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 2008. 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)

We believe in providing a quality product that we can guarantee

Our Valuable 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 not working on Switch Lighting 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 on 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.

Bryce Wells Sales & Marketing Manager, Switch Lighting

Bryce Wells
Sales & Marketing Manager

Bryce has been with Switch Lighting since May 2015 after working for several years on our Advisory Board. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the Sales team after having been with Fisher & Paykel whiteware for 15+ years in a senior international role. Bryce enjoys surfing off his front lawn in his downtime.

Suzie Jackways Central North Island Sales, Switch Lighting

Suzie Jackways
Central North Island
Lighting Consultant

Suzie is based in Papamoa and looks after the Central North Island which encompasses South Auckland down to Napier. Suzie is very active in this region promoting the Switch brand and educating our customers and their customers on our products and LED technology in general. Suzie can assist with selecting the right products for your new build or renovation.
Contact Suzie directly on 027 950 4007

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


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. Johnny is new to the lighting industry but he brings a wealth of knowledge and skill in regards to customer service. Rest assured, you will be well looked after. 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


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

Pip Stamper Office Administration and Finance, Switch Lighting

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 young adult children.

Jeanette Swift Sales Support, Switch Lighting

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.


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 resides in Nelson and 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.


Ellie Jepson
Production Administrator

Ellie is one of the friendly voices at the end of the phone when you call us. 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.
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