Cooper Lighting's LED Downlights Featured in the University of Kansas Center for Design Research
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Press release date: November 16, 2011
LED solutions provide efficient lighting in sustainable building design.
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Nov. 16, 2011 - Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, recently provided its Halo LED downlights to the University of Kansas for use in its new award-winning sustainable Center for Design Research located in Lawrence, Kansas. The ENERGY-STAR® -qualified Halo LED recessed downlight housing with an All-Pro RL7 LED module-trim were select as the ideal solution for a building designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and ultra-efficient.
Designed in response to the emerging culture and support of sustainability at the university, the KU Center for Design Research includes several highly-efficient interior and exterior products including Cooper Lighting's LED downlights. The Center for Design Research is projected to be the first LEED Platinum building in Lawrence and through the implementation and expression of sustainable systems, will provide a space for professional collaboration and community education while displaying a wide range of sustainable strategies. The LED downlights offer a perfect solution providing both optimal light qualities and a reduced energy bill, while fitting seamlessly into the overall design.
"Understanding that the main goal of the project was to create a sustainable facility, we were able to quickly decide on LED fixtures from Cooper Lighting," said James Ice, University of Kansas Studio 804 student. "In addition to providing the quality of light we desired in the building, the LED lighting also will keep the overall cost of electricity down. And, the fact that they are engineered for extended life means a reduction in overall maintenance and upkeep."
Designed to meet the needs of both commercial and residential new construction and retrofit installations, the RL7 LED lighting fixture offers a wide range of benefits including energy savings, ample light output, easy installation and long-life. Providing excellent color quality (81 CRI) and a warm white color temperature (3000K correlated color temperature), the series consumes less than 15 watts and delivers over 600 lumens (comparable in light output and light distribution to a 65 watt BR30 lamp). The fixtures can be dimmed and are designed to last 50,000 hours.
"We are honored that the University of Kansas Studio 804 team chose to select our LED downlights when designing their new Center for Design Research," said Mark Eubanks, president of Cooper Lighting. "The LED downlights featured in the building, much like the design itself, represent forward-thinking and showcase the next generation of interior lighting. We are extremely proud to be a part of a facility that aids in sustainable education for the university and community."
Cooper Lighting offers a range of indoor and outdoor LED lighting products and corresponding accessories, all of which are specifically designed to minimize energy consumption and maximize cost savings. For additional information, visit http://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 http://www.cooperlighting.com/.
About Studio 804
Studio 804 is a design/build program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Planning. As a final, single semester comprehensive experience, Studio 804 provides students with critical knowledge that prepares them for their future work as young architects in a rapidly changing and challenging profession. The vehicle used for this exhaustive experience is the design and development of an affordable building during which students explore and develop architectural solutions, which promote efficiency, sustainability, and creative use of materials.
About Cooper Industries
Cooper 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 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at http://www.cooperindustries.com/.
Contact: Karin Martin, Karin Martin Communications
SOURCE: Cooper Lighting