Thursday, December 20, 2012

When being the bright spark isn’t such a good thing

“Bright”, “Brilliant”, “Sparkling” …all terms used more often than not to describe positive attributes. But in a recent visit to a Dialight customer, we ran across a situation where a “Bright Spark” was the cause of a very negative situation indeed.

Monday, December 10, 2012

PPL Generation Upgrades to Dialight’s Vigilant® LED High Intensity Strobe at Martins Creek Power Plant


With Fuellgraf Chimney & Tower’s recommendation, Dialight’s LED Obstruction lights retrofit PA Facility

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving operational efficiency and reducing environmental impact, PPL Generation continually strives to reduce costs and lower internal energy consumption by implementing high-efficiency, modern technologies throughout its facilities.

At its 1,700-megawatt Martins Creek Power Plant north of Easton, Pa., the company recently replaced the antiquated Xenon obstruction lighting system on the facility’s two exhaust stacks with state-of-the-art 270,000 candela LED High-Intensity Strobe systems from Dialight, the industry leader in LED obstruction lighting technology. The retrofit will reduce PPL Generation’s maintenance and energy costs.

The Challenge
Constructed in 1974, the Martins Creek facility consists of two oil/natural gas-fired units with a generation capacity of 850 megawatts each. Twin 600-foot ventilation stacks tower over the facility and its surrounding neighbors, each signaled by the requisite FAA obstruction lighting system.

The existing systems, comprised of two sets of three Xenon strobes at positioned 296 feet and 586 feet, had been in place more than 30 years, since the plant first came online. Annual bulb replacements were becoming a significant financial drain in both supply and manpower costs. In 2010 alone, the Martins Creek plant had to replace 10 out of 12 lamps. The year before, the plant replaced all 12 lamps.

The Solution
Recognizing the need to upgrade, PPL worked with its electrical and lighting contractor, Fuellgraf Chimney & Tower, to specify a new high-efficiency LED system.

Based on the highly successful installation of Dialight’s high-efficiency LEDs at the adjacent Lower Mount Bethel Energy power plant, Fuellgraf replaced both of the outdated Xenon systems at the Martins Creek plant with Dialight’s L864/L865 dual LED obstruction fixtures. Backed by a 5 year full performance warranty and highly durable shock and vibration resistance, the Dialight system had already proven to deliver reliable, long-lasting performance and exceptional energy savings.

Considering the energy efficiency and reduced maintenance cost of the LEDs, it adds up to substantial savings, making it an easy decision for our customers when it comes to upgrading their outdated xenon systems. - Joe Geiger FC&T

The Results
Outfitted with custom-built controllers and neighborhood-friendly optics to reduce ground scatter, the new Dialight units were installed in about a week per stack by Fuellgraf’s team.

Consuming just 250W during the day and only 10W at night, compared to the Xenon’s 500W daytime operation and 300W at night, the Dialight system uses significantly less electricity than the Xenon system. But, the most immediate direct benefit of the retrofit will be the dramatic reduction in reoccurring maintenance costs. With Dialight’s proven product longevity that reduces system maintenance, PPL Generation will continue to save for years to come.

It is Fuellgraf’s goal to always provide the best system available on the market for its customers. Through our partnership with Dialight we are able to provide the best technology, the greatest support, reduced maintenance cost, lower energy consumption, the most experienced installation company, excellent safety record, and a wide range of value added products . Jason Jennett FC&T

For more information about Dialight’s industry leading LED obstruction lighting and signaling solutions, visit www.Dialight.com.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dialight’s 8W SafeSite® RTO LED Area Light Now Delivers 100 Lumens Per Watt for Hazardous Locations

8W Fixture Now Up to 90% More Efficient Than Incandescent or CFL Jelly Jar Light; AC and DC Versions Ideal for Solar, Low-Power Applications in Oil & Gas or Chemical Classified Environments

Farmingdale, NJ (November 28th, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today introduced its new ultra-energy efficient 100 lumens per watt SafeSite® RTO LED Area Light. Consuming just 8 Watts, the new RTO Area Light is the most energy efficient product of its kind and the only one certified for use in Class I Div 2 environments, as well as Class II Div1 and Class II Div 2 (Groups D, E, F) applications.

With its 12-48V DC input capability, the RTO Area Light is ideal for solar and other low-power needs, including battery-backup operation, unmanned off-shore oil platforms and other hazardous location applications. The RTO Area Light models are also available for 100-277V AC use. The fixture is also UL 844/1598, UL50/E and IP66 certified for wet-locations.

Designed as a complete fixture retrofit for up to 75W conventional incandescent or compact fluorescent jellyjar fixtures, both the area lights are L70 rated for >100,000 hours at 25°C and backed by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty to virtually eliminate lighting maintenance for continuous, reliable use. The fixture’s instant-on capability allows the lights to be switched off when not needed, eliminating the energy wasted from keeping conventional lights burning 24/7 to avoid the restrike delay.

“Dialight’s expanding portfolio of hazardous location products has earned us an international reputation for cutting-edge product design that meets our customers’ ever-changing needs,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “The RTO Area Light fixture offers the outstanding long-life reliability and performance our customers have come to expect, with a low-wattage unit that cuts both energy and maintenance costs.”

Factory sealed inside a ruggedized housing for superior durability and weather resistance, the Downlight is suitable for both interior and exterior use, even in the most extreme environments with a broad operating temperature range of -40°F to +133°F.

The SafeSite Area Light is compatible with a wide range of mounting options, including pendant mount with or without junction box and ceiling mount with or without junction box. Flush-mount and junction box wall mounting accessory kits are also available.

For more information about Dialight’s complete line of LED lighting solutions for hazardous locations and industrial applications, including IES files, LM79 reports and technical datasheets, visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56, contract number GS-07F-0664X.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Case Study: LED Lighting to Deliver Payback in Just Over Two Years for Global Packaging Company

Installation Snapshot
• Replacement of 340 x 400W MV with 150W LED high bays
• Over 60% reduction in energy needs
• 460 tonnes annual reduction in CO2 emissions
• Expensive maintenance eliminated
• Improved safety and productivity
• Payback just over two years

As a leading consumer packaging company with 83 manufacturing sites across the globe, Rexam makes the packaging for many of the world’s favourite brands, striving to produce it as efficiently and sustainably as possible. Producing 4.5 million cans a day for the UK and Northern Europe at its beverage canning plant at Milton Keynes UK, the company took the decision to review its lighting at this facility in order to reduce energy consumption.

The Challenge

The Milton Keynes production line and warehouse are in constant use and the lighting runs 24/7. The company had previously had issues in two other plants with mercury vapour lamps, so it had taken a decision to enclose them all or change them out altogether. It therefore made sense to look at a new lighting solution that would save energy as well as meeting safety standards.

With 340 x 400W mercury vapour high bays throughout the facility, energy costs were high, but maintenance was also a big consideration. At eight metres mounting height, those fittings above the production line had a hard task to produce enough light because of build-up of film from oil vapours in the atmosphere. The print area is also full of conveyors and gantries which further filter the light as well as making the light fittings very hard to access. The mercury vapour high bay lamps were averaging a 2-3 year lifespan and being replaced when they failed or looked ready to fail at a rate of around 40 a year. This often involved bringing in specialist hired riggers at a cost of £750/day.

