New technologies are transforming the world of lighting – a world where the shape of light is limited only by the imagination and where a myriad of colours can transform a space and enhance performance and mood.
To further S&T’s passion for creating inspirational lighting environments, Principal Glen Wright has established S&T Lighting which brings together a group of experienced, award-winning lighting designers. The uniqueness of our lighting designers is that they live in an architectural and engineering environment where there’s a cross pollination of architecture and engineering and a mix of aesthetic and technical skills. They know how to integrate, control and power light, and they know how to utilise daylight as well as artificial light.
Through S&T Lighting we aim to lift the bar on lighting, to enable our clients and the users of their buildings to experience light at its most effective. For this to happen, lighting concepts need to be established early on in the creative process so they become an integral part of building design, instead of just an add-on at the end. Lighting can be used to make people feel special, to attract pedestrians into a space, to guide, to entertain, to stimulate and to provide security and comfort.
New opportunities in lighting technology include LED, OLED, DALI and T5 HO. There are also huge strides being made in sustainable lighting and our Green Star Accredited Professionals are actively learning about and pursuing new technologies in this field.
As a demonstration of our commitment to produce high quality and innovative lighting designs we had five entries in this year’s IESANZ New Zealand Chapter Lighting Awards. These included the urban landscape lighting for Midland Park, office lighting for our new Wellington Design Studio, residential lighting for the First Light solar house, education lighting for Auckland University Thomas Building and foyer lighting for Harbour View Apartments. The Wellington Design Studio won two IESANZ awards while the First Light project won the engineering section of the US Department of Energy’s International Solar Decathlon.
If you were disappointed with the lighting on a past project, you feel that there was on opportunity lost, or you have a lighting concept or objective you would like to see implemented please don’t hesitate to contact Glen Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04 894 4723.