Yesterday our latest shipment arrived from our partner factory in China. It's always a satisfying feeling watching the entire chain from planning the manufacturing process to -> the actual manufacturing runs of LED modules and rotationally moulded plastic cases that combine together to create the unique and stunning LED furniture range to -> the final stages of assembly and quality control to -> the packaging of each unit to -> the loading of a container at the factory door to -> the shipping process from factory door to the local port in China to the Auckland port to -> loaded onto the back of a truck at Auckland Port and slowly driven through the early morning Auckland rush hour to our warehouse where -> the container is unloaded and stored.
The front desk at our partner factory in Shenzhen, China.
A container arriving at our warehouse in Auckland, New Zealand. Pretty skilled driver to reverse down that narrow driveway!
The best part is knowing we have replenished our stocks of our most popular selling styles and designs of LED lights in New Zealand!
Rotational mould - the process of transforming powder into the hard, outer material of the lights.
Quality Control - the ever important process of checking parts.
A simple, yet effective method for testing the waterproofness of the floating LED Sphere lights.
A newly designed product - Kiwi 3D illusion lights - all packaged and waiting for loading into container to be shipped from the factory to New Zealand.
One of the most important considerations when thinking about outdoor lighting is what exactly do you hope to light up? There is a huge difference between a lighting sensor for security and an uplight to enhance your favourite tree. Are you aiming to light up the deck or patio so you can read in the evening or simply highlight the deck railing?
To create the best outcome you need to figure out these questions first as the projects will differ completely. Also keep in mind what your needs may be in the future. If you are thinking of getting a qualified electrician to install sensor lights by your new garage then consider that you may wish to add lights in the garden next to the garage in a year then get your electrician to take this into account now.
Some of the key terms you will come across in your planning process will be:
UPLIGHTS: simply lights that are directed upwards so that the light is cast skyward. This is a type of landscape lighting used to enhance the visual impact of specific features in a garden such as plants, trees or sculptures.
DOWNLIGHTS: opposite to uplight in that the light is directed downwards. The light is presented more naturally to the human eye as we are used to light coming from this direction. They are more functional than uplights and are commonly used for purposes such as security.
LOW-VOLTAGE: outdoor lighting is generally low-voltage as opposed to indoor lights which are a higher voltage. This is for safety reasons. Low-voltage basically means the lights run on a low voltage; typically 12volt (12v).
TRANSFORMER: due to the low-voltage of outdoor lighting a transformer is required to reduce the high-voltage running through the power lines and into a more suitable form for the outdoor lights which are a operate on a lower voltage.