The Essential Guide to Emergency Lighting in New Zealand

Emergency lighting is a specified system (as described in the New Zealand Building Act 2004) and plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety of a building’s occupants during an emergency, such as a fire or a power outage. In this blog, we’ll discuss the New Zealand standards, the testing and maintenance requirements, and answer […]

Staying Safe from Flood Electrical Hazards

The unexpected flooding that occurred in late January 2023, and again in early February 2023 when Cyclone Gabrielle hit New Zealand came as a result of the heavy rainfall experienced in Auckland, Northland, Waikato, and the Bay of Plenty. This caused extensive flooding which as we know by now, brought significant damage to homes and […]

6 compelling reasons to get a new Switchboard upgrade in 2023

If you’re looking to upgrade your outdated switchboard to a new switchboard or need to address a recent fault, Northern Lights Lighting and Electrical is here to help. Our team of experienced and registered Auckland electricians provide top-notch switchboard upgrades for residential, commercial, and industrial clients all across the city.  Why Bother With A New […]

Kitchen electrical needs for your new Auckland kitchen reno in 2023

There are always unexpected costs and missed opportunities to add new features for most projects and a kitchen renovation is no different. This overview provides great tips and advice for those planning a kitchen renovation. It emphasizes the importance of early planning and discussing kitchen electrical needs with an electrician, including reviewing the electrical switchboard, […]

Does your Auckland home need electrical rewiring?

Unsure if your home requires electrical rewiring? Your home is a sanctuary, and ensuring its safety and maintenance is of utmost importance. It’s recommended to have your home’s electrical systems evaluated by a professional Auckland electrician if it was built more than 30 years ago. Here are some signs that may indicate that your home […]

Rewiring old VIR or TRS cabling in your old Auckland villa

Auckland has a rich history of beautiful older villas and bungalow homes. Initially, many of these homes were not equipped with electricity and when it was eventually added, the first types of cables used were Vulcan Indianised Rubber (VIR) or Tough Rubber Sheath (TRS) cabling, which are now well past their useful lifespan.  As an […]

What Tasks do our Auckland Electricians Perform?

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Whether it’s for residential, commercial or industrial needs, Auckland is still a city that relies on electricity to run its day to day activities. Electrical infrastructure has evolved over time and it’s far safer and more reliable than it’s ever been, but you still need a licensed top-rated electrician to perform any kind of electrical […]

3 Important Electrical Services You Need Electricians For

An electrician is an individual who has undergone intensive job training and gained knowledge on electrical wiring. Electricians test, install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment. However, having only the skills and knowledge is not enough. In New Zealand, registration under the Electrical Workers Registration Board is also required for those working independently. Afterward, participation in a competency […]

An Electrician’s Perspective: 4 Home Upgrades

We all crave a cozy, comfortable, and well-designed home. However, our house seems to age faster than we do. Sooner or later, that newly built home starts to feel too cramped for your growing family. Simple home improvement projects are great ways to upgrade and revamp your home without putting in too much effort and […]