- November 30, 2017
- Mrinmoy Bhattacharjee
The luminaires can incorporate sensors and antennas at a later date, making it easy for cities to future-proof their installations
Thorn Lighting has identified a unique business proposition in the smart cities landscape. It wants to leave the connectivity option open in its luminaires for city managers. The company has rolled out two new outdoor luminaires – Alumet Stage II and Thor lanterns and bollards – which it says are ready for smart cities of today and tomorrow.
Thorn, a Zumtobel group entity, is a supplier of outdoor and indoor lighting with integrated controls.
With the capacity to incorporate smart controls, the company says that Alumet Stage II and Thor can take advantage of emerging smart city applications, respond to changes in ambient light levels, temperature and occupancy, gather data to help ease traffic flows, improve safety, and save energy.
For cities which are looking for the flexibility to upgrade their lighting in future, the luminaires can incorporate sensors and antennas at a later date, making it easy for cities to future-proof their installations.
Thorn’s global product manager Christophe Leromain says, “Our cities are rapidly becoming more connected and more digital, enabling improved efficiency, safety and brand new services. 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.”
Informing about the feature of the latest offering, Leromain says that the newly redesigned Alumet Stage II is closely aligned with other products in the Alumet family, ensuring a consistent look and feel. The stylish column features a cylindrical diffuser containing up to six light modules, with output reaching up to 6,600 lm.
“Its efficacy is an impressive 80 lm/W, with a CRI of 80. Each of the six spots can be rotated 360 degree, with wide or narrow beam angles. The luminaire is capable of illuminating both horizontal and vertical surfaces, so the same product can now be used to light pathways, public spaces and even façades.” This, he stresses, 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. With Alumet Stage II, users have the freedom to build their own configuration to suit their particular lighting challenge.
Similarly, the Thor family of lanterns and bollards offers a single design concept for numerous applications within the urban space. Developed in partnership with Danish lighting designer Morten Lyhne for the city of Copenhagen, Thor combines minimal Scandinavian style with the very latest smart technology. 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 the company’s high-performance R-PEC LED optic specially designed for road and street lighting. Depending on the area, the light distribution can be tailored to meet specific needs, offering full flexibility. 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.
“The wide choice of integrated control options such as power dimming and presence detection actively supports energy savings. Furthermore, the polycarbonate parts make it easy to upgrade or incorporate sensors and antennas to enable smart functions, at a later stage as well,” Leromain informs.