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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 manufactures and supplies professional lighting systems to retailers. Its focus on this market enables it to produce cost-effective products designed specifically for today’s retail environment.

Its aim is to enable retailers to design and test new lighting concepts, control their implementation and manage the roll-out to a budget. Compact employs both lighting and project management professionals and already supplies lighting to many of the UK’s top 100 retailers.

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.

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