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.

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