The Solution

Electrical Supervisor, Stuart Macey looked at six alternative lighting solutions from a variety of manufacturers, trying out samples over a three month test period, before choosing Dialight’s DuroSite® Series LED High Bays on the combined basis of price and performance. Rather than rewire the plant, he replaced the 400W mercury vapours one-for-one with 150W LED high bays throughout the production and warehouse areas.

The Result

Stuart calculates that his lighting energy needs for the high bays have reduced from 1,100kWh to 433kWh per year, a saving of £43,000 annually at a rate of £0.06/kWh, and estimates a payback period of a little over two years when comparing this investment in LED technology with the alternative solution of installing open rated lamps to meet the new corporate safety standards. He also notes that further savings can be counted from the reduced maintenance burden thanks to Dialight’s continuous performance warranty.

To Stuart’s surprise the warehouse is where the LED high bays have brought unexpected benefit. Mounted at 11-15 metres in a palletised area with no aisles, they’ve been a major success. He comments: “The lighting used to be poor, but now operators find the quality of light restful and good for the eyes – more like daylight. As this area is our last chance to check product quality, the lighting is important to us. We’ve had the LEDs in place for eighteen months with no failures, so our high bay lighting is no longer a Health & Safety issue and this installation is now regarded as a best practice example for all our plants.”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dialight Debuts 25,000 Lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay with 10 Year Warranty

With More than 100K High Bays Sold, Dialight’s Latest Ultra-Efficient Fixture Delivers 100 Lumens per Watt and Long Life Reliability with Integrated Power Supply

Farmingdale, NJ (November 20th, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the immediate availability of its new 25,000 lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay to meet the high light output requirements of industrial applications.

With its ultra-efficient 100 lumens per Watt efficacy, the new 250W LED High Bay can dramatically reduce energy consumption and maintenance cost as a direct replacement for conventional HID and fluorescent fixtures. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, the new 25,000 lumen high bay is UL1598/A certified for wet locations as well as CE compliant and CSA 22.2 certified.

“This latest achievement in our growing LED industrial lighting product portfolio gives our customers a broad selection of energy efficient products to meet virtually any industrial lighting requirement with a high-efficiency, high-performance, worry-free solution,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Backed by our comprehensive 10-year full performance warranty, our High Bay line continues to be one of the most widely installed LED fixtures on the market.”

Designed from the ground up with a custom power supply to optimize both LED and fixture life, the new 25K lumen High Bay utilizes the latest high brightness LEDs paired with Dialight’s exclusive reflector-based optical design and toughened glass lens to deliver optimum illumination right where it’s needed, reducing light spillage on the walls and other areas.

In addition to being UL1598/A , CE compliant and CSA certified, the 25,000 lumen high bay is IP66 rated for use in outdoor and wash down locations and is rated for operating temperatures ranging from -40° to +65° C. The fixture also features 6kV line to ground surge protection.

The 25K lumen High Bay is the latest addition to Dialight’s world-class LED product portfolio that now spans 4,000 to 25,000 lumens in both High Bay and Low Bay models to suit a range of mounting heights.

For more information about Dialight’s complete line of DuroSite LED lighting solutions for industrial applications, including IES files, LM79 reports and technical datasheets, visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56, contract number GS-07F-0664X.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Case Study: Waste and recycling facility cuts lighting energy needs by 68% using LEDS


Installation Snapshot
• 50% failure rate in existing metal halide fittings
• (24) 400W metal halides replaced by (24) 148W LED high bays
• 68% cut in energy needs
• Lux levels increased x3
• 1.3 year payback
• 33.1 tonnes CO2 reduction over lifetime of lamps

Hazardous recycling shed is now safer, cleaner, brighter for workers and more sustainable.

Oxigen Environmental manages the waste streams of 100,000 domestic, commercial and industrial customers in Ireland. The company prides itself on utilising sustainable solutions to maximise resource efficiency through recycling and energy regeneration.

Recognising that the existing lighting in the recycling shed was inadequate and a drain on resources, the company set out to find a more efficient lighting technology.

Visibility in the recycling shed was very poor, as no natural light entered the building and the metal halides installed could not provide a good level of light output. The metal halide bulbs were prone to rapid deterioration and discolouring, and out of the 24 fixtures installed 50% had failed. Debris from the machinery added to the harsh and dusty environment of the shed, reducing visibility further as the halides accumulated dirt.

Maintenance became a big issue, as the positioning of the heavy machinery and height of the shed meant that the metal halides were difficult to access and the failed bulbs could not be replaced easily. The combined effect caused the workers to rely on the headlamps from the loaders.

Operating 24/6, the metal halide fittings proved to be very costly for Oxigen. Consuming 400W per unit, this resulted in an annual power usage of 85,363kWh which was not only a huge cost in electricity, but also a huge output in CO2.

Working with Commercial Energy Solutions, a company specialising in energy reduction usage, the halides were replaced one-for-one with Dialight’s high efficiency LED High Bays. Consuming only 148W, the units reduced the energy consumption dramatically, saving 68% in energy costs annually. The LED fixtures have instant on/off capability allowing the lights to be used when required, saving unnecessary electricity consumption and preventing irritation as the lights do not flicker on re-strike.

The shed is now three times brighter with lux levels at 140+ and as a result the workers can see clearly without relying on the headlamps of the loaders. This has improved health and safety significantly and the productivity in the shed has increased.

Maintenance has also been eliminated within the shed, as the LED units are sealed, with a life expectancy of 100,000 hours and an unconditional 5-year warranty, so no bulb replacements are required. As Dialight’s LED fittings are shock and vibration resistant, they are perfect for the hazardous environment of the shed.

With a payback period of only 1.3 years, the LED units have proved to be the best lighting solution for Oxigen. The units have also reduced carbon emissions by 68% and Oxigen can expect energy cost savings of £91,051 and 33.1 tonnes reduction of CO2 emissions over the life of the LED fittings.

“The CES team worked with us through each stage of the project, from proposal right through to completion. They delivered a high quality, energy efficient lighting solution that delivers tangible savings whilst achieving greatly improved light quality and levels.” Aidan Doyle, Director of Operations, Oxigen.

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Transportable ATEX LED High Bay from Dialight


The Dialight SafeSite® Transportable LED High Bay luminaire is a high performance task light with ATEX/IECEx certification suitable for use both in Zone 1, 21 and Zone 2, 22.

Newmarket, UK (8 October 2012) - Delivering up to 12,500 lumens, the new luminaire is designed for temporary lighting applications and for maintenance tasks that require a robust light source, such as tank cleaning and sandblasting. With an operating voltage range of 110-277 VAC this LED fitting is highly suited for use with remote generators.

Weighing 13.6 kg the 170W luminaire is fitted with a stainless steel bracketed base and wire guard and is a compact replacement for bulkier transportable HID lamps up to 400W. Carrying a 5-year full performance warranty, its reliability and instant-on ability together with its superior colour rendition compared to HID fittings mean greater safety for workers. Its low operating temperature also reduces Health & Safety risks due to burns and fire.

The transportable high bay comes with a 10 metre factory installed cable and an optional sandblasting cover is offered. Transportable LED bulkheads are also available from Dialight for hazardous applications.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dialight Introduces Major Advance in LED Traffic Signal Technology


Company Offers First Traffic Module with Colored LED Signals Integrated into 3-Unit Housing

Farmingdale, NJ (July 23rd, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the release of an innovative new traffic signal module that improves energy efficiency, readily adapts to power supply changes and delivers lower maintenance costs than traditional LED ball and arrow signal modules. The company will unveil the new integrated traffic signal module at the 2012 International Municipal Signals Association tradeshow in Orlando, Florida July 28th – 31st in booth # 302.

