The Challenge

In a competitive sports market having the best product displayed beautifully is paramount. Nike New Zealand’s store located in Newmarket recognised this need as they embarked on constructing their new space. ‘’With a market capitalisation of $197.8 billion, Nike’s global prominence set high expectations for the store’s aesthetics and functionality.’’

Elevating Presentation and Functionality 

The client sought a lighting solution that went beyond mere illumination. They desired adjustable and functional lights that would seamlessly integrate with the store’s design while meeting the specific demands of showcasing Nike’s diverse product range. Furthermore, there was an emphasis on adhering to a set timeframe and budget, requiring meticulous planning and execution.

Crafting a Customised Lighting Solution 

Nike New Zealand engaged Signify, a leading lighting solutions provider, to address their unique requirements. Signify’s approach involved the careful selection of a hero product that could deliver both functionality and aesthetic appeal. The chosen product was the Pierlite (a brand of Signify) Cilindro Track Light GEN3, boasting an impressive high color rendering light source, three interchangeable lenses and passive cooling heatsink. A total of 166 fittings were strategically incorporated into the store, with a colour temperature of 4000K and a sleek black finish.

Click here for more information on the Pierlite Cilindro Track Light GEN3

Planning and Implementation 

The project involved meticulous planning. Signify’s team collaborated closely with the client to understand their vision and requirements. Transparent and timely communication was prioritised throughout the project to ensure that every aspect aligned with the client’s expectations.

Enhancing Visibility and Customer Experience 

The implementation of Signify’s lighting solution yielded transformative results. The store’s new lighting system significantly increased the visibility of Nike’s products, eliminating glare and harsh lighting. This enhancement created a seamless and inviting environment for customers to explore the merchandise, aligning with Nike’s commitment to delivering a premium shopping experience. 

Timely Solutions and Effective Communication 

The client expressed satisfaction with the project, highlighting Signify’s commitment to timely and transparent communication. Signify not only addressed the client’s pain points but also provided a tailored solution that surpassed expectations. The successful collaboration between Nike Newmarket Broadway and Signify stands as a testament to the effectiveness of understanding client needs and delivering innovative solutions.  

“The project was completed promptly, delivering excellent results. The enhanced lighting strategically illuminates key areas crucial for showcasing our merchandise. From changing rooms to the storefront and back of the house, the overall high-quality lighting significantly accentuates our products. Exceptional job!”

Ed Saggers, Manager of NIKE NZ

Signify’s Expertise in Action 

As organisations seek to elevate their retail spaces, Signify remains a reliable partner, offering customized solutions to illuminate and enhance any project.

To discover how Signify can illuminate your organisation’s next project, contact us for a consultation.

Reducing the indoor transmission risk

Every day, healthcare organisations like SA Health rely on Pierlite’s Aether air-cleansing luminaire to reduce the indoor transmission risk of airborne pathogens and deliver safer indoor environments to both patients and clinical staff.

Earlier this year, SA Health installed 33 Aether units at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, a major tertiary hospital in Adelaide’s northeast that provides critical medical, surgical, obstetric and diagnostic services to a catchment of more than 300,000 South Australians. Among its specialist facilities is a state-of-the-art cancer centre, large emergency department, cardiology, ICU, infectious diseases, imaging, rehabilitation and allied health.

Seamless integration with existing hospital safety protocols

The 33 Aether units are installed and operating across the Lyell McEwin Hospital in its waiting rooms and corridors, using UV-C LED and medical grade HEPA H-13 technology to eliminate 99.995% of airborne viruses and bacteria. Operating unobtrusively and continuously, Aether delivers cleansed air to clinical staff, patients and their families.

Mr Hieu Pham, Strategic Asset Manager for SA Health’s Northern Adelaide Local Health Network says the installation of Aether has strengthened indoor air safety at the hospital and will allow the hospital to operate confidently through colder periods.

“Our hospital has long had comprehensive air safety protocols at the bedside. Recent years however have shown air safety coverage must extend hospital-wide to waiting rooms, corridors, bathrooms and offices. We have implemented  Pierlite’s Aether fittings across these rooms as a medical-grade technology solution to better protect our patients and clinical staff.”

“Pierlite’s Aether fittings have integrated seamlessly with existing safety protocols at the hospital. They have given us the the confidence of operating safely and uninterrupted through both warmer and cooler months, protecting patients and ensuring we can stay firmly focused on delivering the best standard of patient care.”

It is trusted technologies like Aether that support safer environments indoors for public and private providers in Australia’s healthcare sector.

