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1/2/2013

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LED Solutions from Cooper Lighting Help Cameco Mines Increase Energy-Efficiency, Reduce Environmental Footprint


 
With almost 1000 LED luminaire upgrades, the company was able to achieve an estimated 86 percent reduction in electricity consumption for its lighting systems between two jobsites.
 
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.– With the goal of reducing maintenance, down time and overall energy use, Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers, began investigating new lighting solutions for both its McArthur River and Cigar Lake mines. Working alongside Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry, Cameco was able to achieve those goals by replacing more than 973 HID wall packs with LED solutions to reduce energy consumption for its lighting systems by almost 86 percent.
 
Before simply selecting and installing new fixtures, Cameco was presented with solutions from Cooper Lighting’s entire LED product offering. In addition to showcasing its wide range of options, Cooper was also able to illustrate just how much time and money the company has invested in LED technology. After testing and reviewing the options, Cameco settled on Cooper Lighting’s Lumark Wal-Pak LED Series.
 
Cooper Lighting’s Lumark Wal-Pak series combines traditional architectural style with high-performance energy efficient illumination. All luminaires feature a rugged die-cast aluminum construction, hinged removable door, stainless steel hardware and a sealed and gasketed optical compartment making them virtually impenetrable to contaminants. Ideal for pathway illumination, tunnels or loading docks, they utilize highly reflective anodized aluminum reflectors to provide high efficiency illumination and are UL 1598 wet location listed. Optical assemblies include impact resistant borosilicate refractive glass, Solite™ flat diamond patterned glass and full cutoff IESNA compliant configurations.
 
“Replacing traditional metal halide lighting with our energy-efficient LED options is one of the most practical upgrades a company can make to save energy and reduce its overall environmental footprint,” said Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. “We are confident that Cameco will enjoy the cost and energy savings, impressive illumination and environmental benefits these great products have to offer.”
 
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.

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