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 solutions. The company’s considerable technical expertise and its ability to invest position it to maximise the opportunities offered by LED technology.
The company has developed a 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 main 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.
Luminaires are fitted with a SmartScan transceiver which uses the latest wireless mesh technology to replace wired communications signals between each unit. SmartScan uses 868MHz secure radio communication which offers excellent transmission distance within buildings, with each luminaire acting as a wireless node to repeat commands on to the next luminaire. This provides a robust system that will always find a communication path.
Another key benefit of the SmartScan system is the accessibility of the information. At the heart of the system is a SmartScan Gateway which uses the mesh network to communicate with individual luminaires and transmits energy performance and emergency lighting status reports to the SmartScan web server. Users can access the system information from any location, using a web browser on any enabled device without the need for additional apps or software. This also provides off-site storage for all energy performance data, emergency lighting testing schedules, commissioning certificates and other associated documentation.
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.
Thorlux offers a wide range of lighting solutions for the Education sector. Projects combining Thorlux LED luminaires and SmartScan controls frequently benefit from energy savings in excess of 70% when compared with conventional technology.
As a complete solutions partner, Thorlux can help with site surveys, lighting design, and installation. A range of funding options are also available to help realise your lighting upgrade for zero up front cost.