Cooper Lighting to showcase expertise and introduce new LED technology at Lightfair International 2011

May 20, 2011
Date Announced: 20 May 2011 Peachtree City, GA – Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE), is exhibiting its wide range of indoor and outdoor lighting products and solutions, as well as its new proprietary LED technology, at LIGHTFAIR International 2011 (LFI) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, May 17-19.At its industry-leading LED Innovation Center, Cooper Lighting has internally developed and recently launched the ALM 1.0, a patent pending linear LED platform designed to integrate into 32 luminaireswithin the company’s historical linear fluorescent brands. The new, innovative technology and the range of products that utilize it will be on display at Cooper Lighting’s LIGHTFAIR booth #1933.The proprietary low-power, low-brightness LED module assembly offers exceptional optical performance, equivalent to or greater than fluorescent systems, with the enhanced benefits of LED lighting, including energy savings, an extended system life, a reduced carbon footprint and 15 to 20 percent reduced power density (watts consumed per square foot). The new extensive interior product offering is represented across Cooper Lighting’s Ametrix, Corelite, Fail-Safe, Metalux and Neo-Ray brands and provides application solutions for recessed, surface or direct-indirect general illumination and wall wash solutions.Cooper Lighting will also honor the winners of the 34th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition at the Keynote Speaker Luncheon on May 16 at LIGHTFAIR International 2011. Six professional awards and four student awards will be presented. The annual competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, requires the primary and predominant use of Cooper Lighting products. Cooper Lighting has held this competition since 1977.“We are very excited to be introducing our new patent pending linear LED technology at this international event,” said Mark Eubanks, President, Cooper Lighting. “LIGHTFAIR International is a perfect opportunity to launch this innovative technology that enhances our brand offerings, and Cooper Lighting is always eager to showcase our new products and solutions to the audience at this event.”Cooper Lighting offers a range of indoor, outdoor and specialty LED lighting products and corresponding accessories, all of which are specifically designed to maximize energy and cost savings. Many new products will be on display at the booth, including those that feature the new ALM 1.0 technology.As one of the largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade shows, LIGHTFAIR International blends continuing education courses with innovative products ranging from high-end design to cutting-edge technology. LIGHTFAIR International has a proven track record of bringing top international and domestic Architectural, Design, Engineering and Lighting professionals together with exhibitors from around the world.For additional information on Cooper Lighting’s products and solutions, visit booth #1933 at LIGHTFAIR International, or visit Cooper LightingCooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), is the leading provider of innovative, high quality interior and exterior lighting fixtures and related products to worldwide commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential and utility markets. As lighting technologies have advanced over the years, Cooper Lighting has been at the forefront of the industry in helping businesses and communities leverage the latest technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs and enrich the quality of the environment. About Cooper Lighting’s LED Innovation CenterCooper Lighting’s 60,000-square-foot Innovation Center opened its doors in 2009. The multi-million dollar facility is home to the research, development, design, validation, and manufacturing of proprietary LED and other advanced lighting technologies. Teams of highly skilled Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, Optical, and Reliability Engineers work hand-in-hand with Industrial Designers, Lab Technicians, and Manufacturing personnel to accelerate the development and commercialization of relevant industry-leading LED solutions.About Cooper IndustriesCooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2010 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 21 countries as of 2010. For more information, visit the website at

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