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Case Study: Westpac Flagship Store in Christchurch

MHL worked closely with Context Architects on the new Westpac Flagship store in Christchurch. The intent was to create an environment which reaches out and shares the space with the city around it. This was achieved through using lighting to create a tree canopy dapple and cascade to meet a sculptural seating and task area below.

We helped Context Architects create an environment with a point of difference through lighting. To do this, we used the Prolicht Invader surface and suspended cans with using Aphrodite Red corona reflector to tie in Westpac’s corporate identity. The project team and client were thrilled with the outcome and how it brings a point of difference to the space.

 

Aphrodite Red is one of the 30 standard colours Prolicht offer which are manufactured and dispatched to NZ within 3-weeks.

Case Study: Westpac Flagship Store in Christchurch

MHL worked closely with Context Architects on the new Westpac Flagship store in Christchurch. The intent was to create an environment which reaches out and shares the space with the city around it. This was achieved through using lighting to create a tree canopy dapple and cascade to meet a sculptural seating and task area below.

We helped Context Architects create an environment with a point of difference through lighting. To do this, we used the Prolicht Invader surface and suspended cans with using Aphrodite Red corona reflector to tie in Westpac’s corporate identity. The project team and client were thrilled with the outcome and how it brings a point of difference to the space.

 

Aphrodite Red is one of the 30 standard colours Prolicht offer which are manufactured and dispatched to NZ within 3-weeks.

Case Study: Les Mills Auckland City

NZ’s largest gym makeover to date.

MHL are proud to have been part of the project team for the major redevelopment of Auckland City’s most prominent gym/fitness facility. The project involved adding three new studios to the Les Mills Auckland City Campus.


Aurecon (electrical engineering and lighting design) and Knight Associates (Interior Design) took a very intentional approach with the design of the space. Complementing the extraordinary finishes are carefully selected narrow beam fixtures, producing the desired lighting effect from seemingly discreet light sources.

The end result: A dynamic, dramatic and energetic environment for members.



Among the products that have contributed to this result are:



All photos credit to Les Mills

Case Study: Les Mills Auckland City

NZ’s largest gym makeover to date.

MHL are proud to have been part of the project team for the major redevelopment of Auckland City’s most prominent gym/fitness facility. The project involved adding three new studios to the Les Mills Auckland City Campus.


Aurecon (electrical engineering and lighting design) and Knight Associates (Interior Design) took a very intentional approach with the design of the space. Complementing the extraordinary finishes are carefully selected narrow beam fixtures, producing the desired lighting effect from seemingly discreet light sources.

The end result: A dynamic, dramatic and energetic environment for members.



Among the products that have contributed to this result are:



All photos credit to Les Mills

Case Study: Tauranga ​Campus

Recently, the University of Waikato opened its new Campus right in the heart of Tauranga CBD.

The University, together with the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership aimed to build a campus that can accommodate close to 1,500 students each year. They wanted to create a vibrant, exciting and engaging community and industry hub providing targeted undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, together with applied research creating solutions to regional issues.

The building itself features a future-proof design with very flexible spaces so it is able to cater to changing styles of teaching and learning.


We are proud to have been selected to help bring this vision to life. In collaboration with designers and architects Jasmax, MHL worked towards providing the Tauranga Campus with an inviting, comfortable and safe environment for the student community.

Tauranga Campus



WE-EF FLC230D Pole-mounted projectors, WE-EF ZFY230 bollards and Unios Pilot Handrail luminaires were used to achieve the desired outcome.

The deep-body WE-EF FLC230D luminaires are also the product of choice for the Durham Lane Upgrade that is part of Tauranga City Centre’s Streetscape upgrade.

Case Study: Tauranga ​Campus

Recently, the University of Waikato opened its new Campus right in the heart of Tauranga CBD.

The University, together with the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership aimed to build a campus that can accommodate close to 1,500 students each year. They wanted to create a vibrant, exciting and engaging community and industry hub providing targeted undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, together with applied research creating solutions to regional issues.

The building itself features a future-proof design with very flexible spaces so it is able to cater to changing styles of teaching and learning.


We are proud to have been selected to help bring this vision to life. In collaboration with designers and architects Jasmax, MHL worked towards providing the Tauranga Campus with an inviting, comfortable and safe environment for the student community.

Tauranga Campus



WE-EF FLC230D Pole-mounted projectors, WE-EF ZFY230 bollards and Unios Pilot Handrail luminaires were used to achieve the desired outcome.

The deep-body WE-EF FLC230D luminaires are also the product of choice for the Durham Lane Upgrade that is part of Tauranga City Centre’s Streetscape upgrade.

Meet our New MHL Team Members

Over the last few months, we have added three awesome new members to the MHL team and we thought it’s time to officially introduce them.

