Light – at night – for Hobbiton

Light – at night – for Hobbiton

Hobbiton, the movie set that is featured in the Peter Jackson-directed films ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit Trilogies’, has become a major tourist attraction with visitors flocking to see The Shire first-hand. To add to the appeal of the tourist attraction the venue now also opens at night for Dinner Banquet Tours. Local electrician, Keith Bell, was asked to supply and fit flood lighting around the movie set. His choice of product was, without doubt, Flood LED from Simx.


“When the management of Hobbiton were considering the Banquet Tours they asked me to install floodlights to light paths and the carpark for safety,” says Keith. “I work with all sorts of products but I chose Simx’s LHT0214 (30W) and LHT0215 (50W) as they are a light, slim line unit and they fitted well to the TV aerial poles we were using. I chose Simx lighting because I know they stand by their products and are of a very good quality.”


When fans were required for the toilet blocks Keith once again chose tried and tested products from Simx and fitted Manrose fans (230mm through wall and 300mm in line ducted fans) – because they are easy to install, maintain and are hard wearing. 


“Obviously I wouldn't install anything that wouldn’t do a good job for the client,” explains Keith. “The other thing that is imperative when installing products is that the company behind the product completely backs it with parts and service. Simx’s products are really good, I rarely have problems.”


Flood LED


  • Suitable for most commercial and industrial floodlighting applications, the 110° beam precision optics offer wide spacing.
  • CREE XM-L series lamp.
  • Optimised thermal fins provide a customised heat dissipation solution to maximise LED lamp life, saving on running costs and maintenance.


For more information about Flood LED from Simx click here or contact us via email or phone 09 259 1660.