Easier ways to find solutions

‘Heroes by Application‘ has expanded, making it easier to find solutions suited to particular applications.

Display Case Lighting

Small discrete solutions developed, engineered and delivered to ensure full attention is given to items in a display or showcase.

The lighting of display and showcases requires solutions that have been miniaturised to enable them to integrate into the case in the least visible way possible. Heroing a display item requires great optics and accessories able to focus attention, drawing it out from the backdrop, ensuring the item is accurately rendered and seen in it’s most true and natural form.

Product flexibility is also key, enabling re-aiming and re-positioning of fittings to suit the ever changing needs of the highly fluid environment. With the change of seasons, or the launch of a new range, retail displays need to be easily adaptable, and that’s where specialised solutions make it simple.

With Corporate Friends and Ljus we’ve got it covered, making it easy for you to solve retail display and showcase lighting needs.

Retail Lighting

A thorough range of solutions to meet all of your retail lighting needs.

  • Track
  • Downlight
  • Surface
  • Pendant
  • Flexible LED

Working with Light4U and ProLED, we can help you develop a lighting solution that supports the specific needs of the retail environment.

With product able to be typically delivered within 3 to 4 weeks, or less, the tight time frames of retail fit outs can be met.

When selling retail, customers decisions are made on a number of factors, including price and appearance, two immediate visual queues. If the price looks reasonable and the product looks good, then the customer is open to purchasing.

Light4U and ProLED have a comprehensive range of solutions for just this purpose – making sure the product looks good. They offer a range of specific light qualities to suit the product.

  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Cheese and Dairy
  • Fresh and Cooked Meats
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Bakery
  • Fashion
  • Art
  • Full Spectrum
  • Human Centric
  • Premium White
  • Dim to Warm
  • Tuneable White

Greenwall and Plant Lighting

The increasing use of greenwalls and indoor planting in commercial office spaces and other interior environments has enormous benefits for humans and building energy use, but keeping plants alive, or even better, enabling them to flourish is not easy.

Intralux’s Enepro Grow is the ideal track and surface mounted solution to this, providing a tailored light spectrum in 3500K that enables plant growth and propagate.

With Intralux’s Enepro Grow you can grow rich indoor planting, full of plant species diversity, and rich with their leaf and flow colours.

Cove Lighting

Cove lighting can be driven by the need for performance (to uplight a large ceiling or achieve target illuminance levels on the working plane) or to achieve a decorate effect.

Light Black has solutions for all of these needs, drawing upon solutions from Intralux, ProLED and Xicato to find the ideal solution.

Performance driven cove lighting requires solutions able to deliver medium to large lumen packages using controlled and adjustable optics that can uplight medium to large ceiling spaces. For example large entry lobbies to buildings with double height voids. Here, cove lighting can be used to adequately light the space to standards requirements, removing the need for downlighting. Nice clean ceilings devoid of penetrations!

Decorative cove lighting focuses on the achievement on the lighting effect, appearance of the cove, or the way the lighting solution integrates into the architecture. These solutions can include profiles that are built into the architecture, creating solutions that become an integral part of the space. No need for bulky builders works to try and create a minimal solution, as the lighting solution itself resolves the builders works as well as the lighting.

To find out more about any one of these solutions contact Light Black.

Intralux joins Light Black

Having worked closely with Intralux for several years, it’s a great pleasure to have them join Light Black, and to be able to act as their distributor for the Auckland region.

Intralux’s approach to lighting is very much aligned with Light Black’s, which is to provide lighting solutions with very clear purpose and project application.

Intralux’s collection focuses on a number of lighting applications where they have been able to research, design and develop products that feature intelligent approaches to deliver better outcomes. This enables Intralux to maintain a focused product range that assists designers, specifiers, contractors and end clients achieve enhanced solutions to their project needs.

