Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dialight Launches New Night Vision Compatible Vigilant™ Series L-810 LED Obstruction Light

Dual Red/IR LED Unit Provides Visibility with NVGs and ANVIS in a Single Unit for New Installations or as an Easy Retrofit for Existing Fixtures

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (February 23, 2011) -- Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the leading innovator of LED lighting systems and technologies, today unveiled its new Vigilant™ Series L-810 RTO Infrared Series Dual Red/Infrared LED L-810 Obstruction Light, the first and only L-810 product on the market featuring red and IR LEDs in a single unit.

The Vigilant IR Series leverages Dialight’s superior optics technology to ensure visibility around military bases, airfield perimeters, buildings, towers and other obstructions for aircraft pilots, both during normal flight or when aided by night vision systems, while minimizing light pollution into surrounding neighborhoods.

Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) and Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (ANVIS) often employ Class A, B, and C filters to block cockpit lighting from saturating the imaging system. It is possible that these filters can sometimes reduce the LED sources that emit light in the visible spectrum. The Vigilant Series overcomes this obstacle by combining visible red LEDs and IR LEDs in a single unit.

“This new IR unit features Dialight’s patent-pending optical, electrical and mechanical design to uniquely incorporate red and IR LEDs in a single unit that offers a much lower profile and lighter weight than any competing product,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive.

Available in a single or dual fixture for new or retrofit applications, the Vigilant Infrared L-810 Obstruction Light features a self-contained wiring compartment and is ideally suited for changeout from existing incandescent systems using the same wiring and housing. Highly shock and vibration resistant, the product is designed to operate flawlessly under some of the toughest conditions at temperatures ranging from -40°F to 131°F.

Consuming just 5.6 watts per unit, the Vigilant RTO is significantly more efficient than other dual-head red/IR units and uses 95 percent less energy than traditional incandescent systems. The system has a peak IR spectral intensity at 860 nanometers, and may be operated in steady-on or flashing mode.

“This innovative RTO product is further evidence of Dialight’s unique ability to quickly respond to market demand and deliver a product that not only solves a formidable challenge, but does so efficiently and cost-effectively,” Burton said.

To see a demonstration of the new Vigilant L-810 LED Infrared LED Obstruction Light, stop by the Dialight Booth #9088 during the IWCE 2011 event March 9-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information about this product or the full line of Dialight’s Vigilant Series LED obstruction lighting products, visit