Cooper Lighting Introduces Shaper Architectural Fabric Family

Pendant, wall sconces and surface luminaires feature modular design and 14 unique fabric choices

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., March 16, 2009 - Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE), has introduced the Shaper Fabrique© Series, a new line of commercial and residential pendants, wall sconces compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and surface luminaires featuring high-quality construction, unique fabric choices and a modular design for easy modification and convenient installation. A wide variety of specification options include eight distinct shapes, 12 diverse scales, and multiple suspension and finish options.

The Fabriqué Series features an extensive family of rectilinear pendants and surface luminaires (101 Series); large-scale drum pendants and surface luminaries (102 Series); rectilinear wall luminaires (103 Series); square wall sconces (104 Series); and mini-pendant luminaires available in a Cone, Square, Cylinder and Drum shapes.

The Fabriqué Series' premium manufacturing process features shades that have "hand-tucked edges" with minimal or no visual hardware or structural trim. The 14 standard fabrics were carefully selected to meet today's design industries' popular colors and include specialty fabrics from the San Francisco Mart. Standard fabric choices include Shantung White, Eggshell or Beige; Chintz Onyx or Chocolate; Linen Brussels White, Criss-Cross, Cinnamon Stick, Apex, Jibe, Glasgow, Earth Dust, Silver Moon and White Mist. The company can also easily accommodate fabric supplied by a customer.

The 101 Series of rectilinear pendant (pictured) and surface luminaires is available in two sizes (38" L x 6-1/4" W or 48" L x 10-1/8" W) and features a custom designed Shade-in-a-Shade option that is hand-constructed with three high-quality organza fabics for a beautiful translucent appearance. The 102 Series of large-scale drum pendants and surface fixtures is available in 24", 30", 36" and 42" diameters and multiple pendant mounting options including a single _" stem or a combination of stem and three aircraft cables. The 103 Series of ADA rectilinear wall luminaires feature slightly curved 26" L x 8-1/2" W sconces and the 104 Series of square wall sconces (12" L x 12" W) is available with three decorative bottom trim options. All four fixture families include a choice of up to 14 standard fabrics and are designed with a matte white acrylic lens bottom and an option white acrylic top lens. The 105 Fabriqué Mini-Pendant Luminaires, which have been designed to mount to a variety of Halo track lighting systems in addition to standard canopy mounting, are available in ten paper and fabric choices including Linen Alabaster, Biscuit or Chopsticks; Nutmeg or Bronze Shimmer; Silk Ivory or White; Grass Cloth, Paper Leaf and White Krinkle.

The Fabriqué Series' unique modular design allows the electrical contractor to install the suspension/electrical components early in the construction phase while the fabric shade is stored until after the final phase is complete to avoid damage or dirt. The modular design also allows for the fixtures to be easily modified (size, lamping, fabric, suspension options, etc.).

The family is available in Shaper's standard hardware finishes (up to 18 finishes) including brass, copper, chrome, nickel and natural aluminum for a sustainable design. Lamp options include compact fluorescent, fluorescent (T5), halogen and incandescent lamp options. Fluorescent fixtures can also be ordered with a dimmable ballast.

For additional information on the Shaper Fabriqué Series or other Shaper products, visit or email

About Cooper Lighting

Cooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries (NYSE: CBE), is the leading provider of innovative, high quality lighting fixtures and related products to worldwide commercial, industrial, retail, residential and utility markets. For more information, visit

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88 percent of which are from electrical products. 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 eight 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 2008, 61 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 37 percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2008, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the web site at

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