New Zealand's leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions

Switch Lighting is proud to be a New Zealand manufacturer of LED lighting solutions
We believe LED lighting is the lighting of the future - it is the true clean green environmentally friendly energy-efficient light source

Leader in LED Luminaire Manufacturing

Switch Lighting ... sustainable LED solutions

Jon Maunsell and Gerard Woods first started working on LED products together in 2009. Jon comes from an electronics background and Gerard is a Mechanical Engineer. The two skill sets compliment each other well in the designing and manufacturing of LED products. Jon first investigated LED back in the late 1990s, not long after the Nichia Engineer Shuji Nakamura invented the first high brightness white LED in 1993.

In 2003 Jon designed and built his first LED light. Since then it has been a steady progression of learning and developing lighting products. So with over 10 years in developing LED lighting products, half of them involving Gerard's Engineering skills, Switch Lighting is proud to be the leader in LED luminaire manufacturing in New Zealand. We create lights that are designed for the New Zealand environment, be that on the coast or on top of a mountain in the National Parks of New Zealand.

Some of our successes are:

First lighting company to manufacture LED lights in NZ
First lighting company to achieve IC-F classification
First lighting company to achieve Energy Star accreditation
First lighting company to manufacture a fully sealed tilt luminaire

Winner – Innovation Award
Nelson Tasman Chamber Business Awards 2013

Winner – Product Award
IES ANZ Lighting Design Awards 2014

Supplier of the Year 2019 - NZ Trade Group
(2nd most preferred supplier)

Supplier of the Year 2021 - NZ Trade Group

We believe in providing a quality product that we can guarantee

Our Valuable Team Members

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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 is the technical brains behind Switch Lighting: running our Research and Development department. 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.

David Maunsell Auckland and Upper North Island Sales, Switch Lighting

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 directly on 021 0231 1675


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 directly on 027 950 4007


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 directly on 027 226 6007

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Becs Cooper
Canterbury & South
Lighting Consultant

Becs is based in Christchurch and her territory covers from North Canterbury, across to the west coast and all the way down to the bottom of the South Island. Becs brings amazing passion for sustainable products and customer service to our team.
Contact Becs directly on 027 226 6116


Reece Hellings
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 directly on 027 259 1249


Aaron Fletcher
Auckland Showroom
Lighting Design Sales Consultant

Aaron joined our team in 2021. He is manning our sparkly new showroom at 49 Ponsonby Road.

Contact Aaron on (09) 972 0607


Chris Petronilli
Quality Manager

Chris manages quality processes and continuous improvement. He gained his expertise within the German car industry prior to relocating to New Zealand in 2017. Outside of work, Chris enjoys spending time with his family going hiking, kayaking or playing tennis.


Rod Attenburrow
R&D Engineer

Rod is our main man working with Jon in Research and Development. With many years in Electronics and the last 10 years specialising in LED technology, Rod brings a great deal of expertise to our R&D team. Rod is also available for any technical queries.


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.


Jeanette Swift
Production & Customer Services Manager

Jeanette is the friendly voice on our end of the phone when you ring up with queries about an order. Originally from Yorkshire, she now lives in Richmond.


Lindsay Shapcott
Inventory Controller

Contact Lindsay directly on 03 928 0526


Ellie Jepson
Inventory Administrator

Outside of work, Ellie is a mum of 3 kids and 2 dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, dog walking, running and having a laugh with her friends.



Our beloved Truffle sadly passed away on Friday August 6th 2021. She will be missed very much.