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Cooper Industries plc : Large Florida Retailer Builds Its First Superstore Designed to Meet LEED Silver Standards with Help from Cooper Lighting LED Products

12/08/2011 | 03:30pm US/Eastern

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology, is pleased to announce its inclusion in a new City Furniture superstore. City Furniture, one of Florida's most successful furniture retailers, selected three energy-saving LED products from Cooper Lighting, to help achieve its initiative for LEED Silver certification for a new 94,000 sq. ft. superstore in Boca Raton, Florida. With an overall goal of reducing wattage consumption of the general lighting by half when compared to similar facilities, City Furniture is realizing an energy reduction of nearly 60 percent, and is estimating $55,000 savings in energy costs this year.

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"City Furniture was able to realize such savings at this facility because of a driving factor of specifying 98 percent of the lighting with LED technology," said Mike Jaroszyk, Director of Facilities and New Construction for City Furniture. "Over the past year, I spent countless hours searching for the most cost-effective ways to save energy without sacrificing the quality of our lighting."

City Furniture was already committed to operating its stores under environmentally responsible business values and saw an opportunity to expand on those values by designing and building a superstore that would be its first to meet LEED Silver standards. To meet the certification, the wattage consumption was dictated at the outset of the building and the challenge was to maintain the needed light levels suitable for a retail space. To meet the illumination requirements, City Furniture chose and installed 3,500 of Cooper Lighting's Halo Stasis LED track fixtures, 18 McGraw-Edison Ventus LED outdoor parking lot fixtures, and 10 Lumark LED Wal-Pak exterior security wall-mount luminaires.

"City Furniture has had a long, rewarding relationship with Cooper Lighting. The company has proven over the years that it not only supplies first-class products, but Cooper experts also become invaluable partners in the construction process from design to completion. This vast project was another instance of Cooper Lighting exceeding our requirements and helping us to meet our goals," continued Jaroszyk.

Lighting consultant Dominick D. Falso of DMD Lighting and Energy Control Systems Inc., took careful consideration when selecting products that would be appropriate for many aspects of the new City Furniture retail store, including the 3,500 18-watt Halo Stasis LED track fixtures used throughout to highlight the merchandise. "The Halo Stasis LED fixture has a very high center beam candlepower that lends itself very well to highlighting retail spaces," said Falso. "Plus, it consumes less than half the energy of the typical 39-watt ceramic metal halide fixture used in many current retail applications."

To meet its energy efficiency goals, the superstore is controlled by an energy management system that detects when a sufficient amount of natural light is in the space. "The track system we chose was Halo's two-circuit track, which allows the ability to shed lighting loads during the day when a high amount of natural light is detected. Tracks can be completely turned off, and then switched on, resulting in additional energy savings for City Furniture," said Falso.

Outside the store, the Ventus LED parking lot fixtures were selected for their optical performance and the ability to deliver application-specific uniform illumination. The fixtures feature bi-level switching, allowing the energy management system to reduce light output at certain evening hours and automatically turn off, resulting in more energy savings.

To provide safety in the back of the building, Falso selected 40-watt LED Wal-Pak fixtures, over typical 175W metal halide fixtures, which remain on throughout the night. Designed for pathway illumination and building entrances, the Lumark LED wall-mounted fixtures satisfied City Furniture's needs for performance and overall energy savings.

"We are pleased that City Furniture chose Cooper Lighting to provide the lighting products it needed for this first-of-its-kind furniture showroom," said Mark Eubanks, President, Cooper Lighting. "It is always rewarding to see a long-standing relationship with a customer grow as their needs evolve, and we are pleased to be able to continue to meet those needs with new, innovative products."

Because of the Boca Raton store's success, City Furniture has committed to building any upcoming new projects with LED technology, as well as implement it in its existing locations when feasible.

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, offering a range of indoor and outdoor LED lighting products and corresponding accessories, all of which are specifically designed to maximize energy and cost savings. For additional information, click.

For additional information on the LEED certification program, visit www.usgbc.org.

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 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained 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 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 2010 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine 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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