Monday, May 16, 2011

Dialight DuroSite™ LED High Bay Earns Gold and Platinum in 2011 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Awards to be Distributed Tuesday May 17th, at Lightfair International

FARMINGDALE, N.J. & PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 16th, 2011) - Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced its DuroSite™ LED High Bay fixture has earned both a Platinum and Gold Award in the 2011 Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA). Sponsored by Architectural SSL magazine, the awards recognize industry champions of LED technology by honoring products and manufacturers that display innovative approaches to solid state lighting across a wide range of functions and applications. Dialight’s DuroSite product earned Gold honors in the High Bay category and won the Platinum Best Retrofit Award. A brief news conference announcing the program winners will be conducted at Lightfair International on Tuesday, May 17th at 1:30pm in Room 300 of the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Designed for use in industrial applications and also available in the SafeSite™ Hazardous Location certified models for use in Class I Div 1 and 2, Class II Div 1 and 2 and Class III Div 1 and 2 environments, the Dialight LED High Bay fixture operates at just 150W to replace up to 400W HID fixtures for a significant energy savings. At 77 lumens per watt and a CRI rating of 74, Dialight’s High Bay delivers superior quality of light for improved visibility and safety in any environment. Equipped with Dialight’s patent-pending reflector-based optical design, the High Bay luminaire enables improved directional lighting capabilities to more accurately deliver light exactly where it’s needed, rather than wasting the light upward.

“Our High Bay product has proven itself time and again to be an extremely efficient and reliable alternative to conventional lighting,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Our customers not only report a superior quality of light and lower energy costs but also a significant reduction in their maintenance costs as a result of this unit’s decade-long performance. We’re extremely honored to have received this recognition from such a highly regarded organization as Architectural SSL and through such a rigorous selection process.”

Thousands of Dialight DuroSite LED High Bay units have been installed in various industrial facilities around the country, including warehouses and manufacturing facilities, food processing and cold storage applications, as well as classified hazardous location environments in the oil and gas/petrochemical industry, power generation facilities and offshore and mining operations.

For example, at Rockline Industries, a major supplier of private label wet wipes to Walmart, the 150W DuroSite units replaced 400W metal halides, saving significant amounts of energy and cost, as well as helping to eliminate load on the company’s HVAC system by virtue of the DuroSite’s much cooler operating temperature. At the G.S. Dunn dry mustard quality control and inspection facility, the Dialight DuroSite High Bays have dramatically enhanced visibility to improve quality control standards while significantly reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs.

The fourth annual PIA awards recognized leaders in nearly 20 different categories spanning interior and exterior and component systems. A panel of 15 expert judges, all veterans in the commercial lighting application and design industry, made the selections based on criteria that included technical merit and special attributes of each product.

For more information about the Dialight DuroSite High Bay for commercial applications, or the SafeSite High Bay for use in classified hazardous location environments, visit Dialight.

About the Product Innovation Awards
The Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards (PIA) determine and honor the best LED/solid-state luminaires and fixtures on the market, while also recognizing the companies behind the components that make up these light sources. The PIA program also recognizes leaders in categories ranging from those conducting cutting-edge R+D, to those helping in the development of standards as well as those pushing to make solid-state lighting a truly sustainable technology. Construction Business Media, headquartered in Chicago, IL is publisher of Architectural Products, Illuminate and Architectural SSL magazines. The company also operates the ArchLED Conference, markets and partners in educational platform, and maintains websites and electronic extensions of its print publications.

Dialight DuroSite LED High Bay Products
Architectural SSL Product Innovation Awards

Friday, May 13, 2011

Dialight Celebrates Summer Tradition with Corporate Wiffle Ball League

Paying homage to a local summer sports tradition, employees at local LED lighting company Dialight have kicked off the summer with a co-ed inter-office wiffle ball league, complete with full stats, major-league-style trading, official rule book and an elaborate summer-long schedule that includes a Home Run Derby Week during the Fourth of July.

Games are played behind Dialight’s Farmingdale corporate offices every Friday at lunchtime. Typical of the technical prowess of the Dialight staff, organizers even used aerial satellite imagery of the office grounds to delineate foul, single hit and homerun territory.

Thirty-six employees are participating, including an executive management team, The Chiefs, that so far shares the lead at 2-0 with the Light Rays. The Wiffle-Brawlers are 1-1, while the Wiffle of Doom and Whiff This!!! have yet to post in the win column.

“Wiffle ball is a Jersey Shore tradition and I’ve been playing since I was four,” said Dialight’s Director of Marketing Michael Schratz. “The league has been a great way for us to blow off steam and have fun, but it’s been a great team-building exercise, too.”

The league has definitely sparked some inter-office competition, and even a little good-natured teasing between colleagues for their performance—or lack thereof—on the field. But, the players insist that it’s all in good fun.

“The games have become the talk of the office, and a great morale booster for everyone in the company,” said Dialight product manager Anthony Russo who helped to organize the league.

“We’ve even managed to convince the management to get on board, which makes things a little interesting. It makes you wonder if they’ll remember that you struck them out when it comes time for your performance review,” Russo quipped.

Regular season play in the Dialight league continues through August 12 with playoffs throughout the fall winding down to a 3-game final round that ends October 14.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dialight Expands SAE/DOT Vehicle Lighting Portfolio with New 4”x6” LED Low Beam Headlamp

Made in the USA Exact-fit Replacement for Conventional Low-Beam Units Uses 70% Less Energy than Incandescents and Competing LED Products

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (May 11th, 2011) - Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the addition of the new LED Low Beam 4”x6” Headlamp to its growing line of SAE/DOT approved LED lighting products for mass transit busses and commercial vehicles. Operating at less than 14 watts, the Dialight Low Beam Headlamp uses more than 70% less energy than conventional halogen headlamps and one-third the energy of the leading LED competitor in its class. This exceptional energy efficiency helps to reduce stress on the vehicles’ electrical system and potentially improve fuel economy.

