We are proud to announce that the STORY by our brand partner AEC Illuminazione Srl has been approved by both Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for use on their networks and is now included in their LED Approved Luminaire and M30 lists, respectively.

STORY combines heritage aesthetics with innovative lighting performance utilising the HYPER COMFORT Optical System, the latest optical innovation from AEC designed for precise, low-glare uniform illumination and high visual comfort. STORY, the perfect choice for modern or heritage environments, retrofit or newbuild for sub-division, road, carpark, pathway, and urban lighting applications.

For the full STORY, please contact any member of the Techlight team or visit our website

STORY, where tradition meets innovation.



We are delighted to welcome Dominic Williams to the Techlight team. Dominic brings his data management and problem-solving skills to our highly innovative and dedicated CMS team.

Dom will be supporting our valued clients and local authorities nationwide, including Auckland Transport, which has New Zealand’s largest street lighting network controlled by a Central Management System (CMS).
Please contact Dom or any member of the Techlight Ltd CMS team should you need any assistance with CMS or IoT applications and solutions.

Welcome to the team, Dom!



It was inspiring to see the emerging talent at Massey University last week, where the Techlight team spoke to the students undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology (Lighting) qualification.

Our National Sales Manager Antony Collett joined the group to lead an interactive session on all things exterior lighting. Exciting to support the ongoing development of the industry, thanks to Susan Mander and Massey University for the opportunity.




Our people are the heart of our business; as such, we are delighted to welcome Paul Franssen to the Techlight Ltd team. Paul brings his extensive design and technical expertise to service our highly valued clients in the Wellington and South Island regions.

Please contact Paul or any member of the Techlight Ltd team should you need any assistance with LED exterior, industrial or hazardous area lighting projects.

Welcome to the team, Paul!



We are delighted to announce that Techlight Ltd has been appointed as the exclusive New Zealand and Pacific Islands distributor for Survivor Lighting Pty Ltd. Survivor Lighting specialises in the design and manufacture of luminaires for high abuse areas and correctional facilities.

Being locally designed and manufactured in Australia, Survivor is committed to producing high quality, extremely robust lighting products that exceed client expectations, are delivered on time, to specification and within budget for the following applications:

• Pedestrian bridges, underpasses and tunnels

• Train and bus stations

• Prisons and correctional facilities

• Hospitals and mental health units

• Public toilet and changing areas

• Sports stadiums

We are excited to have another brand partner onboard that shares our business vision and values.

For more information on the Survivor Lighting range, please contact any member of the Techlight team or check out the Survivor Products



COMPASS luminaires now on approved products lists


We are proud to announce that the new COMPASS luminaire by our brand partner AEC Illuminazione Srl has been approved by both Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency for use on their networks and is now included on their LED Approved Luminaire and M30 lists respectively.

From a residential sub-division to a town square, the modern form, functional design and excellent visual comfort of the COMPASS allows lighting engineers, designers and specifiers the versatility to achieve the desired lighting outcome. See more detail on the Compass luminaire


MOD 2.0 luminaires now on approved products lists


We are proud to announce that the MOD 2.0 Series by our brand partner AEC Illuminazione Srl has been approved by both Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency for use on their networks and is now included on their LED Approved Luminaire and M30 lists respectively.


The MOD 2.0 Series allows lighting engineers, designers and specifiers to achieve highly efficient lighting solutions for Road, Pathway, Carpark, Urban Area and Pedestrian Crossing applications with a stylish and modern product aesthetic. The series includes bollards, floodlights and towers to complement the two sizes of Urban luminaires. Used together, they create a coherent and elegant identity for the urban environment.

Full details on the series can be read here

You can aso read about how MOD 2.0 has been used to enhance the Whakarewarewa Forest approach for pedestrians




I-TRON and ITALO LED luminaires now on approved products lists


Approved Luminaires –  I-TRON and ITALO LED luminaires are now on the Auckland Transport (ATCoP) Approved Luminaires List and New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) M30 Accepted Luminaires List .

The new I-TRON luminaire delivers high efficiency and reliability, assured long lifetime and rapid payback.

I-TRON Series is available in two different sizes: I-TRON Zero and I-TRON 1. Both the models are equipped with specific high efficiency aluminium optics, which assure excellent lighting level performance for different street applications. Through its wide range of size, optics and dimming options, it has been developed to meet the most complex lighting requirements.

I-TRON Zero and I-TRON 1 are part of AEC’s Greenlight products range, designed according to the strictest Standard for a sustainable environment. Read more


The 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.



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.



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.



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.


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.

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


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.


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.