We will be periodically adding outdoor lighting case studies to this section of the website.


Ellerslie Flower Show Lighting Director, Jenny Pullar, teamed up with landscape designer Norma de Langen, at last year's flower show to create the spectacular Morning Fresh outdoor garden using HUNZA™ lights.

Because of my extensive commitments to different lighting projects around the site I needed this job to go in early in the construction phase. Fifty-one HUNZA™ fittings were all roughly positioned, cabled up and wrapped in rubbish bags. Hard landscape construction, painting and planting then continued around (and over!) the bundles of lights. Come focus time, lights were rescued and positioned none the worse for wear. No other comprehensive range of residential light fittings would have survived this treatment.

The lighting concept was to reinforce the branding of three new dishwashing liquids by 'washing' the garden at night with light in the product colours of lime green, orange and lavender. Corporate colours of turquoise and red were also used. The brief from landscape designer was that lights were to be largely invisible in the daytime.


The soft texturing of shadows fitted with the overall romantic planting theme in a way that harsh shadows never could have. The emphasis was on plant form and density. Copper spike spots provided the necessary low angle of light and blended with garden mulch to be completely inconspicuous in the daytime.

The end bed was side lit with five solid copper Twin Pole Lites with lime green filters for lush glowing foliage. Side lighting along the beds made for very efficient coverage of foliage so few fittings were needed. The Super Spikes made it easy to keep poles vertical even in very loosely packed garden mix.

The inner return garden bed was top lit with four HUNZA™ solid copper wall spots incorporating orange filters to high light the red of upward facing roses. Foliage was picked out in lime green using three single pole lights.