A pioneer in LED technology for 40 years, Dialight was among the first to offer LED traffic signals in the mid-1990s. Since 2001, the company has shipped more than 6 million LED traffic signal products globally. Dialight’s new integrated traffic signal module represents the first major innovation in the field since the rollout of LED.

The timing of the new traffic signal module’s release can benefit organizations that install and maintain signals since many units currently in use are more than 10 years old and thus well beyond the end of their recommended lifecycle. Dialight’s unique new product enables replacement of older units with a module that integrates LED signals into the housing; unlike other products on the market, this facilitates replacement of existing units with a single purchase and does not require assembly.

Dialight’s new traffic signal module also offers greater operational efficiency, consuming less than 7 Watts as compared to existing LED units, which consume up to 30 Watts, and older incandescent signals (approximately 30% of US traffic signal units), which use up to 150 Watts. The new integrated traffic signal module is sealed against moisture and has a 15-year lifecycle as opposed to the recommended seven- to eight-year lifecycle offered by other products on the market. The new Dialight product is backed by a 15-year warranty.

The integrated traffic signal module is fully compatible with the wiring that supports existing signal units and easily adapts to power supply changes. Unlike other products on the market, Dialight’s integrated traffic signal module is designed for maximum flexibility, featuring a replaceable power supply that allows users to accommodate initiatives such as conversion to DC voltage to enhance public safety. With the integrated Dialight product, the conversion can be accomplished by simply replacing the power supply rather than replacing the entire traffic signal module.

The Dialight integrated traffic signal module is now available for purchase. The patent pending signal light will be offered in standard housing colors, and the efficient LED signals provide vivid red, green and yellow lighting in ball and arrow configurations.

By offering the first innovation in traffic signal technology in well over a decade, Dialight, an industry pioneer, continues to lead the way, providing a more efficient, cost-effective and flexible option. For more information, visit www.dialight.com.

Dialight announces major European order of industry leading LED High Bays

High brightness Dialight fixtures prove 1 year payback, reduce operating costs, cooling requirements for large distribution centre in Germany

Farmingdale, NJ (July 23rd, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced it has secured a European order for 1,149 of its high lumen output DuroSite® LED High Bay lighting fixtures for a large distribution centre in Germany.

The customer, a leading online retailer with more than 25 sites in Europe, selected the Dialight units for their superior energy efficiency and reliability.

The project has a payback of less than one year, producing annual energy savings over €300,000, as well as additional maintenance cost savings. The facility which operates its lighting nearly 24 hours a day also highlighted the significant reduction of heat produced by the lighting with the switch to Dialight’s LED fixtures and the consequent savings in energy cost.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Dialight to Offer 10 Year Warranty on Industry Leading LED High Bay Fixture


New Solid State Power Supply Technology Debuts on High Output 17,500 Lumen DuroSite® High Bay Models

Farmingdale, NJ (July 20th, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced it will offer an unprecedented 10 year full-performance warranty on its industry-leading 17,500 LED high bay fixture. The full-performance guarantee ensures zero maintenance, unbeatable energy savings and exceptionally low total cost of ownership making the switch to LED lighting more compelling.

“Dialight’s aggressive innovation program has once again delivered another groundbreaking technology to set an entirely new standard for the industry,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “We have definitely enhanced the value proposition for our customers to convert to our LED lighting”

The new 10-year warranty will debut on the company’s 17,500 lumen high output DuroSite® High Bay products and will be available from September 1st.

Powerful Innovation

Driving the warranty extension is Dialight’s innovative new solid state power supply which the company designs and manufacturers to meet specific needs for light output and optimized fixture life. The new technology mitigates what has been the weakest link in LED system design to guarantee long-life performance even in the harshest conditions.

Unprecedented Cost Savings

Compared to conventional HID lighting, the new 10-year fixtures offer a tremendous total cost of ownership savings paying back as quickly as 1 year, and going on saving throughout the extended life. In addition, the long life performance eliminates all maintenance costs over the 10 year life of the fixture.

The extended warranty is the latest evolution in Dialight’s rapid technology development program that has turned out a number of first-to-market innovations, including the first UL Class I, Div. 2 hazardous location certified high output LED fixture to achieve an efficiency of over 100 lumens per watt.

For more information about Dialight’s complete line of LED lighting solutions-including IES files, LM79 reports and technical datasheets—visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56, contract number GS-07F-0664X.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dialight and Dron & Dickson become strategic partners

Distributorship agreement will expand important LED lighting sales opportunities in oil and gas

Newmarket, UK (18 July 2012) - Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, is pleased to announce that it has signed Dron & Dickson, who are recognised as leaders in the design, supply and maintenance of hazardous area electrical equipment, as authorised distributors effective immediately.

With over 80 years experience in the supply of hazardous area products, Dron & Dickson now employs more than 200 people offshore and onshore and has a network of wholesales bases in Aberdeen, Hull, Lowestoft and Stirling. It has recently expanded its operation in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dubai. Last year the company secured record levels of North Sea business from both existing and new customers and now works with clients in UK, Europe, N Africa, Middle East, CIS and Asia.

Colin Rowley, Group Managing Director of Dron & Dickson said: "This agreement allows us to strengthen the range of innovative, high performance electrical equipment we offer to oil and gas customers and fits with our strategy of offering the latest products from leading manufacturers. Dialight's LED technology will be welcomed by customers looking to maximize safety and environmental sustainability in the harshest environments while improving their bottom lines."

"We fully support Dron & Dickson's objective of exceeding its clients' expectations and will do this by providing LED lighting that virtually eliminates maintenance, dramatically reduces energy consumption and ultimately improves total cost of ownership," said Roy Burton, Dialight's Group Chief Executive. "We're delighted at this strategic partnership which will enable both our organisations to increase our penetration into key oil and gas markets around the world."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dialight’s LED luminaires achieve KOSHA certification for S Korean market

SafeSite® LED High Bay and Bulkhead are now KOSHA certified, opening an important new market in S Korea’s dynamic heavy industrial sector

Newmarket, UK (17 July 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that two of its class-leading LED hazardous location lighting products have achieved S Korea’s KOSHA certification. The newly certified products are the SafeSite® High Bay and Bulkhead. Both fixture types are also certified to IECEx, ATEX, UL844 and most recently INMETRO hazardous location standards.

The new certification paves the way for Dialight to penetrate new key market opportunities in S Korea’s booming heavy industries which include steel production, ship-building, automotive manufacture and chemical processing. The country is home to seven of the world’s largest ship-builders whose customers include international oil and gas companies with shipping and offshore assets deployed all around the globe. Dialight’s entry into S Korea’s hazardous location market could not be more welcomed by such companies looking to maximize safety and environmental sustainability while improving their bottom lines, so this sector in particular represents a vast opportunity for Dialight.

“Once again, Dialight has solidified its position as the market leader in LED technology innovation with proven products that are quickly becoming the lighting standard for the world’s harshest environments,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Our portfolio of LED lighting fixtures now enables our global customer base to streamline their supply chain with products that virtually eliminate maintenance, dramatically reduce energy consumption and ultimately improve total cost of ownership.”

