Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dialight Stands as the Only Qualified U.S. Manufacturer of LED Traffic Signals for Stimulus Projects


The U.S. Department of Energy Overturns the “Buy American” Waiver, Now Requiring All LED Traffic Signal Projects Funded by Stimulus to Use U.S.-Made Signals; Dialight’s Roxboro, NC Factory Stands Ready to Meet Demand

Farmingdale, NJ (November 30, 2010)—The U.S. Department of Energy has closed a controversial loophole in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and is now mandating that all stimulus-funded LED traffic signal projects across the country use U.S.-made equipment. The move positions Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, as the only qualified supplier of U.S.-manufactured, fully-compliant LED traffic signal modules to meet the Buy American mandate.

The contentious waiver of the Buy American provision had previously allowed contracts for LED traffic signals to be awarded to foreign suppliers, effectively sending U.S. stimulus dollars and manufacturing jobs overseas. In response, Dialight has recently scaled up to meet increasing demand for its ultra energy-efficient and low-maintenance LED traffic signals, investing some $2 million and adding more than 80 jobs over the last two years.

Dialight has already supplied at least one-third of all LED traffic signals in the U.S. since 2008 and is well-positioned to meet the expected surge in demand as a result of the overturned waiver. The company plans to make an additional $1 million facility investment and add another 70+ jobs over the next year to further ramp up capacity.

“We’re very pleased to see that the DOE recognizes Dialight’s determination and hard work in building manufacturing capacity and creating new jobs here in the U.S.,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “By overturning this waiver, which we believe had the unintended affect of sending Stimulus dollars and jobs overseas, the DOE has reaffirmed its commitment to stimulating the U.S. economy and promoting the creation of “green” jobs in America.”

US Department of Energy - Energy Empowers Article
ITE Compliant Traffic Signals Brochure
Dialight Expansion in Roxboro, NC Article

Monday, November 29, 2010

Case Study: March Foods Ltd. Installs Dialight DuroSite LED Lighting Fixtures

(March Foods warehouse lit by HPS on left and then by LED on right.)

Food warehouses save cost and energy with Carbon Trust funded LED lighting

For the last three years Managing Director Paul Cope of UK based March Foods had been looking for a way to reduce energy consumption in his warehouses. After rejecting voltage controllers as old technology, he began to examine LED lighting as a potential smart solution. In January 2010 he knew he had found the answer when installer Tom Klimes of Interior Control Ltd presented him with an LED High Bay unit from Dialight, a UK based company specialising in applied LED technology.


About March Foods

March Foods is one of the UK’s leading food contract manufacturers and packing businesses, specialising in providing timely and high quality production services. This privately owned UK business operates from its 11,000 m² (120,000 ft2) purpose built premises in Cambridgeshire, offering its brand-owning customers individually tailored production cells, warehousing, laboratory facilities, engineering workshops, offices and an extensive range of blending, filling and packing equipment. The company’s dedicated Continuous Improvement team is focused on examining all lines new or established and looking to see how it can improve every aspect of its operation including process reliability, quality and efficiency aimed at improving service and product.

The lighting challenge

Paul Cope describes the problems he wanted to solve: “We had two 3,250 square metre (35,000 sq ft) warehouses with a total of 84 x 450W HPS lamps operating 24/5 and Saturdays. Even though we are not constantly in and out of all bays in the warehouse all the time, the old lamps couldn’t be switched off as they took 10-15 minutes to re-strike, so I wanted a more energy efficient solution. And to be honest, the lighting was getting so that Lord Lucan could have hidden in our warehouse!”

Dialight to present at Smart Metering 2010 Forum

Newmarket, UK - November 29, 2010 - Applied LED technology specialist and manufacturer of smart meter disconnect switches, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), has been invited to present at the Smart Metering Forum taking place on 6th & 7th December 2010 at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.


