Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dialight Accepted by Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier Scheme


Acceptance for the Scheme lends confidence to the UK market with independent verification of manufacturer claims for energy efficient products

Newmarket, UK (30 July 2013) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that it has become an ‘Accredited Supplier’ in the Carbon Trust’s recently launched Green Business Directory. The directory features suppliers which have been independently assessed and accredited via the Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme in order to aid organisations looking to install energy efficient and low carbon technologies.

The news comes on the back of new research from the Carbon Trust that found while 96 percent of businesses surveyed said that energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing or upgrading equipment, only half were confident about manufacturers’ energy efficiency claims. 58 percent of those surveyed said that they would benefit from a trusted database of accredited suppliers in advance of purchasing equipment.

Hugh Jones, Managing Director of Business Advice at the Carbon Trust, said: “Our survey showed that return on investment is the most important factor for organisations considering investing in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies – but accurate business cases require accurate information from suppliers. The Green Business Directory will make it easy for organisations to find independently accredited suppliers who have demonstrated their success in delivering sustainable, low carbon solutions in what is a crowded and fast-growing market.”

The accreditation process requires applicants to submit case studies of their work and answer a number of questions –including several on insurance and whether the company holds recognised qualifications for quality assurance, environmental management and health and safety.

“Our independent accreditation by the Carbon Trust demonstrates that Dialight has a significant track record in the design and delivery of successful, high quality, low energy lighting solutions,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Beyond meeting the specific requirements of the Carbon Trust, our products have proven in third-party testing to be highly durable as well as energy efficient. Even under the harshest conditions, our LED systems deliver exceptional lighting and long-life performance that make total cost of ownership a winning proposition for even the most demanding applications.”

In addition to lighting, the Green Business Directory covers key technologies such as AM&T (automatic metering & targeting), HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), controls, compressed air, solar PV, biomass, energy efficient UPS (uninterruptible power supplies) and IT, energy efficient hand dryers and voltage management.
 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Dialight Debuts Next Generation Class I Div 2 SafeSite® LED Linear Fixture


LED Linear Fixture Delivers Industry Leading 106 Lumens per Watt in a Lightweight, Low Profile Fixture with Sealed, Integrated Wiring Box

Farmingdale, NJ (July 24th, 2013) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today unveiled its next-generation LED Linear fixture, the most efficient solution of its kind for Class I Div 2 certified hazardous applications such as on- and offshore drilling rigs, platforms and other oil, gas, chemical, petrochemical and hazardous location facilities.  The fixture is intended to replace traditional fluorescent and HID lighting fixtures, and is also available for non-classified general purpose industrial applications.

Delivering an ultra-efficient 106 lumens per Watt, the new SafeSite LED Linear fixture is available in 2-foot (33W) and 4-foot (66W) models and is less than an inch in height and 11 lbs. making installation and maintenance simpler, safer and less cumbersome. The 100-277VAC linear fixtures also feature an integrated wiring box to provide easy access for making electrical connections in a separate compartment.

“Once again, we’ve successfully responded to the needs of our hazardous area customers,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “With substantially reduced fixture weight and energy consumption, this new fixture is the most efficient Class 1 Div 2 fixture of its kind and signifies a major advancement for our portfolio of LED hazardous location certified lighting products.”

The 3,500-7,000 lumen fixture emits a cool white light at 5,000K CCT with a standard 70 CRI for crisp and clear illumination. With 80 CRI models also available, the new SafeSite linear provides optimum visibility for process, testing and inspection areas.

Featuring a T4a temperature rating for use in ambient conditions ranging from -40°C to +65°C (-40F to +149F), the new SafeSite Linear is L70 rated for more than 100,000 hours of continuous performance even in the harshest conditions. With the entire fixture backed by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty, hazardous facilities receive a decade or more of worry-free and maintenance-free reliable lighting. The product is UL-1598/A, UL-8750 and IP66 rated, resistant to salt, dust and moisture, including up to 20 PSI of direct water spray. With a general purpose UL1598/A version in development, the SafeSite Linear fixture is also tested to UL-844 for 35 hours at 2,000 CPM for superior resistance to shock and vibration and boasts 6kV surge protection.

Dialight’s SafeSite Linear line is proven to deliver a rapid return on investment with significant maintenance and energy cost savings in existing installations. In just one instance, Horizontal Well Drillers realized a 60 percent fuel savings on diesel power generation after retrofitting its drilling rig with Dialight SafeSite LEDs in place of high-maintenance, high-energy T8 fluorescents.

