Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dialight Partners with SME Eurofinance to offer financing for energy-efficient LED lighting upgrades

Flexible financing plans help organisations achieve more immediate energy and cost savings as well as reduced carbon emissions

Newmarket, UK (14 December 2010)— Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) announced today that it has partnered with SME Eurofinance Group plc, asset finance and equipment finance specialists, 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 SME Eurofinance we can help our customers by funding assets over their useful economic life and thereby protect valuable working capital for more productive purposes.”

While actual savings may vary based on a number of factors, customers can save up to 70% in energy costs with LEDs versus traditional metal halide lighting (benchmarked against a 400W fitting). Taking a capital investment of £100,000 over a 60 month term, the estimated monthly cost of £2107 is readily offset against the monthly energy and maintenance costs.

“Simply put, postponing a lighting retrofit at this point is a waste of money,” Burton said. “With partners like Dialight and SME Eurofinance 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 SME Eurofinance set up a dedicated telephone line branded ‘Dialight Finance’ that 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 up to a total value of £500,000 and early buy-out options, Dialight customers can take advantage of three- to five-year terms with affordable, direct funding from an independent commercial finance specialist backed by Lloyds with competitive rates and transaction fees.

“Achieving more efficient and sustainable operations has become a key factor in overall business success today,” said Graham Moorcraft of SME Eurofinance. “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.

For more information on this please call Dialight Finance on +44 208 652 2947.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dialight wins electronic industry award for DuroSite™ LED High Bay

Dialight picked up the Elektra award for Solid State Lighting Applications at the European Electronics Industry Awards 2010 in the Lancaster Hotel, London on Thursday 9 December 2010Newmarket, UK – 14 December 2010 – The company beat off stiff competition in the form of finalists Marl International, Osram and TT electronics OPTEK Technology to scoop the award for which solid state lighting products were judged on their performance, design flexibility and suitability for an application.

Dialight’s winning product, its 150W high brightness DuroSite™ Series LED High Bay is designed to replace conventional lights in high-ceilinged commercial and industrial applications, such as warehouses and manufacturing plants, as well as low traffic or extreme temperature environments like cold storage facilities. The LED High Bay outperforms 324W fluorescent, 400W HPS and metal halide lighting sources using only 150W per fixture to deliver 11,600 lumens (77 l/w) while offering power savings of 50-60% and this efficiency can be further improved by using proximity switching to save power in low traffic areas. LED fixtures don’t require a warm-up period and can be operated as ‘instant-on’, reaching full light intensity in a fraction of a second, so users can save even more by powering down the lights when not needed or using motion control to avoid running them 24/7.

With its five-year continuous use warranty (80% lumen maintenance after 60,000 hours) and expected lifespan of ten+ years, Dialight’s LED High Bay needs zero maintenance, thereby avoiding annual replacement of traditional light fittings and the associated expensive downtime.

Consuming only 150W, the LED High Bay also provides unparalleled level of quality overhead light, significantly reducing energy consumption, power and CO2 emissions. Altogether it’s tougher, more energy efficient, lower on carbon emissions and light pollution and can pay back in less than a year.

Roy Burton, CEO of Dialight was quoted as saying, "Replacing inefficient lighting with LED technology brings instant benefits for businesses wishing to reduce their energy bills and their carbon output. Dialight has recently pioneered innovative financial solutions to enable the financing of LED installations 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."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dialight Vigilant™ Series L-864/L-865 Dual Red/White LED Strobe Now Certified for Class I, Div 2

Smallest Product in its Class Now Also the Only One Approved for Obstruction Lighting in Explosive Environments

Farmingdale, NJ (December 2, 2010) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that its smallest-in-class LED L-864/L-865 flashing dual (white/red) strobe has been certified for use in Class I, Division 2 hazardous locations, making it ideal for application in the oil and gas, petro-chemical and other potentially explosive environments.

Featuring the lowest-profile, lightest-weight flash head on the market—at just under 8 inches in total height and only 26 pounds—the Class I, Div 2 Vigilant Series L-864/L-865 strobe offers reduced wind load and 95 percent greater operating efficiency compared to traditional purged Xenon units for lighting chimney stacks and cooling towers in hazardous locations.

Delivering 20,000 candela (cd) during daylight operation, each unit consumes just 90 watts; for nighttime operation, white or red strings deliver 2,000 cd each at 35 watts and 25 watts respectively, to aptly meet FAA and FCC regulations at a lower total cost of operation, with superb energy efficiency.

The power supply/control box for the Class I, Div 2 L-864/L-865 strobe can safely be located up to 550 feet from the light engine, at the base of the chimney stack, for example. The unit is compatible with third party GPS synchronization devices and supports multiple unit synchronization from a single controller.

Backed by Dialight’s exclusive 5-year Peace of Mind warranty—the longest in the industry—the Class I Div 2 Dual L-864/L-865 LED strobe consistently delivers up to 10 years of continuous operational life to guard against unexpected outages, the associated penalties and exorbitant maintenance costs.

L-864/L-865 Flashing Dual LED (White/Red) Strobe Datasheet

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dialight to Demonstrate “Green” Benefits of LED Lighting at World Energy Engineering Congress

Dan Polito to Highlight Money- and Energy-Savings of High-Efficiency, Low-Maintenance LEDs for Commercial & Industrial Applications; Dialight Technology on Display at Premiere Energy Forum

Farmingdale, NJ (December 1, 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 “green” benefits of LED lighting technology for commercial and industrial buildings during the World Energy Engineering Conference (WEEC), December 8-10 in Washington, D.C.

Polito’s talk, “How Commercial & Industrial Buildings are Becoming Greener with LED Lighting Technology,” is set for 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9 in Presentation Area 2 of the WEEC 2010 Exhibit Hall at the Washington Convention Center. Showcasing various customer case studies and application scenarios, Polito will highlight the key benefits of converting commercial and industrial spaces from conventional lighting to LED—including reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions, significantly lower overall maintenance cost and even the opportunity to benefit from available rebates for making the switch.

“As companies become increasingly aware of both the environmental and financial benefits of converting to LED lighting, a growing number are asking, ‘Why wouldn’t you make the switch?’” Polito said. “Today’s LED technology can be deployed in a wide range of applications, including hazardous locations, to slash energy consumption and the associated costs, and virtually eliminate maintenance over the life of the fixture, for both immediate benefit and long-term positive ROI.”

Presented by the Association of Energy Engineers and hosted by SAIC, the WEEC is recognized as the most important national energy event for end-users and energy professionals in all areas of the energy field. Providing a truly comprehensive forum for “big picture” assessment, the WEEC features a large, multi-track conference agenda, seminars and an expo of the market’s most promising technologies.

Dialight officials will be on hand at Booth #609 to demonstrate the company’s innovative, market-leading LED lighting technology for commercial and industrial applications throughout the event. For more information and to register for the WEEC, visit