FARMINGDALE, New Jersey, February 28 /PRNewswire/ --

In the first installation of its kind, Dialight Corporation's new LED-based SafeSite(TM) illumination fixture has been successfully retrofitted on a drilling rig of a major oil and natural gas producer, providing improved safety and decreased maintenance and energy costs.

SafeSite is designed to operate in the harsh and hazardous environments found on drilling rigs, where vibration is the major cause of failure for traditional light sources. The SafeSite fixture has a very robust housing designed to UL Class 1 Div 2 standards, and since the LED light source is a solid-state device it is virtually impervious to shock and vibration, making expensive re-lamping costs a thing of the past.

SafeSite utilizes the latest LED technology with proprietary optics to focus the light to illuminate only the required area. The 100-watt SafeSite fixture can replace traditional HID fixtures that require up to 250 watts for a potential power savings of up to 60%. In addition, LEDs do not require a warm-up period and can be operated as "instant on," allowing for further savings over HID sources.

For further information contact Doug Woehler, Dialight Corporation, Farmingdale, NJ; phone +1-732-919-3119: email:

About Dialight

Dialight plc (FTSE: DIA.L) is one of the world's largest suppliers of applied LED technology. It operates in two principal segments: components using low-brightness LEDs for status indication in electronic equipment and signals/illumination utilizing the latest high-brightness LED technology for traffic and rail signals, obstruction lighting, hazardous location lighting and general illumination applications. More information is available at

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Henry Raab, +1-610-866-0611, for Dialight Corporation