Each Dialight LED fixture is available in either cool white or neutral white colour temperature and comes standard with a ruggedized, durable housing and shatter-proof lens that is highly resistant to shock and vibration. Designed for fast and easy retrofit from existing conventional lighting solutions, Dialight products run on a universal 100-277V power supply and are compatible with a wide variety of mounting options and accessories. Each fixture is backed by Dialight’s standard five-year, full-performance warranty for worry-free operation, even in the harshest conditions, including off-shore platforms, frigid temperatures and both tropical and arid environments.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dialight Introduces Industry First Class I Div 2 LED Fixture Delivering over 100 Lumens per Watt

New Ultra High-Efficiency SafeSite® LED High Bay Safely Delivers 17,500 Lumens at just 172W for Years of Maintenance-Free, High-Performance Lighting in Oil, Gas, Petrochem and other Rugged Environments

Farmingdale, NJ (June 20th, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the debut of the industry’s first-ever 100+ lumens per watt (lm/W) Class I Div 2 certified LED lighting fixture. The new SafeSite® LED High Bay delivers up to 17,500 lumens at just 172W for the ultimate in safe, efficient illumination in hazardous locations. Such hazardous location applications include: oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power generation, wastewater, sewage treatment facilities and other sites requiring UL-844 standards.

The new Dialight SafeSite High Bay is the most recent addition to the company’s growing line of ultra-high efficiency 100 lm/W products. The company unveiled its 100 lm/W non-classified DuroSite® LED High Bay in February.

“Our High Bay fixtures are some of the most widely installed LED lighting products in the industrial market. With more than 75,000 sold in just the last two and a half years, it is quickly becoming the gold standard for industrial and hazardous location LED illumination,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “This new Class I Div 2 product is a major breakthrough, achieving superior energy efficiency with over 100 lumens per watt and long-life performance that is unmatched in the industry.”

Designed to significantly reduce total cost of ownership as a replacement for up to 400W conventional HID lighting fixtures, all of Dialight’s SafeSite High Bay fixtures feature a universal voltage range of 100-277VAC, 50/60Hz to 347-480VAC 50/60Hz, a T5 temperature rating and a corrosion-resistant finish. Their signature low-profile, lightweight design supports a variety of mounting options that enables quick and easy retrofits from existing lighting, and their superior light quality and extended performance life improve safety while dramatically reducing maintenance costs associated with changing bulbs in hazardous conditions. Every SafeSite fixture is backed by Dialight’s five-year full-performance warranty.

Certifications & ratings held by Dialight’s SafeSite Series family of LED High Bay fixtures include:


  • ATEX/IECEx
  • UL844
  • Class I, Div 1
  • Class I, Div 2
  • Class II, Div 1
  • Class II, Div 2
  • Class III, Div 1
  • Class III, Div 2
  • Group B Hydrogen
  • Paint Spray Booth
  • INMETRO (Brasil) 
  • UL1598/A
  • CSA 22.2
  • IP66/NEMA4X
  • UL8750
  • IDA Dark Sky compliant

Dialight’s new 102 lm/W LED high bay fixture as well as all SafeSite® Series LED lighting fixtures for hazardous locations are available now through Dialight’s global network of authorized distributors. For more information about Dialight’s complete line of SafeSite LED lighting solutions for hazardous locations, including IES files, LM79 reports and technical datasheets, visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56, contract number GS-07F-0664X.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dialight Adds 45W DuroSite® LED Low Bay Fixture to Industrial Lighting Family

High-Efficiency Unit Designed for Direct Replacement of 70W to 100W HID Sources to Deliver Better Light Output at Half the Energy Usage, Ideal for Cold Storage & Parking Garage Applications

Farmingdale, NJ (June 18th, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the debut of its new 45W DuroSite® LED Low Bay fixture that offers exceptional energy efficiency, superior durability and precision optics. Specifically designed for optimum light output at mounting heights under 15 feet and maximum durability in the harshest conditions, the new 45W Low Bay is an ideal lighting solution for cold storage applications.

Delivering 84 lumens per watt, the 45W Low Bay is the newest addition to Dialight’s complete line of high and low bay LED fixtures offering a wide range of illumination options—from 3,800 to 17,000 lumens—for many indoor and outdoor applications.

Designed to easily replace traditional metal halide, high pressure sodium and mercury vapor fixtures by using existing electrical hangars and conduit, Dialight’s 45W Low Bay features exclusive low-bay optics that offer a broader distribution of light to improve visibility and, in some cases, reduce overall fixture count.

“Our LED lighting fixtures have already proven to be an ideal lighting option for the world’s most rugged applications, virtually eliminating the maintenance and performance issues common with typical HID units and delivering exceptional overall cost savings,” said Roy Burton, Dialight Group Chief Executive. “This new 45W Low Bay is exponentially more efficient and, because of the instant-on capability, can easily be equipped with occupancy sensors as well as dimming options to further reduce energy usage and cost.”

Available in both cool white and neutral white, the low-profile 45W Low Bay is ruggedized with a powder-coated aluminum body and polycarbonate lens that withstands impact, shock and vibration within a sealed design. The unit is virtually maintenance free, backed by Dialight’s five-year full-performance warranty, eliminating costly bulb changes that can interrupt production, and the environmental concerns of mercury vapor and fluorescent fixtures. The IP66 rated 45W Low Bay is compatible with new and existing pendant, swivel bracket, stanchion and ceiling mount installations, both indoor and outdoor.

For more information about Dialight’s complete DuroSite Line of LED industrial lighting solutions, including IES files, LM79 reports and technical datasheets, visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56, contract number GS-07F-0664X.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Case Study: Dialight LED Lighting Proves Less is More at City of London Waste Transfer Facility


Installation Snapshot

• 2.59 square kilometers
• Number of LED fixtures – 127
• Replaced – 134W fluorescent & 275W SON
• Energy reduction – 70%

Its recent upgrade to Dialight high-efficiency LED High and Low Bay fixtures has enabled the City of London Corporation to slash energy use by approximately 70 percent, reduce total fixture count by one-half and virtually eliminate lighting maintenance, all while significantly improving visibility and overall operational efficiency at its quad-level Walbrook Wharf. With a change-out that took less than five minutes per fixture, the Corporation expects to see a positive return on investment in as few as just 3 years.

Small Space, Big Responsibility

Charged with complete municipal operations for the City of London’s central business district, the City of London Corporation’s one-square-mile footprint may seem small, but there are some big shoes to fill. The Corporation is the sole public works provider for the zone, providing for all utilities, public safety, street maintenance and winter maintenance, refuse collection and complete facilities management for city-owned properties. The majority of these operations are run out of the Corporation’s Walbrook Wharf facility. Originally constructed in 1960, this bustling four-level parking and vehicle maintenance hub, houses the Corporation’s day to day operations.

For the last 50 years, the facility had relied on the original lighting fixtures put in place at the time of construction. Mostly five- and six-foot fluorescents with a few 400W high-pressure sodium units, the fixtures had not only become obsolete but also a significant drain on resources—both in terms of maintenance time and costs and energy consumption. The 134W fluorescent and 275W SON fittings were hardly energy efficient and required frequent replacement, as they were often hit by truck drivers. Because of the inefficient warm-up time required, especially for the HPS fixtures, the lights in the facility were often left on 24/7.