Intralux’s collection includes:

  • Versatile VL9050 : A 50 x 90mm extrusion system enabling the easy design and installation of multi-functional outcomes. A range of linear optics can be combined with uplighting, integrated spots and track to create unique customer centric solutions.
  • KoveLED Adjustable, Professional and Tuneable : A family of high performance cove lighting products that can be joined in up to 60m on a circuit. This removes the need for multiple power feeds within the confined cove space, and provides the contractor with a solution that is fast and super friendly to install. Packed with plenty of punch, these solutions can be used to light spaces indirectly, reducing the need for direct downlighting approaches and creating spaces with a more comfortable ambient effect.
  • KoveLED Mini : Small profile cove lighting solutions for more delicate or effect lighting requirements, for example meeting room coves. All KoveLED Mini are made to measure up to 2,500mm long, and feature long tails with plugs to enable easy connection to power supplies and adjacent units. Profiles sizes range across 10.5 x 8mm to 35 x 35mm and include surface and recessed options.
  • Slite : A small profile solution for the lighting of shelves. The LED is perfectly oriented and shielded to light items on display on the shelf, creating a comfortable and highly effective view.
  • Enepro Grow : If you’ve ever struggled to keep plants in an interior space alive, or not been able to create an environment in which they thrive, then Enepro Grow is part of the solution. Featuring a highly specialised LED to nurture plants and enable growth and flowering, Enepro Grow also uses 3500K high CRI warm white light for architectural lighting needs. A win win and a highly valuable part of biophillic design.
  • COG LED 2.0 : An installer friendly exterior and wet spaces linear lighting solution for the grazing of walls, uplighting of canopies, and linear lighting effects in general. With IP65 rating, COG LED 2.0 can be surface mounted as required, and uses a super simple ‘Plug+Go’ system to enable up to 60m to be interconnected in a single circuit.

Intralux products are made in Australia, achieving shorter lead time, competitive pricing and reduced carbon footprint.

To find out more, simply click the links above, or drop us a line at Light Black.

Planet LED Puck SNAP gains Auckland Transport approval

Planet Lighting’s LED Puck SNAP has been approved by Auckland Transport and their Street Light Review Group (SLRG), and added to the Roadway Lighting LED Approved Luminaire List (AT-LALL).

This approval clarifies the ongoing use of the highly successful Planet LED Puck SNAP for current and future projects, and in particular enables it to be used for projects designed to AS/NZS 1158, Lighting for roads and public spaces Pedestrian area (Category P) lighting – Performance and design requirements.

This is a great result for the already very popular and industry leading LED Puck SNAP, and a great verification of the trust already placed in this superb miniature solution.

Please feel free to view the approval letter below.

For an overview of the Planet Lighting LED Puck SNAP, and it’s SOLO version for use in non-ferrous installations, please download below.

Specialist Retail Solutions

Activating a retail, showroom, supermarket or hospitality space to generate sales requires lighting solutions that respect the sales product and space.

Light4U are masters of this, with their business devoted to the lighting of retail, showroom, supermarket or hospitality spaces as a specialization.

Light4U provide their solutions in a range of specialist LED chipsets matched to the retail experience:

  • Fresh Produce
    • Fruit & Vegetables
    • Cheese & Dairy
    • Fresh & Cooked Meats
    • Fish & Seafood
    • Bakery
    • Premium White (spot and accent lighting)
  • Clothing boutiques
    • Fashion
    • Premium White (spot and accent lighting)
    • Tuneable White (circadian rhythm and seasonal mapping)
  • Museums and Galleries
    • Art
    • Full Spectrum
    • Human Centric (mood and scene setting by blending different characteristics of LED with high colour rendering)
    • Tuneable White (circadian rhythm and seasonal mapping)
  • Showrooms and Exhibition
    • Full Spectrum (daylight matched)
    • Premium White (spot and accent lighting)
    • Human Centric (mood and scene setting by blending different characteristics of LED with high colour rendering)
    • Tuneable White (circadian rhythm and seasonal mapping)
  • Hospitality
    • Art
    • Dim to Warm
    • Human Centric (mood and scene setting by blending different characteristics of LED with high colour rendering)
    • Tuneable White (circadian rhythm and seasonal mapping)

Light4U solutions focus on the delivery of high quality lighting effects through the use of good optical control, dimming, accessories and adjustability of the aiming.

