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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:



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:



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
  • Sapa 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


Gallery: Ignite Architects Office


Designer:


Ignite Architects


Gallery: Bastion Point – Auckland


Product Used:


WE-EF FLC121



Designer:


Light Works


Gallery: Commercial Office Fitout


Designer:


Stack Interiors


Gallery: NZ Mortgages​ & Securities Office


Designer:


Yellow 6 Design


Gallery: Barry Curtis Park


Products Used:


  • Hydro Poles with WE-EF VFL520
  • WE-EF GSI Bollards, 
  • WE-EF FLC Spotlights
  • Coolon Multo Strip Light, 
  • WE-EF STG Wall Light


Designer:


Isthmus Architects


Gallery: Private Residence in Auckland


Product Used:


Modular and Klik Systems



Designer:


V C Interiors