Two Cooper Industries Products Recognized as 2011 Top Product Winners

Building Operating Management readers honor Cooper Lighting and Cooper Controls products with top distinction.

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2011 - Products from Cooper Lighting and Cooper Controls, part of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), have been selected as 2011 Top Product winners by Building Operating Management magazine. The winning products are the Halo H7 LED Collection from Cooper Lighting and the Venergy Energy Monitoring Web Tool from Cooper Controls.

The Top Product winners were selected using an e-mail ballot to readers of Building Operating Management who were asked to select their choices that met two criteria: usefulness to facility managers and innovation. Of 551 products that appeared on between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010, readers chose 74 as Top Products for 2011.

"At Cooper Lighting, we are committed to developing innovative products that help facility owners and managers achieve energy savings," said Mark Eubanks, President, Cooper Lighting. "We are pleased that the readers of Building Operating Management magazine recognized the Halo LED H7 Collection and the Venergy Energy Monitoring Web Tool with the Top Product honor as ones that are most useful and innovative."

The Halo LED H7 Collection from Cooper Lighting features performance-designed, 6-inch LED recessed downlights, which can be used for both new construction and retrofit applications. The ENERGY STAR®-qualified downlights deliver a high color rendering index of 80 and offer the industry's widest selection of color temperatures. The Halo H7 LED Collection, with an optical design to provide smooth, even illumination from productive beam lumens, also provides an increased lifetime and reduced energy consumption. The collection is ideally suited for commercial, hospitality, healthcare, retail and residential applications.

Cooper Control's Venergy Energy Monitoring Web Tool provides actual metered lighting energy usage in real-time on any PC, touchscreen, Plasma/LCD display, iPad or iPhone. The tool offers energy savings and can provide entire building monitoring or be as specific as per individual circuit level. With real-time and historical data available instantaneously and automatic alerting features, the Venergy Energy Monitoring Web Tool enables facility managers to display critical building information, track performance, manage and control resource consumption, reduce environmental impacts and save money.

To learn more about Cooper Industries and its comprehensive range of electrical products and solutions, 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 Controls

Cooper Controls is a market leader in energy management, architectural, and entertainment lighting controls. A subsidiary of global manufacturer Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), it was formed by its acquisition of Novitas Inc. in November 2005, Polaron plc in March 2007 and PCI Lighting Control Systems in August 2007. Cooper Controls includes leading brands such as iLumin (iLight - Europe), Greengate, and Zero 88. 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 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 21 countries as of 2010.

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