Light4U’s solutions are intended to make the space the hero, bringing the product and retail space to life from a discrete location, or thanks to great optics that deliver a punch without attracting attention.

Nimble, agile and fast to respond Light4U pride themselves on fast product delivery, with product leaving their warehouse within a matter of days of order placement. This enables Light4U to service fast moving projects on tight timeframes, making delivery within as little as two weeks of order placement.

To find out more, link to Light Black’s specialist area devoted to Retail Solutions, or get in contact with us directly.

Display Case Lighting

The subtle art of bringing prized objects or retail displays to life has never been easier thanks to the expertise of corporate friends®.

Extreme miniaturisation delivered with an amazing attention to detail and beautiful finishes make corporate friends® solutions a joy to behold.

Whether curating a museum exhibit, lighting art in a gallery, or creating that wow factor for a retail display, the mindful application of precise levels of light with accuracy is critical.

Corporate friends® meet this challenge with a thoughtful collection of solutions designed to be integrated within the display or show case settings:

  • magnetic track mounted spots
  • light bars
  • surface mounted spots
  • surface mounted spots on extended rods
  • down lights
  • wall lights

But, this is all done at super small scale! Their smallest fitting, the C1 Micro LC is just 14mm Ø x 26mm long! Tiny as you can see in the images above.

But, discretion is the key, and size does matter.

With finishes in Black, Silver and Gold anodised aluminium, it’s easy to make corporate friends® disappear into the framework of the display or show case, but if you want to, you can show them off.

All corporate friends® solutions have been engineered and proven, ensuring reliability, performance and durability. Part of this process includes thorough testing of light quality to TM-30-15 through lighting spectral analysis and the relative damage potential using their in-house lighting laboratory. They are also regularly tested and certified by independent museums and institutes such as the Rathgen Research Laboratory.

To find out more there’s a new section to the Light Black website devoted to Display Case Lighting, which you can link to here.

Or drop Light Black an email or give us a call. We have a stunning sample case from corporate friends® that we’re keen to show you.

Freedom in the AIR!

Planet’s hugely successful LED Puck has reached new heights, launching itself into the AIR.

Available in two options, catenary and pendant, Planet Lighting’s latest miniature masterpiece delivers powerful performance from its tiny 25mm diameter form.

The range of lighting effects that can be achieved from this tiny little bombshell is amazing, from DIRECTOR optics with controlled lighting effects to BRILLIANT lenses to create sparkle and decorative appeal.

Available in 2700K, 3000K, 4000K, Tunable White and RGBW, it’s easy to bring warm, vibrancy, colour and dynamicism to any space, whether that be a courtyard, urban centre, laneway, path, outdoor dining venue or bar, for example.

AIR’s extremely small size also makes it perfect for indoor applications, and with high CIE Ra 90+, can be used for retail, hospitality, display cases, museums and art galleries to name but a few.

If you want to get creative, and AIR is the product for this, then AXIS offers a unique angle, enabling aiming almost anywhere in space (150° from vertically down with 350° of horizontal rotation). Use DIRECTOR Zoom or Iris optic, and precision lighting just became easy.

Installation is super simple as well. Planet has taken care of everything! AIR is provided as a complete solution, including mounting accessories, cable and of course, power supplies. Strap AIR to a tree or post, or fix it to a post or wall – it’s just easy!

While lockdown means this is as much as Light Black can do to show you this amazing new solution for now, hopefully we’ll all soon be able to catch up so I can show you Planet’s amazing LED Puck AIR.

Sadly my photo’s aren’t the best, but the clivia’s are loving spring, and the warmth and prospect of the new season ahead.

And that’s where I’ll leave it.

Hopefully the need for lockdowns is passing as vaccination rates rise, and soon we’ll all be free to collaborate on new projects, re-energised and free to bring them to light.