Learn more about the Aether LED Troffer below:

Developer : Cooper and Company
Architect : Peddle Thorp
Electrical Engineer : NDY
Main Contractor : Hawkins
Electrical Contractor : TS Bishop
Lighting Supplier : Aesthetics

An Iconic Heritage

In downtown Auckland’s Britomart business district stand the Australis and Nathan buildings – two 100 year old iconic, heritage listed buildings.Recently refurbished to offer luxury office and retail spaces, they now house iconic retail stores Tiffany & Co. and Chanel on their ground floor retail areas. In the floors above, the 4000m2 office levels aim to enhance the natural building character, while delivering sleek, modern design to attract prestigious commercial tenants.

Lighting Up History

Aesthetics Lighting* was asked to deliver the required quality of office lighting to highlight the architectural features of this historic building, while ensuring it was in line with today’s best practice standards. The solution needed to combine functionality and energy saving features while emphasising the building’s many aesthetic qualities, such as exposed timber rafters, beams, original ceiling and brickwork.

Two office space areas featured a totally exposed ceiling on one side, while a special suspended ceiling of custom black perforated tiles adorned the opposite space. Stairwells had limited areas to mount lighting, which called for a practical solution.

Delivering On The Challenge

Aesthetics Lighting* answered the challenge with not one, but two, different lighting solutions to achieve the required result. Within Aesthetics Lighting’s stable of products (View Aesthetics’s Product Range), two products were chosen that delivered the luxury character of the project as well as the optimum lighting levels for a workspace.

The Futcha LED recessed module was customised into a perforated black tile, seamlessly matching it with its surrounds. An Austube 60 Greenstar LED Beam product was also suspended in the exposed timber area, powder coated in black to blend with the rest of the design palette. The stairwells were also required to have practical lighting with minimum impact on the architecture. This was achieved with wall mount Austube 50 Slot Greenstar units.

Using the vast resources at the disposal of the Gerard group, it was possible to match the brief – exactly.

Best Practice Levels

The outcome was successful from both aesthetic and functional viewpoints. The energy consumption was at best practice levels for 2016.
These centuries-old buildings have not only been restored to their former glory, they also now boast better light levels and lower power consumption than most of their surrounding downtown counterparts.

*Aesthetics Lighting is Gerard Lighting’s professional/specification division in NZ

Developer : Stride Property
Architect : The Buchan Group
Electrical Engineer : Electrical Consulting Services (ECS)
Lighting Supplier : Aesthetics

When Stride Property awarded the contract for the design for the brand new retail and office complex in New Zealand’s largest city, the task of ensuring that the vast network of buildings was fitted with adequate commercial lighting may have seemed a little daunting to most. Even so, when the NorthWest Shopping Centre, found on Fred Taylor Drive and Maki Street in Auckland, opened in early October 2015 with complete lighting systems fully operational, it was apparent that an expert team must have carried out the work.

LED extrusion used at the ‘NorthWest’ – got in touch with Dale Wartnaby, Senior Electrical Engineer at Electrical Consulting Services (ECS) on the project. Dale has been at the very frontier of her field for the best part of 40 years, so who better to gain an insight from than the person that played a big role in lighting up one of Auckland’s most exciting new developments? Let’s take a look at what she had to say about this intriguing project.

Challenge accepted

The actual design of the building also threw up several challenges for Dale and the ECS team. For example, there are several areas in the centre where the ceiling rises from the ground floor shopping level right up to a high-level wooden ceiling, with the clerestory windows on either side. For the ceiling, linear extruded fittings were chosen, appearing in a random pattern along its length.

However, because the clerestory windows on the western side of the concourse allowed in ample amount of natural light, there was little need for artificial lighting during daylight hours. Hence, lighting in these particular areas needed to be automatically dimmed via the control system. However, it remained a challenge to ensure that uniform illumination was achieved outside daylight hours using this random layout.

It was necessary, therefore, for Russ Kern at ECS to spend a great deal of time both setting up the 3D model and running calculations to make sure that the desired result was achieved, and also to meet the design criteria.

The right lights

For the wooden ceilings, Dale opted for Austube 60 Greenstar LED Square aluminium extrusion. The body of the fittings are finished in black, meaning that they blend seamlessly when installed in between the dark slats. For the lower level plaster ceilings, Austube 50 Greenstar LED Recessed was chosen. In both of these areas, the lighting met the illumination targets laid out in the initial concept design.

It’s only fair to point out, though, that Aesthetics Lighting Solutions supplied the LED extrusions for this project, and that other fittings throughout the building were supplied by other companies. Even so, why not take a walk through the NorthWest Shopping Centre to check out the great example of a creative and innovative design?