Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dialight Unveils New Ultra-Low Profile LED L-864 Red Beacon for Obstruction Applications

Medium Intensity Beacon for Wind Turbines, Towers, Skyscrapers and Bridges Features Smallest Flash Head in the Industry for Reduced Wind Load; Lowest Power Consuming L-864 on the Market with Patented, Precise Optics Virtually Eliminates Ground Scatter/Light Pollution

Farmingdale, NJ (6/23/2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the debut of its latest LED based L-864 Red Medium Intensity Beacon featuring the most compact flash head on the market to significantly reduce wind load on fixed obstructions such as wind turbines, towers, skyscrapers and bridges. Operating at just 20 watts, the new Dialight D464 Series offers the lowest power consumption of any L-864 product on the market to help save energy and reduce operating costs.

At just under 8.5 inches in vertical height, the shock- and vibration-resistant D464 series offers the lowest profile available to reduce the impact of wind sheer on the structure, making it ideal for high-altitude applications and improved performance in inclement weather.

Its state-of-the-art design delivers the most energy-efficient operation with the most precise optics available to minimize ground scatter and virtually eliminate community light pollution. Dialight’s patented LED optics feature the sharpest beam cutoff in the industry for a consistently lower level of scatter—below 0.1 millifootcandles—over the full distance of one mile, while delivering the FAA required 2,000 candelas to passing aircraft. Compared to other LED and incandescent beacons that can scatter more than 0.3 millifootcandles and disturb residential areas, Dialight’s technology virtually eliminates observable light pollution on the ground.

“Our D464 series design offers the most outstanding performance and energy efficiency of any other beacon lighting solution on the market,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “This latest generation is a result of Dialight’s commitment to continuous innovation and responsiveness in meeting the needs of the industry with the most advanced lighting products available.”

Designed for easy retrofit from existing incandescent fixtures, the D464 series offers up to 10+ years of life expectancy to significantly reduce maintenance costs and the frequency of risky tower climbs associated with outdated beacon technology.

Backed by Dialight’s exclusive 5-year warranty—the longest in the industry—the D464 series consistently outperforms traditional beacons to guard against unexpected outages that can result in hefty fines and costly unplanned site visits. The sealed unit ensures reliable performance even in harsh environments for wind turbines, power plants and other industrial facilities.

The D464 series can be set to steady burn or outfitted with a 20-40fpm controller for applications where flashing is required.

For more information about Dialight’s new D464 series of low-profile LED L864 Red Beacons, visit or contact Dialight at

LED Based L-864 Red Medium Intensity Beacon Brochure

Dialight Municipal Lighting Expert to Highlight Benefits of LEDs for Street Light Applications at IMSA International

Learn How LED Technology Can Improve Light Output, Reliability and Energy Efficiency

IMSA International, Dallas, TX and Farmingdale, NJ (6/22/2010)—Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that Jim Pinelli, Director of Sales and Marketing and municipal lighting expert, will present an overview of LED technology and its benefits for street lighting applications at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 26 as part of the IMSA International 115th Annual Conference & Technology Expo at the InterContinental Dallas in Dallas, TX.

The one-hour session, “Demystifying LED Street Lighting Technology for Municipalities and Utilities Across the Country,” will provide a brief overview of LED, or light-emitting diode, technology and how this low-maintenance, energy-efficient lighting solution can be successfully deployed in street lighting applications. Pinelli will recommend specific criteria that potential LED users should consider as they consider LED streetlights as a replacement for their conventional fixtures.

“The proven long lifespan and energy efficiency of LEDs make them ideal for streetlight applications by reducing operating and maintenance costs, while providing the same or even better quality of light versus other conventional sources,” Pinelli said. “These benefits have convinced many municipalities and utility companies to trial LED fixtures and the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct Gateway studies nationwide.”

Pinelli’s presentation will highlight key benefits of LED technology for street lighting applications, including their superb energy-efficiency, light efficacy and superior optics that provide more directional lighting to reduce light pollution and achieve IDA Dark Sky Compliance. LED fixtures also offer improved wind loading properties, as well as greater resistance to shock, vibration and corrosion.

The IMSA International Annual Conference has been held continuously since 1896 and is the premiere educational and networking event for public safety professionals in the areas of traffic control, fire alarms, radio communications, roadway lighting, work zone traffic control, emergency medical services and other related systems for both government organizations and private companies. The 2010 event runs June 22-29.

For more information about Dialight’s LED solutions for street and municipal lighting applications, stop by Booth #306 during the IMSA Education and Technology Expo or visit

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dialight to present at Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2010 Conference

Farmingdale, NJ (June 17, 2010) - Applied LED technology specialist and manufacturer of smart meter disconnect switches, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), has been invited to present at the Smart Grids & Cleanpower 2010 Conference taking place on June 24th and 25th at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, UK. Dialight’s Director of Product Development & Management, Rizwan Ahmad, is scheduled to present on ‘Why we need smart metering, why disconnect relay is an integral part of smart meter, and what it'll mean for the UK’.

The conference is organised by Cambridge Investment Research and this will be its ninth year. This year's attendees will learn how smart grid technologies will help increase energy efficiency, reduce losses and give more control to smart energy end-users. More information is available from

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Case Study: Dialight's LED Obstruction Lighting Helps PPL Save Energy, Reduce Maintenance Costs

Case Study: Dialight's LED Obstruction Lighting Helps PPL Save Energy, Reduce Maintenance Costs and Meet FAA Regulations

PPL Generation LLC works diligently to reduce its environmental impact and encourage the responsible use of energy through innovative technology, conservation initiatives and educational programs both inside its facilities and in the surrounding communities. Like many Americans, the company recently discovered that changing out a few light bulbs to install Dialight’s highly efficient LED-based obstruction lighting can make a big difference in reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs, while providing more reliable safety lighting to meet FAA requirements.

Lower Mount Bethel Energy in Bangor, PA boasts two natural gas-fired turbine generators and one combined cycle steam generator capable of churning out some 600 megawatts of electricity. Well-known for its exceptional employee safety program, the facility is applying this year for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) as a “Star” worksite, the highest honor within the program, recognizing the company’s efforts beyond compliance to protect worker health and safety.

Full PPL Case Study PDF

Wednesday, June 2, 2010