Friday, October 30, 2009

8 on Nugent - Stylish Stairwell

Credit should be given to Light Works for the initial lighting concept and Stephenson & Turner for completing the electrical/lighting design and commissioning of this awesome stairwell. The light fitting used is Klik 65 Beam with T5 lamps. The lighting is not only functional, complying to the AS/NZS1680 standard, but also epitomizes the Modus Lighting motto, in this case going "beyond the ordinary" stairwell.

Museum Makes the News

Modus' latest Philips Color Kinetics instalation, makes a great photograph on the front page of the NZ Herald Today. The Museum will be offiically ''Turned on" tonight, by Mayor John banks at 9.45pm. There will be lots of activity at the Museum tonight, so please come along!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wintec winner

Last night Tania and I ran a lighting trial in Hamilton using Philips Color Kinetics LED & We-ef HID fixtures on the exterior of the (under) renovated Wintec building in Anglesea St. This old building is under going a major face lift, being gutted and rebuilt as the entry point to the Wintec campus.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oamaru Opera House - IES Lighting Awards

The Facade Lighting at the Oamau opera house was completed some time ago. The Philips Color Kinetics LED RGB system suprised us all with its easy integration into the Historic Building - and the result being exactly what the owners were looking for!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A new dress for the 'Grand Old Lady'

My last post described the sort of difficulties we have to overcome as part and parcel of our job.... but last night was the reason why we do it...

Chris Huff, Maryanka van Schaik and myself spent a good part of the night helping commission parts of the Museum's new Philips Color Kinetic LED exterior lighting. The effects we gain from PCK LED products are stunning. Combined with the expertise of a leading international lighting design team, lightemotion, the result is stunning.... and that is just in the default 100% RGB mode. Once we add colours to the lighting scheme, it will be sensational. We would love to add some photos and show you some of the results, but perhaps it is better to wait for the unveiling....

Still some work to do, some more late nights to be done but we relish the opportunity to work with great companies like Allendale Electrical and learn new lighting techniques from experts like lightemotion.

Makes all the difficult days (and nights) worth it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Whatever the weather.....

Let me tell you about Chris Huff.... Chris is an industry legend and a stalwart of Modus Lighting! Our latest large project is currently being installed and commisioned at the AKL War Memorial Museum (keep an eye on the museum, night of 30th Oct...!). The great thing about Chris is he can be relied upon to do the job, no matter what the circumstances, problems or issues that confront us.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Revamping the Ibis Hotel Wellington with a Mira type of lighting

We were approached by a consultant to redesign the lighting for the Café/Restaurant and reception areas of the Ibis Hotel, Wellington.