Company: ECC Lighting & Furniture

When the Auckland War Memorial Museum decided to upgrade its lighting in its architecturally-designed award-winning Atrium and around the facade of what is one of the city’s most iconic buildings they approached ECC Lighting & Furniture to provide a unique solution.

Around the outside of the Museum the exterior has been lit with colour changing RGB fittings. The fittings chosen for this part of the project were iGuzzini Linealuce and Tagada fittings.

“We were thrilled with the result that iGuzzini produced”, says Mike Thorburn, Managing Director of ECC Lighting & Furniture. “Our own beautiful Auckland Museum now joins other great buildings of the world lit by iGuzzini such as Piazza Duomo in Florence, the Cathedral of Resurrection in Saint Petersburg and the National Museum in Beijing.”

Museum electrician Paul O’Donnell says the Linealuce fittings combine high lighting performance with great energy efficiency and reduced installation and maintenance costs.

“We’re also achieving really precise, defined colours and the reach of these lights is very impressive. The Auckland Museum building is very large but it is properly saturated in colour with the iGuzzini lighting,” says O’Donnell.

The luminaires have an innovative optic able to produce a wall washer effect with very even grazing light and capable of reaching heights of up to 18 metres. The distribution of the LEDs inside the luminaire allows the creation of continuous rows without areas of shadow between modules.

“The electronic control gear enables a uniform delivery of the light flow right across the Museum which is what gives the lighting such great impact.”