Leveraging Dialight’s proprietary thermal design, the Dialight Low Beam Headlamp requires no cooling fans or other moving parts to manage heat, eliminating the failure points commonly found in other LED products. The combination of exceptional energy efficiency and innovative thermal management makes the long-life Dialight LED 4”x6” Low Beam the most reliable product of its kind for this application.

Where typical conventional headlamps require replacement about once every nine months, the Dialight unit offers a life expectancy of more than 10 full years, seven of those backed by Dialight’s full-replacement peace of mind warranty. This saves mass transit bus operators significant maintenance time and cost over the life of the product.

“This product is the latest edition in our family of highly efficient forward lighting that incorporates Dialight’s exclusive reflector-based optics design to enhance visibility in adverse weather conditions and reduce glare for oncoming traffic,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Based on the data we’ve seen, this new 4”x6” headlamp is far superior to anything else on the market with regard to energy efficiency and maintenance savings.”

Made in the USA at Dialight’s Roxboro, NC facility, the new 4”x6” headlamp meets the Buy America requirements and is SAE/DOT FMVSS108 compliant. Its rugged aluminum alloy die cast housing and hard-coated polycarbonate lens make the weather-proof unit impact resistant to hold up to the wear and tear of transit use. The plug-and-play unit is a perfect match in fit and function to existing incandescent headlamps and features universal 12V and 24V dual-voltage operation.

Dialight representatives will officially unveil the new product with a display unit at the 2011 Bus & Paratransit Conference, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, May 22-25 at the Marriott Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tenn.

For more information about the 4”x6” Low Beam Headlamp or Dialight’s exclusive SAE J1455 Certified 90mm Headlamp, visit Booth #310 at the conference, or visit

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dialight’s DuroSite™ LED Visual Signal Lights Enhance Safety, Energy Efficiency on College, University Campuses

Long Life, Durability of LED Technology Makes LED Visual Signal Lights Ideal for Indicating Emergency Call Boxes and Telephones

Farmingdale, NJ (May 10th, 2011) – The safety of students, staff and faculty is a primary concern on college and university campuses across the country. In times of danger or distress, quick access to emergency call boxes and telephones can save a life when mere seconds count.

To help campus safety operations ensure a more secure environment for everyone on campus, DuroSite™ Series LED Visual Signal Lights by Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, provide an ideal solution for reliable indicator lighting for both indoor and outdoor call boxes and emergency telephone locations, or for safety showers or eye wash stations in laboratory environments.

The most compact, durable signal lights on the market, Dialight’s LED visual indicators deliver at least five years of continuous, worry-free operation with a durable polycarbonate lens that is virtually vandal-proof. This combination of durability and long-life reliability significantly reduces the maintenance time and cost required of traditional signal lighting and virtually eliminates the risk of a light burning out—a serious problem that can prevent an individual in danger from getting the help they need in an emergency.

Dialight’s low-power LED visual signals are up to 90 percent more energy efficient than traditional incandescent technology, consuming just 8 watts of power per unit, compared to 20-100 watts for a typical CFL or incandescent bulb. The energy-efficient design enables colleges and other campus-based organizations to save money on electricity and meet sustainability goals for “greener” operations.

“These highly durable signal units are already proving themselves at one of the most highly-respected Ivy League universities in the country,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “With Dialight’s exclusive optics design, these signals are highly visible in virtually any environment for peace of mind and security both indoors and out.”

The compact, jelly-jar style fixtures are designed for easy change out from current conventional fixtures, using all the existing wiring and mounting hardware already in place. For maximum versatility and visibility, the Dialight Visual Signals can be pendant-mounted with or without a junction box, ceiling-mounted, or wall-mounted flush or on a junction box with an optional wall mounting kit.

Unlike CFLs, which are plagued by slow startup and cold temperatures, the Dialight LED Visual Signals feature instant on/off response and can be used in conjunction with a new or existing timer or photocell for dusk-to-dawn operation and added energy efficiency.

The Dialight LED Visual Signals are available in red, green, white, yellow and blue—the most common color for campus safety applications. The fixtures are also available in FAA-qualified versions for compliant obstruction lighting; the white model is certified for use in Class I Div 2 hazardous locations.

For more information about converting existing incandescent campus safety lighting to Dialight’s highly efficient, durable LED Visual Signal Lighting, visit or contact Dialight at

Dialight LED Visual Signal Lights

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dialight Announces New Head of Engineering Design for EMEA

Barry Thompson joins as Engineering Manager for industrial and hazardous area white lighting

Newmarket, UK – 4 May 2011 – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) , an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced a senior appointment that brings its York-based design team up to full strength. Barry Thompson brings with him over 25 years worldwide experience in the design and certification of light fittings for the oil, gas and marine sectors, most recently as the Engineering Director of Hadar Lighting and before that as the Design Manager at Victor Products.

As well as designing traditional hazardous area light fittings using fluorescent or discharge lamps, Barry has also worked extensively on the design and certification of LED fittings through his involvement in major oil and gas projects in Western Australia.

“Barry’s experience in the LED lighting industry, and particularly in hazardous area industrial applications, makes him a truly valuable addition to our team in the UK,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “We are already seeing great success in the U.S. with our industrial LED lighting, so we are excited by this opportunity to strengthen our capability in Europe to enable us to establish Dialight as the market leader for industrial and hazardous area LED lighting throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.”