Cooper Wiring Devices New Wall & Corner Mount Passive Infrared Occupancy Sensors Offer Performance, Increased Energy Efficiency

Intuitive sensor offers real-time adjustments to maximize potential energy savings

PEACHTREE CITY, GA, April 3, 2012 - Cooper Wiring Devices, a leading electrical wiring device manufacturer for industrial, commercial and residential applications, has combined innovative design and energy savings to create its line of Wall & Corner Mount Passive Infrared Occupancy Sensors. Featuring self-adapting sensors, this great new solution offers complete, no-gap coverage to ensure proper illumination and increase efficiencies in any space.


Designed to detect motion from heat-emitting sources, Cooper Wiring Devices' Passive Infrared sensor products rely on a segmented Fresnel lens that provides optimum sensitivity and performance. When utilized in the Automatic-ON mode, lights are turned on only when a person is detected in the room. For added efficiency and savings, certain models also include a day-lighting feature that prevents additional light sources from activating when the room is already adequately illuminated by natural light.

"Energy savings and efficiency are extremely important characteristics our end-users look for in a product," said Laura Ulz, President Cooper Wiring Devices. "That's why we've worked hard to develop our new Lighting Control sensors. Offering simplified operations and energy savings, they are the ideal choice for commercial buildings, schools and offices."

For reliable performance and reduced commissioning times, Cooper Wiring Devices' Wall & Corner Mount Passive Infrared Occupancy Sensors rely on Instinct Technology. This innovative technology continuously self-adjusts sensitivity and time delay in real-time allowing users to maximize potential energy savings.

Additional features include a self-adjusting Auto OFF delay of five to 30 minutes; adjustable ambient light level feature from 0 - 300 foot-candles; and California Title 24 compliance. Products are with a white finish and in coverage patterns of 90 linear feet or up to 1200 square feet.

To learn more about Cooper Wiring Devices' Wall & Corner Mount Passive Infrared Occupancy Sensors or any of the great solutions offered by Cooper Wiring Devices, visit www.cooperwiringdevices.com.

About Cooper Wiring Devices

Cooper Wiring Devices, a trusted name in electrical products, features Arrow Hart commercial and industrial solutions, CORE Lighting Controls, residential wiring devices and Cooper Interconnect industrial, military, aerospace, and subsea connectivity solutions. Cooper Wiring Devices is committed to providing products that increase productivity, energy efficiency, safety at work and in the home, and provide reliable performance. Cooper Interconnect, a Cooper Wiring Devices' business unit, is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated interconnect solutions for demanding environments and features well-known brands such as G&H, WPI, Burton, General Connector brands, Cam-Lok, and Thorkom. A subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE), Cooper Wiring Devices is headquartered in Peachtree City, GA with international manufacturing and distribution facilities. For more information on Cooper Wiring Devices visit www.cooperwiringdevices.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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