INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Thorlux Lighting
Founded in 1936, Thorlux Lighting is the largest company within the F W Thorpe Plc group, operating from a modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire. The company designs and manufactures industrial and commercial lighting equipment, with a particular focus on energy saving and through life costs.
Thorlux is able to exploit recent advances in LED technology to help meet customer demand for energy-efficient high performance solutions. The company’s considerable technical expertise and its ability to invest position it to maximise the opportunities offered by LED technology.
Thorlux offers a wide range of lighting solutions for the Retail sector. These include front of house solutions, as well back of house, external and emergency lighting fixtures.
Grafix is an innovative and high performance track mounted spotlight luminaire, ideal for retail applications. Available in a range of wattages with the choice of a highly efficient diamond faceted reflector in narrow, medium and wide beam, or Xquare optics which features interchangeable lenses for very precise control of light. High performance CRI90 LEDs are used to ensure high quality colour rendering as well as a choice of 4000K neutral white, or 3000K warm white appearance.
As well as manufacturing luminaires, Thorlux also develops its own control systems. The most recent is the revolutionary wireless lighting control system, SmartScan, which allows users to monitor their energy performance data and complete operational status information for all SmartScan standard and emergency luminaires. This information is displayed on the SmartScan website which can be accessed from anywhere using a computer, laptop, tablet or smart-phone.
The system is designed to efficiently control all internal and external lighting and automatically test all emergency lighting, providing central reporting and diagnostics. It monitors energy usage for all lighting, displaying the results in a graphic dashboard on any device with an internet connection.
Thorlux is committed to minimising the environmental impact of both its manufacturing processes and products and the company’s innovative carbon offsetting scheme has been accredited to the Woodland Carbon Code in Wales, an independent standard to certify woodland creation projects that are designed to measure and account for the capture.