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Private Office, Auckland


Minimal and sophisticated. That was the design goal for this private office in Parnell, Auckland.

The team at Wingate Architects, led by Michael Leng and Natasha Baumgartner, was tasked with the interior design of the office and engaged MHL to help find the right lighting solution.


The goal was to create a seamless lighting design system that would provide good general lighting for the office, as well as working within the shape of the space.


The building itself was one of the highlights as well as one of the challenges of this project. As a historical building with wood beams in odd locations, a high ceiling and strange angles, the office offered lots of character. The challenge was to find a lighting solution that would make the space appear seamless without taking away from its uniqueness.




Open discussion and brainstorming between the Interior Architects and the MHL team enabled us to come up with the right solution. Initially, the idea was to use spotlights, but this would result in shadowing over the workspaces. In the end, all agreed that linear extrusion using ELS SK50s would be cleaner and more practical.

The ELS SK50 was used throughout the office

The outcome is exactly what was envisioned: A clean, sophisticated design that fits perfectly into this unique space. Both the client and architect are very happy with the end result.



“The lighting solution elevated the fitout by offering a level of sophistication and refinement. Spotlights would have made it too retail focused, so the linear lighting has given it a very good light distribution across the floor showing all the features of the space with the timber floors, brickwork and furniture.”

– Michael Leng, Wingate Architects



Private Office, Auckland


Minimal and sophisticated. That was the design goal for this private office in Parnell, Auckland.

The team at Wingate Architects, led by Michael Leng and Natasha Baumgartner, was tasked with the interior design of the office and engaged MHL to help find the right lighting solution.


The goal was to create a seamless lighting design system that would provide good general lighting for the office, as well as working within the shape of the space.


The building itself was one of the highlights as well as one of the challenges of this project. As a historical building with wood beams in odd locations, a high ceiling and strange angles, the office offered lots of character. The challenge was to find a lighting solution that would make the space appear seamless without taking away from its uniqueness.




Open discussion and brainstorming between the Interior Architects and the MHL team enabled us to come up with the right solution. Initially, the idea was to use spotlights, but this would result in shadowing over the workspaces. In the end, all agreed that linear extrusion using ELS SK50s would be cleaner and more practical.

The ELS SK50 was used throughout the office

The outcome is exactly what was envisioned: A clean, sophisticated design that fits perfectly into this unique space. Both the client and architect are very happy with the end result.



“The lighting solution elevated the fitout by offering a level of sophistication and refinement. Spotlights would have made it too retail focused, so the linear lighting has given it a very good light distribution across the floor showing all the features of the space with the timber floors, brickwork and furniture.”

– Michael Leng, Wingate Architects



MBIE Pastoral House


The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) had a clear vision for the design of their breakout area within the Pastoral House in Wellington: A sleek and quirky design to create a subtle point of difference.

They engaged design consultants Warren & Mahoney & Beca to bring this vision to life – and MHL are proud to be part of this project alongside TBIG, LT McGuinness and Millars Electrical.


One of the goals for this project was for the lighting to integrate with the feature ceiling while being a feature itself – without dominating the architecture. A selection of fittings were presented to the architect to achieve this vision, and the Unios LX baffle was a point of difference.


The Unios LX baffle

The black ceilings in the space required special consideration. It meant a wide beam distribution was needed to keep the area open and also meant additional consideration needed to be given to glare. The architect wanted a random assortment pattern, so a fairly wide distribution helped to keep uniformity.



Another factor that made this project unique are the thin metal fin ceilings, which meant there wasn’t an option to match the thickness of the sheets. The recess diffusor helped to detract from the specific brightness require.


The result is a sleek and quirky breakout area – exactly what the client asked for.


MBIE Pastoral House


The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) had a clear vision for the design of their breakout area within the Pastoral House in Wellington: A sleek and quirky design to create a subtle point of difference.

They engaged design consultants Warren & Mahoney & Beca to bring this vision to life – and MHL are proud to be part of this project alongside TBIG, LT McGuinness and Millars Electrical.


