City of Virginia Beach selects Cooper Lighting for interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades

Dec. 15, 2010
Date Announced: 15 Dec 2010 Peachtreet City, GA – As part of an ongoing sustainability initiative, the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia has selected Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), for a range of interior and exterior LED lighting upgrades to its Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau.With the intention of reducing energy and maintenance costs, as well as improving lighting quality, the city is in the process of replacing the Visitors Bureau’s existing High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D.) lighting with more energy-efficient LED fixtures from Cooper Lighting. Upon completion of the retrofit project, a mix of Cooper Lighting LED products will help the Visitors Bureau achieve its goals.On the exterior, Cooper Lighting McGraw-Edison Concise LED Canopy fixtures, Talon LED Area Luminaires, and Lumark LED Wal-Pak fixtures will illuminate the building and parking lot, providing security lighting to both the perimeter and parking lot areas. On the interior, HALO Stasis LED Track Luminaires will brighten a glass mural and HALO LED Recessed Downlights will be in the facility’s interior. Sure-Lites LED exit signs will also be installed throughout the building. “The resulting energy savings and return on investment associated with switching to LED lighting make it a practical choice for facility owners looking to save money while improving light levels,” said Mark Eubanks, Vice President and General Manager at Cooper Lighting. “We’re pleased the city of Virginia Beach recognizes the benefits of Cooper Lighting LED products.”This complete assortment of LED fixtures represents Cooper Lighting’s ability to meet today’s multi-faceted indoor and outdoor lighting needs. The company offers a range of LED lighting options, all of which are specifically designed to maximize energy and cost savings. For additional information, 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. For more information, visit Cooper IndustriesCooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2009 revenues of $5.1 billion. 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 seven 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 2009, sixty-one 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 23 countries as of 2009. For more information, visit the website at

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