Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dialight announces major European order for LED traffic signals

Dialight to supply energy saving retro-fit LED traffic signals to the Turkish market.

Applied LED lighting technology specialist Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L) today announced that it is to supply 20,000 of its state-of-the-art, central light source LED traffic signals to the Turkish market. Initial shipments have already commenced and will continue into 2010. While this order is substantial, it represents only a small percentage of the region’s installed base of traffic lights which represents a significant market opportunity for the Dialight Signals and Illumination business.

Offering up to ten years’ life expectancy, Dialight’s LED traffic signals deliver major savings for local authorities by reducing the need for expensive maintenance and avoiding the disruption to traffic that is inevitable with signal maintenance. Using less than 10 watts in comparison with the 50 watts used in signals by the average bulb, the LED units also significantly reduce power consumption and carbon emissions.

Dialight CEO, Roy Burton, comments: “I am delighted to announce yet another significant order for our central light source LED traffic signal products. This reinforces the clear message that our cutting edge LED technology is being accepted around the world for the immediate and long term value it can deliver.”

Dialight News Article

Monday, December 7, 2009

New 8W White LED Downlight with UL1598 and UL 844-Class I, Div 2 ratings

The RTO Series LED White Downlight is the newest member in Dialight’s state-of-the-art SafeSite® family of lighting products, utilizing high brightness LED technology to deliver savings in maintenance, energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Farmingdale, NJ (December 7, 2009) - The new patent-pending SafeSite® RTO Series LED White Downlight from applied LED technology specialist, Dialight, is being introduced as a highly efficient alternative to incandescent jelly-jar fixtures commonly used in industrial and hazardous locations. The products are certified to meet UL1598 and UL 844 Class I Division 2 requirements.

With an ability to maintain 70% initial lumens over 60,000 hours of continuous operation, the LED Downlights offer significant savings to the user over incandescent lamps which only last up to 750 hours. This long lifespan greatly reduces employee/production down-time previously caused by frequent lamp replacements.

By consuming as little as 8 watts, a reduction in CO2 emissions and a saving of over 80% in energy is achieved with LEDs when compared to 100W incandescent lamp fixture installations. As the RTO Series is designed to deliver more light to where it matters most, overall application efficiency is improved, thanks to the unique downward orientation of the LEDs, which prevents light spill unlike the typical jelly-jars. A further benefit is that LEDs are environment friendly due to the absence of hazardous materials like mercury, unlike fluorescent and HID lamps.

Backed by over three decades of solid state lighting business experience and produced in ISO certified manufacturing facilities, the RTO series provides a system efficacy of over 75 lm/w making it a leader in its product category.

The RTO series comes with various mounting options to facilitate pendant, ceiling or wall mounting and is available now through Dialight’s worldwide network of distributors.

RTO Series LED White Downlight Datasheet (standard industrial)

SafeSite® RTO Series LED White Downlight Datasheet (Class I, Div 2)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dialight plc to sponsor CABE Sustainable Cities Programme

Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight plc announced today that it is to be the lead sponsor of the 2009-10 Sustainable Cities Programme for the UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, CABE.

CABE’s Sustainable Cities Programme cuts through the complexities of the climate change debate to provide expert advice, offer clear priorities for action and describe good practice in sustainable urban design and management. The resource supports the people whose job it is to make decisions about how to plan, design and manage towns and cities. Dialight’s support enables CABE to extend its role with eight English core cities, working alongside teams of professionals at the cutting edge to support and learn from delivering new initiatives and improvements in the UK’s major urban areas.

Roy Burton, CEO Dialight said, “Dialight is committed to improving the quality of the built environment. We pride ourselves not only on adding value through the excellence of our technology, but also ensuring it is implemented to enhance the quality of the existing urban scene.

“Most traditional lighting solutions are wasteful. Lighting is often overlooked as a major contributor of carbon emissions, but globally it accounts for 20% of electricity consumption. Conversion to LED technology could reduce that by half. That’s a huge saving of CO2.”