One of the goals for this project was for the lighting to integrate with the feature ceiling while being a feature itself – without dominating the architecture. A selection of fittings were presented to the architect to achieve this vision, and the Unios LX baffle was a point of difference.


The Unios LX baffle

The black ceilings in the space required special consideration. It meant a wide beam distribution was needed to keep the area open and also meant additional consideration needed to be given to glare. The architect wanted a random assortment pattern, so a fairly wide distribution helped to keep uniformity.



Another factor that made this project unique are the thin metal fin ceilings, which meant there wasn’t an option to match the thickness of the sheets. The recess diffusor helped to detract from the specific brightness require.


The result is a sleek and quirky breakout area – exactly what the client asked for.


Puhi Kai Iti / Cook’s Landing


Puhi Kai Iti/Cook’s Landing in Gisborne is a partnership between Ngati Oneone, The Department of Conservation and Gisborne District Council. Architects Boffa Miskell and CPS Civil Project Solutions were tasked with delivering this unique project and engaged MHL to help with the lighting solution.

The goal for this culturally significant project was to find ways to use lighting to enhance the unique architectural elements of Puhi Kai Iti, making them the centrepiece, and to help create a visually comfortable inviting space for people to visit at night.


Puhi Kai Iti is made up of two key elements; the Ikaroa Sculpture and the Tukutuku Panels around the sculpture.



For the Ikaroa Sculpture, very narrow beam ETC320-FS fittings were used to accentuate the curved wave-like form of the sculpture by creating contrast and drama with shadowing. In addition, a fixture was placed in the centre of the cutout of the whale tail to accentuate the top edge of the whale flute.


Designing the lighting solution for the Tukutuku Panels came with its own challenge. Showing how the Tukutuku panels would look in real life when illuminated from within by the AEON FLEX strip can sometimes be difficult to accurately visualise with lighting design software alone. Therefore, a to-scale model of the Tukutuku panel, including rust coloured paint to represent the Corten steel, was constructed to help provide a better understanding of how the Tukutuku panels would look in real life when illuminated.


Another challenge was created by the fact that site conditions necessitated that the inground uplighters for the cenotaph had to be located several metres out from the monument. However, the gimbal mounted WE-EF ETC overcame this constraint to good effect.


For the MHL team, it was a privilege to be involved in such a unique and historically significant project. We are extremely pleased that the result met and exceeded expectations with the lighting showcasing the form of the sculptures in a new perspective that perhaps can’t be noticed during the day. 


Products used: 


WE-EF ETC320-FS EE BEAM (Ikarua sculpture)

WE-EF ETC340-GB M.BEAM inground uplights (cenotaph) 

WE-EF ETC340-GB EE.BEAM (Te Maro sculpture)

UNIOS Aeon Flex side emitting flexible LED strip (Tukutuku panels)


Puhi Kai Iti / Cook’s Landing


Puhi Kai Iti/Cook’s Landing in Gisborne is a partnership between Ngati Oneone, The Department of Conservation and Gisborne District Council. Architects Boffa Miskell and CPS Civil Project Solutions were tasked with delivering this unique project and engaged MHL to help with the lighting solution.

The goal for this culturally significant project was to find ways to use lighting to enhance the unique architectural elements of Puhi Kai Iti, making them the centrepiece, and to help create a visually comfortable inviting space for people to visit at night.


Puhi Kai Iti is made up of two key elements; the Ikaroa Sculpture and the Tukutuku Panels around the sculpture.



For the Ikaroa Sculpture, very narrow beam ETC320-FS fittings were used to accentuate the curved wave-like form of the sculpture by creating contrast and drama with shadowing. In addition, a fixture was placed in the centre of the cutout of the whale tail to accentuate the top edge of the whale flute.


Designing the lighting solution for the Tukutuku Panels came with its own challenge. Showing how the Tukutuku panels would look in real life when illuminated from within by the AEON FLEX strip can sometimes be difficult to accurately visualise with lighting design software alone. Therefore, a to-scale model of the Tukutuku panel, including rust coloured paint to represent the Corten steel, was constructed to help provide a better understanding of how the Tukutuku panels would look in real life when illuminated.


