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Cooper Lighting Hosts DesignLights Consortium's Stakeholder Meeting
September 16, 2012

Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has announced that it’s the premier meeting host of the inaugural 2012 DesignLights™ Consortium’s (DLC) Stakeholder Meeting to be held at the Intercontinental® Buckhead Hotel & Resort in Atlanta on Oct. 28-31, 2012. In addition to sponsoring three continuing education accredited classes on LED and lighting controls topics at the DLC meeting headquarters, Cooper Lighting will be hosting a Welcoming Reception at its corporate headquarters in Peachtree City on Sunday, October 28. The invitational event, which also qualifies for continuing education credits, includes a tour of the company’s Innovation Center and a tour of its SOURCE educational facility.
 
The DLC is a collaboration of both United States and Canadian utility companies and regional energy efficiency organizations committed to raising awareness of the benefits of efficient lighting in commercial buildings. The Stakeholder Meeting will provide the opportunity to bring together utility and energy efficiency program managers and executives, utility contractors, lighting designers, lighting specifiers, testing laboratories, electrical supply and installation companies, government agencies and solid-state lighting (SSL) manufacturers. Here, professionals will have the ability to learn more about the DLC including how product specifications and policies are developed. Sessions will also include discussions on the current issues affecting the rapidly growing market for solid-state lighting (SSL) products in commercial settings.
 
Attendees have the opportunity to gain Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits by participating in a number of classes on various SSL topics sponsored by Cooper Lighting. All the sponsored classes will help attendees gain a better understanding of new LED technologies, lighting controls, legislation and standards. In addition to earning CEU credits attending the Welcoming Reception at Cooper’s headquarters, the other CEU courses being offered include:

There is more to LED life than LM-80
This session explores luminaire system reliability in both laboratory and field conditions, common failure modes seen in LED luminaires and focuses on how best to use LM-80 results in understanding performance over time.
 
Evolution of Lighting Controls
This session focuses on lighting control strategies; efficiency potential; and new paradigms in design, implementation and commissioning of lighting controls. Attendee will walk away with a deep understanding of the main lighting control strategies and the challenges and opportunities of traditional, new and emerging technologies.
 
LED Outdoor Lighting: The Game Changer
This session examines the emergence and changing trends in outdoor lighting and how those trends are influenced by technology, legislation and lighting standards.  Participants will learn how LEDs affect fixture design, testing and performance; examine LED case studies; and learn how our visual system processes light and how that's affecting exterior lighting legislation.
 
In addition to being the premier meeting host of the DLC Stakeholder Meeting and hosting the Welcome Reception, Cooper Lighting is proud to co-sponsor an evening at the world-renowned Georgia Aquarium. This memorable evening will consist of a tour, reception and dinner in the truly spectacular location.
 
“Cooper Lighting is honored to be hosting and assisting in helping the DesignLights Consortium to educate industry professionals on valuable advancements in the rapidly changing LED technologies,” says Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. “As a leader in energy-efficient lighting, Cooper Lighting continues to support programs that improve our economy and the environment, while moving our industry forward.”
 
For more information and to register for the 2012 DLC Stakeholder Meeting, visit www.dlcmeeting.org.
 
About Cooper Lighting
Cooper Lighting, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), is the leading provider of world-class lighting fixtures and controls to 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 DesignLights™ Consortium
The DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) is a collaboration of utility efficiency programs and regional energy efficiency organizations throughout the United States and Canada. A project managed by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, the DLC is the premier resource for high-quality, energy efficient commercial lighting design and information. Its mission is to help builders, architects, designers, and commercial property owners implement improved design practices in all areas of the commercial lighting market. The DLC administers the Solid-State Lighting Qualified Products List (QPL), a listing of LED luminaires that meet strict energy efficiency and performance criteria and are eligible for utility incentives.   More information is available at www.designlights.org.
 
About Cooper Industries

Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper’s sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and 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 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at www.cooperindustries.com.

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