“The Dialight LEDs are definitely paying for themselves,” said Grizzly Kristian, lead electrician at HWD. “Avoiding the changeout of just one of the T8s pays for one of the LED fixtures — no question.”

To read the full Horizontal Well Drillers case study, or get 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, July 22, 2013

Dialight Launches LED Traffic Signal Modules with 15-Year Warranty


Pioneer in LED Traffic Light Technology Debuts New Patent Pending Fully-ETL Third Party Tested Signal Modules at IMSA in Phoenix

Scottsdale, AZ (July 22nd, 2013) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative leader in LED traffic signal technology, today announced the release of their new ultra-efficient XL15 LED traffic signal modules backed by a 15-year full performance warranty. The company will debut the new modules July 20-23 at the 2013 International Municipal Signals Association’s Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona in booth No. 402.

The new LED traffic signal modules utilize Hi-Flux LED technology and a Dialight-designed power supply with enhanced thermal management integrated into the fixture — more than doubling the modules’ life. Consuming between seven to 12 Watts, the 12-inch red, yellow and green signal modules are extremely efficient compared to existing 20 Watt LED units and incandescent signals, which can use up to 150 Watts.

“With many currently-used traffic signal modules well past their useful life of 10 years, cities and municipalities are now deciding where to go for their module replacements,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Dialight’s new integrated LED modules provide these groups an opportunity to enhance their traffic lighting systems with the most efficient and durable product on the market and keep peace of mind knowing they are supported by a full performance 15-year warranty.”

Offered in clear or tinted hard-coated lenses, the new XL15 LED traffic signal modules are fully compliant with the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) specifications — luminance and color uniformity, moisture intrusion, failed state impedance, transient suppression — while operating in extreme temperatures ranging from -40C to +74C.

The new 80-135V LED traffic signal modules are fully compatible with the existing traffic signal housings in the market and provide three-times the available warranty at a cost effective solution compared to existing LED modules.

As a forerunner in LED technology, Dialight was the first major LED lighting supplier to sell traffic signal modules with the look of incandescent and maintains a large installed base of the traffic module market. With the increased efficiency of the new traffic signal modules, town and city districts can reduce or even eliminate the need for truck rolls, significantly reducing energy maintenance and costs.

In addition to this weekend’s IMSA conference, Dialight plans to showcase the new XL15 integrated traffic signal modules at ITE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibit Aug. 4-7 in Boston, MA at booth No. 311. Engineers are also looking to meet the standards of the California Energy Commission in the near future.

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dialight’s CE Compliant DuroSite® LED High Bay Fixtures now Rated for High Temperature Applications


The high temperature high bay range now includes 17,000-12,000 lumen variations rated up for ambient temperatures up to 70°C

Farmingdale, NJ (July 18th, 2013) - Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the immediate availability of new high lumen output variations of its DuroSite 70°C LED high bay range. These luminaires are designed specifically for use in hot climate regions such as the Middle East and Asia and in high temperature industrial applications such as steel mills, pulp and paper plants or blast furnaces.

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use at mounting heights up to 15 metres, Dialight’s high temperature LED high bays maintain their full lumen output up to 70°C and offer reliable photometric performance, long life and energy efficiency where other lighting solutions typically start to experience reduced performance at 45°C. The LED high bays carry a five-year full performance warranty and are L70 rated for 100,000 hours at 25°C – significantly longer than the traditional HID typically found in industrial applications – so maintenance needs are vastly reduced.

Drawing between 172W and 270W Dialight’s 70°C LED high bays deliver up to 81 lm/W and, as direct replacements for up to 400W HID systems, will significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Featuring a tempered glass lens, the easily installed high bays are available with a range of mounting options and accessories.

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 14,000 Lumen High Bay Family Receives DesignLights® Consortium Certification


More than 75 Hazardous Area and General Purpose Efficient LED High Bay Fixture Variations listed on DLC Qualified Products List, Now Pre-Qualified for Utility Rebates

Farmingdale, NJ (July 18th, 2013) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), an innovative leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the listing of their 14,000 lumen DuroSite® and SafeSite® LED High Bay family on the DesignLights® Consortium’s Solid State Lighting Fixtures Qualified Products List. Posting on the DLC list identifies the fixture as eligible for valuable utility rebate programs at the discretion of participating DLC utility partners and validates the High Bay’s exceptional energy efficiency and lighting efficacy.