Another challenge was created by the fact that site conditions necessitated that the inground uplighters for the cenotaph had to be located several metres out from the monument. However, the gimbal mounted WE-EF ETC overcame this constraint to good effect.


For the MHL team, it was a privilege to be involved in such a unique and historically significant project. We are extremely pleased that the result met and exceeded expectations with the lighting showcasing the form of the sculptures in a new perspective that perhaps can’t be noticed during the day. 


Products used: 


WE-EF ETC320-FS EE BEAM (Ikarua sculpture)

WE-EF ETC340-GB M.BEAM inground uplights (cenotaph) 

WE-EF ETC340-GB EE.BEAM (Te Maro sculpture)

UNIOS Aeon Flex side emitting flexible LED strip (Tukutuku panels)


Les Mills Car Park Through-Site-Link


Car parks and the access ways to them can often be dark, uncomfortable spaces. But as Les Mills’ through-site-link shows, they don’t have to be.


For their site on Wellesley Street in Auckland, Les Mills wanted to ensure the through-site-link connecting Victoria Street and Wellesley Street would be bright and welcoming. MHL were engaged by architects Warren & Mahoney to deliver on this brief, where two key solutions were utilized. The Unios Eclipse G2, and the Iluminarc Chauvet EPIX LED.


MHL worked closely with Warren & Mahoney, identifying time and cost expectations to evaluate suitable options. The solution is a combination of a lightbox ceiling to discreetly emulate daylight within the through-site-link and light pillars behind glazing as an artistic wall, producing programmable dynamic displays.



Typical lightboxes are interior installations and are constructed with stretched-membrane panels. However, in this case, large polycarbonate panels were selected, for suitable weather protection, as well as mechanical resistance. This has produced a robust and durable architectural solution.


Due to a compressed construction programme, a trial/mockup would not have fit within expected timeframes. With extensive software modelling, a solution was developed that fully satisfies the design intent.


Another element that makes this lighting solution unique is the fact that the light pillars within the glazed wall consist of individually addressable LEDs, allowing pixel map programmes/scenes to be displayed.


The result is a welcoming and interesting space and an excellent example of what’s possible when great architecture is enhanced with the use of light.

Les Mills Car Park Through-Site-Link


Car parks and the access ways to them can often be dark, uncomfortable spaces. But as Les Mills’ through-site-link shows, they don’t have to be.


For their site on Wellesley Street in Auckland, Les Mills wanted to ensure the through-site-link connecting Victoria Street and Wellesley Street would be bright and welcoming. MHL were engaged by architects Warren & Mahoney to deliver on this brief, where two key solutions were utilized. The Unios Eclipse G2, and the Iluminarc Chauvet EPIX LED.


MHL worked closely with Warren & Mahoney, identifying time and cost expectations to evaluate suitable options. The solution is a combination of a lightbox ceiling to discreetly emulate daylight within the through-site-link and light pillars behind glazing as an artistic wall, producing programmable dynamic displays.



Typical lightboxes are interior installations and are constructed with stretched-membrane panels. However, in this case, large polycarbonate panels were selected, for suitable weather protection, as well as mechanical resistance. This has produced a robust and durable architectural solution.


Due to a compressed construction programme, a trial/mockup would not have fit within expected timeframes. With extensive software modelling, a solution was developed that fully satisfies the design intent.


Another element that makes this lighting solution unique is the fact that the light pillars within the glazed wall consist of individually addressable LEDs, allowing pixel map programmes/scenes to be displayed.


The result is a welcoming and interesting space and an excellent example of what’s possible when great architecture is enhanced with the use of light.

Durham Street & Lane Upgrade – Tauranga


Tauranga City Council had the vision to turn Durham Street and Durham Lane into a pedestrian-centric precinct to create a safer, more comfortable environment. This had been a goal ever since the new University of Waikato campus, situated between the two streets, significantly increased foot traffic in the area. 


We are proud to have been chosen to work on this project alongside Jasmax Landscape Architects, WSP and Harrison Grierson. In close collaboration, we set out to create a lighting solution that equally addresses appearance and atmosphere, technical lighting requirements and coordination with the infrastructure. 