Dialight’s Director, Global Business Development – Smart Grid & Metering, Rizwan Ahmad, is scheduled to present on “Remote Enablement & Disablement of Electric/Gas Supply”.

Now in its fifth year the conference is organised by Marketforce and the ASI. This year's event will see leading figures unite, again, to examine the DCC, the roll–out, the commercial implications of smart metering and the link with Smart Grids and Smart Homes. Senior executives, policy makers, academics and regulators will consider what actions need to be taken to successfully move through Phase II of the Smart Metering Implementation Programme to Phase III and beyond. More information is available from http://bit.ly/90QLmm.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Case Study: MedSafe Illuminates Facility Interior & Exterior, Lowers Overall Energy Consumption with Dialight DuroSite Series LED Fixtures





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As a leading national supplier of occupational, health and safety equipment, MedSafe’s primary distribution facility near Houston, TX is strategically located to provide critical disaster relief supplies in the aftermath of a hurricane or tropical Gulf Coast storm. But, this optimum location frequently puts the facility itself in the direct path of severe weather.

When business growth demanded a move to a more spacious warehouse and distribution facility, MedSafe insisted on Dialight’s high-efficiency, long-life DuroSite LED High Bay and area lighting fixtures to not only deliver superb energy savings and crisp, clear white light, but also instant restrike to eliminate downtime in the wake of a power outage. With 141 DuroSite LED High Bay interior fixtures and 18 exterior area lights in place at its new facility, MedSafe can now light four-times the square footage at the exact same cost as its previous building and be back up and running in mere minutes.

Always Prepared

Providing everything from gloves, hardhats and respirators to disinfectants, first aid kits and hazmat remediation materials, MedSafe is the go-to supplier for safety equipment and occupational health products nationwide during fair weather. But, in an area where severe weather is often a threat, companies, municipalities and emergency responders throughout the region also count on MedSafe’s hurricane preparedness products and rapid response program to minimize downtime in the wake of a major storm.

Because of its responsibility to the public, and its customers, MedSafe employs an aggressive disaster preparedness program—one that demands they be up and running immediately after a hurricane hits. At its previous facility, a power outage meant as much as 15 minutes of downtime spent waiting for its 400W metal halide and fluorescent lights to restrike and provide the necessary light to get back to work packing and shipping critical supplies.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dialight Unveils Industry’s First Class I, Div 1 LED Linear Fixture for Hazardous Locations

New SafeSite® Series LED Linear Offers Complete Lighting System with Superior Power Factor, Exceptionally Low Interference and Much Longer Life than Traditional Fluorescent Fixtures; U.S.-Manufactured to Meet Buy American Act in Roxboro, NC

Farmingdale, NJ (November 17, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the launch and immediate availability of its new SafeSite® Series LED Linear Fixture for industrial and hazardous locations. Designed specifically to replace linear fluorescent lighting fixtures, the new SafeSite Linear is the industry’s only complete Class I, Div 1 LED fixture with a superior design that offers multiple mounting options and ease of installation with existing wiring.

Delivering 64 lumens per watt, the SafeSite Linear is certified for use in Class I Div 1, Groups C and D hazardous locations and operates on 100-277 VAC. Available in both 2-foot/3,200 lumen and 4-foot/6,400 lumen versions, the SafeSite Linear can slash maintenance costs versus traditional fluorescent lighting and offers a much lower total cost of ownership.



The new fixture offers a lighting power density of less than 1 watt per square foot and a power factor greater than .95 for improved energy efficiency. A Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of less than 15 percent reduces radio frequency interference.

Backed by Dialight’s industry-leading five-year Peace of Mind warranty, the SafeSite Linear series is guaranteed to deliver years of reliable, continuous operation, eliminating the need for frequent bulb changes common with traditional fluorescents.

“The rugged, yet lightweight, solid state design of this product is evidence of our commitment to innovation that yields the most durable, long-lasting LED lighting solutions for harsh environments,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “The fact that it is built right here in the U.S.A. at our Roxboro, North Carolina facility is an even greater advantage for stimulus-funded projects looking to take advantage of the Buy American Act.”

