Monday, March 29, 2010

Dialight Awarded Prestigious IDA Certification for StreetSENSE™ Series LED Street Lights


International Dark-Sky Association’s Fixture Seal of Approval certification recognizes StreetSENSE fixtures’ eco-conscious precision light direction for reducing light pollution.

Farmingdale, NJ – (March 29th, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, has achieved certification by the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for its advanced StreetSENSE™ Series LED Street Lights. The StreetSENSE fixtures were awarded the IDA Fixture Seal of Approval for their precise light direction, which focuses light downward, where it’s needed, to minimize light pollution.

“As part of our corporate commitment to providing environmentally responsible products that reduce energy consumption, minimize light pollution and lower the carbon footprint, we are constantly working to align with IDA and similar organizations in promoting sustainability worldwide,” said Roy Burton, Group Chief Executive of Dialight. “Achieving certification for our StreetSENSE LED light fixtures through third party testing validates the product’s environmentally beneficial qualities. We’re proud to contribute to reducing light pollution and honored to gain the right to display the IDA Fixture Seal of Approval.”

The Dialight StreetSENSE fixtures combine precision optics with the latest in advanced LED technology to provide highly effective, energy-efficient, focused exterior lighting for roadways, parking lots, walkways and bike paths. The StreetSENSE Type II forward-throw LED luminaires, with their IDA compliant reflector design, prevent direct glare and deliver high quality, precisely directed illumination downward where it’s needed, virtually eliminating upward light pollution and lateral light trespass.

“Reducing light pollution is a growing priority worldwide, and exterior lighting, including streetlights, are a major part of the problem,” added Burton. “Getting IDA certification for our products reinforces our position as a leading provider of environmentally sustainable lighting products that can help governments and municipalities cost-effectively combat light pollution. We intend to secure certification for our other outdoor lighting products in the coming months.”

About the IDA Certification
The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is a globally recognized authority on light pollution and leading proponent of protecting and restoring the Earth’s natural night environment and heritage of dark skies through promotion of quality outdoor lighting. IDA established the Fixture Seal of Approval (FSA) certification program to provide objective, third-party certification for luminaires that minimize glare, reduce light trespass and pollution, and lessen the destruction of the night sky.

As part of the certification process, IDA evaluated the photometric data of Dialight’s StreetSENSE luminaires, analyzing the Upward Light Output Ratio (ULOR), or the amount of upward light flux a fixture produces. The StreetSENSE fixtures passed IDA’s rigid testing to meet their light pollution reduction requirements, earning the prestigious Fixture Seal of Approval. The IDA maintains a list of approved fixtures and manufacturers for businesses, developers and governments searching for dark sky friendly lighting solutions.

StreetSense LED Street Light Resources

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dialight CMO to Showcase Benefits of LEDs for Commercial, Industrial Lighting Applications at GLOBALCON

Free Workshop Highlights Cost, Efficiency and Maintenance Advantages

GLOBALCON, Philadelphia, PA and Farmingdale, NJ (March 23, 2010) Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that chief marketing officer Dan Polito will present a free workshop on the basics and benefits of LED lighting technology in commercial and industrial applications at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 for attendees of GLOBALCON 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The 20-minute workshop will provide a brief overview of LED, or light-emitting diode, technology and how this low-maintenance, energy-efficient lighting solution can be used successfully in commercial and industrial settings, such as manufacturing facilities, warehouses and even hazardous locations.

“LEDs have proven to be a more economical choice than traditional lighting over the long term in a variety of rough-service applications, such as street lights and traffic signals,” Polito said. “Their longer life and energy efficiency also make them ideal for industrial applications in reducing operating and maintenance costs, while providing the same, and sometimes better, quality of light as high-pressure sodium and other conventional sources, even in high-bay installations.”

Polito’s workshop will include a case study, detailing how one Dialight customer—Frontline International—not only cut utility costs and realized brighter illumination with fewer fixtures, but also reduced the company’s carbon footprint to achieve their “green” sustainability goals.

Polito’s workshop will take place in Presentation Area 2 of the GLOBALCON expo area in Hall D of the Convention Center and is free for expo-only visitors, conference attendees, seminar delegates and other visitors to the show floor.

GLOBALCON 2010 is presented by the Association of Energy Engineers and runs March 24-25.

For more information about Dialight’s LED solutions for commercial and industrial settings, stop by Booth #515 during GLOBALCON or visit www.dialight.com.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Dialight’s New DuroSite™ LED High Bay Fixture Achieves 77 lumens per watt



Highly efficient and environmentally friendly solid-state LED luminaire delivers massive energy savings for industrial, commercial and infrastructure applications, worldwide.