Drop me a line to find out more, or use the links below.

Planet Medical : Antimicrobial Silver Ion Technology

Planet Medical, leading Australian manufacturer of medical lighting equipment has recently added an “Antimicrobial Silver Ion Technology” coating to it’s range of locally made solutions.

Part of the TGIC (Triglycidyl isocyanurate) free polyester powder coat paint finish, Antimicrobial Silver Ion Technology achieves a 95% to 99.9% population reduction in Escheria Coli and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), as well as being effective against the following in laboratory conditions:

Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria

  • ESBL Erischeria coli
  • CRE Klebsiella pneumonia
  • MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
  • VRE Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus


  • Acinetobacter baumanii
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Campylobacter coli
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Clostridium difficile (excluding spore form)
  • Escherichia coli O157
  • Enterbacter aerogenes
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Pseudomonas auruginosa
  • Salmonella enteritidis
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • Shigella spp.
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Streptococcus faecalis

Achieving a solution that passively helps reduce bacteria population reduction is a fantastic development, and is now available for the following Australian made solutions:

Examination Lighting


  • 40,000+ lux at 1 metre
  • IP65 light head shaped for easy cleaning/sterilisation
  • Close examination
  • Intensive care
  • Recovery rooms
  • Dermatology
  • Aged care
  • General Practice
  • Out patient
  • Consultant rooms
  • Gynaecological examination


  • 50,000+ lux at 1 metre
  • IP65 light head shaped for easy cleaning/sterilisation
  • Close examination
  • Over bed
  • Intensive care
  • Recovery rooms
  • Dermatology
  • Aged care
  • General Practice
  • Out patient
  • Consultant rooms
  • Gynaecological examination

Minor Procedure Lighting


  • powerful 70,000+ lux @ 1 metre
  • IP65 light head shaped for easy cleaning/sterilisation
  • Emergency
  • High dependency bays
  • Skin Cancer
  • Pre and Post-Operative areas
  • ICU

Healthcare Lighting

OBL Overbed Light

  • Slimline design
  • Top and bottom are tapered toward the front for asymmetric throw of light and easy cleaning
  • IP64 easy to clean for infection control
  • Hospital wards
  • Age care facilities
  • Cyanosis compliance
  • Circadian Rhythm Control
  • Dermatology

To learn more about this Antimicrobial Silver Ion Technology, please download the technical documentation below.

Retail and Display Lighting : Light4U

With only four senses to work with (sight, sound, touch and taste) in a retail or display environment, sight plays an extraordinarily critical role in our purchasing decision making.

Given you can’t lick or touch produce before buying, and it generally doesn’t make any sound, we solely rely on or visual senses to tell us whether the produce looks tasty, and if the asking price is fair.

Similarly, when trying on a fashion garment we want to know we look good wearing it. Our skin tone looks real and the colours of the garment work well together, and compliment us.

And if buying or viewing art, we want to be able to see all of the glorious detail and colour faithfully captured by the artist.

Thankfully Light4U has this covered with their comprehensive range of standard and specialist spectrums for office, residential, retail, produce, gallery and display environments. There’s nothing they can’t light for you!

Light4U specialises in lighting for retail and display projects, and maintains strong stock levels to ship throughout the world within a matter of days. When meeting the short times frames of a fit out, Light4U is perfectly placed to deliver.

With so many options to choose from, whether the style of the fitting, its colour, beam angle or spectrum, Light4U has the solution.

Light4U also offer a great range of lighting control options (non-dimmable, DALI, 1-10V, Casambi and Phase-cut) to enable you to optimise power consumption and lighting effects. After all, with sales effectiveness so heavily reliant upon the quality of the lighting, optimisation of the lit effect plays an important part.

Light4U is a well priced high quality brand available through Light Black, assisting you in the delivery of great lighting projects.

All Light4U products come with a full manufacturers 5 year warranty.

MOD by Sammode

Conceived by the German designer Stefan Diez for Sammode, MOD exemplifies the Sammode way with it’s stunning design that reveals and expresses its natural beauty in electrifying detail.

