Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dialight Smart Grid Expert to Highlight Benefits of Smart Meters for Energy Efficiency and Utility Management at Shanghai SMARTricity Congress

Learn How Smart Meter Technology Can Add Value to Utilities with Remote Connect/Disconnect and Energy Management and Conservation Programs

Farmingdale, NJ (September 22nd, 2010)—Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology and service control electromagnetic relays, announced today that Dialight’s Rizwan Ahmad, director of global business development for smart grid and metering technology, will highlight the benefits of remote enablement/disablement technologies for electrical utilities during the SMARTricity Asia Congress 2010 set for Sept. 29-30 in Shanghai, China.

In the session, “Remote Enablement/Disablement of Electricity,” set for 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, Rizwan will highlight how advances in measurement and communication technologies enable smart meters to act as a critical interface for integrated energy management in the modern smart grid. Specifically, he will discuss how remote connect/disconnect features can enable utility providers to deliver a better customer experience, improve energy management and emergency conservation programs and execute load management processes in a safe and cost-effective manner.

“Smart metering is a key component in the smart grid technology of today and tomorrow, but some utilities remain hesitant to implement the technology because they’re unsure of the benefits and long-term ROI,” Rizwan said. “New technologies enable smart meters to serve as so much more than just a measurement device. This session will enumerate those additional benefits and provide best practices for how utilities can use these to advance the next-generation of power delivery.”

Rizwan is a recognized expert on wireless reconnect/disconnect technologies for electricity meters and holds several patents for his work in the development of smart meter systems.

The SMARTricity Congress 2010 runs September 28-30 at the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai, China. To register, visit

In addition to its innovation in the LED lighting space, Dialight is a global leader in the design and manufacture of electromagnetic components which supply service control relays for smart metering, energy and demand side management, reconnect/disconnect, prepayment, tariff switching, customer premises protection and controlled outage restoration.
For more information about Dialight’s advanced LED and other energy-smart technologies, visit

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dialight Promotes Rizwan Ahmad to Lead Global Commercial Smart Grid & Metering Business

Farmingdale, NJ (September 21st, 2010)—Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology and service control electromagnetic relays, announced today that Rizwan Ahmad has been promoted to Director, Global Business Development – Smart Grid & Metering for Dialight’s service control relays and valves business for electricity and gas meters.

A 10-year Dialight veteran with extensive experience in the development of products for electric and gas utilities, Ahmad will focus on global market development to expand Dialight’s reach in the smart metering products space around the world, including key markets in the U.S., Europe, Australia/New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Central America.

Dialight’s service control disconnect/reconnect relay is a critical component in the deployment of smart metering technology as countries including the United States, Great Britain, China, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, India and many others rapidly transition to smart grid systems to better manage residential energy consumption.

“Rizwan’s technological expertise and extensive experience in working with both OEMs and the utility markets will give us a significant advantage in aligning our strategy to capitalize on the growth opportunities in this industry,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “We’re pleased to have him leading our efforts to claim a significant share of this expanding market.”

Ahmad has been a pioneer in the introduction of wireless reconnect/disconnect products for electricity meters and holds several product patents as a result of his work. Prior to his work at Dialight, Ahmad worked with Lucent Technologies/Bell Laboratories (now Alcatel-Lucent) for the development of telecommunication products. He holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electronics/Telecommunications and a Master’s of Engineering in Digital Signal Processing.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dialight to present at Strategies in Light Europe

Newmarket, UK (20 September 2010) - Applied LED technology specialist, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), has been invited to present at Strategies in Light Europe taking place from 27-29 September 2010 at the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers Conference Center, Germany. Held for the first time in 2010, Strategies in Light Europe builds on the success of the flagship Strategies in Light event in California, USA, now in its 11th year, bringing together LED and Lighting technologies from all sectors and all stages of the supply chain, providing one event for people within the industry to find the solutions they need.

Gordon Routledge will present on the topic “How Many Governments Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?” in which he will review 15 years of progress in the adoption of LED technology exploring barriers, accelerators and initiatives to drive adoption of energy saving LED technologies.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dialight announces new General Manager and Sales Director for EMEA

Gary Ashburner and Richard Gill join the UK team to strengthen Dialight’s position as a forerunner in the field of industrial LED lighting.

Newmarket, UK – 15 September 2010 – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) , an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced two senior appointments who bring between them a combined experience of more than 40 years in LED technology. Together they will oversee the sales in Europe, Asia and the Middle East for the company’s growing solid state hazardous area lighting business.

Gary Ashburner will join Dialight as General Manager for hazardous area and industrial lighting, having previously spent more than nine years in the oil and gas sector, most recently as managing director at SH Lighting and before that as managing director at Bartec, the largest hazardous area electrical equipment manufacturer in Europe. Gary also has extensive experience of the LED industry having spent 14 years with Marl International Ltd.

He will be joined by former Marl International director and colleague, Richard Gill, as sales director. Previously sales director at SH Lighting, Richard holds a BSc in Metallurgy from Newcastle University and has over 20 years of experience in the LED industry, most recently with two of the top five LED manufacturers – Philips Lumileds and Seoul Semiconductor.

“The combined experience of Gary and Richard in the LED lighting industry, and particularly in hazardous area industrial applications, makes them a valuable addition to our team,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “We are already seeing great success in the U.S. with our industrial LED lighting, so we are excited by this opportunity to strengthen our organisation in Europe to enable us to establish Dialight as the market leader for industrial LED lighting throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.”

“It was difficult to resist Dialight’s cutting edge new products combined with the company’s reputation for leadership in LED technology,” said Ashburner. “Both Richard Gill and I look forward to working with this outstanding company to bring innovative new products to our customers. This will allow users to adopt energy efficient lighting technology that benefits the environment, saves operating costs and improves operator safety – that’s got to be a winning combination.”