See how lighting comes to life at
See how lighting
comes to life
The Thorlux range of luminaires is designed, manufactured and distributed by Thorlux Lighting, a division of the FW Thorpe Group.
The company operates from the Group’s modern 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire, central England.
Thorlux manufactures over 115 different product ranges for commercial, industrial and architectural applications. Thorlux also designs and manufactures state of the art energy saving and emergency lighting systems.
With a 350 square metre fully interactive Application Centre, a manufacturing facility incorporating a variety of different techniques and a new 2,472 square metre warehouse and distribution centre there is plenty to see and be inspired by.
A visit to our facility can be tailored to your requirements and a comprehensive list of CPDs is also available to bring you up to speed with either the latest standards or lighting technology.
Let us inspire you
The Application Centre features 350 square metres of interactive, full scale demonstrations showcasing the latest advancements in lighting control systems, LED technology and luminaire design.
The space includes two interactive classrooms, a healthcare area, a Light Quality Experience and examples of external and emergency lighting including the Queen’s Award-winning SmartScan system.
Create a brighter future
Two interactive classrooms demonstrate how Thorlux luminaires provide the ideal lighting solution for modern learning environments in both new build and refurbishments.
Luminaires incorporate Smart controls for energy savings through daylight linking and presence detection.View Smart View SmartScan
Lighting solutions for when it matters most
The healthcare area demonstrates the Thorlux approach to hospital lighting and the impact LG2 has on lighting schemes for hospital wards.
The Thorlux range of healthcare luminaires combine innovative design and energy saving technology ensuring a comfortable environment for patients.More Details
Discover the latest emergency lighting technology
The interactive display area demonstrates the revolutionary SmartScan wireless lighting management system.
SmartScan allows users to monitor their energy performance data and complete operational status information for all SmartScan standard and emergency luminaires.View SmartScan Features
Light up the night
The exterior display demonstrates advancements in LED technology combined with the energy saving benefits of our Smart External system.
The “night-time“ facility enables the visitor to see at first hand the advantages of programmable presence and ambient light sensing.
Learn exactly how light works
Using its wealth of knowledge Thorlux has created the Light Quality Experience to demonstrate the science behind light and its effect on our mental and physical well-being.Book your visit
Modern self-contained factory
Thorlux is proud to manufacture in the UK and uses a mixture of traditional and modern processes. Metal punching, bending machines and in house powder coating are to name just some of the techniques employed.
The guided factory tour gives visitors the opportunity to experience the whole process of how Thorlux luminaires are brought to life – from the folding of sheet metal to the intricate placement of LEDs. At the state-of-the-art production facilities, visitors get to see how skilled technicians and sophisticated machines work together to produce the Thorlux range of luminaires.
State-of-the-art warehousing and distribution facilities
The 2,472 square metre Thorlux warehouse features the very latest VNA (Very Narrow Aisle) “man up” fork lift trucks, speeding up the time it takes to pick items. The facility also displays the latest energy saving lighting solutions. High performance LED ‘high bay’ luminaires demonstrate just how far LED technology has come, while the most recent energy saving systems utilise daylight ingress and switch off luminaires for the vast majority of the day.
Thorlux designs and assembles its own LED circuit boards. The advanced Surface Mount Technology (SMT) lines place over 1,000,000 components every day.
The Thorlux LIA approved laboratory carries out rigorous testing to ensure products meet strict performance, reliability and quality standards.
Testing covers all aspects of the service conditions a product may experience including extreme ambient temperatures, dust/water ingress, EMC and compliance with UK and European lighting safety standards.
Thorlux offer a selection of professional CPD presentations ranging from updates in lighting technology to guidance on lighting applications and legislation.
These presentations are non-sales based and are intended to disseminate knowledge and best lighting practices.Book your visit
Discover the importance of emergency lighting
Visitors to the Emergency Demonstration Experience undergo a simulated emergency evacuation from a typical school classroom with and without operational emergency lighting.
The interactive experience highlights the importance of a compliant installation. Night vision high technology cameras record the event for subsequent review and analysis.Book your visit