Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dialight Launches Range of TIIS-certified LED Hazardous Area Lighting for Japan


Farmingdale, NJ (June 27th, 2013). Dialight (LSE: DIA.L) and its subsidiary Dialight Japan K.K. today announced that its hazardous area LED lighting range has achieved full TIIS certification.

The new products, specially designed for the Japanese market, include LED High Bay fixtures and Area Lights to replace traditional High Intensity Discharge (HID) light fixtures such as mercury vapour and high pressure sodium. Dialight has over 40 years experience in LED technology, with particular expertise in lighting fixtures designed for use in hazardous industrial environments such as oil, gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, mining, food production, power generation, wastewater and sewage treatment facilities.

The new products will allow Japanese companies to benefit from dramatic reductions in power consumption, CO2 emissions and maintenance costs, while creating a brighter, safer and more comfortable working environment, in even the harshest conditions.

Dialight’s LED lighting products are internationally certified and already used in hundreds of locations around the world. Dialight’s customers include most of the world’s major Oil & Gas companies, along with many global manufacturing and processing corporations. In Japan, Dialight products are used in a wide variety of applications, including packaging manufacture, power generation, heavy industry, petrochemical, warehousing and chilled food distribution. 

A key feature of all Dialight products is high-quality design and construction, as the cost reduction benefits of LED lighting can only be achieved through long-term product reliability. Because they are designed for industrial use, the service life of Dialight products is typically far longer than cheaper LED alternatives. Dialight LED lighting fixtures require minimal maintenance and carry a five-year parts and performance guarantee, which also includes the power supply.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dialight Adds DuroSite® 25,000 Lumen LED High Bay 347-480VAC Option to Portfolio


Dialight Offers Another Fixture to Award-Winning LED High Bay Line with 10 Year Full Performance Warranty

Farmingdale, NJ (June 18th, 2013) — Dialight strengthened its role as the leading innovator in LED light technology today by announcing a 347-480VAC version of its 25,000 lumen DuroSite® LED High Bay, providing a much needed option for industrial facilities with higher requirements for light output.

The 347-480VAC LED High Bay is a breakthrough for larger industrial customers with high voltage requirements looking to reduce their energy costs and minimize lighting maintenance by replacing conventional HID lighting. The 25,000 lumen fixture is the latest Dialight LED High Bay product that ships complete with a 10-year full performance warranty, extending the total cost of ownership savings while providing worry free operation for a decade.

The 25,000 lumen high bay includes an integrated power supply with 10kV surge protection, specifically designed for the fixture and industrial applications. With full quality control over every component within the electronic system, Dialight’s designs are based on topologies and design techniques developed over several years.  With a weight of 30 lbs and 14” in height, the easy to install High Bay can be mounted at 50’ and above the factory floor while producing efficient lighting.

With a tempered glass lens and Dialight’s exclusive reflector-based optical design, the 347-480VAC High Bay delivers optimal light distribution providing light only where it is required.  As a Dark Sky compliant fixture, industries can expect the same efficiency and production for exterior lighting applications.

The UL1598/A 25K lumen High Bay is extremely versatile and can be installed in a variety of different settings and climates.  The fixture can function in temperatures ranging from -40o to +65o C and is IP66 rated for use in outdoor and wash down locations. The 347-480VAC High Bay is also CSA 22.2 certified and is compliant under Class A of Title 47 in the FCC’s Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

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, June 4, 2013

Case Study: Horizontal Well Drillers Eliminates Rig Lighting Maintenance, Saves Big on Fuel Bills with Upgrade to Dialight LED Hazardous Location Lighting

Horizontal Oil & Gas Driller Boosts Safety, Operational Efficiency and Profitability in Booming Marcellus Shale Gas Industry with State-of-the-Art High-Efficiency Lighting from LED Leader

A State-of-the-Art Masterpiece
At full deployment, Horizontal Well Drillers’ flagship HWD1000 rig is a 92 ft., 250-ton top drive masterpiece of state-of-the-art technology capable of 17,000 foot drilling depth in a fully automated system. Requiring just one day to set up and another to tear down with low moving cost, the crown jewel in the fleet delivers 26,000 lbs. of torque powered by a pair of 14.0-liter Detroit engines cranking out 1,300hp.


