New Zealand Designers

We recently had the opportunity to work with noted Auckland based artists Peter and Julie Collis of Collis Studios. They have been working on some of the sculptural lighting that forms part of their new range. The Waka Light, show above was especially interesting to work on with the woven glazed ceramic form offering a fantastic play of light and shadow.

Playing with LED

One of the great things about working for Modus is the chance to 'play' with new technology.... at heart we are all lighting geeks! Philips Color Kinetics is a cool product range and we never tire of being able to get into interesting places to play with lights!!! In this case MOTAT........

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Auckland Rail Network

Its been great to see that the rail expansion project in Auckland has included some good lighting, Modus has enjoyed being involved in many of these station upgrades.

Bridge Lighting

Andy has been doing quite a few jobs out of town - which no one gets to see, but this bridge in Whitianga, which is lit with all We-ef product and a selection of lamp sources really looks good!

Auckland Sky Tower Video

Well thought out architectural lighting ensures security and visibility in urban environments.  The way that we light our cities and our buildings has a huge impact on both the way that we percieve them and the way we feel about our greater environment.  New technology offers us the tools to create breathtaking and vivid installations that are both sustainable and reduce light polution.

Modus search out the best available technology for the lighting requirements of each project we undertake.   The result of this approach is illustrated in new installation on the Auckland Sky Tower creating a world leading lighting solution.

The final lighting design contains a Phillips Color Kinetics System for the top 1/3 of the tower, with high performance We-ef Metal Halide luminaires lighting the bottom 2/3.  Utilising the best available technology and solutions for this project we have achieved a spectacular result that offers increased efficiencies with energy use reduced by 66% overall, and maintenance and spill light dramatically reduced whilst ensuring that the Sky Tower increases it's presence in the Auckland City Skyline.

Check out the video below of the new Color Kinetics LED lighting that Modus installed on the Sky Tower.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Modus Lighting Online!

A very short first entry - for more information on the highest installation in Auckland check our website.