Farmingdale, NJ – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, delivered a breakthrough in LED lighting technology with the introduction of its new ultra-bright DuroSite LED High Bay Fixtures. The Dialight DuroSite High Bay fixture, incorporates Cree’s Xlamp® XP-G LEDs, delivering nearly 12,000 lumens while consuming only 150 watts, providing unparalleled levels of quality overhead light, and significantly reducing energy consumption and cost.

With its unique high lumens per watt efficacy, the Dialight DuroSite High Bay fixture combines the latest in LED technology, precision optics and next generation thermal management practices to direct crisp, clear cool white light where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Sustaining over 80% lumen capacity over 60,000 operating hours, the DuroSite High Bay fixture is virtually maintenance free, lasting upwards of 10+ years.

“Advanced Dialight products like our new DuroSite LED High Bay luminaires are setting a new standard for high brightness LED lighting technology and performance as well as for environmental responsibility,” commented [Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive]. “Our high bay overhead lighting solutions require fewer fixtures to achieve the same level of illumination as compared to older conventional technologies, and require far less energy to operate. Lower energy consumption not only lowers CO2 emissions by almost 1 metric ton per fixture, but reduces energy costs, significantly decreasing total cost of ownership over time.”

Designed to replace conventional lighting in a wide variety of rugged applications, the IP-66 rated high light output DuroSite High Bay fixtures are ideally suited for both indoor & outdoor applications that require bright, efficiently delivered overhead illumination such as warehouses, cold storage facilities, tunnels and manufacturing plants.

The Dialight DuroSite LED High Bay fixtures utilize Cree XLamp XP-G LEDs, known for their wide viewing angle, symmetrical package and electrically neutral thermal path, which afford exceptionally high light output and maximum efficacy. The Dialight DuroSite High Bay luminaires feature instant on/off operation, requiring no warm up time for full illumination. Free of hazardous materials including mercury, these fixtures are easily recycled at the end of their life cycle, requiring no expensive special disposal methods.

The Dialight DuroSite LED High Bay fixture offers a wide range of mounting options, and retrofit easily into existing wiring systems to make installation simple, easy and fast. As with all Dialight products, the DuroSite LED High Bay Fixture is available through Dialight’s global network of authorized distributors. Please visit www.dialight.com for more information including IES files and product catalog information.

High Bay Resources
Frontline Installation Case Study

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dialight's DuroSite™ LED High Bay lighting helps Frontline International Meet "Green" Sustainability Goals



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As a company specializing in cooking oil management solutions, Frontline International is rapidly growing a “green” business in producing equipment for recycling oil as alternative renewable fuels. Dialight’s highly energy efficient DuroSite Series LED High Bay lighting fixtures are helping them meet customer expectations for environmentally responsible sustainable practices.

Frontline International, Inc. is a leading global supplier of commercial restaurant equipment for managing cooking oil. Their OilCare™ solutions safely and efficiently contain, dispense, filter and transport oil for initial fresh oil use and immediate on-premise recycling. Frontline’s customers include large restaurant chains, hotels, commercial food processing companies, institutions and universities around the world.

The “green” side of their business, focuses on manufacturing and warehousing commercial kitchen equipment that efficiently recycles used cooking oil for use as renewable alternative fuels, has grown steadily to the point where now all of the equipment they produce is geared toward recycling. As the company expanded, many of their eco-conscious customers began asking about the sustainability and environmental impact of Frontline’s own operations.

According to company president John Palazzo, Frontline felt compelled to explore ways to make their operations more environmentally friendly. “Sixty percent of our operation is assembly work, manufacturing the equipment. So as part of our initial sustainability initiative, one of the first places we looked to improve our practices was in our manufacturing facilities.”

Friday, March 5, 2010

Dialight collects industry award from ‘Big’ Jack Charlton



Newmarket based LED lighting manufacturer Dialight was presented with a gold award last week by English football legend Jack Charlton. The award was accepted by the company's European Sales & Marketing Director, Jim Gracie, at the HazardEx exhibition in Harrogate. Dialight won the top prize for its LED lighting products in the category 'User Application' by demonstrating how LED lighting is delivering a massive 75% energy saving for one of its major industrial customers, Henkel, manufacturer of Loctite.

Jim Gracie commented, “Not only will our LED lights help Henkel to reduce its carbon emissions, these lights will last for ten years or more and produce almost no light pollution, so in addition to the energy saving they bring even more benefits that can be enjoyed by any business application.”

With 150 working in its Newmarket facility, Dialight is a long term employer in the town.