DLC sets efficiency specifications for LED lighting in categories not included in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program, with only thoroughly tested products making their list of qualified products. By making this list, facilities who install Dialight’s 14k lumen High Bays not only receive fixtures with 5-year full performance warranties and high efficiency but  may also qualify for many state and utility energy efficient rebate programs — meaning a short payback period and substantial total cost of ownership savings.

The DuroSite and SafeSite 14K lumen High bays come in a range of variants and offer a number of options for specific needs of customers. Options include:

Voltages:
•    120-277V
•    480V


Color Temperatures:
•    Cool white
•    Neutral white


Certifications:
•    UL1598/A
•    Class I, Div 2 for hazardous locations
•    Class II, Div 2 for hazardous locations


Lens Options:
•    Toughened Glass
•    Polycarbonate dome
•    Polycarbonate clear
•    Polycarbonate diffused
•    Acrylic clear
•    Acrylic diffused


Additional Energy Savings Options:
•    Occupancy sensors
•    Dimmable versions


Specifically designed for the world’s harshest environments, Dialight’s LED high bays feature integrated power supplies based on topologies and design techniques developed over several years.  With a weight of 14 lbs and 6” in height, the easy to install High Bay can be mounted up to 50’ above the workplane while producing efficient lighting. DuroSite and SafeSite High Bays are rated to operate in temperatures between -40C and 65C, are Dark Sky compliant and provide up to 10 kV surge protection.

The 14K lumen DuroSite and SafeSite High Bay line is the first family to be listed on DLC’s Qualified Products List for Dialight and the company plans to pursue more family listings of their industry-leading LED products in the near future.

For more information about Dialight’s complete line of DuroSite and SafeSite 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.

About the DLC
The DesignLights® Consortium (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a regional non-profit founded in 1996 whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. The DLC promotes quality, performance and energy efficient commercial sector lighting solutions through collaboration among its federal, regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency program members; luminaire manufacturers; lighting designers and other industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dialight Launches Emergency Version of its SafeSite® Stainless Steel ATEX/IECEx LED Linear Luminaire


Next generation Zone 1 LED fitting delivers three hours of illumination on battery backup for superior safety and reliability in hazardous areas

Newmarket, UK (July 16th, 2013) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today launched an emergency version of its SafeSite® Stainless Steel LED Linear Luminaire with integrated battery. The new LED emergency light operates from -20°C to +60°C and will deliver at least three and up to eight hours on battery backup, while most conventional emergency lights operate only within the 0°C to +40°C range. By being able to operate across such a wide temperature range, this first-of-its-kind LED fitting with battery backup and integrated power supply will meet the emergency lighting needs of a wider range of applications than has been possible with traditional fluorescent lighting.

Ideally suited for offshore drilling operations, refineries and other hazardous areas where vibrations and shock shorten the life of traditional lamps and luminaires, the 35W and 70W fitting is designed to replicate the output of conventional 2X18W and 2x36W fluorescents  for more robust, long-life emergency lighting. Both LED fittings deliver 270 lumens in battery backup mode which is maintained over the life of the battery.

The SafeSite Stainless Steel LED Linear leverages Dialight’s industry-leading low-wattage LED design, customised driver circuitry and optimised power supply to deliver years of stand-by life on the integrated, high performance 3.6V NiMH field replaceable battery, while its built-in battery status indicator allows the battery condition to be monitored and tested without the need to touch the luminaire.

The SafeSite Stainless Steel LED Linear is the latest addition to Dialight’s growing portfolio of LED lighting solutions for hazardous and non-hazardous locations and is also available as part of the Dialight DuroSite® series in an industrial version. With numerous mounting options to meet the normal demands of industry and offering loop-in and wire-through options the easy to install LED Linear is ideal for both retrofit and new installation.

For more information about Dialight’s complete line of LED lighting solutions-including IES files, LM79 reports and technical datasheets—visit www.dialight.com.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Dialight LED Lighting Products Qualify for Australian SSL Quality Scheme

Qualification for the Scheme lends confidence to the Australian market with independent verification of manufacturer claims for LED lighting products

Farmingdale, NJ (July 15th, 2013) - Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced that it has had the distinction of having eight of its industry-leading LED lighting products qualify for the Lighting Council of Australia SSL Quality Scheme.  Based on a scheme introduced by the US Department of Energy in conjunction with the US lighting industry, the SSL Quality Scheme is a voluntary industry scheme that provides confidence to the market that a luminaire carrying the Scheme’s label matches certain performance claims made by the supplier.

As Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology has demonstrated its ability to substantially increase energy efficiency across a wide range of lighting applications, the rapid growth of SSL has resulted in an increasing number of new LED products on the Australian market. While Lighting Council Australia notes that there are some excellent LED products available, it observes that the market is also being subjected to underperforming product that does not live up to its supplier’s claims. The Council’s concern is that such poor performing product can undermine confidence among users and discourage early adopters of the technology, potentially resulting in delay or otherwise compromising the substantial energy savings achievable with LED lighting.

In order to participate in the Scheme a minimum set of critical parameters is reported by participating LED luminaire suppliers to accurately reflect the performance of their products. Scheme participants provide test reports or other evidence to Lighting Council Australia verifying their claims and the Council then registers the product on a database on its website (www.lightingcouncil.com.au) and authorizes use of a label owned by Lighting Council indicating conformance to the parameters.

 
The critical parameters appearing on the SSL Quality Scheme Label are:
• Luminaire efficacy
• Light output of the luminaire
• Measured input power
• Correlated colour temperature
• Colour rendering index

Dialight’s qualifying units include five of the company’s flagship DuroSite® LED High Bay fixtures (HB2C4M-EUH, HB7C4M-EUH, HBGC4P-EUH, HBGCMP-EUH10YR and HLGC4KN-EUH10YR), which boast the largest installed base of any High Bay fixture on the market, along with the DuroSite® LED Low Bay fixture (LBW1C1D-EUH) and two of the DuroSite® LED Area Lights (STW8C2N-EU and STW9C2N-EU).

Beyond meeting the specific requirements of the SSL Quality Scheme, the Dialight units have proven in third-party testing to be highly durable to local conditions, including sand, dust and heat. Even under the harshest conditions, the LED systems deliver exceptional lighting and long-life performance that make total cost of ownership a winning proposition for applications in oil and gas, mining, power generation, water and sewage, food and beverage, cold storage, infrastructure, logistics and other heavy industrial markets.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dialight DuroSite® LED Conveyor Light Pays Back with Reduced Maintenance

CE compliant LED Conveyor Light designed with precision long-throw optics now available in 60W and 35W options

Farmingdale, NJ (July 1st, 2013) - Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the innovative global leader in LED lighting technology, today announced the immediate availability of a new style LED Conveyor Light. The fixture is designed specifically for use in harsh environments all too familiar in mining applications, where maintenance of thousands of light fittings installed on kilometres of conveyors and walkways across vast sites is an expensive and ongoing burden.

Carrying a five-year full performance warranty the CE compliant Dialight LED Conveyor Light is L70 rated for >100,000 hours representing minimal lumen depreciation over the life of the fitting. This rating far exceeds many other similar LED solutions and outperforms conventional sources by up to a factor of ten. Its robust construction means that it can withstand the constant shock and vibration commonly experienced in the mining environment, unlike HID fittings that need frequent maintenance and replacement. The IP66 sealed unit is resistant to water and dirt ingress, optimising the longevity of the product. With its clever mechanical design, installation is quick and simple with ingress protection being uncompromised during the installation process.

Designed from the ground up to accommodate Dialight's proprietary long-throw optics, the compact, low-maintenance DuroSite® LED Conveyor Light looks completely different from the traditional street light style fixtures it is intended to replace. Its wide angle optics enable optimised light spread whilst avoiding light spill and glare. With a choice of two wattages, the 35W version typically replaces 70W HID solutions for 9m spacing, while the 60W version enables spacing to be pushed out to 12m at the same time maintaining minimum light level and uniformity requirements.

The DuroSite LED Conveyor Light operates in ambient temperatures from -40°C to + 65°C, exceeding the upper temperature range of any rival, making it suitable for use in extreme environments. Mining installations can also benefit from its instant-on ability, eliminating the lengthy re-strike delays that are common with HID lighting systems.

Considering energy savings, eliminated maintenance and out-of-the-box installation, the Dialight DuroSite LED Conveyor Light will pay for itself many times over in its lifetime.