Edward Hobson, Head of research at CABE said, “CABE sees climate change not as a threat but as an opportunity: an opportunity to improve the quality of our towns and cities. The challenge facing us is how to identify the best solutions across different disciplines to deliver prosperity, resilience and quality of life for people. We welcome Dialight’s participation in exploring the ways forward for the public and private sectors to deliver this shared ambition.”

CABE Website

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dialight's ROI/TCO Calculator shows rapid return on investment for LED white lighting fixtures

Dialight introduces a new ROI/TCO calculator tool to show a rapid return on investment for their wide range of LED white lighting fixtures.

The tool will compare the traditional fixtures that are currently installed with Dialight's LED lighting fixtures from a cost, maintenance and carbon emission stand point. In the majority of cases, we are seeing a return on investment in under 2 years, and significant reduction in carbon emissions.

Dialight's ROI/TCO Calculator Tool

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another major endorsement for Dialight’s LED White Strobe Technology

Dialight’s unique all LED L-864/L-865 Flashing Dual (White/Red) Strobe secures its second substantial buying commitment from a major tower operator.

Applied LED lighting technology specialist Dialight Plc, today announced that an agreement has been signed with a second major US telecom tower operator, for its LED white strobe technology. The commitment from the operator is to use Dialight’s unique LED technology for all new towers, all light replacements and repairs. Initial shipments have already commenced and the agreement will continue through at least the end of 2010. The combined volumes of product expected from this and the contract announced in June with another major operator represent only a small percentage of the installed base of towers that could be retrofitted with these Dialight products, illustrating this significant market opportunity.

Currently the only product in its class, Dialight’s LED dual strobe offers more than 10 years life expectancy and avoids the need for dangerous and expensive tower climbs to replace conventional light sources.

Dialight CEO, Roy Burton, comments: “I am delighted to announce yet another significant commitment for our White LED tower products. Once again, this highlights Dialight’s position at the forefront of Solid State Lighting technology, satisfying those opportunities where the intelligent application of LEDs will bring superior value to our customer base.”

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dialight to present at LEDs Conference 2009, San Diego

Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), has been invited to present at the 2009 LEDs in Business conference taking place from October 20-22 at the Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, California. Dialight’s CEO, Roy Burton, is scheduled to present on ‘High Reliable LED Fixtures for Municipalities and Government Stimulus Projects’.

Described as the world’s most compelling business meeting and exhibition dedicated exclusively to the high-brightness LED industry, this 10th annual meeting will bring together the leading manufacturers, materials and component suppliers, technology innovators, investors and end users to discuss all the market and technological developments occurring in the industry. Over 500 attendees, 20 sponsors and 75 exhibitors will meet the industry’s leaders and get updated on dynamic markets, new technological developments and emerging commercial opportunities.

LEDs Conference 2009 Website

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dialight to feature twice at ‘LEDs in Business’ Conference, Germany

Farmingdale, NJ (October 14, 2009) - Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), has been invited to present at the International LEDs in Business conference taking place on October 14 and 15, 2009 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dialight’s CEO, Roy Burton, is scheduled to present on ‘LEDs in Industry’ while its products will also feature in a presentation on ‘LED Traffic Signals’ by Gordon Routledge, consultant to Dialight.

Taking place twice a year since 2003, this event will examine present and future developments of LEDs in different markets, with the focus on technology on October 14th and on business October 15th.

Japanese power utilities warm to Dialight’s LED lighting

Applied LED technology specialist Dialight plc has had meetings with twelve major Japanese power utilities together with its distributor I-Spec during the 2009 NOA Conference in Nagoya, Japan on October 1 and 2. The NOA Conference is jointly organized by US Consulate Commercial Services and the power utility companies in Japan, this year with Chubu Electric Power Ltd as the co-organizer, and its objective is to introduce US companies offering compelling technology products to Japan’s power utilities.

Japan has a challenging mandate to reduce its CO2 level by 60% by 2050 and the power utilities are putting in all possible effort to achieve this goal by implementing renewable energy, nuclear energy, increasing productivity and operational efficiency.

