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Peachtree City, GA 30269
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News Release
Angela Maddox
(770) 486-4782
[email protected]
Cooper Controls Announces New AP Classroom Solution (APCS): The
Lighting Control System for High Performance Classrooms
Pre-programmable solutions enhance classrooms, optimize energy savings and eliminate the need for factory
PEACHTREE CITY, GA, May 7, 2012 – Cooper Controls, a market leader in energy management,
architectural and theatrical lighting controls, announces the new AP Classroom Solution (APCS). The
APCS is comprised of Greengate ControlKeeper 4AP (CK4AP) lighting control panels, daylighting
sensors, occupancy sensors and digital switches that have been designed to provide highly flexible and
energy efficient classroom lighting environments out-of-the-box, without additional on-site programming.
The CK4AP is pre-programmed to offer twelve different options for single room dimming, single room
switching and two room dimming to control typical classroom lighting layouts. Installers can simply
mount the CK4AP, connect accessory sensors or manual controls to the panel, and select the preprogrammed control solution and appropriate classroom layout to complete the installation. The daylight
sensors, occupancy sensors and digital switches are pre-programmed to work immediately once the
system is wired and powered, no factory commissioning needed.
Entry and teacher control stations arrive pre-labeled with lighting scenes that are in accordance with the
standard terminology used by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). Those CHPSstandard scenes include: general on, A/V mode, whiteboard and quiet time. Once the control solution
and classroom layout have been selected, these scenes are automatically generated by the APCS,
providing immediate CHPS scene-based control, without additional on-site programming effort.
The APCS also offers the industry’s first pre-programmed closed loop daylighting system. Closed loop
daylighting systems maintain optimal light levels at a work surface throughout the life of the space by
continuously evaluating both the available levels of daylight and the electrical light output of the fixtures
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in the room and then adjusting the electric light levels accordingly. This closed loop system ensures that
the light level on the desk surface is the same year after year, even as fixtures and ballasts age.
To learn more about Cooper Controls and the new Cooper AP Classroom Solution, visit
About Cooper Controls
Cooper Controls, a business unit of Cooper Lighting, is a market leader in energy management,
architectural and entertainment lighting controls. A subsidiary of global manufacturer Cooper Industries
plc (NYSE: CBE), it was formed by its acquisition of Novitas Inc. in November 2005, Polaron plc in
March 2007, PCI Lighting Control Systems in August 2007, ALC Lighting Controls in November 2010
and Fifth Light Technology, Ltd. in 2012. Cooper Controls includes leading brands such as iLight
(International), iLumin (North America), Greengate and Zero 88. For more information, 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; CrouseHinds 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