Dialight has reached an agreement with Rio Tinto Energy America to install its LED-based SafeSite and LEDBright fixtures throughout many of its coal mining and crushing facilities, thus improving safety dramatically and decreasing maintenance and energy costs in these locations.
The rugged solid-state design of these newly released fixtures creates a new era where failed lamps and expensive re-lamping costs become a thing of the past. Dialight’s new illumination fixture, the SafeSite series, is designed exclusively for hazardous locations.
Rio Tinto Energy America has begun to replace traditional high-pressure sodium, metal halide and florescent lighting fixtures with the new SafeSite and LEDBright fixtures to achieve a better, whiter grade of lighting with an instant on feature so they can be used as needed.
These rugged fixtures are perfect for applications such as this, where shock and vibration are present. They provide extremely long life before service is required. With the great reduction in power needed to operate these new fixtures, they will assist Rio Tinto Energy America in efforts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
Specific applications at Rio Tinto Energy America include replacement of Hi Bay Lighting (400-watt HID fixtures) in maintenance areas with LEDBright fixtures; replacement of lighting on drill rigs where vibration shortens the life of traditional lights; and replacement of lighting in wash bays with LEDBright fixtures, thus eliminating the shock of hitting a hot fixture with cold water.
Future additional applications are presently being considered within the Rio Tinto Energy America facilities.
Rio Tinto Energy America is using SafeSite to replace traditional high-pressure sodium, metal halide and fluorescent lighting fixtures in maintenance areas and on drill rigs where vibration shortens the life of traditional lights.
Dialight LED-based SafeSite and LEDBright fixtures are available from Maser Communications .