Cooper Lighting LED Innovation Center announces Lighting Facts certification

Aug. 9, 2012
Date Announced: 09 Aug 2012 The DOE approves Cooper Lighting's Photonic Laboratory, part of the company's LED Innovation Center, for Lighting Facts label testing.PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Aug. 8, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, announces its Photometric Laboratory, part of its LED Innovation Center, is recognized as a U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) LED Lighting Facts® approved testing laboratory partner. Notably, Cooper Lighting is listed with LM-79 accreditation, the industry standard procedure for photometric and electrical measurements for solid-state lighting products.The DOE LED Lighting Facts program ( showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standards. The program also provides information essential to evaluating products and identifying the best options. LED Lighting Facts testing laboratory approval is granted to partners that have submitted proof of accreditation by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), a program administered by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) that provides an unbiased third-party evaluation to testing and calibration laboratories, or have been recognized by other accreditation bodies. Cooper Lighting has NVLAP accreditation (NVLAP Lab Code 200050-0) for solid-state lighting (SSL) test methods in Energy Efficient Lighting Products."We are pleased that our LED Innovation Center Photometric Laboratory is an LED Lighting Facts approved lab," said Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. "It is of the utmost importance to us that we continue to be a reliable resource for energy-efficient building designs. The photometric and lumen maintenance performance claims posted to the LED Lighting Facts website substantiate our commitment to our products and match results from any of the Department of Energy's recognized laboratories."Cooper Lighting's LED Innovation Center, located in Peachtree City, is home to the research, design, validation and manufacturing of proprietary LED and other advanced lighting technologies.The scope of Cooper Lighting's Lighting Facts approvals include:IES LM-79 for total flux and color (required label metrics; LM-79 sections 9 and 12)IES LM-79 for intensity distribution (optional metrics; LM-79 section 10) In-situ Temperature Measurement Test (ISTMT)As of June 1, 2012, LED Lighting Facts will accept testing reports only from Testing Laboratory Partners on the Approved Testing Laboratory List.Cooper Lighting has made a significant investment in people, resources and technology to ensure the company provides first-class solutions to its customers' lighting challenges. The Company offers a range of indoor and outdoor LED lighting products and controls, all of which are specifically designed to maximize energy and cost savings. For additional information on Cooper's LED product offering, visit Cooper LightingCooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), is the leading provider of world-class lighting fixtures and controls to 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. For more information, visit LED Lighting FactsFor the solid-state lighting (SSL) market to grow, buyers must have accurate information that allows them to choose the right products for their applications. The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) LED Lighting Facts® program ( meets this critical need. Launched in 2008, Lighting Facts showcases LED products for general illumination from manufacturers who commit to testing products and reporting performance results according to industry standards, and provides information essential to evaluating products and identifying the best options.About Cooper IndustriesCooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and 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 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at

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