Italo LED luminaires now on approved products lists

Approved Luminaires – Italo LED luminaires are now on the Auckland Transport (ATCoP) Approved Luminaires List, Christchurch City Council's approved list as well as New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) M30 Accepted Luminaires List.

The new ITALO series of LED luminaires delivers the high quality light, excellent colour rendering and optimum energy efficiency expected from AEC. Its vibrant aesthetic design will bring a sophisticated edge to the city of the future. 


Born out of comprehensive research into economic modular forms and light perception, AEC presents the ITALO series of luminaires, developed to meet the needs of the most progressive Smart City. The sleek, sculpted design fits perfectly with contemporary cityscapes, whilst offering unrivalled functionality, versatility and performance.

The optical systems, developed by AEC’s R&D department, are built to cope with a wide range of installation geometries - making ITALO the ideal choice for public administration departments and lighting industry professionals.


  • One design, three different sizes.
  • Designed specifically for lighting high traffic urban and suburban roads.
  • Available in a wide choice of optics to maximise versatility

The ITALO 2 URBAN series has been designed for lighting a wide range of urban contexts, such as residential areas, parks, squares and city centres. The striking design is the result of careful research and beautifully highlights the quality of the materials used.

The pole-mounted ITALO 2 URBAN is joined by two additional versions which considerably expand the potential for the series:

  • on bracket TP version - ITALO 2 URBAN TP
  • suspended version - ITALO 2 URBAN TS

With ITALO, AEC continues the Italian heritage of design excellence with a touch of pizzazz. All ITALO luminaires are manufactured entirely within AEC’s Italian Headquarters, where "Made in Italy" is synonymous with excellence, style and performance.

Don’t settle for dull, boring luminaires, let ITALO bring your city to life.


Road Lighting: Smart City Investment - Auckland 2015

This year's conference is billed as "An international study tour without the cost" for good reason - speakers from around the world are lined up to explain how they have implemented Smart City lighting initiatives, so you can learn from their experiences.

Key Conference Topics:

  • Using road lighting infrastructure as a platform for Smart City development 
  • How road lighting can enhance city liveability and the night economy 
  • Case studies of US, Australian and NZ road lighting energy initiatives 
  • National and municipal smart energy and smart contracting programmes 
  • Smart networks and control technologies – what you need to know 
  • Road lighting standards – how they are changing internationally and in NZ 
  • Infrastructure financing – “invest to save” capital funding mechanisms 
  • Lighting and Road Safety – the latest international research findings 
  • Future directions – lighting the road ahead for New Zealand 

Monday 9th - Tuesday 10th March at Langham's Hotel.

Techlight look forward to meeting you there - we will be on Stand 7. Read more about Road Lighting 2015



light + building - Frankfurt 2014

The world's biggest trade fair for lighting and building - from Sunday 30th March to Friday 4th April

Techlight look forward to meeting you there. Read more 



Road Lighting 2014: Innovation • Efficiency • Safety

The inaugural NZ conference for road lighting authorities & professionals

LED lighting is driving a revolution in road lighting infrastructure that can deliver a quantum leap in cost-competitive efficiencies.

It uses half the electricity of high pressure sodium lighting, reduces maintenance costs considerably, allows for easier and more precise lighting control, and helps create safer conditions for road users.

Techlight look forward to meeting you there. Read more about Road Lighting Conference

Announcing AEC 2nd Generation LED Road lights (2011)

Techlight now has AEC 2nd generation LED Streetlights LED-in in stock. Using Philips' award-winning LUXEON Rebel Lumileds and Xitanium Drivers makes the latest luminaires from AEC some of the most advanced lighting products in the world.

The patented micro optic system ensures precise light distribution and minimal glare. The unit is totally sealed to IP66 and totally controlable through AEC's advanced tele-management system, offering three dimming options and both automatic and programmable systems. The patented "Comfort Light Optic" system is capable of optimising the luminous flux of each LED and reducing blinding effects.

Read about Philips Lumileds: LUXEON Rebel

Read this review of Xitanium drivers: "The highly reliable technology will set new global standards for outdoor LED lighting solutions." Lux Magazine


Ray Wells joins Techlight (2011)

We are pleased to welcome Ray to the Techlight team. Ray has over 24 years experience in the Power Utility and Oil and Gas Industry overseas, coming to New Zealand as an Electrical Engineer and Energy Manager. He has worked in the NZ street lighting and energy management markets for over a decade.

Ray is a Scotech qualified Electrical Engineer and an Energy Management Association Accredited Energy Auditor. He has an Energy Management Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology from Massey University.


Petrel Hazardous Area Equipment (2010)

Techlight is appointed New Zealand distributor for UK company Petrel who manufacture explosion-proof lighting and control equipment.


Amanda Moxey joins Techlight (2010)

We are pleased to welcome Amanda to Techlight. With a Spatial Design degree Amanda started out in Lighting Design in 2003 and completed her illumination engineering certificate in 2005 (AUT). She brings a broad range of lighting industry experience and skills to the team.


Revised Pedestrian Crossing Standard Released (2009)

Techlight now offer a range of products from AEC in accordance with the latest standard - from the Kaos road / street light to the more decorative Logika, Quadro and Ecoevo, incorporating specially designed optics that deliver light exactly where it is required.


New Zealand distributor for AEC Illuminazione (2008)

Techlight is appointed sole distributor for AEC in New Zealand, supplying a wide range of functional and decorative light fittings including the Kaos and Logika.