Cooper Industries Expands Energy-Efficient Product Offerings


National Energy Awareness Month presents optimal time for upgrade to more energy-efficient and cost-saving electrical products and solutions.

HOUSTON, Nov 01, 2010 - Designated as National Energy Awareness Month by the Department of Energy, October serves as an ideal time for building owners, homeowners and municipalities to make the switch to more energy-efficient electrical products. To that end, Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE), a global provider of electrical solutions, continues to expand its range of products that not only enhance energy efficiency, but also save money and reduce maintenance requirements.

With today's building owners and managers facing intense pressure to reduce energy and HVAC costs, eliminate noise and provide tenants with an increased amount of usable electrical power, Cooper Power Systems' new Triplex Indoor Power Center (IPC) functions as an innovative solution. By taking advantage of the fire resistant properties of soy-based Envirotemp® FR3 dielectric fluid to permit installation in limited space areas, the Triplex IPC delivers measurable value to building owners before the power is even turned on.

Recently installed at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building, the installation is designed so that a building tenant might expect to see a 35% reduction in energy costs, up to a 20% reduction in HVAC costs and up to a 50% reduction in noise levels.

For building owners and municipalities looking to make the switch to more energy-efficient outdoor lighting, Cooper Lighting's outdoor LED lighting products present the broadest offering of fixtures and optical distributions to maximize performance and energy savings. The Lumark RC LED Cobrahead, in particular, incorporates Cooper Lighting's patent pending LED LightBAR(TM) technology to provide energy savings between 30-75% over standard High Intensity Discharge (HID) sources. In line with ongoing energy reduction and conservation goals, the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin recently purchased 1,200 Cooper Lighting RC LED Cobrahead units.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds offers a wide range of LED luminaire options suitable for use in industrial and hazardous applications. Designed to improve safety, reliability and energy efficiency, Cooper Crouse-Hinds' LED products offer superior lumens per watt and are subjected to rigorous testing and qualification for harsh and hazardous environments. The Cooper Crouse-Hinds family of LED luminaires now consists of eight product series, providing long-life solutions for general and targeted illumination, emergency and exit lighting, and visual signals and obstruction lighting.

The Cooper Crouse-Hinds 98-watt Champ VMV LED luminaire provides the same light output as a 175W metal halide fixture, but consumes 53% less energy, cutting lighting electricity consumption in half. The Champ LED product was a category winner in the 2010 Electrical Construction & Maintenance Product of the Year competition.

For commercial, institutional and residential lighting control needs, Cooper Wiring Devices' new CORE(TM) line of energy saving lighting control devices helps to create ambiance, meet green initiatives and comply with energy codes. Ideal for residential or single room commercial or institutional applications, CORE wallbox controls are available in an extensive range of wireless devices, sensors, dimmers and fan controls. CORE's breadth of line provides distinctive style offerings in both decorator and traditional in a variety of color options to complement any décor.

Facility owners seeking energy and cost-efficient mass notification system (MNS) options and notification appliance solutions can turn to Cooper Notification. The WAVES High Power Speaker Arrays--an outdoor wide-area MNS--broadcasts intelligible voice messages, tones and sirens, covering large geographic areas. An advanced amplification system enables lower current draw and increased battery life, requiring fewer speakers and significantly less power for a substantially larger range. It is also solar power back up capable.

In addition, Cooper Notification's Wheelock Exceder(TM) series of strobes, horns and horn strobes for wall and ceiling mount applications combine modern style and efficiency while meeting today's code requirements. The appliances feature low current draw, providing building owners with substantial cost-savings by fully maximizing the number of appliances that can be installed on a single notification circuit.

"With facility owners continuing to look for ways to increase energy-efficiency, Cooper's range of electrical products serve as a viable solution," said Cooper Industries CEO Kirk Hachigian. "From energy-efficient lighting and building notification systems, to more sustainable power distribution options, we offer products that are not only energy-efficient, but also high-quality, reliable and cost-effective."

To learn more about Cooper Industries, visit www.cooperindustries.com.

About Cooper Crouse-Hinds
Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., Cooper Crouse-Hinds integrates a comprehensive line of electrical and instrumentation products with expert support, industry insights and local availability to improve safety and productivity in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments worldwide. Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufactures over 100,000 products, including conduit and cable fittings; enclosures; plugs and receptacles; industrial lighting fixtures; signals and alarms; controls and electrical apparatus; commercial outlet boxes and hubs; and electronic components and protection equipment for process control branded MTL Instruments Group. Cooper Crouse-Hinds products are sold worldwide and meet all local and international code requirements. They are used in general construction or in harsh and hazardous environments across the globe, performing to the highest standard of safety and reliability. For more information, visit www.crouse-hinds.com.

About Cooper Lighting
Cooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries (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 www.cooperlighting.com.

About Cooper Notification
Cooper Notification, a solution platform of The Cooper Safety Division, is comprised of several businesses with decades of experience and innovation in the development of high quality products and solutions. With the ever present need to protect, alert and inform, Cooper Notification is focused on meeting the growing demand for personnel and property safety. We are the source for notification solutions supporting Fire, Security, Hazardous area, Mass Notification, Voice evacuation and Industrial Signaling applications and operating under the powerful global brands of Fulleon, MEDC, Roam Secure, SAFEPATH, WAVES and Wheelock. For more information, visit the web site at www.coopernotification.com.

About Cooper Power Systems
Cooper Power Systems, Inc., with 2009 revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, is a division of Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE). Cooper Power Systems is a global manufacturer of world-class power delivery and reliability solutions for the electrical and industrial markets. Through its Energy Automation Solutions group, it is also a leading provider of software, communications and integration solutions that enable customers to increase productivity, improve system reliability, and reduce costs. For more information, please visit www.cooperpower.com.

About Cooper Wiring Devices
Cooper Wiring Devices, a trusted name in electrical products, features Arrow Hart commercial and industrial solutions, CORE Lighting Controls, residential wiring devices and Cooper Interconnect industrial, military, aerospace, and subsea connectivity solutions. Cooper Wiring Devices is committed to providing products that increase productivity, energy efficiency, safety at work and in the home, and provide reliable performance. Cooper Interconnect, a Cooper Wiring Devices' business unit, is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated interconnect solutions for demanding environments and features well-known brands such as G&H, WPI, Burton, General Connector brands Cam-Lok, and Thorkom. A division of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), Cooper Wiring Devices is headquartered in Peachtree City, GA with international manufacturing and distribution facilities. For more information on Cooper Wiring Devices visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries (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 www.cooperindustries.com.

SOURCE: Cooper Industries plc

For Cooper Industries
Lauren Ban, (412) 394-6611
Lauren.ban@bm.com

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