Outdoor Light offers choice of field rotatable optical systems.

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McGraw-Edison Talon outdoor area site light offers choice of 14 field rotatable optical systems. Options include flat glass or sag, vertical lamp or horizontal, segmented optic or formed. Optics rotate in 90° increments, allowing for manipulation of distribution orientation independent of the fixture position. Die-cast aluminum housing is available in 2 sizes, and housing and channel-set silicone gasketing form IP65 barrier, optimizing electrical component operation.

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Cooper Lighting Introduces the Talon Architectural Area Luminaire

Specially designed optics provide unlimited application specific lighting solutions from a single fixture

Peachtree City, Ga., May 28, 2008 - Cooper Lighting has introduced the McGraw-Edison Talon, an outdoor area site light offering unmatched optical versatility and performance with premium construction to satisfy every specific exterior lighting need. An innovative optical design includes a choice of 14 high efficiency, field rotatable optical systems including the unrivaled Spill Light Eliminator optic for areas mandating strict light trespass control, and a new Automotive Front Row optic for precisely illuminated automotive front row displays. A proprietary Hi-Low dimming option providing as much as 50% energy savings.

Talon's unique optical options include flat glass or sag, vertical lamp or horizontal, segmented optic or formed. All optics are capable of rotating in 90° increments allowing for manipulation of distribution orientation independent of the fixture position. The segmented reflector family features premium 95% reflective sheet aluminum unobstructed by rivets or other means of attachment, which may cause streaks or striations in light distribution.

Talon's sleek profile thick wall die-cast aluminum housing is available in two sizes. The housing and the channel set silicone gasketing form an impenetrable IP65 barrier optimizing electrical component operation and fixture longevity regardless of environment. Toolless entry provides easy maintenance.

Talon has been designed to meet rigorous regulatory needs including spill control, emergency egress, energy efficiency and curfew compliance. For applications requiring dark sky friendly solutions, Talon offers full cutoff flat glass optical assemblies that provide focused illumination with zero uplight and minimal high angle illumination while retaining superior uniformity. The industry-leading Spill Light Eliminator optic strictly controls spill light by eliminating light beyond one mounting height behind the pole with no sacrifice in forward illumination. The Talon Hi-Low [HL] option enables curfew compliance through an integrated dimming relay internal to the housing that reduces power while closely maintaining critical-to-safety site lighting uniformity levels.

Talon also offers automotive application solutions with its new family of Accel Optics. These specially designed optical systems, which include the Automotive Front Row optic and Type IV Automotive Perimeter optic, precisely frame and illuminate automotive dealership lots to entice customers, while providing a safe and secure area.

For additional information, visit www.cooperlighting.com or email TalkToUs@CooperIndustries.com.

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, residential and utility markets. For more information, visit www.cooperlighting.com.

About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2007 revenues of $5.9 billion, approximately 87% 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 2007, sixty percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and 34% of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has more than 31,500 employees and manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2007, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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