Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dialight Partners with Veolia Environmental to Offer HID Lamp, Ballast Recycling

Dialight - Dialight Partners with Veolia Environmental to Offer HID Lamp, Ballast Recycling

Streamlined Recycling Program Helps Facilities & Municipalities Meet Environmental Regs with Ease When Changing Over to High-Efficiency LED Fixtures

Farmingdale, NJ (May 20, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that it has partnered with Veolia Environmental Services to offer high-intensity discharge (HID) and street light fixture and lamp recycling for commercial facilities and municipalities that make the switch to Dialight’s more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly LED lighting solutions.

As business and municipalities change out traditional fixtures in buildings, warehouses, streetlights and parking lots to take advantage of the cost and energy savings offered by LED technology, the discarded fixtures and lamps must be recycled or disposed of properly. Most contain hazardous materials—like mercury—that not only make them an environmental liability, but also expose the company or municipality to the risk of penalty for improper handling and disposal.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dialight’s Chief Marketing Officer to present at All Energy 2010 in Aberdeen

Farmingdale, NJ (May 18, 2010) - Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), will be presenting on ‘Smart LED Lighting Solutions to Reduce Carbon in UK Cities and Business’ on May 20th, 2010 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The presentation will educate viewers on LED lighting technology and applications available today that will help meet CRC’s (Carbon Reduction Commitments) in the UK.

The All-Energy UK Exhibition & Conference is Europe's largest event devoted to all forms of clean and renewable energy. First run in 2001, the show has grown steadily since and the 2010 edition will be the tenth in the annual series. To read more about the event, please visit http://www.all-energy.co.uk/.

All Energy Presentation 2010 PDF

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Annual General Meeting and Interim Management Statement

12-MAY-2010

Dialight plc, the UK based leader in Applied Light Emitting Diode ("LED") Technology, today publishes its Interim Management Statement relating to the period from 1 January 2010 until 12 May 2010, in accordance with FSA Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.3.

"Strong start to the year for Energy Efficient Lighting"

Dialight plc is leading the lighting revolution for industrial users across the world. Applying leading edge LED technology it produces retro-fittable lighting fixtures designed specifically for hazardous locations, obstruction lighting, traffic and rail signalling to vastly reduce maintenance, save energy, improve safety and ease disposal. Versions of these high specification luminaires are also produced for more general commercial, industrial and outdoor situations.

Signals/Illumination

The Board is pleased to report another good performance by the Signals/Illumination segment which is showing a strong revenue increase over the first half of 2009.

Highlights of the trading performance include:

  • European traffic has made a strong start to the year with significant gains in the UK market.
  • Sales of White lighting products into the Industrial Market have continued strongly and show good growth . Sales of the new High Bay Light in particular are very promising as our customers recognise the significant savings that our lights provide.
  • Shipments of White Strobe Obstruction Lights are increasing as we make deliveries against the contracts secured in 2009.
  • Re-engineering of products in line with new LED technologies continues to drive improvement in margins.

Components

The Indication market continues to strengthen and is running at a level close to normal although it is possible some of this recovery is due to restocking. We are therefore cautious as to the prospects for the remainder of the year.

Shipments of electromagnetic components for smart metering applications continue to meet our expectations based on contracts previously secured. In the medium term, substantial growth in this product area could be anticipated, however, the timing of future business is hard to predict and margins are tight.

Acquisition

On 28 April 2010 we announced the acquisition of BTI Light Systems A/S (“BTI”), a Danish company offering signaling and safety equipment for the wind, marine and airport industries. BTI’s established channels and customer relationships are complementary to Dialight’s existing US wind turbine business. This acquisition fits well into Dialight’s strategy of targeting protected, niche sectors within the lighting industry where LED technology can be applied with economic benefits.

Operating out of Copenhagen, BTI’s product portfolio comprises obstruction lighting and aids to navigation for both onshore and offshore wind turbines and airports The acquisition is expected to be earnings accretive in 2010.

Cashflow

The Group maintains a strong balance sheet and cash generation is in line with expectations.

Outlook

Dialight continues to implement its strategy for driving growth through the provision of energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting products that provide a strong and immediate value proposition to its customers.

Based on the continued good progress of the Signals/Illumination business, together with improved margins and improvement of activity levels in the Indication Components segment, the Board is confident in maintaining its outlook for 2010.

For further information:

Roy Burton - Group Chief Executive,
George Ralph- Interim Finance Director,
Dialight plc
Tel: +44 (0) 1638 778640

Simon Bridges - Canaccord Adams Limited,
Tel: 0+44 (0) 20 7050 6500

Robert Speed- Kreab Gavin Anderson,
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7074 1800,
Email: dialight@kreabgavinanderson.com

Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L)

The Group comprises the following business segments:

  • Signals/Illumination which addresses the increasing demands for Energy Efficient Lighting solutions through the use of high brightness LEDs and utilisation of a number of associated technologies. Areas of business include Traffic and Rail Signals, Obstruction Lights and Solid State Lighting products.

  • Components comprising:

(1) The indication businesses whose sales are primarily to Electronics OEMs for status indication; and

(2) Electromagnetic components which supplies smart meter disconnect switches which are used by utility companies to manage remotely electrical supply to residential and business premises.