The fixtures were also dirt collectors, which reduced visibility as diesel exhaust soot and dust from the constant traffic built up over time. To ensure safety and avoid frequent interruption of traffic flow, the Corporation underwent a complete facility-wide fixture cleaning and relamp project every 18 months—a costly and time-consuming process.

Dialight Upgrade Delivers Modern Efficiency

Faced with a resource-intensive maintenance treadmill, the Corporation was determined to upgrade to a more efficient and environmentally friendly lighting solution, partly to save energy and money, but also to meet the Corporation’s Energy Reduction Action Plan (ERAP) and avoid being taxed on its carbon footprint through the UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) program.

As part of its commitment to achieving the ERAP and CRC energy and carbon reduction targets, the facility aimed to reduce electricity consumption by 15 percent by 2015. Realizing the high impact lighting had on its energy use, the facility immediately honed in on this area to offer the largest and quickest potential savings.

After learning about the success of Dialight’s fixtures at London’s ExCeL Centre, the Corporation quickly arranged for a three-month trial of Dialight’s LED Low Bay fixtures.

“The Dialight product met all of the criteria we were looking for in terms of substantial energy reduction, lower maintenance and durability,” said the project team based at Walbrook Wharf. “Once we spoke with the facilities manager at the internationally renowned ExCeL Centre, it was a no-brainer for us to proceed with the upgrade to Dialight LEDs throughout the facility.”

Less is More: Better Lighting with Fewer Fixtures, Less Energy

The facility initially installed 25 80W LED Low Bay fittings for a 1-for-2 replacement of its existing fluorescent fixtures on the 2nd floor parking area. The Corporation immediately realized a dramatic improvement in visibility, thanks to the superior color rendering and specialized optics design of the low-bay products, and a real-time energy savings of 70 percent, all while increasing the lux level, even with exactly half the number of fixtures in place.

In phase two, the depot installed 19 Low Bay and two High Bay units on the ramps between the 1st and 2nd floors, and another 17 Low Bay fittings on the 1st floor parking level. By reducing the fixture count and electricity required to drive the system, the Corporation was able to cut the power demand from 16 amps to 5 amps per floor.

An additional 12 High Bay units are also now in place in the salt storage area, with plans to upgrade the vehicles workshop area with an additional 52 Dialight Low Bays in the very near future, bringing the total Dialight LED fixture count at Walbrook Wharf to 127 units.

Adding to the significant reduction in energy use, each parking deck has been equipped with occupancy sensors that detect motion and activate the fixtures only as needed. If no motion is detected, the lights automatically turn off after about 15 minutes. Requiring zero warm-up upon restrike, the Dialight LEDs’ instant-on capability has enabled this automatic on-off feature to cut “on time” by about 50 percent, saving a tremendous amount of energy compared to the previous 24/7 operation and significantly extending the life of the fixtures themselves.

“The Dialight units are rated for a minimum 60,000-hour life span, which equates to almost seven years of continuous operation without a single bulb change required,” said the team. “Since the occupancy sensors reduce operational time, they are likely to last much longer than their given life expectancy.”

So far, the upgrade to LED has reduced annual operating time of the fittings by 2,190 hours, saving more than 121,000 kWh per year, which equates to more than 8 percent of the facility’s entire energy consumption. Between the reduced energy use and maintenance demands, the Corporation expects to realize an annual savings of more than £15,000.

“And, with Dialight’s five-year warranty, we’re confident we won’t have to touch these fixtures, other than for an occasional washing, for many years,” says the team, noting the fixtures are IP66 rated, which makes periodic wash-down safe and easy. “We were also quite impressed with the fact that each fixture took only about five minutes to change out. Each came pre-wired with a simple hook and plug mounting system that made for a very easy and efficient retrofit.”

Dialight’s Durability, Sustainability Make for a Long-Term Solution

Beyond the energy and maintenance advantages, the robust solid-state Dialight fixtures also offer superior durability and resistance to shock and vibration, which are critical factors in the parking facility where heavy truck traffic can damage less resilient filament-based lighting fixtures. Furthermore, because the LED units emit much less heat compared to conventional fluorescent or HPS units, there’s a much lower risk of fire due to overheating, especially as fine particles inevitably accumulate on the fixtures.

With a payback period of less than three years, the Walbrook Wharf Dialight LED conversion has provided an energy-efficient lighting solution that puts the Corporation well under its ERAP and CRC energy- and carbon-reduction goals long before the 2015 deadline. As the entity continues to look at ways to optimize operations and minimize its environmental footprint throughout all its facilities, Walbrook Wharf serves as a showcase for the potential energy, maintenance and cost savings made possible by Dialight LED lighting solutions.

For more information about Dialight LED lighting solutions in high and low bay applications, visit www.Dialight.com.



Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dialight Launches First FAA-Certified L-864 Red Beacon with Integral IR LEDs


Latest Addition to Dialight’s Industry Leading Vigilant® Series LED Obstruction Lighting Portfolio Improves Visibility and Safety for Aviation Near Military Bases

FARMINGDALE, N.J. (May 10th, 2012) -- Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the market leader in LED obstruction lighting, today announced the availability of its new Vigilant L-864 Infrared (IR) LED-based Medium Intensity Red Beacon, the first product of its kind incorporating both red and IR LEDs in a single unit.  The product has been FAA certified to 150/5345-43F. The IR integration ensures better visibility for aircraft pilots using Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) and Aviator’s Night Vision Imaging Systems (ANVIS) for improved safety near military bases and airfield perimeters within the most energy-efficient L-864 beacon in the industry.

The new IR beacon is the newest innovation in Dialight’s decade-long history of delivering the most energy-efficient LED obstruction lighting solutions for towers, buildings, smokestacks and more. The company continues to expand its integrated IR product line; the IR L-864 beacon now joins Dialight’s IR L-810 side marker light, the first-ever LED obstruction light certified to 150/5345-43F with integral IR LEDs.

“Dialight leads the LED obstruction lighting market with superior technology and innovation that is shaping the future of aviation navigation,” said Roy Burton, Dialight Group Chief Executive. “This latest product delivers exceptional energy efficiency, virtually zero maintenance and built-in IR technology that eliminates the need for bolt-on systems that add to both wind resistance and maintenance costs.”

NVGs and ANVIS typically employ Class A, B and C filters that can reduce visibility of typical LED light sources. Unlike other beacon systems that require separate IR units, the Vigilant IR beacon incorporates night-vision-friendly IR LEDs and red LEDs in the same unit, leveraging the same compact design of Dialight’s standard L-864 to produce the smallest and lightest-weight flash head on the market. This smaller footprint significantly reduces wind load compared to incandescent L-864 beacons and makes for much easier installation. The multi-patented system also features community-friendly optics for minimum ground scatter. The system offers a peak IR spectral intensity at 860 nanometers.

A new hinged lid design enables easy access to terminal block wiring for installation and power supply maintenance. Control circuitry may be located at the base of the tower for better protection against lighting, while the IP66 certified beacon design is factory sealed for durability and rugged performance in the harshest conditions, even at operating temperatures ranging from -40°F to 131°F (-40°C to +55°C). With a 10-year LED life expectancy, backed by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty, the Vigilant IR L-864 beacon dramatically reduces maintenance costs, virtually eliminating expensive tower climbs, unplanned site visits and the risk of non-compliance fines due to burned-out bulbs.