With a CRI rating greater than 70, the SafeSite Linear provides cool white light at 6000K CCT, offering superior visibility compared to traditional HID. Dialight’s Active Temperature Compensation technology safeguards against overheating and prevents failure under extreme conditions to provide an operating range of -40°F to +133°F. Precise optic system design directs light to the target illumination area, reducing light spill.

This linear fixture is the newest member of Dialight’s SafeSite Series of rugged and reliable LED solutions that includes interior and exterior illumination products. Additional linear certifications pending include: ATEX Zone 1, IECx, Class I Div 2 and general industrial (non-hazardous) locations.

SafeSite LED Linear hazardous location fixtures are available through Dialight’s global network of authorized distributors. For more information, visit http://www.dialight.com/.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dialight scoops 2010 techMark Sustainability Award

Dialight became the first winner in a new category at the 11th Annual techMARK Awards dinner to recognise the success and achievements of the technology industry over the past year and showcase the innovative companies that form the techMARK community.

Newmarket, UK – 12 November 2010 - Dialight shone through to scoop the prestigious 2010 techMark award for Sustainability at London's Intercontinental Hotel last night against a strong short list that included Pace, Genus and Logica.

Dialight is the world leader in applied LED (light emitting diode) lighting technology which is capable of delivering measurable savings in power and carbon emissions as well as offering a lifetime that can be five to fifteen times longer than conventional lights. Working with optional smart control software, LED semiconductor technology enables cities, commerce and industry to take control of their power consumption, reduce overhead and effect radical extensions to maintenance cycles. These savings have often been overlooked, as costly wave and wind projects have dominated media interest, but awareness of the benefits of LED lighting technology is now gradually breaking through as cities around the world seek ways to become more energy efficient and to reduce their carbon footprint.

Roy Burton, CEO of Dialight was quoted last night as saying, "Winning this award is both gratifying and timely. At last, cities around the world have an alternative to switching off street lights to save money in these challenging times. They can now replace them with smart, sustainable LED lighting with a lifetime that is five to fifteen times longer than conventional lighting. Recent technological and cost advances allied with significant power consumption reduction have shortened the payback time, so LED solutions now make commercial sense. Dialight has recently pioneered innovative financial solutions to enable the financing of these solutions and thus enable more rapid deployment of white efficient lighting in our cities and in industry. I would like to pay tribute to our design teams on both sides of the Atlantic for ensuring this prestigious win for Dialight."

The introduction of Carbon Reduction Commitments (“CRC’s”) has meant that LED lighting is at last being seen as a key element in their achievement. Until now LED lighting has been unrecognised as a silver bullet that can reduce carbon from the moment it is installed.

Dialight has a proven track record of designing and manufacturing LED units that are equipped to withstand hazardous environments in industry and in off-shore installations. This pedigree allows Dialight's lighting fixtures to be fitted in hazardous areas in industry such as paint shops, dusty facilities and utilities where exposure to corrosive chemical environments prevails.

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About the techMARK sustainability award

The techMARK awards, sponsored by PwC, are held annually and are one of the largest gatherings of technology companies in the UK. The sustainability award recognises accomplishments in one or more of the three key areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability. As well as making their own operations more sustainable, techMARK companies may have an important role in helping address wider issues such as the causes and effects of climate change, resource efficiency and innovation, or social equity.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Share | | Dialight Partners with Capital One Bank to Offer Financing for Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Upgrades

Flexible Financing Plans Help Organizations Achieve More Immediate Energy and Cost Savings, Plus Take Advantage of Rebate Programs to Achieve Faster ROI

Farmingdale, NJ (November 10th, 2010)—To help organizations realize more immediate cost and energy savings, plus take earlier advantage of utility rebates for switching to LED lighting, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) announced today that it has partnered with Capital One Equipment Leasing & Financing to extend affordable and flexible leasing and lending options to customers looking to upgrade their existing lighting fixtures to Dialight’s high-efficiency, long-life LED lighting solutions.


