Cooper Lighting Honored with a Prestigious Lighting for Tomorrow Award One of only four winning LED lighting fixtures, the IRiS 3-inch LED recessed series combines interchangeable optics with energy efficiency and long life.

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, is pleased to announce that its IRiS™ Lighting Systems P3LED directional series has been recognized as a winner in the prestigious tenth annual Lighting for Tomorrow competition. The awards, which recognize the best-designed, energy-efficient solid-state lighting (SSL) products in the residential market, were announced at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. on September 11.

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The Lighting for Tomorrow competition, which is organized by the American Lighting Association (ALA), the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), continues to challenge manufacturers to improve their design of SSL fixtures to meet consumers' expectations. The 2012 judging panel reviewed a total of 124 products, including 67 SSL lighting fixtures at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) University in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Of the 30 companies that submitted SSL fixtures, 14 products received recognition, four winners including the IRiS P3LED luminaire, nine honorable mentions and one special recognition. Entries, which were judged on the basis of lighting performance, marketability and energy efficiency, included LED lighting fixtures, replacement lamps, fixture retrofit kits and lighting controls.

"We are honored that our IRiS LED series has been recognized for its performance qualities by such a prestigious awards program," said Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. "We continue to strive to develop innovative and reliable products that meet the lighting and aesthetic needs of both our residential and commercial customers."

Developed for demanding commercial and residential applications, the P3LED 3-inch aperture LED recessed series combines the flexibility of interchangeable optics with energy savings, long life and the sustainability of LED. The P3LED luminiare's unique design allows the light distribution to be modified during construction, or even years later, by changing out the optical elements (trims), which are available in downlight, accent, wall wash and lens solutions. The series is currently available in 3000K correlated color temperature (CCT), 85 color rendering index (CRI) typical and is designed to last 50,000 hours.

The IRiS P3LED series has recently been honored and recommended for specification in the 2012 INDOOR Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition. The prestigious NGL competition recognizes and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires. The LED series is also the first in the world to be a Zhaga certified luminaire.

For complete details on the competition, visit www.lightingfortomorrow.com.

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 www.cooperlighting.com.

About Cooper Lighting
Cooper 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 www.cooperlighting.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper 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 www.cooperindustries.com

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