The Thorlux Smart System exploits the latest “Digital Technology” to provide a simple, effective method of lighting control which minimises energy consumption whilst retaining high levels of user comfort.

A discrete sensor integral to the luminaire monitors ambient light and presence controlling output to the correct level, and ensuring that the area is only illuminated when occupied. Lighting can account for a high percentage of energy consumed within a building, especially if uncontrolled discharge luminaires or old technology switch start fluorescent luminaires are installed.

Features of Smart

Daylight Dimming

Dimming Night
Dimming Day

A light sensor in every luminaire controls its output to suit local ambient conditions. To meet the needs of individual users, or the requirements for the space, each luminaire’s factory default settings can be altered using the Smart Programmer

Movement Detection

Movement Not Detected
Movement Detected

Presence sensors in all luminaires ensure excellent detection coverage, so that Smart luminaires turn on when movement is detected and stay on whilst the room is occupied.



Individual Thorlux Smart luminaires may be linked into a grouped system using a “Motionline” two wire low voltage bus allowing luminaires to communicate within a group.

Without Motionline
Without Motionline
With Motionline
With Motionline

Scene Control

Scene Control

Interactive Demo

MAX Mode

All luminaires go to their maximum level. Feature lighting switches on.

ECO+ Mode

Smart luminaires boost to maintain 500 lux. Ideal for art classes, technology or adult education. Feature lighting, if used, turns off.


Smart luminaires adjacent to the teaching wall dim to 25% of the maintained ECO level. Luminaire closest to the whiteboard turns off. Others remain at the same setting. Feature lighting, if used, can turn on to highlight wall art.


All luminaires turn off.

ECO Mode

Maintained level, in this example commissioned at 300 lux, feature lighting, if used, turns off. Maximum energy saving mode.


Brightens or dims smart luminaires manually to achieve desired level.

Scene control is achieved by using the SmartTouch control plate or SmartScene handset. Each gives the ability to set one of three pre-programmed scenes with the press of a single button.


Smart Programmer

A range of parameters can be programmed allowing Smart to be used in a wide range of applications from schools and hospitals to warehouses and factories.

Power Monitoring

Power Monitoring

Smart sensors monitor and record certain operating parameters which can then be retrieved for analysis to provide maintenance and energy usage information.

Wireless Control

Smart TR

In some cases it can be time-consuming and costly to make Motionline interconnections between luminaires, for example in surface mounted retrofit installations, or in external areas such as open car parks. Thorlux has therefore developed the Smart System further, to its next generation, and now provides the option of full wireless control between Smart and Smart External luminaires. This new enhanced system, patent granted June 2014, is named Smart TR.

Manual Dimming

Manual Dimming Remote
Manual Dimming Classroom

Thorlux Smart luminaires can be manually controlled using a retractive (push to make) switch or the Smart-Remote infra-red handset.

Addition of Non Smart Luminaires


The Smart Hub allows integration of non-Smart luminaires into the system. Practically any type of luminaire can be connected up to a total load of 5A for each Smart Hub. Connected luminaires are switched according to signals received via the Motionline

Lighting Cable Management


The Lighting Cable Management system, often referred to as modular wiring, provides a fast, error free installation and overall lower total system costs.

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