Monday, November 30, 2009

Lighting the Auckland Harbour Bridge ....

Prominent New Zealand Architectural practice, Patterson Associates Ltd, have teamed with Modus Lighting to promote an amazing and achievable lighting effect for the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Already a joint winner in the Open section of the Cavalier Bremworth Award in unbuilt architecture, this design was described as "evocative, transformative and eminently doable..."

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One night in Bangkok....

Well, 4 actually!! Last week I had the pleasure of taking a client to We-ef's Thailand factory (they also have two primary plants in Germany) as part of a group hosted by We-ef Australia. It was a fantastic insight into the world of We-ef and blew away any preconceived ideas of 'third world manufacturing'... at least for We-ef!

Dry Spell Gardening: Featuring Modus ME Lighting


Last week Modus ME Lighting range was featured in this unique garden

Dry Spell Gardening: Series 2 Episode 2: Tiny Space, Big Ideas on The LifeStyle Channel

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We-ef on a Beach Front

These spectatcular photos are of a new Waterfront Installation of We-ef PFL Luminaires in Hobart Australia. Amazingly this beachfront is actually on an inland waterway, and some 20km from the ocean.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


It's great to see the big man in red back in Auckland city for Christmas.  We all hope that Santa's feeling much better by this weekend.....

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas in the City

As you can see from the pictures that Chris posted yesterday, the weather was stunning whilst we were installing the temporary lighting on the top of KZ1. The boat on the edges of the Auckland Viaduct Harbour has been lit for the team at Heart of the City as a part of Christmas in the City. All of us who were involved felt spoilt to have such an amazing "office" for the morning looking over the Waitamata Harbour on such a (surprisingly) sunny day.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Big Boat gets a Christmas Makeover

Our latest project has been to provide some Christmas illumination to KZ1 - the New Zealand 1988 challange yacht for the America's cup, which is now in display outside the Maritime Museum in downtown Auckland.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

City Gallery Wellington is open again!

Our track lighting system and LTS Torpedo fittings provide the interior of the Gallery with flexibility to change the lighting for the exhibitions held throughout the year.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Night Sky.....

Night sky concerns were taken into consideration within this Todd Valley Subdivision in Nelson. Using the innovative Phillips Iridium, together with the technology of the 60W Cosmopolis new generation Metal Halide lamping.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Auckland War Memorial Museum... as you'll never see it.

A quick mobile phone video of the night trials conducted at the Auckland Museum. If you've seen the finished project, you will know that the result is much more sophisticated and subtle than what you can see above.

However, with all that high tech lighting installed and so many posibilities all the lighting geeks present were having a blast just seeing what the Philips color kinetics installation could do. Answer? ALOT.