Group Companies

Thorlux Lighting

Thorlux Lighting

The Thorlux range of luminaires is designed, manufactured and distributed by Thorlux Lighting, a division of FW Thorpe Plc.

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.


Compact Lighting

Compact Lighting, founded by FW Thorpe Plc in 1992, design and manufacture a complete range of innovative lighting solutions for the retail, hospitality and display environments.

From its purpose-built factory in Portsmouth, UK, Compact Lighting offers cost-effective solutions using the latest LED technology to a host of global clients.

Philip Payne

Philip Payne

Philip Payne recognises that most trade emergency exit signage products are generally designed with the functional in mind.

Philip Payne offers a backbone range of quality standard products but more importantly encourage direct dialogue with architects and designers to ensure via product variation or bespoke work aesthetic aspirations and requirements are fully met.


Solite Europe

Solite Europe is a leading manufacturer and supplier of clean room lighting equipment and luminaires within the UK and Europe.

It provides luminaires for laboratories, pharmaceutical areas, semi-conductor manufacturing areas including hospitals, kitchens and food preparation applications.

Since its management buyout in 1998 and the subsequent acquisition of the company by FW Thorpe Plc in 2010, Solite Europe has strengthened its reputation as a company that can supply specialist lighting and clean-area products to the highest standards.

Portland Lighting

Portland Lighting

Portland Lighting design, manufacture and supply innovative lighting products to the brewery, retail and sign lighting industries.

The company operates from a modern 1,300 square metre facility in Walsall, that was purposely designed to enable the fast turnaround of customer orders.

Established in 1994, the product range has continually evolved to ensure that Portland remains one of the leading companies in their sector.

TRT Lighting

TRT Lighting

TRT (Thorlux Road and Tunnel) Lighting, an independent specialist division which has evolved from Thorlux Lighting, is the latest venture with the FW Thorpe group.

Building on a vast number of years of lighting experience, TRT is dedicated to the design, manufacture and supply of LED road and tunnel luminaires. The target for TRT is to produce quality, efficient, stylish, high performance LED products that are manufactured in the UK.



Based in Waalwijk, Netherlands, Lightronics specialises in the development, manufacture and supply of external and impact resistant lighting, which includes street lighting, outdoor wall and ceiling luminaires as well as control systems. The majority of its revenue is derived from the Netherlands and there is also an export presence in other European locations.

Lightronics was originally established in 1946 and has a strong tradition of solid, reliable products as well as being known for its innovation. Products are environmentally friendly in terms of energy use as well as in the prevention of light pollution.

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