 

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Suganya Gopal – Project Coordinator

MHL

Suganya is our new Project Coordinator. She works with the team to make sure we deliver the best quality products and services to our customers in the quickest time possible.

Having worked in the Lighting Industry, Suganya is highly experienced and knowledgable and has hit the ground running. She has worked in India and the United Arab Emirates before making New Zealand her home. When she’s not working, Suganya enjoys crafts, decorating, baking and designing her own clothes.

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Dave McCalman – Lighting Consultant

MHL

Dave joined the MHL team last year as Lighting Consultant looking after Bay of Plenty and Waikato region, with a couple of key accounts in Auckland.

He brings a valuable 15 years of experience in the Lighting Industry to the MHL team and has completed the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) from Massey University.

Outside of work Dave enjoy heading out on the mountain bike to stretch the legs, and he has also just become a dad to Thomas which is keeping him young at heart albeit also a bit tired!

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Simon Hadlow – Lighting Consultant

MHL

Simon joined the MHL team in September last year as our Lighting Consultant in Wellington looking after MHL clients and projects in the Capital City.

Simon has a Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) from Massey University and has been working in the Lighting Industry for five years. He brings great experience and expertise to the MHL team. In his spare time, Simon enjoys the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

If you need help with a lighting project in Wellington, get in touch with Simon via email: simon.hadlow@lights.co.nz

 

Meet our New MHL Team Members

Over the last few months, we have added three awesome new members to the MHL team and we thought it’s time to officially introduce them.

 

Suganya Gopal_180x

Suganya Gopal – Project Coordinator

MHL

Suganya is our new Project Coordinator. She works with the team to make sure we deliver the best quality products and services to our customers in the quickest time possible.

Having worked in the Lighting Industry, Suganya is highly experienced and knowledgable and has hit the ground running. She has worked in India and the United Arab Emirates before making New Zealand her home. When she’s not working, Suganya enjoys crafts, decorating, baking and designing her own clothes.

MHL

MHL

Dave_180x for website

Dave McCalman – Lighting Consultant

MHL

Dave joined the MHL team last year as Lighting Consultant looking after Bay of Plenty and Waikato region, with a couple of key accounts in Auckland.

He brings a valuable 15 years of experience in the Lighting Industry to the MHL team and has completed the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) from Massey University.

Outside of work Dave enjoy heading out on the mountain bike to stretch the legs, and he has also just become a dad to Thomas which is keeping him young at heart albeit also a bit tired!

Simon Hadlow_180x

Simon Hadlow – Lighting Consultant

MHL

Simon joined the MHL team in September last year as our Lighting Consultant in Wellington looking after MHL clients and projects in the Capital City.

Simon has a Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) from Massey University and has been working in the Lighting Industry for five years. He brings great experience and expertise to the MHL team. In his spare time, Simon enjoys the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

If you need help with a lighting project in Wellington, get in touch with Simon via email: simon.hadlow@lights.co.nz

 

Case Study: Te Hauauru Park

MHL is proud to have been chosen to work alongside Isthmus Architects to come up with a lighting solution for Auckland Council’s new Te Hauauru Park in Westgate, Auckland.

 

The fitting of choice was the WE-EF FLC121 12W spotlight and these were used to throw light across all pathways of the park. Traditionally conventional street lighting luminaires are used to light spaces such as parks and pathways, where vertical illuminance (P2) is required. However, through clever design & advanced LED optics we were able to achieve illuminance subcategory P2 using WE-EF FLC spotlights mounted at various heights and angles. This creates a different, more interesting look of light fittings throughout the public space compared to conventional street lighting.

 

Here are some photos of the result.

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Case Study: Te Hauauru Park

MHL is proud to have been chosen to work alongside Isthmus Architects to come up with a lighting solution for Auckland Council’s new Te Hauauru Park in Westgate, Auckland.

 

The fitting of choice was the WE-EF FLC121 12W spotlight and these were used to throw light across all pathways of the park. Traditionally conventional street lighting luminaires are used to light spaces such as parks and pathways, where vertical illuminance (P2) is required. However, through clever design & advanced LED optics we were able to achieve illuminance subcategory P2 using WE-EF FLC spotlights mounted at various heights and angles. This creates a different, more interesting look of light fittings throughout the public space compared to conventional street lighting.

 

Here are some photos of the result.

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Case Study: Wanaka Recreation Car Park

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Bringing light to a Wanaka community area. 

MHL worked closely with Baxter Design Group, of Queenstown and Cosgroves Electrical Engineers on this extensive project for the benefit of the greater Wanaka Community.

