Cooper Lighting joins California Lighting Technology Center to collaborate on energy-efficient projects

Date Announced: 03 Apr 2013

Company becomes an affiliate member of the University of California, Davis, research facility.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., April 2, 2013 – Cooper Lighting, a leader at the forefront of transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability, is pleased to announce that it has joined the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) as an affiliate partner. Cooper Lighting will collaborate with the Center and affiliates to spearhead projects that accelerate the deployment and commercialization of energy-efficient lighting and daylighting technologies.

"Cooper Lighting was a strong supporter of the CLTC at its inception, and Cooper shares CLTC's goals of improving energy efficiency and advancing excellence in the lighting industry," said CLTC Director Michael Siminovitch, who is also the Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Davis. "All of us at the Center welcome Cooper Lighting into our network of affiliate partners, and we look forward to collaborating on exciting new research and development projects."

As part of the University of California, Davis, the CLTC is a research, development and demonstration facility established through a collaborative effort between the California Energy Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Through active partnerships with government, industry, and academia, the Center includes full-scale lighting and daylighting application laboratories for the development and demonstration of next-generation, emerging lighting and daylighting technologies. The Center also works with legislative leaders and regulatory agencies on energy policy, lighting codes and building standards.

“The State of California’s aggressive energy demand and emission reduction goals accelerate unique challenges in servicing their residents and businesses over the next decade,” says Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. “The Cooper Lighting and CLTC partnership offers collaborative lighting and controls technology development focused on providing market-ready products to serve the people of California with practical and reliable results.”
Cooper Lighting continues to make significant investments to empower its customers with the innovations, technology and resources needed to meet the challenges of the future. Cooper Lighting delivers a wide range of innovative and reliable lighting, LED and controls solutions, all specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. For additional information, visit www.cooperlighting.com.

Cooper Lighting is part of the electrical business of Eaton. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in late 2012. Cooper Lighting provides world-class lighting, LED and controls solutions to commercial, retail, institutional, residential and utility markets. Cooper Lighting is committed to helping businesses and communities leverage the latest technologies to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and enrich the quality of the environment. Cooper Lighting. Innovation you can rely on™. For additional information, visit www.cooperlighting.com. For information about Eaton, visit www.eaton.com.

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