The Scott Polar Research Institute

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Scott Polar Research Institute, established in 1920 as part of the University of Cambridge, is a centre of excellence in the study of the Arctic and Antarctic. Research covers both the natural and social sciences and is often interdisciplinary. The Institute also houses the World's premier Polar Library, extensive archival, photographic and object collections of international importance on the history of polar exploration, and a Polar Museum with displays of both the history and contemporary significance of the Arctic and Antarctic and their surrounding seas.

Thorlux Lighting proposed a new installation that would combine the necessary energy savings with an improved quality of lighting throughout the building. This recommendation was based on installing the Thorlux SmartScan monitoring and management system which incorporates Smart intelligent lighting control. SmartScan automatically controls the emergency lighting test regime, monitoring the status of each luminaire and reporting daily to the SmartScan website. The SmartScan website allows users to view current status information as well as full historic data when required.

In 2019 Thorlux Lighting was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for the development of the SmartScan wireless lighting management system.

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Lighting management & emergency monitoring

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