But despite all this next-generation system technology, the HWD100 was reliant upon last generation’s T8 fluorescent lighting technology to ensure adequate illumination for its round-the-clock operation--much like the many other rigs feverishly tapping the high-value Marcellus Shale Gas formation locked deep under the Appalachian Mountains.

Plagued by Incessant Lighting Maintenance
Requiring a Class I Div 1 and Class I Div 2 compliant solution to light the derrick, cellar, mud pit and shaker areas, the T8 technology was functional, but not optimal. The high-vibration environment created by the HWD1000 boring through layers of eons-old compressed rock, plus frequent transport of the rig from one site to another caused premature lighting failures. Despite lifetime ratings of some 30,000 hours for the T8 fixtures, most lasted only a small fraction of that time—typically just 6 months—in the harsh, corrosive environment, even with nighttime-only operation.


“Sometimes we could get away with just changing a bulb, but usually the entire fixture would be corroded and need a complete rebuild or replacement,” said Grizzly Kristian, the lead electrician at the company’s drill site near Lock Haven, Penn. “With eight or nine lights per derrick, plus a couple in the BOP [blowout preventer] and over the shakers, each rig might have 12-13 lights, so lighting maintenance was a big part of our job.” In fact, it was becoming too big.

Dialight’s Cutting-Edge LED Lighting Promises Maximum Efficiency, Performance
Looking for a more reliable and efficient alternative, the company discovered Dialight SafeSite® hazardous location certified lighting at an oil and gas trade show hosted by Dialight authorized distributor Friedman Electric Supply. Immediately, HWD saw the potential for the ruggedized, high-efficiency LEDs to eliminate its seemingly never-ending lighting maintenance. The Dialight SafeSite High Bay and Linear products proved to be exactly the high-tech solution HWD needed to illuminate its high-tech drilling machine.


With Class I Div 1 and Class I Div 2 certified products rated for more than 100,000 hours and backed by a 5-year fullperformance warranty, the Dialight solutions have delivered the right combination of safety, reliability and long-life performance for HWD. The company installed two Class I Div1 High Bays in the BOP area offering 9,500 lumen output at just 142W for a high-efficiency 67 lumens per watt. Over the shakers and on the rig, HWD installed a mix of 2- foot and 4-foot Class I Div 1 and Class I Div 2 Linear fixtures, providing an exceptional 93 lumens per watt for maximum efficiency, visibility and safety while consuming just half the electricity compared to the T8 fixtures. Plus, Dialight’s precision optics place the light exactly where it’s needed for a more efficient lighting schematic that’s also less intrusive to the surrounding communities near HWD’s drilling sites.

Dialight Delivers: Zero Maintenance + 60% Fuel Savings
As part of its rotating retrofit system, HWD has now replaced the entire lighting system on four of its rigs with Dialight LED hazardous location rated fixtures. In fact, the company is systematically replacing every T8 fixture that fails on every rig with Dialight LEDs, aiming for a complete LED retrofit of the entire fleet.


With the first rigs fully outfitted with LEDs, the company has already seen an immediate ROI. “The Dialight LEDs are definitely paying for themselves,” Kristian said. “The ability to avoid having to change out just one T8s pays for one of the LEDs—no question.”

In addition to the substantial maintenance savings, HWD has also realized significant fuel savings as well. With two massive diesel generators running in alternating 12-hour shifts, the company’s electricity cost computes to roughly $1 per kWh—a rate far higher than any utility provider in the United States. Even with specially-negotiated fuel rates, HWD’s fuel bill is a major chunk of its operating expenses.

“The more we can do to reduce the load, this translates into direct cost savings,” said Mike Dillard, Manager of Northeast Operations. “Switching out from fluorescents to the Dialight LEDs on the derrick saved us about 60 percent in our energy costs immediately and freed up capacity to power other activities more critical to the operation.”

Employees have also been quick to appreciate the lighting improvement, pointing out that the work area around the LED-equipped rigs is so much brighter with the Dialight LEDs in place, which improves worksite safety.

Thoroughly impressed with the benefits of the changeout to LEDs so far, HWD already has plans to outfit new rigs with Dialight LEDs as part of the initial build process, and is looking to replace additional perimeter fixtures at their drill sites with Dialight LED lighting as soon as the next generation of products becomes available.

For more information about Dialight’s SafeSite hazardous location classified lighting solutions for drilling, refinery and other hydrocarbon and petrochemical applications, visit www.dialight.com.