New Zealand's leading manufacturer of architectural LED lighting solutions 

Switch Lighting is where innovation meets illumination. With a passion for technological advancement, Switch Lighting has been revolutionising the industry since its inception in 2009.

We understand the profound impact that lighting can have on ambience, functionality, and energy efficiency. Our team of dedicated professionals work passionately to develop and deliver state-of-the-art lighting products that surpass industry standards, to transform spaces and elevate experiences. By combining exceptional design and superior quality, we empower our customers to create inspiring atmospheres that enhance productivity, comfort, and aesthetics. Whether that be in homes, offices, hotels, hospitality, retail, schools, super yachts or world renowned cruise ships.

Switch Lighting is New Zealand’s leading LED luminaire manufacturer – and your trusted partner for innovative lighting solutions that illuminate your world and enhance the environments you live in.

Meet the team


Gerard Woods
Managing Director

Gerard is responsible for the overall strategy and vision for Switch Lighting. Gerard is also actively involved in the Lighting Council of NZ where he sits on the Executive Committee. He represents LCNZ on AS/NZ standards committee EL041 which is responsible for updating and maintaining safety standards for general lighting. When he's not working, you will find Gerard enjoying one of his outdoor pursuits: kite-surfing, paddle-boarding, snowboarding or adventure riding on his KTM990 bike.

Jon Maunsell Technical Engineer, Switch Lighting

Jon Maunsell
Technical Engineer

Jon has been designing and creating LED lighting products since 2003. Over this time he has built up a very comprehensive knowledge about how to create the best LED products. When not developing the latest innovations, Jon can be found spending time with his daughter and partner or out on the trails on his mountain bike.


Pip Stamper
Finance Manager

Pip is based in our Nelson office and can assist you with any invoicing queries. Pip has experienced a variety of industries in her administration career, from large scale manufacturing to retail. Outside of the office she enjoys family time at Nelson Lakes National Park with her husband and three adult children.


Johnny Huynen
Central NZ
Lighting Consultant

Johnny is based in the Wellington region. He is responsible for the Central NZ area running from Taranaki right down to Nelson/Marlborough. In his spare time Johnny is an avid sports fan and an absolute fishing nut who will get out on the water as often as possible to get his fix.

Contact Johnny on 027 226 6007


David Maunsell
Auckland & Upper North Is
Lighting Consultant

David is based on the North Shore of Auckland. He is responsible for the Central Auckland and Northland region. David has very good technical knowledge of LED products. When not working with his customer base, David enjoys getting out on his jet ski for some fishing in the Manukau Harbour.

Contact David on 021 0231 1675


Erin Lambert
Auckland Lighting
Sales Representative

Erin joined Switch in February 2024 as a Sales Representative in the Auckland/Northland Region focusing on supporting our wholesalers in the region. She has a wealth of knowledge, having started her career in the electrical industry in 2017. Erin is a fan of online gaming and the occasional Dungeons and Dragons session.

Contact Erin on 027 319 7991


Aaron Fletcher
Auckland Lighting Hub
Lighting Design Sales Consultant

Aaron joined our team in 2021, bringing with him extensive knowledge in home automation and lighting design. Aaron manages our successful Lighting Hub at 49 Ponsonby Road, Auckland.  He is passionate about lighting controls and product development, with a keen focus on Casambi smart lighting automation. During his downtime, Aaron enjoys the fine art and practice of woodworking.

Contact Aaron on (09) 972 0607


Letty Uttinger
Central North Island
Lighting Consultant

Letty has a vast background in commercial and industrial lighting and a touch of experience in residential lighting design.
Outside of work, she really enjoys fashion, sewing and designing her own kids' range of clothing.

Contact Letty on 027 950 4007


Shana Corkill
Central NZ
Lighting Sales Representative

Shana joins our team in the Central New Zealand region as a Sales Representative supporting our Lower North Island and Upper South Island wholesale customers.  In her spare time, Shana loves to hit the gym and has a passion for travel – having travelled to 25 countries so far!

Contact Shana on 027 283 6459


Reece Hellings
Christchurch Wholesale & Trade
Sales Representative

Reece joined Switch in November 2020 after seven years based in London. His territory covers North Canterbury, the West Coast and to the bottom of the South Island. Although new to the LED/Electrical Industry he comes from a commercial interiors background and loves working for a New Zealand owned company with strong values.

Contact Reece on 027 259 1249


Emma Whitehouse
Christchurch Lighting Hub
Lighting Design Sales Consultant

Emma is based in our Christchurch Lighting Hub in the heart of the city. Emma has a background in Architectural Sales and is also an Interior Designer. She is passionate about connecting with customers and creating beautiful spaces. Outside of work, you will find Emma running through the forest with her Labrador Louis, or spending time with her family.

Contact Emma on (03) 281 8216 

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Julie Halsey
Executive Assistant to MD

Julie is the Executive Assistant to Gerard and provides administrative support to the rest of the team as required. She has a young child so all her spare time is spent resting. Kidding. She has no spare time!


Jason Kemp
LED Technician

Jason is engaged in Research and Development, specialising in photometrics, conformance and prototype testing. Jason is broadly qualified from professional chef to IT and electrical. He is available to field any technical inquiries. In his spare time Jason likes to travel and enjoys skiing whenever he can.


Lindsay Shapcott
Inventory Manager

Lindsay manages our inbound supply chain and warehouse.  Monitoring, purchasing and maintaining current inventory levels; tracking orders; and investigating and resolving supply chain problems.

Contact Lindsay on (03) 928 0526


Ellie Jepson
Inventory Administrator

Ellie supports the Supply Chain team in monitoring inventory levels and replenishing stock as needed.  She manages our warranty and claims process.  Outside of work, Ellie is a mum of 3 kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, dog walking, photography and having a laugh with her friends.


Bonnie Gibson
Customer Services Administrator

Here at Switch, Bonnie processes all incoming orders and supports all inbound customer enquiries. Outside of work, Bonnie really enjoys bringing friends and family together over a home cooked meal or getting out on adventures with her partner and their 3 dogs.