Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dialight’s New 125 Lumen per Watt Vigilant® LED High Bay Now CE Compliant

Next-generation LED High Bay is CE compliant for indoor and outdoor applications and features 10 year full performance warranty; Now available with medium and wide optics

Farmingdale, NJ (March 25th, 2014) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, today unveiled the new Vigilant® LED High Bay with industry leading efficiency for maximum return on investment and lower total cost of ownership. At 125 lumens per watt (LPW), the Vigilant LED High Bay is among Dialight’s most groundbreaking innovations providing up to 26,500 delivered fixture lumens and backed by Dialight’s industry-leading 10-year full-performance warranty for more than a decade of reliable, worry-free performance in the world’s harshest industrial environments.

Featuring Dialight’s world class in-house designed power supply, next generation LED technology and advanced optical design, the new Vigilant LED High Bay marks a major step forward in the future of energy efficiency for industrial environments.  Since launching their first LED high bay in 2009, Dialight has sold hundreds of thousands of LED high bay fixtures, setting the highest standard for fixture design and reliability around the world.

“Dialight continues to manufacture the most advanced LED lighting solutions for industrial and hazardous location applications worldwide,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Our customers can now benefit from an additional 25% energy savings, making the conversion to LED technology an even smarter business decision with highly attractive payback periods for their facility upgrades.”

The Vigilant LED High Bay fixture is currently CE compliant and is certified to UL1598/A and CSA 22 #250 standards for both indoor and outdoor applications and will soon be available with UL844 and ATEX/IECEx certifications for hazardous locations.  At 18 lbs., the 100-277VAC Vigilant LED High Bay ships standard with 6kV surge protection and is IP66/NEMA4X rated to operate in ambient temperatures ranging from -40C to +65C.

To learn more about Vigilant LED High Bay please visit www.dialight.com/125LPW.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Case Study: Property Management Group Looks to Improve Efficiency on the Home Front

Located in Endicott, NY, Huron is a full-service property management group responsible for the Huron Campus in the Greater Binghamton area. Huron is always striving to improve operations with various energy saving initiatives, stating they’ve “never lost the spirit of innovation” that is their foundation.

Earlier this year, Huron strengthened their commitment to reducing energy consumption by converting interior and exterior lighting in their heating and cooling facility from traditional HID to LED fixtures – the most efficient technology available today. By making the switch to LED technology, Huron eliminated a massive amount of maintenance costs while vastly improving light levels across the facility - creating a truly all-around efficient Huron campus in the process.

Lights are Out… Again

As the historic birthplace of IBM, Huron is responsible for maintaining a level of excellence for their high end clients and rely heavily on technology. The Huron Campus, however, still requires frequent monitoring of all gauges for the heaters and chillers. This means Huron needs a trustworthy and durable light source for their workers to make sure they are reading the gauges correctly – something they were not getting from the installed Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium fixtures.

The failure rate of their existing lighting and the required labor needed to replace these fixtures proved costly and inefficient. The installed MH and HPS fixtures were failing frequently and experienced the continued color shifts and ballast flickering common to traditional HID technology. The boilers and chillers caused fluctuating ambient temperatures that generated high humidity and mist, creating an environment in which the traditional HID lighting could not effectively operate. Improper light levels was also a safety concern for the Huron workers responsible for monitoring the heating and cooling for the facility.

With Huron spending more than $500,000 per month to operate heating and cooling, Huron needed a lighting solution would reduce their maintenance costs while providing the best light levels and color possible for their workers. These are the main reasons why Huron turned to LED technology – the quality of light produced by LED fixtures is exactly what Huron needed to improve work floor safety.

The Distinct and Clear Long-Term Solution

With multiple failures and high maintenance costs, Huron decided it was best to begin searching for an LED lighting solution. Huron knew they needed a fixture that could handle varying ambient temperatures and the continual mist that proved damaging to the installed HPS and Metal Halide fixtures. As a classified area, they also needed fixtures with a solid T-rating, which is the amount of heat created by the electrical wiring on the surface of the fixture. After reviewing several manufacturers and solutions, Huron determined Dialight was the best LED lighting solution for their facility.

