- Dialight - a leader in applied LED technology - reports underlying operating profits of £6.5m for the six months to the end of June compared with 5.5m last time and 26% up at constant currencies.

Group revenues rose to £70.9m - 25% up at constant currencies - and the interim dividend of 5.2p per share is up 6%.

Group chief executive Roy Burton said: "Our continued focus on addressing the LED lighting needs of the hazardous and heavy industrial markets has produced considerable growth in both sales and underlying operating profits. This is a very significant market where our sales have been very strong but the market penetration is still limited. The opportunity for growth is substantial and the Board remains confident that the Group is well positioned to capitalise on this opportunity. "For the current year the Group continues to trade in line with the Board's expectations despite the continuing currency headwinds."

At 9:15am: [LON:DIA] Dialight PLC share price was +12p at 907p

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