Cooper Lighting LED Innovation Center Earns NVLAP Accreditation

Continuing NVLAP accreditations awarded to Cooper Lighting's Photometric Laboratory includes complete LM-79 testing for solid-state lighting luminaires.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA, April 13, 2011 - Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE:CBE), announces today that its Photometric Laboratory, part of its LED Innovation Center, has received continuing National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) accreditation (NVLAP Lab Code 200050-0) for solid-state lighting (SSL) test methods in Energy Efficient Lighting Products. NVLAP is administered by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and provides an unbiased third-party evaluation to testing and calibration laboratories. As the LED marketplace rapidly
expands, it becomes increasingly important for customers to obtain accurate photometric results quickly. Cooper Lighting's in-house NVLAP accredited lab gives customers the advantage of faster results with the highest reliability.

Notably, Cooper Lighting is listed with LM-79 accreditation under photometric surements for Solid State Lighting Luminaires - Total Flux Measurements (Luminous Efficacy) and Solid State Lighting Luminaires - Luminous Intensity Measurements. In addition, Cooper is accredited for Solid State Lighting Luminaires - Color Characteristics Measurements. Cooper Lighting is one of the earliest luminaire manufacturers to achieve this complete SSL accreditation.

"We are very pleased to have received these NVLAP accreditations, further demonstrating that our world-class LED Innovation Center is providing industry-leading solutions to challenging market needs," said Mark Eubanks, President of Cooper Lighting. "The NVLAP accreditation certifies that the photometric results we produce will match results from any of the Department of Energy's recognized laboratories."

The full scope of Cooper Lighting's accreditation includes:

NVLAP Lab Code: 200050-0

Solid State Lighting

o Color Measurements

o [22/S03] IES LM-79:2008 (Sec. 12)

Solid State Lighting Luminaires - Color Characteristic Measurements

o Photometric Measurements

o [22/S09] IES LM-79:2008 (Sec. 9)

Solid State Lighting Luminaires - Total Flux Measurements (Luminous Efficacy)

o [22/S10] IES LM-79:2008 (Sec. 10)

Solid State Lighting Luminaires - Luminous Intensity Measurements


o Luminaires

o [22/F04] IES LM-41

Photometric Testing of Indoor Fluorescent Luminaires

o [22/F07] IES LM-31:1995

Photometric Testing of Roadway Luminaires

o [22/F08] IES LM-35:2002

Photometric Testing of Floodlights Using Incandescent Filament or Discharge Lamps

o [22/F09] IES LM-41:1998

Photometric Testing of Indoor Fluorescent Luminaires

o [22/F10] IES LM-46:2004

Photometric Testing of Indoor Luminaires Using High Intensity Discharge or
Incandescent Filament Lamps

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.

NVLAP accreditation is granted upon successful completion of a detailed application, assessment and testing process and is available to commercial laboratories, manufacturers' in-house laboratories, university laboratories and federal, state and local government laboratories. Accreditation indicates that a laboratory has demonstrated that it operates in accordance with NVLAP management and technical requirements.

For further information on NVLAP and Cooper Lighting's scope of accreditation, please visit

About Cooper Lighting

Cooper 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

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 worldclass 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 21 countries as of 2010.For more information, visit the website

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Cooper Lighting

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Peachtree City, GA 30269

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