In addition to exceptional maintenance savings, the unit is also extremely energy efficient to save on electricity costs, drawing only a small fraction of the power required by a typical 1400W incandescent system. Rated at just 40W, the Dialight IR L-864 operates at 6.7W on a normal 16.7% duty cycle of 20 half-second flashes per minute. The typical incandescent draws more than 230W on the same cycle. This low-power consumption also provides for extremely low RF interference, making it ideal for lighting “hot” AM towers with no disruption in signal transmission.

The Vigilant IR L-864 can even be adapted to existing incandescent beacons for a future-proof system. Should the red beacon fail on a dual incandescent, the IR L-864 can be synchronized with the existing white incandescent, to get the maximum possible useful life out of the existing technology.

In addition to FAA certification, the IR L-864 is also compliant with the ICAO Annex 14 and Aerodromes Design Manual European specification and Transport Canada’s Canadian Aviation Regulation CAR 621.19.

For more information about the Vigilant IR L-864 and other Dialight obstruction lighting solutions visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56 for Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies under contract number GS-07F-0664X.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dialight Achieves FPAL-Certified Supplier Status

Company Passes Rigorous Oil & Gas Industry Supplier Qualification Process

Newmarket, UK – (2 May, 2012) Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that the company became a fully registered, FPAL-certified oil & gas industry supplier on 19 April 2012. FPAL, a supplier management services solution provided by the Achilles Group, coordinates thorough evaluations of UK, Dutch and Irish oil & gas industry suppliers, enabling purchasing members to comply with EU Utilities Procurement Directives.

“We’re extremely pleased to have achieved FPAL certification,” said Dave Richardson, Chief Executive of Dialight EMEAA. “FPAL maintains a list of registered suppliers to make sure buyers are matched with qualified suppliers, so we’re proud to be included on their list and look forward to the opportunity to serve additional oil & gas customers as a result.”

FPAL, which was established in 1996, is dedicated to providing the perfect supplier for every buyer and carefully evaluates prospective supplier credentials. The organization monitors suppliers on an on-going basis to ensure that buyers have access to the highest quality suppliers available. The organisation is governed by a committee comprising industry professionals.

Dialight provides a range of high-quality LED lighting products designed especially for industrial and hazardous area illumination, including the SafeSite® family of products. Dialight helps customers reduce costs while conserving scarce environmental resources. For more information, visit www.dialight.com.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Dialight LED Low Bay Fixtures Provide a Clever Lighting Solution for Denver’s Fox31 Parking Garage


(Before & After LED Installation)

Installation Snapshot
• Retrofit installation
• (147) 80W LED Low Bays
• Replaced 175W metal halide
• Delivered light: ~ 20 Footcandles
• Payback: 3 years
• Received over $10,000 in energy efficiency rebates

Plagued by seemingly never-ending light maintenance in its two-deck parking garage, Denver’s Fox31 television news station has put an end to the incessant bulb and fixture changes and saved thousands of dollars in the process by converting to new high-efficiency DuroSite® LED Low Bay luminaires from Dialight Corporation. The retrofit slashed energy use by more than half and dramatically improved visibility inside the garage, while earning the station more than $10,000 in energy-efficiency rebates.

Watch Your Head!

Like most multi-level enclosed parking garages, the Fox31 TV news station facility in Denver seemed a dark and cavernous space, made further uninviting by the low clearance (just 8-10 feet) between each deck. The facility’s 15-year-old metal halide lighting fixtures provided inconsistent illumination and low light levels, at best—as little as 1 footcandle in some areas. Not only were the fixtures themselves antiquated and inadequate for this kind of low-bay application, they were also inefficient, consuming 175W per unit (up to 208W including the ballast.

Maintenance was a never-ending chore for Fox31 due to the metal halide’s inherently short lifespan and the high-profile news vans which seemed to impact the fixtures on a regular basis. The station was spending far too much time, about once per year, and money in replacing damaged lights and relamping all 147 fixtures. Considering that many were difficult to access, especially those lighting the steep ramps between the decks, the Fox station was eager to find a more modern, economical and energy-efficient solution to shed some much-needed light on its “den.”

Durability, Efficiency and Savings Courtesy of Dialight

At the recommendation of Denver-based LED Supply Co., the station replaced all 147 metal halides with new LED DuroSite Low Bay Fixtures from Dialight, the world leader in industrial LED lighting solutions. Offering a ruggedized, low-profile design at less than 9” in overall depth off the ceiling, the DuroSite Low Bays promised to put an end to the news vans knocking out the lights, while delivering a significant improvement in visibility at a much lower operating cost.

“Low profile was a big factor in the decision to go with the Dialight fixtures,” said Brian Stern, president and CEO of LED Supply. “The Dialight units are a full six-inches shallower than the existing metal halides, which put them safely out of range for the satellite-topped news trucks.”

Since the new Dialight fixtures were fully compatibility with the existing wiring and mounting brackets, changeout of all 147 lights was quick and easy, completed in just four days.

Consuming just 80W, the new Dialight Low Bays immediately reduced overall lighting electricity consumption by nearly 55 percent, while delivering up to 20 footcandles of crisp, clear white light with a CRI of 70, compared to the low light quality of the metal halides.

“The improved visibility is quite dramatic, like night and day almost,” Stern said. “Since the optics in the Dialight units are optimized for low-bay applications, they efficiently direct the light exactly where it’s needed and better illuminate the area while minimizing glare, which makes for a safer environment for drivers in the facility.”

Years of Dependability and Ongoing Savings

Each DuroSite fixture has an expected fixture life of at least 60,000 continuous hours of worry-free and maintenance-free performance. This means the station could easily go more than a decade without ever having to change a light bulb, with half that time backed by Dialight’s five-year, full-performance warranty. And, because the Dialight units are especially resistant to shock and vibration—both big issues in multi-level parking garages—the new lights offer a long-life durability that renders the old metal halides virtually obsolete.

“This was one of our best facilities investments to date,” says David Harpe, vice president of Technology for KDVR and KWGN. “We are a 24-hour facility with a staff of over two hundred employees. There are relatively few opportunities for cost savings with a facility like this. Although we’d been looking at LED lighting for quite a while, we had a hard time finding a fixture with the performance and ROI numbers we needed. With the team from LED Supply Co., we were able to come up with a Dialight-based solution that ended up being a 'no brainer' from a numbers perspective. In addition to the cost savings and short ROI on these lights, we’ve been getting great comments from our staff about the quality of light we now have in our garage areas. We’re really pleased with our investment.”

As a result of the substantial energy reduction, the Dialight retrofit qualified Fox31 for more than $10,000 in energy efficiency rebates—equaling just over $70.00 per fixture—through Xcel Energy and the City of Denver that helped to significantly offset the cost of the project. Between the rebate, the dramatic energy savings and the money saved by eliminating maintenance, Fox31 expects a payback period of just over 3 years—a very healthy return on investment for products that will last nearly four times as long.

