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.”