After speaking with a representative about Dialight’s LED fixtures, Huron researched the company’s offerings and found the T5 rating of their SafeSite High Bays and wide ambient temperature range to be the ideal solution for their facility.

The installation took place over a period of months and when completed, the results were immediately noticeable. From the exterior lighting in the parking lots (see above) to once dimly lit areas between pipes, Huron was amazed by the crisp and clear white light from Dialight’s LED fixtures, as well as better color rendering and instant-on capability. With so much equipment in one room, Huron found it almost impossible to do a full conversion.

With Dialight’s LED fixtures, however, they were closer to this than they thought. For instance, one interior section of the facility contained an area where no light fixture could previously be placed – this meant the workers needed flashlights to read the gauges here. After realizing the low profile and slim form fit of Dialight’s SafeSite Area Lights, Huron was finally able to install a low-lumen area light that turned on at the flick of a switch and there was no longer a need for flashlights.

Before changing their traditional HID fixtures with LED lighting, reading a gauge without a flashlight was difficult. But with the improved color rendering and light levels provided by Dialight’s LED fixtures, Huron’s workers are now able to quickly report pressure levels while easily navigating their way through tight spaces and pipes on the Huron campus – thus carrying out the “Spirit of Innovation” at this historic campus.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dialight Launches New SafeSite® Integrated LED Obstruction Lighting System

Medium Intensity L-864/L-865 Dual System for Hazloc Installations Now Available with Dialight Control & Monitoring System

Farmingdale, NJ (March 4th, 2014) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting technology, today launched its new Class I Div 2 certified FAA-approved SafeSite® Integrated LED Obstruction Lighting System for medium intensity installations.

Designed for signaling on smokestacks, towers and other obstructions in petrochemical, power generation, pharmaceutical and other hazardous locations, the complete system includes Dialight’s patented CID2 certified SafeSite L-864/L-865 dual red/white flash head, CID2 certified L-810 red side markers, CID1/CID2 integrated power supply/controller and CID2 long-life photocell. The entire system is covered by Dialight’s 5-year full-performance warranty.

The first complete systems are already in place at a global brand’s newly constructed petrochemical facility in Mexico, with Dialight supplying all of the obstruction lighting systems for the entire location.

“Companies around the world have relied on our long-life, energy-efficient strobes and signals for reliable, maintenance-free obstruction lighting in a wide range of facilities,” said Roy Burton, Dialight’s Group Chief Executive. “Now, for the first time, this complete system combines Dialight’s industry-leading signal technology with our own advanced monitoring and control system for added efficiency, reliable integration, simplified procurement and management ease.”

Dialight’s integrated controller is mounted at the base of the structure for easy access and features a dual-certified CID1 and CID2 Groups B, C and D enclosure with real-time data reporting from the lighting system to the controller. Panel-mounted red and green LEDs indicate the system status at a glance, while the enclosed backlit display enables easy event and alarm monitoring and diagnostics. The controller is dual-voltage certified for 120-240V AC or 125V DC operation. A complete dry-contact alarm recording system indicates power and communication failure, sync alarm, white, red and sidelight alarm, plus photocell and day/night mode transition alarms.

The long-life photocell is Class I Div 2 certified for Groups B, C and D and provides worry-free dusk-to-dawn operation. The photocell is FAA and UL 773A certified, IP 66 rated, and carries a T4A temperature rating for reliable performance at temperatures ranging from -40°F to +131°F.

The entire system is designed for integration with Dialight’s Cloud Server Monitoring System, a smart lighting solution that enables signal monitoring across multiple towers and multiple sites from anywhere through a single web-based management console. The system provides real-time status for each signal and site including energy consumption, light output, temperature monitoring and other operational data. The open architecture of the Dialight controller and cloud monitoring system allows for future feature expansion, additional data collection and integration of other devices.

To learn more about the new SafeSite integrated LED obstruction system and Dialight’s complete line of LED obstruction solutions for commercial, industrial and 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.