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

Since 2009 our team of passionate professionals have been at the drawing board, crafting a collection of LED luminaires that surpass everything else in both their visual appeal and functional efficacy.

The cornerstone of our design philosophy is our unwavering dedication to producing lasting lighting solutions, meticulously shaped from the most superior materials and components.

As your preferred lighting solutions provider, we affirm our products’ qualities, masterfully crafted and precisely engineered. We pledge that they will offer reliable and eco-friendly service, illuminating your space effectively for many years ahead.

Some of our successes are:

First lighting company to manufacture residential 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

Supplier of the Year 2021 – Corys Electrical

Supplier of the Year 2023 – NZ Trade Group

We believe in providing a quality product that we can guarantee

Our Key Team Members


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.


Cindy Black
Marketing Manager

Cindy is based in our Nelson office and is managing the Marketing of our products and solutions. Cindy is passionate about building strong brand connections, with experience across multiple industries during her international career. During her downtime, Cindy loves to spend her time with her young family, exploring all the exciting adventures Aotearoa has to offer.
Contact Cindy directly on 027 286 7205


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


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


Emma Whitehouse
Lighting Consultant

Emma is based in our new Christchurch Showroom 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 directly on (03) 281 8216


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


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


Aaron Fletcher
Auckland Showroom
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 Switch Lighting showroom 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


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 manages and develops the Production, Customer Service and Dispatch teams. Production scheduling, assisting our domestic and international customers and troubleshooting are all in a day's work. Originally from Yorkshire, she now lives in Richmond.

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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!


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 directly 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.