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Business News | Sep 22, 2006

Leading european lighting manufacturer joins LEXEL consortium: Semperlux AG Signs Development and Supply Agreements for Lexel™

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR), announces that Semperlux AG of Berlin, Germany has signed strategic development and supply agreements, joining the growing consortium of light fixture manufacturing partners that are developing and marketing lighting products based on TIR’s award-winning Lexel technology.

Semperlux AG ( ) is one of the leading manufacturers of architecturally integrated lighting solutions in Germany trading under the Se’lux brand name.

According to Udo Bansbach, General Manager and CEO of Semperlux, “Lexel’s superior quality, performance, functionality, control and longevity match perfectly with what the Se’lux brand represents: ‘Always Light’.”

Leonard Hordyk, President & CEO of TIR Systems Ltd., stated “TIR is very pleased to be developing Lexel-based luminaires with Semperlux, given their reputation for introducing innovative and sophisticated lighting products. Adding the strength of Semperlux to our growing consortium of light fixture manufacturing partners, demonstrates continued global acceptance of the Lexel by the lighting industry. We expect a wide range of Lexel-enabled lighting products to be marketed by our partners in 2007.”

With the addition of Semperlux to the Lexel consortium, TIR has announced partnerships with eight market leaders in North America, Europe and Japan.

About the Semperlux group of companies

Since its foundation in 1948, Semperlux has consistently developed and marketed a range of increasingly sophisticated and innovative products. Its INTERIOR range is a fluorescent-based architecturally integrated lighting system. The design-oriented EXTERIOR lighting range concentrates on the public lighting sector for streets and squares. The Semperlux group has been involved in signature projects such as the German chancellor’s office, the new central station in Berlin and the new Mercedes Benz museum in Stuttgart. Their products, traded under the brand name Se’lux, are manufactured in four production sites in Germany, France and the USA and distributed worldwide via ten of their own subsidiaries. In 2005, the consolidated revenue for the Semperlux group of companies rose by 18 percent to 67 million euros (US$85M). Currently they have around 385 employees worldwide.

About Lexel™

The Lexel is a perfectly controllable new solid state light source incorporating light emitting diodes (LEDs). It has the potential to use up to 80% less energy to produce the same amount of light as a conventional light source and does not degrade its output or color temperature over its 50,000 hour life. Lexel combines breakthroughs in thermal design, optics, and feedback to provide precise color temperature control and dimming in a cost effective design, resulting in a truly intelligent light source for illumination.

About TIR Systems Ltd.

TIR Systems Ltd., a world leader in light enabling technology, is building the foundations for tomorrow’s lighting. TIR developed the Lexel™, which is the first, fully integrated, Light Emitting Diode (LED) based light source, designed specifically to produce high quality white light essential for general lighting applications. The benefits of the Lexel technology will encourage a more rapid adoption of Solid State Lighting and the Lexel is positioned to become a new standard in the global lighting market.

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