The company is headquartered in the UK with operating locations in the UK, USA, Germany and Mexico. More information is available at www.dialight.com.

Cautionary statement

This Interim Management Statement contains certain forward-looking statements which have been made by the Directors in good faith using information available up until the date they approved the statement. Forward-looking statements should be regarded with caution as by their nature such statements involve risk and uncertainties relating to events and circumstances that may occur in the future. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements, depending on the outcome of these uncertain future events.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dialight Introduces First SafeSite® LED High Bay Fixture Classified for Hazardous Locations


First of Its Kind High-Bay Luminaire Delivers 67 Lumens per Watt, Reduces Energy Consumption, Maintenance Costs for Wide Range of Industrial, Petrochemical and Other Rugged Applications.

Farmingdale, NJ (May 4, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the debut of its new SafeSite® LED High Bay Fixtures for Hazardous Locations (Hazloc). A breakthrough in LED industrial lighting technology, the SafeSite LED High Bay luminaire is designed specifically to replace conventional high bay fixtures in hazardous locations, including gas facilities, oil refineries, chemical and processing plants, paper/pulp mills, waste and sewage treatment facilities.

Offering exceptional light output performance for up to 10 years, SafeSite LED High Bay Hazloc fixtures significantly reduce maintenance, eliminating the costly and sometimes dangerous bulb changes regularly required for traditional HID fixtures. Backed by Dialight’s five-year warranty, SafeSite Hazloc LED High Bay fixtures offer outstanding reliability and safety, with offering a T5 temperature code at -40F to +149F (-40C to +65C).

Dialight’s SafeSite LED High Bay fixture is the first of its kind to achieve NEC certification to the following hazardous location codes:

UL-844:                    UL-8750
Class I, Div 1             CSA 22.2 #137
Class I, Div 2             IP66
Class II, Div 1
Class II, Div 2
Class III, Div 1
Class III, Div 2

The Dialight SafeSite High Bay fixture incorporates Cree’s XLamp® XP-G LEDs and delivers unprecedented energy efficiency with four different models providing up to 10,000 lumens at just 150W total power consumption. An exceptional power factor greater than .95 further reduces stand-by energy consumption. NEC certified for use in the most extreme conditions, including petroleum refineries, drilling platforms and fuel service and handling areas, the SafeSite LED High Bay fixtures provide crisp, clear, white light for maximum visibility and safety in virtually any harsh environment, including marine locations.

“Our SafeSite High Bay fixture is the most durable, energy-efficient device approved for hazardous locations on the market,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “These classified approved fixtures allow hazardous site operators to realize all the benefits of LED technology, including dramatically reduced energy consumption, less environmental impact and lower maintenance costs, with a bright white light for maximum visual acuity and safety.”

Conventional operating voltage makes change out from traditional high- or low-pressure sodium, metal halide or mercury vapor fixtures to SafeSite LED fixtures quick, safe and easy using existing wiring. The SafeSite Hazloc fixtures’ lightweight, low-profile design is about half the weight and 75% shorter than conventional fixtures, allowing for increased mounting versatility and ease of installation.
Instant on/off operation enhances safety, while shock and vibration resistant construction ensures durability in the most unforgiving environments. Mercury-free LEDs are recyclable, eliminating the costly handling and disposal fees commonly required for traditional bulbs.

“These highly-efficient fixtures not only help cut operating and maintenance costs, but also align perfectly with our customers’ sustainability initiatives, providing a greener, money-saving solution to hazloc lighting,” Burton said. “They’re even approved by the International Dark-Sky Association for their light pollution reduction characteristics.”

SafeSite LED High Bay hazloc fixtures are available through Dialight’s global network of authorized distributors. For more information, visit http://www.dialight.com/

Monday, May 3, 2010

Dialight Welcomes Robert Heaton, Jr. as Director of SSL Sales

20-Year Lighting Sales Veteran to Oversee Dialight’s Growing Solid State Lighting Business

Farmingdale, NJ (May 3, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that Robert Heaton, Jr. has joined the Dialight team as Director of Solid State Lighting Sales. Heaton brings more than 20 years of experience in lighting sales to Dialight, where he will oversee the U.S. sales force for the company’s growing solid state lighting business.

Heaton’s experience includes more than four years as Regional Vice President-Southern Region for Hubbell Lighting where he managed three regional sales managers and 18 territorial lighting agencies and grew sales in excess of five percent for two consecutive years. Prior to his work at Hubbell, Heaton served as Director, Recessed Downlighting and Track for Lithonia Lighting and as Area Sales Manager for Lightolier/Genlyte.

“Bob’s experience in the lighting industry spans a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications, and he is a valuable addition to our team,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “We are excited to have him on board to help us grow our position as the most energy-efficient, cost-effective and innovative lighting provider in the industry.”

“Dialight’s reputation for innovation, efficiency and safety has made it the world leader in applied LED technology,” Heaton said. “I look forward to working with this incredible team to help commercial and industrial customers realize tremendous energy and cost savings and meet their environmental and sustainability goals by working with Dialight for their lighting needs.”

For more information about Dialight’s leading-edge, retro-fittable LED lighting fixtures, visit www.dialight.com.