In-house rapid prototyping of LED printed circuit boards reduces development lead times. New circuit board designs can be trialled within hours of the initial concept and put into production within just a few weeks. Huge investment in LED technology includes circuit board design, software development, thermal modelling and optical lens design puts Thorlux at the forefront of its market sector.
The Thorlux range of luminaires is designed, manufactured and distributed by Thorlux Lighting, a division of the F.W. Thorpe Plc group.
Thorlux luminaires have been manufactured continuously since 1936, the year Frederick William Thorpe founded the company.
The Company now operates from the Group’s modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire, central England.
Thorlux is well known throughout the world and provides a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural, commercial, floodlighting, industrial, hazardous area and tunnel applications.
Designers, manufacturers and suppliers of professional lighting systems since 1936
Quality & Environmental Control
The Company is assessed to BS EN ISO 9001:2008, which is the customer’s assurance that Thorlux luminaires are subject to the most stringent quality control. Certification to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 reassures the customer that products are manufactured in the most environmentally friendly manner.
Also being members of the Lighting Industry Association and the Society of Light & Lighting means we are fully committed to the following aims and values:
- Professional advice and competence
- Ethical Behaviour
- Safety, performance and compatibility
of Thorlux lighting equipment
Design and Development
3D computer-aided design is used to develop and model new products with high specification materials and components. Computer simulation techniques are also used to achieve the photometric performance required. Pre-production models are fully assessed for electrical, thermal and mechanical characteristics before final production.
Rigorous product testing is essential in maintaining our reputation for reliability and quality. Testing covers all aspects of environmental and electrical parameters including extreme ambient temperatures, dust/water ingress, EMC and current harmonics to comply with relevant European standards.
Our Lighting Industry Association registered Photometric Laboratory houses a sophisticated goniophotometer for fast and reliable measurement of luminaire light distribution. An integrating sphere equipped with spectral analyser enables accurate measurement of light quality, efficiency and colour temperature.
We have our own sales offices in Ireland, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Australia; and a worldwide network of distributors. Our experienced Export Department will advise and handle customer’s requirements from small orders up to large international projects.
We have a Technical Services Department ready to answer queries regarding the technical aspects of Thorlux products and their use in specific environments. After sales care is always available to provide absolute customer satisfaction. We offer a professional on-site commissioning service to ensure products are configured to provide exactly the desired performance and return on investment.
Our award winning Lighting Design Department will prepare lighting scheme proposals to meet the unique needs of each project including energy saving controls where appropriate. Cost effective lighting, low cost of ownership and user comfort are three key elements accounted for in our designs. For those wishing to produce their own lighting schemes, DIALux and Relux and our corresponding luminaire databases are available from our Software section.