Cooper Lighting introduces extensive offering of LED outdoor solutions

Jan. 27, 2010
Date Announced: 27 Jan 2010 PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., -– Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) has announced the introduction of one of the industry’s largest LED outdoor product offerings providing relevant LED solutions for Streetlighting, Area/Site, Wall Mount, Parking Garage, Canopy and Pathway applications. Designed to meet today’s demanding energy and environmental needs for every outdoor lighting space, this initial rollout includes 16 new energy-efficient luminaires featuring Cooper Lighting’s patent pending modular LightBAR™ technology and AccuLED™ Optics providing unmatched optical performance and superior light quality. Setting the industry benchmark for energy-efficient performance and reliability, the extensive outdoor offering is a result of Cooper Lighting’s commitment to providing relevant, industry-leading solutions to meet demanding and challenging market needs. The new outdoor luminaires, which can provide up to 75% in energy savings over traditional High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D.) outdoor sources, are represented across four of Cooper Lighting’s company brands including Invue, McGraw-Edison, Lumark and Streetworks.“Cooper Lighting is committed to providing industry-leading lighting solutions with traditional lamps, LED systems, and controls to deliver operating cost savings and environmental benefits for the end-user customers and our channel partners,” says Neil Schrimsher, President, Cooper Lighting. “Cooper continues to invest heavily in each of these areas with strategic acquisitions, internal product development and best-in-class infrastructure. The acquisition of Illumination Management Solutions in 2009 added leading technology and IP to Cooper Lighting’s already vast application, luminaire and channel expertise. We are excited to launch this industry-leading LED outdoor product offering highlighted by superior scalability, performance and reliability.”Cooper Lighting’s LightBAR™ technology provides energy savings between 30-75% over standard H.I.D. systems while providing 50,000+ hour rated life that is six times longer than traditional metal halide sources found in most outdoor commercial applications. Cooper Lighting’s LightBAR™ modular design allows lumen and energy output to be scaled and optimized for each application, fulfilling the exact custom needs of the space. This results in the elimination of wasted energy, obtrusive spill light and over lighting of spaces. Each LED LightBAR™ optic renders a unique, application-specific light pattern designed to provide even, uniform illumination. Bi-level switching options allow further energy savings while still closely maintaining lighting uniformity levels.Cooper Lighting’s patent pending AccuLED Optics™ are offered in 17 unique optical distributions providing versatility to satisfy every outdoor need. Boasting superior efficiency–as high as 95%–AccuLED Optics™ are up to 30% more efficient than traditional H.I.D. optical systems. The Cooper Lighting LightBAR™ provides a benchmark warm white light of 4000K correlated color temperature (CCT)–standard across all products–with no sacrifice in lumen output. With typical LED outdoor solutions standardized on a cold blue color temperature (6000-6500K CCT), Cooper Lighting LightBAR™ equipped fixtures by comparison provide specifiers and end-users a preferred color choice similar to a ceramic metal halide lamp.All luminaires are Dark Sky Compliant solving the public concern of both light trespass and sky glow/light pollution.This extensive offering of outdoor products include the McGraw-Edison Ventus LED and Talon LED architectural area luminaires, the Concise LED canopy luminaire, the Valet LED parking garage luminaire and the Impact Elite LED wall series. Cooper’s Invue line of architectural luminaires offers LED choices in the Vision Site LED area luminaire, the Mesa LED decorative luminaire as well as the Entri LED wall series. The company’s Lumark line includes the RC LED Cobrahead roadway luminaire as well as the Ridgeview LED site luminaire. Cooper’s Streetworks line serves the utility market and will feature the OVH LED Cobrahead, the Ridgeview LED site and Ventus LED area/roadway luminaires, among others. These new products, in conjunction with Cooper’s current LED outdoor and indoor luminaires, provide unmatched industry LED solutions.For additional information, email [email protected] or visit the 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. For more information, visit Cooper IndustriesCooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88% of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of 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 eight operating divisions with leading market share 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 2008, sixty-one percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-seven percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2008. For more information, visit the website at

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