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Thorn luminaires aim to make cities smarter

Luminaires can be upgraded to incorporate sensors and antennae so cities can futureproof their installations

Alumet Stage II is capable of illuminating horizontal and vertical surfaces
Alumet Stage II is capable of illuminating horizontal and vertical surfaces

Thorn Lighting has introduced two outdoor luminaires aimed at smart city use.


With wireless connectivity, the Alumet Stage II and Thor lanterns and bollards can respond to changes in ambient light levels, temperature and occupancy, and even gather data to help ease traffic flows, improve safety and save energy, said Thorn.


For cities looking for the flexibility to upgrade their lighting in future, the polycarbonate material parts of the luminaires mean they can also incorporate sensors and antennae to enable smart functions at a later stage.


The Alumet Stage II features a cylindrical diffuser containing up to six light modules, with output reaching up to 6,600 lm. Each of the six spots can be rotated 360°, with wide or narrow beam angles.


The luminaire is capable of illuminating both horizontal and vertical surfaces, so the same product can be used to light pathways, public spaces and even façades, according to Thorn. This gives users flexibility, allowing comprehensive, integrated lighting schemes to be created for complex public areas, without cluttering the space. The modules are available at colour temperatures of 3000K or 4000K, and coloured modules can be included. With the RGB/W version different scenes can be created and controlled via a DMX system.


The Thor family of lanterns and bollards were developed in partnership with Danish lighting designer Morten Lyhne for the city of Copenhagen.


The larger Thor L lantern is suitable for major urban roads, while the smaller Thor S is ideal for paths and residential streets. Thor features Thorn’s high-performance R-PEC LED optic specially designed for road and street lighting. Both sizes come in post-top, lateral and catenary mounted versions. To complete the family, Thor offers a variety of different bollards ideal for plazas, pathways or parks.


“Our cities are rapidly becoming more connected and more digital, enabling improved efficiency, safety and brand new services,” said Christophe Leromain, global product manager, Thorn Lighting.


“But making the transition can be a complex process, and not all cities are ready to introduce smart technology right now. Alumet Stage II and Thor make it easy to leave the option of connectivity open, making installations ready for the future.”


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