Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dialight Unveils First-of-its-Kind LED L-866/L-885 Catenary Strobe for Canyon, River and Valley Cable-Crossing Applications

New Vigilant™ Series White/Red LED Strobe Lasts up to 10 Years to Slash Maintenance Costs and Reduce Safety Risks Associated with Frequent Changeout of Typical Xenon Tubes

Farmingdale, NJ (October 26, 2010)—Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, today unveiled its latest innovation in LED obstruction lighting with the launch of its new Vigilant™ Series L-866/L-885 LED Dual Catenary Strobe, the first-ever LED white/red obstruction beacon designed to warn aircraft of power line and cable crossings above canyons, valleys and waterways.

This first-of-its-kind LED product to meet the L-866/L-885 spec is virtually maintenance-free for up to 10 years for dramatic cost savings, improved safety, reduced liability risk and positive ROI compared to the typical Xenon flashtubes commonly used in this application.

“Once again, Dialight has emerged as the innovation leader in the obstruction business with this remarkably longer life unit that not only slashes maintenance costs, but also reduces utility operators’ liability against accidents and compliance violations,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive.

Typically, the support structures on either side of a span require five beacons per tower. Operating at the required 60 flashes per minute, Xenon flashtubes usually last no longer than eight months. At an average replacement cost of $550 per tube, plus tower-climb labor costs and the risk of worker injury during changeout, Xenon tube maintenance can be extremely costly.

In addition to its long life, the Vigilant L-866/L-885 is the most energy-efficient catenary strobe on the market, consuming just 120 watts per unit to produce 20,000 candela (cd) on white for daytime operation, and just 20 watts for 2,000 cd on white nighttime operation. Red nighttime operation draws just 45 watts to deliver 2,000 cd.

Ideal for use in naturalized areas where light pollution is a concern, the Vigilant L-866/L-885 leverages Dialight’s precision optics to delivering optimum visibility at altitude for small planes and helicopters, with minimal light scatter above and below.

At just 28 pounds, the low-profile, lightweight unit also reduces wind resistance and makes for easier, safer installation compared to larger, much heavier Xenon units. Further owing to its enhanced safety features, the Vigilant system operates on a low-voltage power supply and control box that can be placed at the base of the tower, eliminating the need to work with and in close proximity to high-voltage wiring and transmission lines.

The system is compatible with multi-unit synchronization from any single GPS controller. Each unit is backed by Dialight’s industry exclusive 5-year warranty for added peace of mind and operational reliability.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dialight LED Lighting Expert to Discuss Sustainable Lighting Options at North Carolina CleanLinks Event

Michael Schratz to Address Benefits of LED Lighting from Environmental and Economic Perspective

Roxboro, NC and Farmingdale, NJ (October 13, 2010)—Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that Director of Marketing and LED lighting expert Michael Schratz will discuss the benefits of sustainable lighting for the state of North Carolina at the CleanLinks networking event at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 18 at the Hotel Indigo in Durham, NC. The event is sponsored by SJF Ventures and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.

As part of the “Lighting up NC – Sustainably” panel discussion, Schratz will be joined by other representatives in the LED industry, as well as Progress Energy and the City of Raleigh, to define how and why energy efficient lighting works from a financial, technological and political/environmental perspective and how this burgeoning industry can contribute to growth in the state’s economy.

Dialight recently expanded manufacturing operations at its Roxboro, NC facility, effectively doubling the number of employees and investing more than $1 million in facility upgrades. The plant is one of the only LED lighting technology manufacturing facilities of its kind in the U.S., producing Dialight’s energy-efficient traffic lights, military vehicle lights, bus lighting, networking light pipes and LED auto assembly machines.

“Not only does LED technology make sense financially for individual businesses and municipalities by saving on energy and maintenance costs,” Schratz said, “But, as the LED industry expands, it also provides employment and other economic opportunities that can benefit the entire region.”

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dialight to Showcase the Benefits of Going Green with LED Lighting at Dallas Energy Efficiency Expo

Dan Polito to Demonstrate How Businesses Can Save Money and the Environment by Switching to LED

Farmingdale, NJ (October 12, 2010)—Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that Chief Marketing Officer Dan Polito will be a featured presenter highlighting the benefits of LED lighting technology for commercial buildings during the Energy Efficiency Expo 2010 set for Oct. 19-20 near Dallas, TX.

Polito’s talk, “How Commercial Buildings are Becoming Greener with LED Lighting Technology,” is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Gaylord, TX. Showcasing various customer case studies and application scenarios, Polito will highlight some of the key benefits of converting commercial spaces from conventional lighting to LED—including reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions, lower overall maintenance cost and even the opportunity to benefit from available rebates for making the switch.

“Companies around the globe are looking at ways to reduce their carbon footprint and meet sustainability goals—both voluntary and mandated,” Polito said. “LEDs not only deliver the environmental benefits, but also a financial incentive with a relatively simple conversion in most cases that delivers immediate ROI.”

The Energy Efficiency Expo focuses on lighting, energy management and control, power systems and electronics, renewable energy, fuel efficiency and other areas of key interest to the managers and engineers responsible for facilities and their operations. The event is expected to be one of the largest displays of products and services for energy efficiency in North America. For more information and to register for the event, visit http://www.energyefficiencyexpo2010.com/.

Dialight Smart Meter Expert to Present at Smart Grid Electronics Forum

Rizwan Ahmad to Highlight How Smart Meter Technology Can Add Improve Control and Safety, Reduce Cost and Enhance Energy Management and Conservation Programs

Farmingdale, NJ (October 12, 2010)—Recognized smart metering expert and Dialight’s Director of Global Business Development for Smart Grid and Metering technology, Rizwan Ahmad will be a featured presenter at the 2010 Smart Grid Electronics Forum set for October 18-20 in San Jose, Calif.

The session, 5.1 “Remote Enablement/Disablement of Electricity,” is set for 1 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 19 as part of the Forum that specifically addresses smart grid and metering technology from a design and engineering perspective.

A pioneer in the development of wireless reconnect/disconnect products for electricity meters, Rizwan will highlight how advances in remote reconnect/disconnect technology can enable utilities 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.

Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) is an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology and service control electromagnetic relays, specializing 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 or to register for the Smart Grid Electronics Forum, visit http://smartgrid.darnell.com/index.php.