Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dialight Debuts World’s Smallest, Lightest-Weight Dual Red/White LED Beacon

Energy-Saving, Long-Life LEDs Offer 95% Greater Efficiency than Xenon Technology; Up to 10 Years of Reliable Operation Slash Maintenance Costs for Tower Owners

Farmingdale, NJ (July 29, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today unveiled its groundbreaking new all-LED L-864/L-865 flashing dual (white/red) strobe beacon featuring the lowest-profile, lightest-weight flash head on the market for reduced wind load and ease of installation on radio and cell towers and chimney stacks.

At just under 8 inches in total vertical height and only 26 pounds—about one-third the height and weight of traditional Xenon units—the new medium-intensity white strobe and red beacon offers 95 percent greater operating efficiency than Xenon and represents a quantum leap in LED obstruction lighting technology. In addition to its ultra-low profile and single-level design, this latest generation of Dialight’s LED industry-leading beacon design leverages Cree XPG and Cree XPE white and red LEDs for the ultimate in energy efficiency and long-life.

“This game-changing product clearly demonstrates just how far LED technology has come, allowing us to deliver the brightest, most energy- efficient lighting technology at a fraction of the size compared to traditional Xenon units,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “This unit requires little or no maintenance for up to 10 years of reliable life, virtually eliminating maintenance costs and the associated risks of flash-tube change out.”

The Dual L-864/L-865 LED beacon delivers 20,000 candela (cd) during daylight operation, consuming just 90 watts. For nighttime operation, white or red strings deliver 2,000 cd each at 35 watts and 25 watts respectively, to aptly meet FAA and FCC regulations at a lower total cost of operation.

For operational convenience, the power supply/control box can safely be located up to 550 feet from the light engine, at the base of the tower for example. The unit is compatible with non-Dialight GPS synchronization devices and supports multiple unit synchronization from a single controller.

With its low profile, the shock- and vibration-resistant unit is built to withstand harsh weather elements in all environments with efficient and reliable operation at temperatures ranging from -40°F to +131°F.

Backed by Dialight’s exclusive 5-year warranty—the longest in the industry—the Dual L-864/L-865 LED beacon consistently delivers up to 10 years of continuous operational life to guard against unexpected outages, the associated penalties and exorbitant maintenance costs.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Case Study: Rockline Industries installs Dialight's DuroSite™ LED High Bay Fixtures to Meet Sustainability Goals

Dialight's DuroSite™ LED High Bay Fixture
LED Conversion Reduces Rockline’s Operating and Maintenance Cost, Lowers Energy Consumption to Meet Sustainability Goals

A global, world class manufacturer of premium paper products, Rockline Industries has grown to become a major supplier of private label wet wipes to its Arkansas neighbor, Walmart. As part of its comprehensive sustainability initiative, Rockline has charted an aggressive course to reduce its environmental footprint through more environmentally efficient operations, transparency and integrity.

As part of its program, the company recently replaced its inefficient metal halide fixtures with Dialight’s high-efficiency DuroSite LED High Bay luminaires inside its production facility. Not only has the conversion reduced energy consumption and operating costs, but it has also positioned the company to benefit handsomely from energy-saving rebate incentive—to the tune of nearly $50,000.

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Rockline Case Study from Dialight on Vimeo.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Case Study: Mustard Maker G.S. Dunn Installs Dialight Durosite™ LED High Bay Fixtures

Mustard Maker G.S. Dunn Saves Energy, Improves Quality Assurance with Dialight Durosite™ LED High Bay Fixtures

GS Dunn Case Study from Dialight on Vimeo.

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At the G.S. Dunn quality control and inspection facility in Hamilton, Ontario, light quality and accuracy is a primary concern to ensure the company’s dry mustard products meet its stringent standards. As part of a strategic plan to optimize visibility and reduce energy consumption, the company looked to its current high-wattage metal halide lighting system as a potential area for improvement.

Recently, the company replaced 18 of its 450W metal halide units with Dialight’s high-efficiency DuroSite ™ LED High Bay fixtures and gained not only superior color rendering, but also significant cost and energy savings to align with the company’s fiscal and sustainability goals.

Quality from the Ground Up

As the market leader in producing and supplying dry mustard products since 1867, G.S. Dunn has built a worldwide reputation for delivering the finest dry milled mustard products to some of the most notable names in the food industry. To ensure uncompromising quality, the company’s stringent quality inspection process requires adequate lighting for optimum visibility.

To achieve the visibility needed, the company had installed 18 powerful 450-watt fixtures in the inspection facility, with each actually consuming somewhere around 540 watts of energy to run the light and the ballast. Because of the light degradation over the life of the fixtures, ensuring optimum light quality for thorough product inspection was an ongoing challenge.

In addition to light quality issues, the powerful fixtures were expensive to operate and maintain. Not only were bulb changes a costly annual occurrence, at $100 per hour in addition to the cost of the bulbs, but the company had resorted to leaving the energy-sucking lights on 24 hours a day when a third shift was needed to meet production demands. With the metal halide’s slow warm-up period, leaving the lights on proved more operationally efficient than waiting around for the lights to warm up.