“The reality is that financing options are becoming a critical component of many LED upgrade projects,” said Roy Burton, group chief executive at Dialight, the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology. “Working with Capital One Equipment Leasing & Financing, we can help our customers obtain more immediate cash rebates from state or utility programs that can help the project become significantly cash positive almost from day one.”

While actual savings may vary based on a number of factors, customers in New York State, for example, can get as much as 40 percent of the project cost reimbursed in the form of state energy-efficiency rebates, plus save at least $1,600 a month in energy costs with LEDs versus traditional metal halide lighting. With an estimated monthly payment of just $2,000 for a 60-month term, the effective cost of a $100,000 investment could be as low as just $400 a month. And, most businesses can also take advantage of tax incentives through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (Stimulus Act) to write off an extra 50 percent in depreciation and possibly expense up to $250,000 of the total upgrade cost.

“Simply put, postponing a lighting retrofit at this point is a waste of money,” Burton said. “With partners like Dialight and Capital One Equipment Leasing & Financing to guide our customers through the product and financing options, they will have few, if any, hurdles to both an improved lighting system and significant financial gain.”

As part of the program, Capital One Equipment Leasing & Financing will offer a wide range of flexible financing terms to meet the needs of businesses planning to retrofit any facility with Dialight’s ultra-energy efficient and low-maintenance LED fixtures. With 100 percent financing available and early buy-out options, Dialight customers can take advantage of two- to five-year terms with affordable, direct funding from one of the top 10 banks in the country with low rates and transaction fees.

“Achieving more efficient and sustainable operations has become a key factor in overall business success today,” said Anthony Perettine, executive vice president of Capital One Equipment Leasing & Financing. “We’re very pleased to partner with Dialight to make it easier and more affordable for their customers to see a more immediate return on their investment in Dialight’s proven, low-maintenance LED technology.”

Dialight’s advanced LED lighting solutions for high-bay, hazardous location and exterior lighting applications are the most energy efficient and reliable fixtures on the market. Every unit is backed by at least a five-year warranty to ensure safe, dependable, high-quality lighting with virtually no maintenance and a much lower total cost of ownership versus traditional commercial or industrial lighting.

Dialight Financing Program Flyer

Monday, November 8, 2010

Dialight 556 Series LED Panel Mount Indicators Expanded to Include Certification to Class I, Div 2 for Use in Hazardous Locations


Watertight, Daylight-Viewable Indicator for Industrial Equipment Provides Unprecedented Clarity, Durability and Variety of Options to Suit Wide Range of Applications

Farmingdale, NJ (November 8th, 2010)—To better meet the needs of industrial equipment manufacturers, Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the expansion of its 556 Series LED Panel Mount Indicators to include certification for use in Class I, Division 2 Hazardous locations.

Featuring Dialight’s high-intensity LED technology, the tamper-proof 556 series is designed for high durability and long life, providing up to 100,000 hours of continuous use. Offering maximum light output for daytime visibility in a watertight housing, the 556 series is available in both a domed lens model for superb viewing from a wider angle or with a flat lens for low profile designs.
The new Class I, Div. 2 rating makes the product ideal for use in the oil and gas, mining and petro-chemical industries, which demand highly rugged, reliable components to meet both safety and productivity demands.

Designed for 1” mounting holes, the 556 series features a nickel-plated brass housing and is available in white, red, yellow, green, blue, orange and cyan. Voltage ratings of 12-125 VDC and 125 and 230 VAC are designed to meet a wide range of applications, including the specific needs of the railway industry.

The Dialight 556 Series is available now through Dialight distributors. For more information, visit http://www.dialight.com/.
 
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Friday, November 5, 2010

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