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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.

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


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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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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Gallery: Hartcourt Grenadier



Designer:


KVA Architecture



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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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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