Cooper Wiring Devices Expands Line of Award-Winning SAVANT Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors

New products offer reliable motion sensing and impressive cost and energy savings.

PEACHTREE CITY, GA, April 9, 2012 - Cooper Wiring Devices, a leading electrical wiring device manufacturer for industrial, commercial and residential applications, is pleased to announce the introduction of the SAVANT LT sensor switches. These two new products compliment Cooper Wiring Devices' award-winning line of SAVANT Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors. Featuring Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor technology, these products sense movement of heat emitting bodies and accurately detect the presence of people in a room.

When lights are left on in empty rooms, both energy and money are wasted. To help reduce that waste, Cooper Wiring Devices offers innovative Occupancy Sensors. Occupancy sensors provide safety and convenience by automatically turning lights on when an occupant is detected, and save energy by automatically turning lights off in vacant rooms. Through utilization of an intuitive, user-adjustable dial, customers can preset lighting time delays from five to 30 minutes.

For additional savings, customers can take advantage of the Occupancy Sensor's user-selectable ambient light override adjustment. This useful feature prevents lights from turning on when there is a sufficient amount of natural light present. Not only does this save money, but it also provides a green, efficient solution to interior lighting.

Unlike an Occupancy Sensor, Cooper Wiring Devices' Vacancy Sensor provides Manual-on/Auto-off operation only (CA Title 24 Compliant). After turning lights on, vacancy sensors give users the option of manually turning off lights or utilizing a setting for automatic shut off should a room become vacant. This feature provides end-users with impressive cost and energy savings.

"At Cooper Wiring Devices, we are continually striving to develop quality products that will help our customers save both time and money," said Laura Ulz, President Cooper Wiring Devices. "Our Occupancy and Vacancy sensors put the power of lighting control in our consumers' hands. They are designed for efficiency and adhere to the latest energy codes while also greatly reducing energy usage."

Both products offer 450 square feet of coverage and tamper-resistant, color-matched lenses consistent with Cooper Wiring Devices SAVANT line of sensors in six different colors. Products are compatible with 120V / 60 Hz applications and loads of up to 600 watts or 1/6 HP and provide single-pole (single-location) and three-way (multi-location) wiring. They work with all common lighting load types, including Incandescent, Magnetic Low-Voltage, Electronic Low-Voltage, Fluorescent, Compact Fluorescent, LED and Halogen.

To learn more about the Occupancy and Vacancy Sensors or any of the great solutions offered by Cooper Wiring Devices, visit

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

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

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