Jason Loh, Dialight’s Director of Sales for Asia Pacific, commented: “We introduced the power utilities to our energy efficient LED lighting products and illustrated how they can be used in facilities all over Japan, helping them to achieve their goals in reducing CO2. Several of the companies expressed interest in procuring our products as soon as we obtain local certification for hazardous locations. This process is already underway and it’s our intention to have certification confirmed in the near future.”

Yoshinori Sugiura, Managing Director of I-Spec said: “I am glad to be working alongside Dialight in introducing their energy efficient products to the Japan industry. Dialight products are designed, manufactured and certified to industry’s highest standards and I am confident that they will fit well in the industrial market that we are pursuing.”

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dialight expands its 657 Series

Dialight expands its 657 Series family of products to include versions with flat and domed lenses, ideal for outdoor use.

FARMINGDALE, NJ (October 12, 2009) – Dialight, the applied LED technology specialist, now offers a flat and domed version of the successful 657 series panel-mount indicator. The new indicators feature a fully-sealed and potted design, making them impervious to dust and water intrusion and in compliance with IP67/NEMA 4X standards.

Using the same high-impact, UV-stabilized lens material as the right-angle version, the indicators are available with tinted, diffused lenses in red, green, yellow, blue, and orange, in addition to a white diffused style to eliminate ‘phantom effect’ in outdoor applications.

These rugged, daylight viewable indicators are engineered for outdoor applications such as lane control and signage, as well as construction, transit and military vehicles – anywhere that a vibration-resistant light source is required.

The energy efficient LEDs used in these indicators provide up to 100,000 hours of operation, far exceeding the typical life of traditional light sources.

The family of products is available through Dialight’s global network of authorized distributors.

657 Series LED Domed and Flat LED Indicator Datasheet

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dialight to present at All-Energy Australia Expo and Conference

Farmingdale, NJ (October 5, 2009) - Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), has been invited to present at the All-Energy Australia Expo and Conference taking place on October 7 and 8, 2009 in Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. Dialight’s Head of Government Affairs, T J Struhs, is scheduled to present on ‘How Australian cities can reduce their carbon footprint using LEDs’.

The All-Energy event will be the largest of its kind in Australia and will focus on clean and sustainable sources of energy. Its aim is to promote discussion and networking opportunities in all areas of the energy sector.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

DIALIGHT announces supply agreement for “smart grid” disconnect switch

Dialight plc., reports the signing of a supply agreement for its PowerPulse™ 200-amp disconnect/reconnect load switch in support of the United States Advanced Meter Infrastructure Initiative, a move to introduce "smart" metering for the "smart grid".

This exclusive agreement with one of Dialight's existing customers is initially for two years and could represent more than $15,000,000 in revenues over 2010 and 2011. Whilst Dialight is currently shipping to this customer, the agreement assumes a significant increase in volume.

In the United States there are more than 100 million domestic electricity meters to be upgraded to "smart metering" and this conversion is in its infancy.

Dialight CEO, Roy Burton, comments: "We are very pleased to have this extended agreement and see it as endorsement of our capabilities in this safety conscious and demanding market."

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dialight lines up for industry awards

Dialight's SafeSite High Bay LED luminaire is a finalist in this year's Electronic Product Design e-Legacy Awards. It is one of the final six being considered in the category 'Design Contribution to Sustainability' and there's still time to vote here if you'd like to help us win in this prestigious category.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Power station replaces conventional industrial lighting with Dialight LED solutions

A large power station in Australia recently finalized an agreement to be fitted out on a progressive basis for all future general area and lighting applications with Dialight’s SafeSite® and LEDPAK® industrial LED lighting fixtures.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dialight’s new LED luminaire poised to save users $millions in energy and maintenance.

Dialight’s new LED luminaire poised to save users $millions in energy and maintenance.
Introducing its LED High Bay fixture as the newest member of the SafeSite® series family of industrial and hazardous location LED lighting solutions, Dialight continues to deliver significant energy and maintenance savings versus conventional lighting technologies.