Made entirely of anodised aluminium, the head of this lamp slides on a double arch so that it can be swivelled in any direction. In a superbly clever piece of electrical engineering design, each arch partners to provides the electrical connection to the LED, removing any need for a cable, and creating a brilliant flexible connection of the simplest form.

MOD is available in many guises, where combinations of colour and shade (collimator) type can be used in perfect visual partnership. Whether striking or soft, colours and shades can be combined in perfect unison. Glass is available in clear, green, amber, smoked and frosted.

In its sober Silver finish, opt for a transparent shade or collimator, to highlight the architecture in soft or intensive light. In its highly decorative Champagne version it will spread its subtle and warm lighting through an amber shade or perforated collimator.

MOD can be used effortlessly throughout any project, whether in recessed, surface, track or pendant form. The combinations of colour and shade type enable MOD to take its place perfectly, with softness and warmth in champagne, or strength and boldness in black. MOD adapts just as design adapts to suit the client needs.

MOD is available in the following options:

  • 2700K or 3000K
  • CRI 90+
  • 900 or 1400 lumens per head
  • Black, Bronze, Champagne and Silver body
  • Black or White track adapter
  • Solid or Perforated collimator
  • Clear, Green, Amber, Smoked and Frosted glass diffuser

Give free rein to your projects, with this really stand-out spotlight!

Bringing more light to the darkness! Light Black!

Sammode : Expressions of Light

Sammode’s stunning expression of light through the gorgeous forms of their luminaires adds an honesty and purity to projects.

Whether captured in tubes, expressed in the MOD forms of Stefan Diez, or immortalised in the 1950’s designs of Pierre Guariche, Sammode adds a unique style to any project.

The tubes are the hallmark of Sammode, formed on a history of specialist luminaires for hazardous and extreme environments, and offer ingress protection and impact ratings making them suitable for indoors and the most extreme of outdoor conditions.

Electron’s Elegant collection can be used both indoors and outdoors to graze and wash walls with light.

Available in 24V Mini, Midi and Max models of varying lumen packages and LED spacings, Elegant can be used to stunning effect to bring even the tallest wall to life.

If a mains voltage solutions is required, then HV is available with Midi performance.

With a great range of optics, and a variety of mounting brackets, it’s easy to utilise Elegant to create the perfect effect.

In full range of colour temperatures, as well as single colours, RGB and RGBW it’s easy to draw out the natural characteristics of the facade, or add colour and dynamic effects for impact.

Xicato XFL offers unequalled light quality and reliability for designers using linear effects.

Linear lighting created by coves, pelmets and extrusions enable the most amazing integrated effects to be realised.

Emanating from the architecture itself, or expressed in a delicate or bold profile, linear effects become one with the design, embellishing and revealing the form of the space and richness of the finishes.

Xicato XFL offers a full range of colour temperatures, dim to warm, tuneable white and RGBW solutions for indoors and out with unparalleled colour rendering (TM30, CIE Ra and R9), lifetime, failure rates and warranty.

Karizma Luce’s Dea Vesta Pendant exemplifies the simplest of forms, the tube. A simple clean form that assimilates into any space, and can be made to hide away or stand out bold and bright.

Suspended in any project, Karizma Luce’s Dea Vesta Pendant can be used to focus attention in one place at a breakout space, create intimacy throughout a restaurant, or create a feature over a bar leaner when hung in groups. The versatility of the simple tubular form of Dea Vesta is fantastic!

Available with recessed, surface or track mounting, Dea Vesta can be used anywhere within the interior.

How you present Dea Vesta is up to you. Pure in white or bold in black? But Dea Vesta’s chameleon nature does not end there. Inner reflector finishes of silver high gloss, black high gloss, white, chrome, gold, black matt and copper add the personal finishing touch.

Light brings life to the darkness, transforming spaces into places to be enjoyed, admired, lived and worked in. With great lighting options, light and dark are the perfect partners.

Light Black.