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HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Color-Tuning | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology

VCT technology (Variable Color Temperature) brings a new dynamic to your space. It is now possible to set dedicated color temperatures for specific areas of your space, ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K. The VCT enables you to manually and automatically adjust light levels and to set pre-defined lighting scenarios to your exact requirements.

In addition, the technology can be managed with our basicDIM Wireless app or via lighting management systems with DALI2 compatibility basicDIM Wireless is our control system with Casambi, Bluethooth technology, integrating sensors, switches and luminaires that can be controlled and configured from a tablet or a smartphone using the dedicated app.

As it is wireless, basicDIM is just as well suited to existing installations as well as to newly built ones. Installation couldn't be easier, as all the technology needed is built into the luminaire – with no extra wiring.

Add smart functionality to your workspace by combining VCT with Omega Pro 2, or bring a new dynamic edge to general areas and corridors, hospitality, or retail spaces by combining the technology with the renowned Chalice downlight.

Ulrich Jürgenschellert, Product Manager Downlights:
"VCT adds a lot of value to your standard downlight. You are now able to easily tune color temperature and light levels either manually by using the app or automatically by pre-defining scenes and timings. The best part is that it doesn't require a complex installation to get everything going".

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In Parallel, Thorn also Announced Two other New Products:

Punch: Great Value in a Classic Design

Thorn is proud to announce the launch of Punch. A timeless luminaire that brings back a classic and simple design paired with the latest technology. Whether you are looking at a classroom or an office space, Punch brings total design flexibility to a project. -

Voyager Blade 2: Your Choice of a Sleek and Slim Emergency Exit Sign

The purpose of emergency lighting is to allow people to make their way safely out of a building in the event of an emergency for example during a black out. In these situations, lighting can save lives and keep people calm. It goes without saying that emergency lighting must comply with all relevant rules and regulations. The best emergency lighting goes further, incorporating flexible luminaires with ease of installation and maintenance, long life, and energy efficiency. -

About Thorn:

Thorn manufactures and supplies dependable, efficient, high-quality lighting. Our extensive portfolio of indoor and outdoor lighting is developed to address the needs of wholesalers, contractors, specifiers and end users, for the widest range of applications. Our name is recognized throughout the world as standing for quality, reliability and ease of use. Supported by 90 years of expertise, we are proud to be known as a trusted partner, providing customers with invaluable insight and support beyond the product. We are also a Smart City specialist, helping municipalities improve safety and well-being through connectivity and intelligence. In indoor lighting, our innovative solutions create comfortable, efficient light for living and working. Thorn is proud to be a member of the Zumtobel Group. -


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