While public road (vehicular) lighting traditionally uses a colour temperature of 4000K, this project features a 3000K colour temperature and optical distributions with lower peak intensity angles. These two factors play a significant part in creating a comfortable and inviting space, while also considering and mitigating the effects that higher colour temperatures have on the dark sky.



WE-EF’s VFL540X-SE and VFL530X-SE were used for the Durham Street carriageway, footpaths and crossings, all fitted with 7-pin Nema receptacles, allowing monitoring and management by the asset owner.


On Durham Lane, pole-mounted WE-EF’s FLC230D lights run around the back of the University of Waikato building, providing a safe, more comfortable, yet more discreet approach compared to carriageway lighting.


The result is a pleasant and comfortable environment that fully meets and exceeds expectations. 



Durham Street & Lane Upgrade – Tauranga


Tauranga City Council had the vision to turn Durham Street and Durham Lane into a pedestrian-centric precinct to create a safer, more comfortable environment. This had been a goal ever since the new University of Waikato campus, situated between the two streets, significantly increased foot traffic in the area. 


We are proud to have been chosen to work on this project alongside Jasmax Landscape Architects, WSP and Harrison Grierson. In close collaboration, we set out to create a lighting solution that equally addresses appearance and atmosphere, technical lighting requirements and coordination with the infrastructure. 


While public road (vehicular) lighting traditionally uses a colour temperature of 4000K, this project features a 3000K colour temperature and optical distributions with lower peak intensity angles. These two factors play a significant part in creating a comfortable and inviting space, while also considering and mitigating the effects that higher colour temperatures have on the dark sky.



WE-EF’s VFL540X-SE and VFL530X-SE were used for the Durham Street carriageway, footpaths and crossings, all fitted with 7-pin Nema receptacles, allowing monitoring and management by the asset owner.


On Durham Lane, pole-mounted WE-EF’s FLC230D lights run around the back of the University of Waikato building, providing a safe, more comfortable, yet more discreet approach compared to carriageway lighting.


The result is a pleasant and comfortable environment that fully meets and exceeds expectations. 



GoGoKids Fitout


MHL were excited to work with Woodhams Meikle Zhan Interiors for the GoGoKids Fitout at the new Westfield shopping centre in Newmarket.


We worked closely with the designers to achieve a result that made the uniqueness of the GoGoKids products stand out and really come to life. Colour rendering of the toys was a key focus using high CRI luminaires to enhance the colour and brightness of the products and create an exciting store for kids and parents alike.



Lighting calculations were carried out as part of the design to ensure the shelves were lit to perfection. Special attention was given to lighting the lower displays to create the best experience for children. WMZ and the client wanted lighting that reflected their brands and weren’t prepared to compromise on quality. As such, the majority of the products supplied were designed and manufactured in Germany.



GoGoKids Fitout


MHL were excited to work with Woodhams Meikle Zhan Interiors for the GoGoKids Fitout at the new Westfield shopping centre in Newmarket.


We worked closely with the designers to achieve a result that made the uniqueness of the GoGoKids products stand out and really come to life. Colour rendering of the toys was a key focus using high CRI luminaires to enhance the colour and brightness of the products and create an exciting store for kids and parents alike.



Lighting calculations were carried out as part of the design to ensure the shelves were lit to perfection. Special attention was given to lighting the lower displays to create the best experience for children. WMZ and the client wanted lighting that reflected their brands and weren’t prepared to compromise on quality. As such, the majority of the products supplied were designed and manufactured in Germany.



Burlington Retirement ​Village


Burlington retirement village in Christchurch is a fun lighting collaboration between +MAP Architects and TM Consultants, designed to create a difference in aged care lighting.


Burlington Village wanted a lighting solution that made a difference to its residents and is not your typical retirement village look. The brief was for a lighting solution that is interesting, that breaks up the monotony of a long hallway, and which also brings the entrance to life in a welcoming way. 


The team decided to use a mix of technology and architectural luminaires to deliver on this brief. The result is lighting which creates interest and provides function.


