Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has been honored with a Best of NeoCon® Gold award for its family of io® Tile Gen II LED luminaires. Earning top honors in the Decorative Lighting category of the 23rd Annual Best of NeoCon awards competition, these LED products add unique lighting colors to modern indoor spaces, offering architects and designers an array of creative design opportunities along with the ability to achieve greater light control and reduce energy consumption.
Featuring Cooper Lighting’s patented optical waveguide LED technology, providing functional and directional illumination, the Tile Gen II is a luminous, clean, geometric form that can be surface-mounted, pendant-mounted or recessed into walls and ceilings. The optical waveguide technology produces a highly directed light output, enabling accurate ray angle control, spread and uniformity. An anodized aluminum frame, less than ¾-inches deep, houses LED linear strips that serve to edge light the optical waveguide acrylic, delivering maximum efficiency and the right amount of light in the specified direction with no hot spots or glare. The shallow housing enables the lighting fixture to be recessed into tight spaces.
The Tile Gen II is available in standard square and rectangular sizes (6" x 6", 6" x 12", 6" x 18", 6" x 24", 12" x 12", 12" x 18" and 12" x 24") with custom sizes available. The family of fixtures features a variety of white color temperatures (2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000K) and several hundred custom color options, allowing for both functional illumination and decorative applications. The luminaires’ infinite color and graphic options provide visual cues, brand identity (custom signage) and artistic expression to any environment. The protective lens and minimal heat protects the color gels and graphics, ensuring no degradation of color or images. With so many size, color and graphic options, Tile Gen II can be used sparely or in clusters to create Mondrian-style expressions. The luminaire is rated 50,000 hours at 70 percent lamp lumen output.
“We are honored that our io LED products have once again been recognized by this long-running, well-respected awards program,” said Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. “We are always striving to develop innovative, energy-saving products that meet the lighting needs of our customers while also delivering on aesthetics and performance.”
The Best of NeoCon® competition, which honors new commercial interiors products, is sponsored by Contract Magazine, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., The International Interior Design Association (IIDA), The International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and McMorrowReport.com. Selected products represent 42 categories ranging from Architectural Products to Workplace Technologies. All winners are chosen from a jury of more than 40 designers, architects and facility managers who engage in the review and decision process.
Cooper Lighting has made a significant investment in people, resources and technology to ensure the company provides first-class solutions to its customers’ lighting challenges. The Company offers a range of indoor and outdoor LED lighting products and controls, all of which are specifically designed to maximize energy and cost savings. For additional information on Cooper’s LED product offering, visit www.cooperlighting.com.
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 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.