Aspire RF™ Line of Wireless Lighting Controls Features Attractive New Color Option

Award-winning devices now available in Alpine White

PEACHTREE CITY, GA., April 22, 2009 - Cooper Wiring Devices, a division of Cooper Industries, has announced a new color option for its Aspire RF wireless lighting controls product line. Alpine White (color designation AW) provides an all -white color scheme for all products in the Aspire RF line.


The new Alpine White devices will meet customer demand for an all -white device to match new or existing white decorator devices. To complete the all white appearance, customers can pair the Alpine White device with any White Satin screwless wallplate. Aspire RF devices are offered today in three two -toned colors: Desert Sand (DS), Silver Granite (SG) and White Satin (WS).

"The introduction of the new Alpine White color option demonstrates Cooper's continued commitment to delivering products that meet the diverse needs and preferences of our customers," said Jason Sherrill, Product Manager at Cooper Wiring Devices. "With this monochromatic color addition, installers can offer a clean, pure white device to designers and architects while providing homeowners with an ideal retrofit solution for matching existing devices in the home."

The Aspire RF Wireless Control System combines the elegance of sophisticated design with the innovation of intelligent wireless technology, to give homeowners new levels of comfort, control and style inside and outside the home. It features a full line of switches, receptacles, dimmers, scene control keypads, remote controls, kits, accessories and screwless wall plates. Any of the products can be controlled with the press of a single button on a remote control or joined with other devices to create "events" or "scenes" that offer ambience, convenience, enhanced safety and energy savings.


For more information, visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com or call Cooper Wiring Devices at 866 -853 -4293.

About Cooper Wiring Devices
Cooper Wiring Devices is a division of Cooper Industries and provides over 10,000 electrical wiring device products for industrial, commercial and residential applications. For more information, visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries, Ltd. (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion, approximately 88 percent of which are from electrical products. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained level of success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards, and meeting customer needs. The Company has eight operating divisions with leading market share 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 2008, 61 percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end -markets and 37 percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper, which has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2008, is incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the web site at www.cooperindustries.com.

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