Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dialight DuroSite™ LED High Bay Fixture Certified by DesignLights™ Consortium


Delivering 12,000 Lumens at just 150 Watts, Dialight’s Highly Efficient, Low Maintenance Luminaire for Industrial & Commercial Applications Earns a Spot on Qualified Products List

Farmingdale, NJ (August 25, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that its DuroSite™ LED High Bay fixture has achieved qualifications of the DesignLights™ Consortium’s newest category, “High-bay and Low-bay fixtures for Commercial and Industrial buildings.” Utilizing the latest lighting-class Cree Xlamp® XP-G LEDs, the DuroSite LED High Bay luminaire has been shown to significantly reduce maintenance and energy consumption compared to conventional lighting in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, cold storage, canopies and gymnasiums.

The DLC’s Qualified Products List provides a resource for program administrators and designers to determine which lighting products meet established energy efficiency guidelines currently not addressed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s ENERGY STAR program. The DLC strives to ensure that high-quality, energy-efficient lighting design becomes commonplace in all lighting installations. The program is operated by the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership and sponsored by numerous utility companies and energy efficiency organizations around the United States and Canada.

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For more information about Dialight’s DuroSite LED High Bay fixture including LM-79 reports, LM-79 certified IES files and case studies, please visit http://www.dialight.com/.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dialight Introduces new DuroSite™ Series LED Wallpack Fixture

Rugged, Low-Profile RoHS-Compliant Fixture Designed to Replace High Pressure Sodium, Metal Halide, Incandescent and Fluorescent Fixtures in Industrial and Commercial Applications

Farmingdale, NJ (August 17, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today introduced its new DuroSite Series LED Wallpack Luminaire offering superior energy savings and long-life performance with dramatically less maintenance than conventional solutions for industrial and commercial applications.

With its low profile and compact design, the powder-coated aluminum wallpack luminaire is fully compliant with all standard ratings and certifications that make it highly suited for stairwells, platforms, exits, walkways, building exteriors, tunnels, subways and other confined or hard-to-access spaces. The fixture is IP66, IP67, IK04, UL1598 (for wet locations) and UL1598A (for marine applications) rated, as well as NEMA 4X and RoHS compliant.

Backed by Dialight’s exclusive five year warranty for continuous operation, the DuroSite LED Wallpack also features instant on/off operation, enabling greater operating efficiency and an extended lifespan of more than 10 years, even in the most demanding applications. That means the DuroSite fixture can last up to three times longer than traditional HID fixtures and nearly twice as long as florescent solutions.

Rated for input voltage of 100-277 VAC, the DuroSite LED Wallpack fixture offers high luminous efficacy combined with low power consumption. The fixture is available in both 11-watt and 22-watt versions and is completely free of hazardous materials, including mercury, and creates almost no light spill.

Weighing in at just nine pounds, the DuroSite Wallpack fixture is designed for ceiling or standard 30-degree wall mounting brackets. With a rugged, solid-state design that makes the luminaire resistant to shock and vibration, the DuroSite luminaire offers a high level of versatility and reliability with superior ease of installation.

For more information about the Dialight DuroSite Series LED Wallpack Luminaire, visit http://www.dialight.com/.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dialight LED Pedestrian Signals Improve Crosswalk Safety in City of Spokane


City Leverages $100,000 Federal Highways Grant to Install 132 New Countdown Timers to Meet New MUTCD Requirements

Farmingdale, NJ (DATE) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that the city of Spokane, Washington has completed the installation of 132 of the company’s ITE-compliant LED pedestrian countdown timers to improve crosswalk safety and comply with the latest requirements in the U.S. Dept. of Transportation Federal Highways Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

To complete the project, the city took advantage of a $100,000 Federal Highways Safety Grant to pay for the signals and the installation along Third Avenue from Division to Maple Streets, and at Second and Fourth Avenues on Maple and Walnut Streets.

“The timers will effectively improve pedestrian safety along this corridor, which was identified for the upgrade based on historical data on pedestrian and vehicle collisions from the State Department of Transportation,” said Katherine Miller, capital program manager for the city of Spokane. “The new signals are highly visible, and we were quite pleased with Dialight’s quick delivery of the product and ease of installation.”

The December 2009 revised MUTCD released by the Federal Highway Administration requires the use of countdown pedestrian signals at all new installations with a pedestrian clearance interval of ≥7 seconds. While the MUTCD did not require the retrofit of existing pedestrian signals, it does require the conversion to countdown pedestrian signals on the next scheduled replacement of the signal. To achieve early compliance, the city took advantage of the opportunity to use stimulus funds to improve intersection safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.

“Dialight’s maintenance-free LED timers are extremely durable and reliable to provide years of safety and service, even in harsh conditions,” said Mike Smith, president of Advanced Traffic Products, the authorized distributor of Dialight signals who worked on the Spokane installation. “The signals not only improve safety for residents, but also contribute to the city’s ongoing downtown renewal efforts.”

For more information about Dialight’s ITE-compliant LED traffic signals, visit http://www.dialight.com/.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dialight Expansion Adds New Jobs, Doubling Headcount at Roxboro, North Carolina Manufacturing Facility


Helping the economy and the environment through manufacture of “clean technologies”

Farmingdale, NJ – (August 4, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, has expanded a significant portion of its product manufacturing, including molding and hard coating operations, to its Roxboro, North Carolina facility. The facility will now produce environmentally friendly LED lighting and signaling solutions. This has effectively repatriated more than fifty production jobs and spurred more than $1 million in facility upgrades and investments to make Dialight’s Roxboro plant one of the only LED lighting technology manufacturing facilities of its kind in the U.S.

Dialight has invested in new equipment, bringing state-of-the-art molding equipment, vacuum metalizing, CNC machining and a one-of-a-kind hard coating clean room specifically designed for the manufacturing of LED traffic lighting products at their Roxboro facility. As a result of the expansion, headcount has more than doubled at the facility, creating numerous job opportunities for plastics engineers, manufacturing engineers and supervisors, as well as many direct labor positions.

The Roxboro facility now houses manufacturing operations for Dialight’s traffic lights, military vehicle lights, bus lighting, networking light pipes and LED auto assembly machines, making these energy efficient LED lighting solutions compliant with the government’s “Buy American” and “Made in USA” manufacturing requirements for projects funded under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“Bringing manufacturing back to America is a win-win scenario. We’re helping the economy by creating new jobs, and at the same time we’re finding it more cost-effective to have these operations in Roxboro,” commented Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “We intend to strategically move more operations to our Roxboro facility in the coming months in the hopes that we will create even more new jobs involved in the production of clean technology lighting products that not only benefit the environment, but also come with an assurance of quality that is synonymous with manufacturing in America.”

“Growing a green economy in North Carolina is a priority for us,” said Deputy Secretary Dale Carroll, North Carolina Department of Commerce. “Dialight’s continued investment in Roxboro is important in that effort and emphasizes that our state’s highly skilled workforce will enable them to expand production of its energy-efficient, environmentally friendly lighting solutions.”
Dialight welcomes and encourages any interested state and federal agencies to visit its Roxboro manufacturing plant. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the clean technology manufacturing cells and see firsthand how effectively manufacturing operations can be brought back to the U.S. Tours can be arranged through James Sargeant, Roxboro Plant Manager, via email at jsargeant@dialight.com.