One of the main challenges with this project were the ceiling cavity spaces. They required a shallow luminaire and equally small driver (power supply) to fit through the downlight cut-out hole. 


Products of Choice


A smart mix of lighting products supplied by MHL helped the engineers and designers overcome this challenge and bring the vision to life. 


TRILUX Lateralosuspended pendants were installed in the main entrance area for illumination on all surfaces, creating a bright open space. 


The TRILUX Polaron IQ recessed double ring was chosen for its form and function. Adding interest and visual comfort to the corridors.  


The TRILUX Polaron Suspended luminaire was also chosen for the corridors. It was used in between the recessed Polarons to break up the space and illuminate all surfaces.



Many spaces also used the Prolicht Invader downlight with both a 65° beam and wall wash optic. The Invader was chosen for its deep cell reflector providing visual comfort and slimline aesthetic.



WE-EF ETV linear ingrounds with a wall wash optic provides soft dimensional illumination of the stone walls. The product uses both side and forward-throw controlled optics to graze the entrance.



All involved believe the lighting solution is a huge success. The design is interesting, functional and comfortable. The incorporated LED technology means the lighting will be maintenance-free and provide Burlington with a low energy solution.


It’s a great outcome for all. Here is what Hwang-Sun Allan from TMCO Electrical Consultants had to say about working with us on this project. 


“MHL have proven again to be easy to work with, providing help on a complex project that had a number of elements to be taken into consideration. We wanted to meet the architect’s vision and provide a visually comfortable and functional lighting scheme, and for this reason, decided to use a mix of Prolicht and TRILUX luminaires. I would have no hesitation in working with MHL on future projects.” 


Burlington Retirement ​Village


Burlington retirement village in Christchurch is a fun lighting collaboration between +MAP Architects and TM Consultants, designed to create a difference in aged care lighting.


Burlington Village wanted a lighting solution that made a difference to its residents and is not your typical retirement village look. The brief was for a lighting solution that is interesting, that breaks up the monotony of a long hallway, and which also brings the entrance to life in a welcoming way. 


The team decided to use a mix of technology and architectural luminaires to deliver on this brief. The result is lighting which creates interest and provides function.


One of the main challenges with this project were the ceiling cavity spaces. They required a shallow luminaire and equally small driver (power supply) to fit through the downlight cut-out hole. 


Products of Choice


A smart mix of lighting products supplied by MHL helped the engineers and designers overcome this challenge and bring the vision to life. 


TRILUX Lateralosuspended pendants were installed in the main entrance area for illumination on all surfaces, creating a bright open space. 


The TRILUX Polaron IQ recessed double ring was chosen for its form and function. Adding interest and visual comfort to the corridors.  


The TRILUX Polaron Suspended luminaire was also chosen for the corridors. It was used in between the recessed Polarons to break up the space and illuminate all surfaces.



Many spaces also used the Prolicht Invader downlight with both a 65° beam and wall wash optic. The Invader was chosen for its deep cell reflector providing visual comfort and slimline aesthetic.



WE-EF ETV linear ingrounds with a wall wash optic provides soft dimensional illumination of the stone walls. The product uses both side and forward-throw controlled optics to graze the entrance.



All involved believe the lighting solution is a huge success. The design is interesting, functional and comfortable. The incorporated LED technology means the lighting will be maintenance-free and provide Burlington with a low energy solution.


It’s a great outcome for all. Here is what Hwang-Sun Allan from TMCO Electrical Consultants had to say about working with us on this project. 


“MHL have proven again to be easy to work with, providing help on a complex project that had a number of elements to be taken into consideration. We wanted to meet the architect’s vision and provide a visually comfortable and functional lighting scheme, and for this reason, decided to use a mix of Prolicht and TRILUX luminaires. I would have no hesitation in working with MHL on future projects.” 


New World Rangiora

MHL are proud to have been involved in the design and implementation of an LED lighting upgrade for the New World Supermarket in Rangiora. MHL worked closely with Pedersen Read Christchurch who developed a lighting solution that replaced an existing dated fluorescent installation to increase both horizontal and vertical light levels which created a bright fresh environment for New World’s customers.