The WE-EF PFL Street and Area Luminaire was chosen because of the excellent carpark distribution optic, to maximise the coverage of light, using the minimum number of poles. The PFL was then complimented with the Aluminium Sapa pole in its raw finish.

Sapa was chosen because of its engaging environmental story, using 95% recycled aluminium and with also not having to be painted, the raw linished finish offers a clean modern look, with almost zero maintenance over its extensive long life.

Embracing Queenstown Council’s strict Dark Sky policy provided a challenge, with the inground tree uplighters. A detailed design was required to perfectly provide illumination where it was required, but more importantly, to not create light pollution beyond the trees.

The final installed solution provides zero upward waste spill light in the carpark, at thesame time as giving the Council and the asset operators, safe egress for both vehicle and pedestrian movements around the Centre and also delivers piece of mind for many years to come.


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Case Study: Wanaka Recreation Car Park

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Bringing light to a Wanaka community area. 

MHL worked closely with Baxter Design Group, of Queenstown and Cosgroves Electrical Engineers on this extensive project for the benefit of the greater Wanaka Community.

The WE-EF PFL Street and Area Luminaire was chosen because of the excellent carpark distribution optic, to maximise the coverage of light, using the minimum number of poles. The PFL was then complimented with the Aluminium Sapa pole in its raw finish.

Sapa was chosen because of its engaging environmental story, using 95% recycled aluminium and with also not having to be painted, the raw linished finish offers a clean modern look, with almost zero maintenance over its extensive long life.

Embracing Queenstown Council’s strict Dark Sky policy provided a challenge, with the inground tree uplighters. A detailed design was required to perfectly provide illumination where it was required, but more importantly, to not create light pollution beyond the trees.

The final installed solution provides zero upward waste spill light in the carpark, at thesame time as giving the Council and the asset operators, safe egress for both vehicle and pedestrian movements around the Centre and also delivers piece of mind for many years to come.


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WE-EF joins Fagerhult Group – MHL to continue as NZ Distributor

WE-EF joins Fagerhult Group               

As you might have heard, leading German lighting manufacturer WE-EF has announced that they will join the Stockholm based Fagerhult Group.

As WE-EF products are very well known in NZ, we wanted to give you an update on what this acquisition means for WE-EF in New Zealand. In short, nothing changes.

 

MHL will continue to be the New Zealand Distributor for WE-EF products. Ian Cerfontyne, Managing Director WE-EF LIGHTING Australia/New Zealand confirms “Management of WE-EF Australia/New Zealand will continue as it is today, with the sales structure remaining as it is currently. With reference to WE-EF’s use of the current Fagerhult distribution network it is important to clarify: this is explicit to those markets where WE-EF does not have its own businesses or sales networks.”

 

In fact, the acquisition is likely to have a positive impact for both MHL and you, our customers. Fagerhult’s global network and extensive resources for product development will open up new opportunities for the brand while the existing WE-EF team and partner network will ensure consistency and continuously high quality products and services. As Ian says: Fagerhult are seen as the perfect partner for us, they are very much a ‘buy and leave alone’ acquisition business, whilst at the same time being a global player with considerable resources for growth and product development.”

For us, this is great news to start the year with and we are looking forward to seeing exciting new products and technology from the newly strengthened WE-EF.

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this or would like to discuss your next lighting project with us.

 

All the Best

Mark Herring & The MHL Team.

WE-EF joins Fagerhult Group – MHL to continue as NZ Distributor

WE-EF joins Fagerhult Group               

As you might have heard, leading German lighting manufacturer WE-EF has announced that they will join the Stockholm based Fagerhult Group.

As WE-EF products are very well known in NZ, we wanted to give you an update on what this acquisition means for WE-EF in New Zealand. In short, nothing changes.

 

MHL will continue to be the New Zealand Distributor for WE-EF products. Ian Cerfontyne, Managing Director WE-EF LIGHTING Australia/New Zealand confirms “Management of WE-EF Australia/New Zealand will continue as it is today, with the sales structure remaining as it is currently. With reference to WE-EF’s use of the current Fagerhult distribution network it is important to clarify: this is explicit to those markets where WE-EF does not have its own businesses or sales networks.”

 

In fact, the acquisition is likely to have a positive impact for both MHL and you, our customers. Fagerhult’s global network and extensive resources for product development will open up new opportunities for the brand while the existing WE-EF team and partner network will ensure consistency and continuously high quality products and services. As Ian says: Fagerhult are seen as the perfect partner for us, they are very much a ‘buy and leave alone’ acquisition business, whilst at the same time being a global player with considerable resources for growth and product development.”

For us, this is great news to start the year with and we are looking forward to seeing exciting new products and technology from the newly strengthened WE-EF.

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this or would like to discuss your next lighting project with us.

 

All the Best

Mark Herring & The MHL Team.