For more information about Dialight LED lighting solutions for Low Bay and other commercial and industrial applications, visit www.Dialight.com.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Case Study: British Fruit Importer Overcomes Rising Energy Costs with Dialight LED Lighting


Installation Snapshot:

• New installation
• (134) 150W LED High Bays w/ occ sensors
• (16) 80W LED Low Bays w/ occ sensors
• Delivered light: ~300 lux
• Payback: 2 years
• 19% return from UK’s Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme

One of the largest importers of fresh fruit in the United Kingdom, MMD Shipping’s inbound facility at the City of Portsmouth handles roughly 60 percent of all bananas brought into the UK. With a dozen ships that traverse the Atlantic hauling fruit “across The Pond” from the Caribbean, MMD operates a 12-warehouse facility that receives and distributes all varieties of fresh fruit to the British market.

Already coping with a nearly 20 percent increase in energy rates over the past year, the company was facing an additional 10-15 percent year-over-year increase down the road. In an effort to overcome the rising cost of electricity and improve overall operational efficiency, MMD has recently begun to install Dialight’s high-efficiency LED lighting fixtures at both its new and existing facilities. Not only has the effort paid off by cutting energy consumption and cost with an expected ROI of two years but it has also dramatically improved lighting efficacy and safety while reducing maintenance demands and expenses throughout the company.

New Facility Demands New Approach to Lighting

With construction of its new 3,000 square meter (32,000 square foot) Portsmouth cold storage facility underway, MMD began looking at a variety of lighting solutions. Lighting needs alone accounted for up to 15 percent of the company’s total electrical consumption, and rates had already jumped considerably over the past year. Looking to minimize consumption and costs, the company compared Dialight LEDs against some other LED products, as well as induction and fluorescent options, for its new chill store.

Working with Elite Renewables, a Dialight authorized distributor and installation contractor, a trial of the Dialight product ultimately demonstrated superior light output with the High Bay fixtures delivering up to 320 lux on the floor, even at a ceiling mounting height of 12 meters (nearly 40 feet). MMD had found its high-efficiency lighting solution for the new cold storage facility. Elite Renewables then went to work providing complete lighting schematics with layouts and measurements to optimize light efficacy.

“The improvement in on-the-ground lux level made possible with the Dialight High Bays was truly impressive,” said Adrian Corthine of Elite Renewables. “In some areas, the 320 lux was nearly five times what the typical metal halide or high-pressure fitting could provide and with a much greater operational efficiency.”

Dialight Delivers Dramatic Savings

The company installed 134 Dialight 150W High Bays in the cold storage area proper, with an additional 16 Low Bay units in the indoor and outdoor loading bay areas. Not only do the fixtures deliver even illumination with clear, crisp white lighting, but due to the LED’s superior performance in cold applications, the fixtures in the chill store actually deliver more than the advertised lumen output, thanks to the ambient temperature of 5°C. And, with the Dialight LED’s exceptionally low heat output, the entire cold storage locker runs more efficiently with less refrigeration demand to maintain optimum temperature.

Finally, each fixture is also linked to occupancy sensors to illuminate the area only when needed. Instead of the 24/7 burn time common with other conventional lighting solutions, the fixtures are only on about 30 percent of the time. This feature alone delivers dramatic energy savings compared to typical metal halide or high-pressure sodium fixtures and significantly extends the life span of the fixture itself well beyond its warranted five-year period.

“We have been extremely pleased with the energy savings and reduced operating cost we’ve seen with the new Dialight fixtures in the cold storage facility,” said Tim Schofield, Financial Controller with MMD. “In fact, we’ve been so impressed with the performance and warranty that we’ve begun retrofitting nearly all of our other facilities to Dialight LEDs to improve efficiency, lighting efficacy and safety throughout our operations.”

Outstanding Results Drive Corporate-Wide Rollout

With the new cold storage facility now complete, MMD has since purchased an additional 440 Dialight fixtures for a one-to-one replacement of existing 400W metal halide fixtures at 11 other warehouse buildings. At one banana storage facility, the retrofit has earned rave reviews from the employees who immediately noticed a vast improvement over the previous lighting conditions. The reduced heat output of the LEDs has also helped improve temperature maintenance in the banana facility. The chillers no longer have to work so hard during warmer weather to keep the temperature down and the product itself benefits from optimum, even temperatures throughout.

Furthermore, the long-life performance of the Dialight LEDs will significantly reduce MMD’s lighting maintenance needs, which were once a costly and cumbersome exercise. Now, rather than halting production to bring in a scissor lift and change bulbs every few months, the facility can enjoy years of reliable, steady light output with virtually zero maintenance.

Tax Incentives Sweeten the Deal

Supplementing the energy and maintenance savings, MMD has also been able to take advantage of a nearly 20 percent tax break from the British government as part of the UK’s Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme. The program allows companies that invest in energy-efficient equipment and machinery to write off the entire expense in the year in which the investment is made, rather than amortize the cost over several years. Similar programs are also available in the U.S. for Designlights™ Consortium qualified products, such as the Dialight High Bay fixtures.

“I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t go LED,” Schofield quipped. “Between the energy and maintenance savings, and the tax incentives, the switch to LED fittings was a no brainer.”

For more information about Dialight’s LED lighting solutions for commercial and industrial applications, including cold storage environments, visit www.dialight.com.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Dialight LED Street Light Delivers Exceptional Efficiency


Dialight’s all new StreetSense™ with CE mark is designed to meet and exceed the needs of street lighting designers where efficiency and reliability are key factors. Of modular construction and designed for ease of installation, Dialight’s StreetSense utilises the latest LED technology to provide a street lighting solution with enviable cost of ownership.



Newmarket, UK (17 April 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today unveiled its latest innovation in LED street and area lighting. With up to 96 lms/Watt, the new StreetSense boasts among the highest efficiencies for an LED street light available today. With options ranging from 2,300 lumens (24W) to 8,275 lumens (88W), Dialight’s new LED street light provides improved light quality compared to incumbent fittings. Key optical management allows it to deliver precision light placement along with maximum energy efficiency and reliability to provide a street lighting solution with economical cost of ownership over the lifetime of the fitting.


Designed and manufactured in the UK and carrying a ground-breaking 7-year full performance warranty, the new IP65-rated CE marked luminaire is designed for easy change-out from existing fittings to help local authorities and commercial property owners to reduce maintenance costs as well as meeting sustainability and energy efficiency goals. Encompassing either two or four modular LED light engines, and designed for side entry or post top installation using an innovative integral pole mounting clamp, the compact and practical StreetSense consists of an aluminium sliding housing containing plug-and-play control gear and is designed for the fitment of a NEMA photocell.
 
“The StreetSense’s industry-leading light output is prime evidence of our unparallelled expertise in designing and manufacturing LED luminaires,” said Dave Richardson, Chief Executive EMEAA at Dialight. “As a result of our skills in thermal management and optical configuration, this street light ensures maximum energy efficiency, but it also brings the advantage of being future-proofed. Its modularity means that, by replacing a module with one interconnect rather than replacing the whole luminaire, it can be upgraded for even greater efficiency as this fast-moving technology moves forward.”

Thursday, April 5, 2012

ExCeL London Expands LED Lighting Retrofit Ahead of London 2012 Olympics with New Dialight Fixtures

Award-Winning International Exhibition & Convention Centre Upgrades Exterior Lighting to Meet the Olympic Light Level Requirements with New Hi-Efficiency Dialight High Bays for Improved Visibility, Security in Loading Dock, Parking Areas

Newmarket, UK (April 3, 2012) – In preparation to host the London 2012 Olympic Games, the award-winning ExCeL London International Exhibition & Convention Centre has expanded its efforts to convert the facility to greener, more energy-efficient LED lighting, replacing 35 existing 400W high-pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with Dialight’s new 150W 14,000 lumen High Bay LEDs to better illuminate the north side exterior of the massive structure in the loading dock and traffic marshaling areas.

