Christchurch, New Zealand
0800 548 387 (LITEUP)

Meet the team!


Sam is the friendly face and the brains behind LiteUp. He grew up in North Canterbury before moving to Christchurch to complete his secondary and tertiary studies. Since he was very young, Sam has had a passion for gadgets of all descriptions, and as a child, delved into the ‘settings’ of any electronics he could get his hands on.

His professional journey began as a computer technician, serving homes and small businesses, when he covered everything from hardware and software support, to wireless networks and Audio Visual setup. He then moved into the enterprise sector as a Systems Engineer, working with servers, Cloud solutions and enterprise grade network equipment.

Home Automation has always fascinated Sam. His dream was to live in a home with lights that would switch on and off automatically, heating that was remote controlled, and a robot that did the cleaning! Since early 2017, the products to make this dream a reality have been more affordable and widely available. Sam bought a couple of WiFi lightbulbs and a motion sensor, and set up his first bit of automation. His smart home now has more than 70 different smart components.

Sam established LiteUp in late 2017, with the name inspired by his first piece of ‘smart home’ technology, the WiFi lightbulb, which he used to ‘LiteUp’ his lounge.

As the Internet of Things continues to grow at a rapid rate, and more homeowners and business owners are interested in smart technology, Sam’s skills, expertise and abilities are in strong demand, as he assists people to get the most out of their smart gadgets, and make their day-to-day lives easier.

Sam has hundreds of happy residential and business customers who can attest to his friendliness, professionalism and knowledge. Hop on over to the Testimonials page and see what they have to say!


Rami is our guru for all your web hosting, web design and managed IT services.

He grew up in Lincoln, Christchurch and has always been interested in knowing ‘how things work’. Rami built his first computer at the age of 11, has a brother also working in IT, and with Networking qualifications behind him, was always sure to end up working in a technical field. 

He has many years experience, working closely with businesses to provide top-notch IT support. You are sure to be impressed by his friendly, professional approach and expert knowledge and advice. If your old website is looking a bit tired, or your email or backup systems are unreliable, then Rami’s your man!