The Trilux E-Line continuous system, with a mixture of wide and double asymmetric optics, was the product of choice for this project. The double asymmetric optics proved particularly useful for the vertical light on to the aisle shelving, lighting the product with excellent accuracy and colour rendition which improves the customer experience and better reflects the colour fidelity of the individual produce/goods.




The project was not without its challenges. The apex ceiling shape was hard to work with at times and due to store operating hours, all work on site was done after hours by Melray Electric. The dark flooring in parts of the store also reduces the reflectance of light. The upgrade has further enhanced the overall look of the store and also resulted in a 50% reduction in power consumption for lighting.


Everyone involved is extremely happy with the outcome, especially the client who is particularly impressed with the way the lighting really improves how the product is displayed, the overall improved visual comfort of the store plus an almost 50% reduction in energy consumption.


Credit also goes to Melray Electric, for doing a great job with the installation.



New World Rangiora

MHL are proud to have been involved in the design and implementation of an LED lighting upgrade for the New World Supermarket in Rangiora. MHL worked closely with Pedersen Read Christchurch who developed a lighting solution that replaced an existing dated fluorescent installation to increase both horizontal and vertical light levels which created a bright fresh environment for New World’s customers.


The Trilux E-Line continuous system, with a mixture of wide and double asymmetric optics, was the product of choice for this project. The double asymmetric optics proved particularly useful for the vertical light on to the aisle shelving, lighting the product with excellent accuracy and colour rendition which improves the customer experience and better reflects the colour fidelity of the individual produce/goods.




The project was not without its challenges. The apex ceiling shape was hard to work with at times and due to store operating hours, all work on site was done after hours by Melray Electric. The dark flooring in parts of the store also reduces the reflectance of light. The upgrade has further enhanced the overall look of the store and also resulted in a 50% reduction in power consumption for lighting.


Everyone involved is extremely happy with the outcome, especially the client who is particularly impressed with the way the lighting really improves how the product is displayed, the overall improved visual comfort of the store plus an almost 50% reduction in energy consumption.


Credit also goes to Melray Electric, for doing a great job with the installation.



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.

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.

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:

  • 95x Prolicht Bioniq Recessed Downlights used in the Immersive Fitness Cycle Studio
  • 63x Unios Azure Recessed Steplights in the Immersive Fitness Cycle Studio
  • 37x Oktalite Canilo Plus Narrow Beam Track Lights – Boxing and Functional Studios


All photos credit to Les Mills

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:

  • 95x Prolicht Bioniq Recessed Downlights used in the Immersive Fitness Cycle Studio
  • 63x Unios Azure Recessed Steplights in the Immersive Fitness Cycle Studio
  • 37x Oktalite Canilo Plus Narrow Beam Track Lights – Boxing and Functional Studios


All photos credit to Les Mills

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.

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.

Wanaka Recreation Car Park

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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Wanaka Recreation Car Park

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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Gallery: Devonport Wharf in Auckland


Products Used:


  • WE-EF RFL
  • WE-EF FLC
  • Hydro Aluminium Poles


Designer:


Isthums Group


Gallery: Eel Trap Bridge


Designer:


Beca


Gallery: University of Otago Campus in Dunedin


Product Used:


WE-EF ZA640 LED



Designer:


DSM Urban Design Limited & Photographer Michael Mcqueen


Gallery: O’Connell Street Upgrade – Auckland


Products Used:


  • WE-EF ETC Uplights
  • WE-EF RFL Streetlights


Designer:


LDP


Gallery: St Margarets College in Christchurch


Products Used:


  • WE-EF VFL
  • WE-EF DOC Downlights
  • SAPA Poles


Designer:


Cosgroves


Gallery: Freyberg Square


Product Used:


Coolon Multo



Designer:


Isthmus


Gallery: Point Resolution Bridge in Auckland


Designer:


LDP


Gallery: Knox Plaza Christchurch


Product Used:


WE-EF FLC Projectors



Designer:


Beca