Commercial Lighting Services

The transformational power of lighting

Lighting should not be an ‘afterthought’ as it impacts the look, ambience and function of any space.

Early alignment of lighting with architecture will not just save your client time and money, but also give them a unique space which acts and behaves appropriately for their use. Dark Arts are specialists at providing the perfect environment, ambience or vibe for you or your client for any project type.

To see how we work visit our Commercial Process page.

Hospitality Lighting

Good lighting will create environments that draw in new and repeat customers by making spaces comfortable, warm and inviting.

Our experience in hotel, restaurant, bar and café projects will give you a space that guests will want to inhabit for longer and tell their friends about.

Lighting Experiences

We are experts in lighting design for front of house, events, art galleries, pop-up projects, retail & shopping centres. Dark Arts know how to add personality to your projects so your guest will experience something new.

Visitor experience projects require careful planning of lighting for different functional scenes and activities with a creative twist.

Exterior Lighting

Whether façades, large urban spaces or lush landscapes, lighting at night has a big impact on people and the environment.

Let us help create a perfectly balanced lighting solution that highlights the most important exterior characteristics without wasted light usage and light pollution.

Heritage Lighting

Our experience in historic, refurbishment and heritage projects will ensure our lighting designs are unintrusive and respectful to the architecture.

Being independent we can offer a broader range of products to ensure the right product is tied to each project, reducing complex re-wiring and additional building penetrations.

Office Lighting

Office lighting is more than blanket coverages with grids of lighting products.

Our clients are looking for ways to attract staff back to the office by providing lighting that attracts and retains talent, reduces stress and increases a sense of socialisation for the sharing of ideas.

Other Services

Lighting Visualisations

Renders are often presented under full daylight and without consideration of the lighting design. Night-scape design is very important for late night venues and should only be presented with a well-considered lighting solution.

Using industry leading design and rendering software we can bring your vision to life!

Daylight Design

Not enough daylight is a problem in a lot of projects, but so is too much!

Ask us to calculate daylight levels and provide artificial lighting and daylight management strategies that can save energy, increase staff alertness and productivity and reduce time wastage due to glare and manual daylight controls.

Lighting Calculations

Need some help with technical lighting design and illumination levels?

Dark Arts support developers, designers, and suppliers on lighting calculations to NZ Standards, Greenstar and Council Submittals. Let us make your vision become reality.

Recent Projects


The Residences Luxury Apartments


Tamahere Lake House


Sky Tower


NZ Pavillion – Dubai World Expo 2021