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Our Story

TLD started in 2006 when a generator supplier asked Lighting Contractor Adam Volz what his role was at the event. He stated he was 'The Lighting Dude.' This is when he decided to start a Design business called The Lighting Dudes the following year. At the time, it was purely a concept and was heading towards more of a gimmick, although it explained who he was in a nutshell. He decided to make it Dudes as in plural, making it for multiple people to join the design business eventually, and this was always the plan. As the years went on, The Lighting Dudes picked up many different events both with other partnering systems and end users because of his experience on the creative side of designing events both locally and overseas. Along the way, there were mixed reactions about the name, as the system picked up a lot of attention from high-end corporate clients. We had one high-end user who loved the name, and others didn't. Fast forward 10 years to 2015, Adam Volz made his first serious purchase of some Robe moving lights, so things got serious. In 2018, with a rebrand, The Lighting Dudes would be abbreviated to TLD. At an event that same year, Adam Volz joked to fellow industry technician Adam Siggers, that maybe he would be a good addition to the business moving forward. A couple of weeks passed, and he rang Adam and said, "Was that offer genuine?" Adam Volz was a bit taken aback and stated, "Well, I better start a company then!" At this stage, he decided to register the business as TLD Pty Ltd 'Technical. Lighting. Design,' and TLD was reborn. Five years later in 2022, the company now has 8 full-time employees, 4-6 regular casuals, high-end projection, 150+ moving lights, 2kms of trussing, 100+ sqm's of LED Screen, and we produce some of the highest-profile jobs in the country, including Corporate, TV, and Touring/Festivals. In late 2022, we acquired former Avcom Staging, bringing a wealth of knowledge and equipment into the business. We pride ourselves on having a wide range of skill sets within the business to drive the creative and design of any event, no matter the genre or size. We look forward to what the future holds for the company in Event Design, Technical Services, Equipment advances, and simply Creating Events to remember for our clients on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, or the Sunshine Coast. 

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Mission Statement

At TLD, our journey began with a simple idea and a passion for lighting design. Founded in 2006 by Lighting Contractor Adam Volz, TLD, which originally stood for 'The Lighting Dudes,' was born out of a desire to create something unique and impactful in the event industry. Over the years, our dedication to creativity and excellence has driven us to evolve and expand.


Today, as TLD Pty Ltd, 'Technical. Lighting. Design,' we stand as a team of dedicated professionals who live and breathe event design and technical services. With 6 full-time employees, a network of 4-6 regular Casuals, and an impressive inventory of cutting-edge equipment, including 180+ moving lights, 2kms of trussing, and 200+ sqm's of LED Screen, we have become synonymous with innovation and excellence in the industry.


Our recent acquisition of former Avcom Staging has enriched our knowledge base and equipment resources, solidifying our position as leaders in event production. What sets us apart is our diverse skill set and unwavering commitment to creative design, making us capable of crafting unforgettable events of any genre and size.


At TLD, we envision a future where event design, technical services, and equipment advances come together to create unforgettable experiences for our clients. Our mission is to understand who you are, grasp your vision, and ensure the success of your event. We don't just provide event design; we offer a comprehensive partnership from start to finish.


We look forward to shaping the future of event design, driven by our passion for creativity and our commitment to crafting events that leave lasting memories for our clients.

"It always seems impossible until it's done" ​-
 Nelson Mandela 
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Experienced Leadership

"The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development roadmap, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you're not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special."
-Bill Taylor, from article "Do You Pass the Leadership Test?"
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