Farmingdale, NJ (July 23, 2009) - Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight Corporation, is set to introduce its first LED high bay luminaire which has been designed exclusively to replace conventional high bay lighting solutions in interior and exterior industrial, commercial and hazardous location applications.

Operating on just 150 watts, the powder-coated aluminum SafeSite® High Bay luminaire is designed to perform for 10+ years in even the most demanding applications - three times as long as traditional HID fixtures, and nearly twice as long as fluorescent solutions. Environmentally, the LED High Bay fixture is completely free of hazardous materials, including mercury, and boasts an annual energy savings that equates to over two metric tons of C02 saved per fixture per year. In a 1,000 fixture retrofit, that’s 347 cars off the road and over 19,000 mg of mercury saved annually!

Weighing in at less than fifteen pounds, half the weight of a conventional fixture, the SafeSite® High Bay’s low-profile housing is designed to pair seamlessly with a full range of mounting options offered by Dialight. Combined with a rugged solid-state design that makes the luminaire resistant to shock and vibration, users are presented with a high level of versatility and reliability matched by the luminaire’s superior ease of installation.

Case Study:

In a recent pilot installation with one of the largest commercial retailers in the United States, Dialight matched the lighting levels achieved by 1000+ T5 High Output fluorescent fixtures in a refrigerated distribution warehouse with just under 800 LED High Bay luminaires - about 25% fewer fixtures. Achieving this efficiency through the use of a combination of narrow and wide optics, the project is on track to generate combined annual energy, re-lamp and maintenance savings of over $345,000 with an expected payback period of 14 months.

This product is available now through Dialight’s worldwide network of distributors.

SafeSite Series LED High Bay Fixture News Article

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What's the big deal with LED traffic lights?

Someone asked me this the other day, so I'll share my answer as it involves some pretty impressive figures.

London has over 5000 traffic intersections, each one comprising an average of 10 traffic signals, making about 50,000 signals. If those were to be converted to LED lights, the resulting saving in electricity alone (assuming a cost of 6p per unit) turns out to be almost £1 million a year, with an annual reduction in carbon emissions of more than 9500 tonnes.

Presently, light bulbs in conventional traffic lights are changed every year, so as LEDs can be expected to last up to 10 years they would avoid up to 8 maintenance visits over their lifetime. That's a lot of cherrypickers out of work.

If you want all the technical details, someone's explained it here which saves me the trouble.

Now just think how many traffic hold ups you could miss if all traffic lights were LED. Of course, you could save even more energy, cut more carbon and reduce driver frustration too if you follow this example and just remove traffic lights altogether.

Ealing Council says "How many times have we waited at a junction and nothing is happening? No cars are moving, no pedestrians are crossing. Nothing. Just wasted time, adding to our frustrations. So we will bag over some traffic lights and allow motorists and pedestrians to trust each other." How refreshing! But they'd be better off with LEDs.

See us at Offshore Europe

We're getting ready for the first showing of our ATEX-approved SafeSite® LED fitting at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen, UK in September. This is a massive show with over 25,000 visitors expected, so we're hoping to see plenty of them on Dialight's stand 1647 in the Boyd Orr Building at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

For show visitors from Europe we're planning to offer free trial installations of SafeSite, subject to site inspections, but numbers will be limited so any interested parties will need to get in touch with us early in the show. Watch out for us at stand 1647 and ask for Ian Duffy of Dialight as he's the one who'll be setting up the trials.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Henkel’s LED lighting trial delivers 75% saving on energy

In a world where energy efficiency and cost reduction are becoming increasingly important, Dialight’s SafeSite® LED fixture helps Henkel to achieve its objectives of cutting power consumption and creating a more efficient lighting system in a trial installation at a waste water plant.

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Dialight Case Study - Valero Refinery

Dialight’s LED lighting improves safety, reliability and energy efficiency for Valero refinery

Dialight recently installed our SafeSite product into a Valero Refinery in Paulsboro, NJ.

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