Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 08, 2012

Cooper Lighting Introduces the World's First Zhaga Certified LED Recessed Luminaire

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, has announced that its IRiS™ Lighting Systems P3LED directional series is the first in the world to be a Zhaga certified luminaire.

Comprised of more than 190 companies from the lighting industry, Zhaga aims to develop mechanical, photometric, thermal and electronic specifications for interchangeability of LED light sources. Its goal is to achieve interchangeability of LED light sources to reduce cost and risk when developing products while not sacrificing design freedom and creativity. With Zhaga's efforts and certification, new LED light sources will be simpler to integrate and upgrade into existing environments and provide added confidence to end users.

Developed for demanding commercial and residential applications, the P3LED 3-inch aperture LED recessed series combines the flexibility of interchangeable optics with energy savings, long life and the sustainability of LED. The P3LED's unique design allows the light distribution to be modified during construction or years later by changing out the optical elements (trims), which are available in downlight, accent, wall wash and lens solutions. The series is currently available in 3000K CCT, 85 CRI typical (80 CRI minimum) and is designed to last 50,000 hours.

The P3LED features a digital addressable lighting interface (DALI) option to work with Cooper Controls' Fifth Light advanced lighting management control system. The Fifth Light Technology Control and Management System conserves energy, reduces operating costs and improves light quality to maximize a building's performance. The system enables facility management to measure and control energy consumption across individual fixtures as well as provide for the integration and control of other building management systems across multiple applications.

The IRiS P3LED has recently been honored and recommended for specification in the fourth annual Next Generation Luminaires™ (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition. The prestigious NGL competition recognizes and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires.

Cooper Lighting is a founding member of Zhaga and remains active in standards development. To learn more about Zhaga please visit their website at http://www.zhagastandard.org.

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 the Cooper Lighting's LED product offering, click here.

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.

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