A HUGE THANKS from all of us at ASPECT for the work you did leading up to,during and after the EPIC Fight Night Event on Saturday. It was certainly taken to another level by all that you did with lighting, sound, music etc

The feedback we have had has been off the charts.

Nigel Davenport, Trustee, Aspect Trust.



We cannot say a big enough thankyou for the huge amount of time and effort you dedicated towards making the ball a success. The lighting was absolutely epic, and completed the whole picture perfectly and professionally. Thanks for your devotion, hardwork, creativity and enthusiasm while working for us – it's much appreciated.

TGHS Ball Committee 2016


“Tristan King has worked closely with Bluestone School to advise, plan and provide equipment for a number of initiatives. We are very proud of the equipment and systems we now have in place and having used it in a variety of situations and performances we appreciate that Tristan has given us excellent advice, provided great equipment, and ensured we know how to use it.”

Ian Poulter, Principle, Bluestone School, Timaru.




Joe Bunting

Joe Bunting teams up with as a partner on AV and live-streaming projects, and as a vision mixer on corporate events. He was one of the team behind the highly successful live-streaming of the Bike Polo World Championships in 2016 in Timaru.

Brad Reeve

Brad Reeve is a Timaru based event and wedding photographer who shoots a lot for us – the Business Awards and the South Canterbury Sports Awards for example. He also shoots all the promotional material for South Canterbury Drama League's Theatre Royal shows, and Timaru District Council's promotional photographs.

Contact him here.

Matt Waugh

Matt Waugh, owner operator of Takahe Media, based in Timaru, tragically passed away in 2017, aged only 24. Matt was our camera operator, video editor and collaborator, working with us on a regular basis. His unique ways are missed by all at Vibrant, and it is a pleasure to have known and worked with him.



Vibrant Lighting is a small but surprising production company from a little NZ town, taking experience from working all around the world, and using it create high quality events in the South Island.

Owned by two comparatively young people in their 30’s, and operating out of Timaru, Tristan and Sarah have approximately 30 years experience in the events/entertainment industry between them.  

Tristan King

Tristan trained as a heavy fabrication engineer in Timaru before starting Vibrant Lighting in 2000. He has in-depth understanding of the local market, and an excellent relationship with a substantial number of repeat customers. Extremely client focused, and after 16 years developing the company, he is still keen to expand Vibrant's skill sets, and his own. Recently Vibrant has expanded to include services such as scenic construction, which put his engineering skills to good use; and live streaming of events which have allowed him to really get to grips with some of the latest technology in this area. He has a solid rigging background, holding an Australian rigging ticket; and is also a Pyrotechnician with a NZ license, able to choreograph fireworks shows to music. Tristan is always looking to take on a challenge!

Sarah Edwards

Sarah joined Vibrant in 2014 after moving to NZ from Scotland. She has worked internationally as a lighting designer, production electrician, and production manager in many different aspects of the industry, and has a strong design background. From UK music festivals, theatre tours, Commonwealth Games, to lighting design consultancy for a new conference centre building in Edinburgh and international circus tours with Circa and Strut & Fret's 'Cantina'. Sarah has also been Head of Lights at the Garden of Unearthly Delights, during Adelaide's Fringe Festival, for the past 9 years. Sarah brings Vectorworks drafting skills to Vibrant enabling lighting and set plans to be visualised and checked prior to installation. She also has advanced rigging skills (especially circus rigging), and plenty of temporary site electrics knowledge. By joining Vibrant she has added a formidable array of skills and experience to the Vibrant inventory.

Nic Niles

Nic has been working for Vibrant since 2010. Nic is a jack of all trades, lighting operator, set builder and camera operator as well as an apprentice builder. He gets it right first time, and always gets the job done. 

Seymour Washbourn

Seymour is an AV and computer specialist with an engineering background. Another jack of all trades, from stage building to powerpoint, Seymour has been a regular at Vibrant since 2011.