Thorlux wins 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise

THORLUX LIGHTING has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the Innovation category, for its SmartScan wireless lighting management system.

Thorlux managing director Mike Allcock with the SmartScan technology at the LuxLive exhibition in 2018.

The award recognises the SmartScan system, 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.

Thorlux luminaires have been manufactured continuously since 1936, the year Frederick William Thorpe founded the company.

The company now operates from the group’s 16,882 square metre self-contained factory in Redditch, Worcestershire and provides a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for a wide variety of applications.

Over the last 25 years, the company has focused on high technology products, including the development of electronic energy-saving lighting control systems.

‘It’s a huge honour to receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise,’ Thorlux managing director, Mike Allcock told Lux.

‘This is a most welcome recognition of our commitment to supporting technological innovation in the UK and of our contribution to the manufacturing sector.

It's a reflection of the tremendous energy and commitment of our staff as well as their pursuit of the very best in product innovation.’

Established in 1965, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Award emblem for the next five years.

Thorlux will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners this summer.


  • Thorlux will be demonstrating its SmartScan technology at LuxLive 2019, taking place on Wednesday 13 November and Thursday 14 November at ExCeL London. Entry is free. Register and view the full programme of events HERE.