The latest change-out project builds upon the 2010 retrofit of 194 400W high-pressure sodium units with 150W Dialight High Bays throughout the building’s one-half-mile-long Central Boulevard area. That conversion, performed by Dialight authorized distributor Elite Renewables, reduced energy consumption by 70 percent in the main thoroughfare and enabled the 100,000 square meter ExCeL London, one of the greenest and most energy-efficient of its kind in the world, to double the on-floor illumination (from 100 to 220 lux) and achieve three-times the energy efficacy (4.2 W/m2 compared to 12.32 W/m2 with the previous HPS units).

The new exterior installation enhances illumination and visual clarity for improved traffic management and security in the area where event-related equipment staging, loading and unloading takes place, as well as at the entrance/exit to the facility’s massive underground parking areas. The previous HPS fixtures were plagued by extended warm-up periods and were on a manual switch, which meant they were often accidentally left on when not needed because personnel simply forgot to shut them off, wasting valuable energy and money.

Elite Renewables installed each new Dialight fixture with a photocell for automatic dusk-to-dawn operation and the instant-on capability adds safety and security. In the event of a power failure, the Dialight LEDs will immediately restrike at full output the second the backup generator kicks on, virtually eliminating this safety and security risk at the high-profile event centre. The new units are also maintenance free, backed by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty.

“We’ve been extremely impressed by the outstanding quality of light and energy savings we’ve achieved from our previous Dialight installations throughout the Centre. It’s been a significant improvement to the visitor experience that has kept our world-class facility in high demand for high-profile events,” said ExCeL’s Building Services Manager Chris Barnes. “Based on our experience with the Dialight product, it was the natural choice to take advantage of the Dialight technology to improve our exterior lighting as well.”

ExCeL London will play host to 7 Olympic and 6 Paralympic events when the Games of the Olympiad kick off July 27, including the boxing, wrestling, judo, tae kwon do, table tennis, boccia, weight lifting and power lifting, fencing, wheelchair fencing and sitting volleyball competitions.

“It’s been a distinct pleasure to work with the ExCeL team to help this incredible facility achieve its objectives for energy efficient lighting and become a showcase of sustainable design and operations,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “With 200+ Dialight LED fixtures already installed, we look forward to working on future retrofit upgrades throughout the venue and surrounding campus areas.”

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dialight LED Products Receive Letters of Recommendation from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority in Recognition of Energy Efficiency

LEED-Certified Products Reduce Energy Consumption, Meet New Green Building Standards

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – (March 29, 2012) Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, announced today that the company received five letters of recommendation from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) in recognition of the high energy efficiency standards upheld by Dialight’s key LED lighting products. Five LED lighting models received official letters of recommendation at the SmarTech / WETEX event that was held 13-15 March, 2012, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“We’re pleased to receive these letters of recommendation from DEWA,” said Pieter Zijlmans, Dialight General Manager, Middle East Region. “It’s a testament to our products’ compliance with green standards and our ability to assist customers who are looking for street and area lighting solutions that are LEED-certified and compliant with the Green Building standards that will become mandatory in 2013.”

The Dialight LED models that received letters of recommendation are the DuroSite® Series LED High Bay Fixture (HBGC4P); the DuroSite® Series LED High Bay Luminaire (HB2C4m-EU); the DuroSite® LED Low Bay Fixture (LBW1C1D-EU); the StreetSense Series LED Street Light (SL3C4RLGH); and the DuroSite® LED Area Light (STW9C2N). The recognition of the products’ energy efficiency by a third-party testing organization is significant because it indicates that the products have demonstrated their ability to withstand local conditions, including sand, dust and heat, while delivering exceptional lighting and meeting stringent global standards for green operation.

Mr. Zijlmans, who has led strategic development of lighting solutions for Dialight’s regional market since January 2011 and has extensive experience in the Middle East, is currently engaged in promoting the use of energy-efficient LED lighting to local governments, oil & gas companies and other organizations. The letters of recommendation are extremely helpful in that regard since local organizations rely on them to signal that products meet the region’s green standards.

“Dialight can deliver unparalleled quality and efficiency for customers who need a product that meets local green standards as well as LEED Green Building certification requirements,” Mr. Zijlmans remarked. “This is an important advantage for customers who are constructing new facilities and retrofitting existing buildings to meet mandatory guidelines.”

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dialight Achieves 100 Lumens per Watt with New 17,000 Lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay Fixture


With 60,000+ Units Already Installed Globally, Dialight’s Class-Leading Lineup of LED High Bay Products Expands with New High-Output UL1598/A and CSA 22.2 Certified Fixture for Indoor & Outdoor Applications

Farmingdale, NJ (February 9th, 2012) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the launch of its new 17,000-lumen, 170W DuroSite® LED High Bay luminaire, designed to deliver superior lighting quality and clarity in a wide range of industrial lighting applications. The product is currently UL1598/A and CSA 22.2 certified and set to undergo CE compliance testing to broaden availability in the coming months.

The new 100 lumen per Watt fixture is the latest addition to Dialight’s expanding High Bay product line that now offers lumen outputs ranging from 8,000 to 17,000, including several models certified for hazardous location use. LED low bay models are also available at 6,000 lumens for lower ceiling height applications, such as parking garages and cold storage facilities.

Instant-on capability allows the units to be paired with an occupancy sensor and/or dimmable components for enhanced energy efficiency. The units operate on an integrated universal power supply at 100-277VAC, and are well-suited for easy changeout from conventional HID light sources, such as metal halide and high pressure sodium. Each unit is backed by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty for exceptional long-life durability which encompasses the entire luminaire from fixture housing, lens and finish to LED light engines and integrated power supply.

“This new high-output High Bay is truly groundbreaking technology, combining the maximum light output available in an LED fixture with the superb energy efficiency our customers have come to expect from the Dialight brand,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “For companies considering a move to LEDs, there’s never been a better time to make the switch to save energy, and reduce electricity and maintenance costs, as well as take advantage of some valuable rebates that can further drive down total cost of ownership.”

In addition to being UL1598/A and CSA listed, the 17,000 lumen product is also IP66 certified for use in outdoor and wash down locations, in addition to indoor use for warehouses, manufacturing facilities and cold storage applications. At just one-fourth the overall fixture height of conventional HID fixtures, the low-profile high bay reduces dust and dirt accumulation, as well as interference with air circulation or other structures.

Dialight’s new 17,000 lumen model high bays will be available for delivery in March. For more information about Dialight’s complete line of LED High Bay and Low Bay lighting solutions, visit www.dialight.com. Dialight’s products are listed on the U.S. federal government’s GSA Schedule 56, contract number GS-07F-0664X.

About Dialight
Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) is leading the energy efficient LED lighting revolution around the world for industrial and hazardous areas as well as transportation and infrastructure applications. For 40 years it has been committed to the development of LED lighting solutions that enable organizations to vastly reduce energy use and maintenance needs, improve safety, ease disposal and reduce CO2 emissions. The company is headquartered in the UK with operations in the USA, UK, Denmark, Germany, UAE, Japan, Australia and Mexico. www.dialight.com