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  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Twin industrial Pop Packs light Specialist Cars' new workshop

Thorn twin Popular Pack fluorescent luminaires have been installed at the authorised BMW dealership’s new Aftersales workshop. Specialist Cars Stevenage has very strict quality control standards. To help keep them up, Thorn twin Popular Pack fluorescent luminaires have been installed at the authorised BMW dealership’s new Aftersales workshop.

The fittings, mounted on trunking, employ wide reflectors and high frequency electronic ballasts to achieve a lighting performance level of 500 lux with maximium efficiency.

The workshop, like a normal garage, is equipped with hydraulic vehicle lifts, diagnostic tools and tyre bays, except that it is clinically spotless, from the terracotta tiled floor to beam ceiling. Trained technicians much appreciate the comfort of flicker free light and good colour rendering from the 70W tri-phosphor lamps.

The new Aftersales Centre provides the service and expertise you would expect from BMW, including a "service while you wait" offer and MOT testing. It also has an automated parts storage and retrieval system, maximising space and improving parts availability.

The installing electrical contractors were Design Selectric on behalf of Barter Male Associates.