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Cooper Lighting Announces Winners Of The SOURCE Awards
June 1, 2010

Cooper Lighting, a division of Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE), has announced the winners of the 33rd Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. The winners were recognized at Lightfair International 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Keynote Speaker luncheon on May 11 in front of an audience of 650 design professionals. Eight professional awards and five student awards were presented.

Top honors in the Professional Commercial Category went to Jesse Blonstein, Julia Vandergraaf and Diego Burdi of Lightbrigade Architectural Lighting Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for the lighting of the Murale retail boutique located in Ottawa. These Lightbrigade designers, along with colleague Rhomney Forbes-Gray, were also honored with an Honorable Mention award for the lighting of the public spaces in the W Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the Professional Residential Category, top honors went to the design team of Robert H. Singer, Chase Carter and Kim Quint of Robert Singer & Associates, Basalt, Colorado for the lighting design of the Ridge Residence in Aspen, Colorado. Robert H. Singer and Kim Quint were also honored with an Award of Recognition in the same category for the lighting design of the Willow Court Residence also located in Aspen.

Four additional Honorable Mention awards were presented including two awards going to Focus Lighting, New York, New York, in the Professional Commercial Category. Paul Gregory and Ken Ventry were honored for the lighting of the Royalton Hotel located in New York. They were also honored with colleague Scott Hay for the lighting design of the Mondrian Hotel in Miami, Florida. In addition, the design team of Jim Baney, Emily Klingensmith and Lindsey Fimek of Chicago-based Schuler-Shook was awarded in this category with an Honorable Mention for the lighting renovation of the lobby of the Three First National Plaza office building in Chicago, Illinois.

The final Professional Category Honorable Mention award was presented to Glenn Merlin Johnson and Jared M. Britton of Adaptive Design Group, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah for the lighting design of a 32,000 sq. ft. Palm Desert Residence in California.

In the Student Category, students in the design, architectural, lighting and engineering disciplines enter conceptual lighting design installations. Five awards were given: one Winner, three Honorable Mentions and one Award of Recognition. Matthew Lee Johnson of Kansas State University picked up the winning honor for his conceptual lighting design project titled Illuminated. Johnson was under the direction of Neal Hubbell, the Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of Interior Architecture and Product Design at Kansas State's College of Architecture, Planning and Design.

Honorable Mention awards were presented to Elsa Padilla Alonso of the Savannah College of Art and Design for the creative lighting concept of her Lux Spa project and Estéban Francis of the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) for his Macy's “The Lab” department store project. In addition, Chung Young (Simon) Ho from Washington State University received an Honorable Mention Sustainability Award for his Synergy retail grocery store project that integrated daylight and energy-efficient lighting fixtures. The final student award was presented to Katya Yarominak from the University of Oklahoma for her retail store Dolce & Gabanna project.

Professional winners Lightbrigade and Robert Singer & Associates, Inc. received a $2000 monetary award and student winner Matthew Johnson received $1500. The honorable mention students were awarded $500 each. All winners were presented with a crystal trophy and offered an invitation to attend a complimentary class at the SOURCE, Cooper Lighting's state-of-the-art education center.  The students' professor/instructors are also invited to attend a class. All winners received national and local publicity.

The annual competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element in design, requires the primary and predominant use of Cooper Lighting products. Cooper Lighting has held this competition since 1977.

Entries are judged on the blending of aesthetics, creative achievement, technical performance and the degree in which the lighting met the project constraints and design concept goals.

For additional information, please visit www.cooperlighting.com or email [email protected]. Information on the 34th Annual SOURCE Awards can be found on the website.

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 www.cooperlighting.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2009 revenues of $5.1 billion, approximately eighty-nine 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 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.

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