Cooper Crouse-Hinds Announces Champ® LED Luminaire Series News Release

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News Release
Tim Rice
(412) 394-6611
[email protected]
Cooper Crouse-Hinds Announces
Champ® LED Luminaire Series
A true wide-area, general illumination LED luminaire for industrial and hazardous applications
SYRACUSE, N.Y., August 1, 2009 – Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a leader in manufacturing electrical and
instrumentation products that enhance safety and productivity in harsh and hazardous industrial
environments worldwide, has introduced the Champ® VMV LED Series, an exciting new LED lighting
technology for hazardous, industrial and other demanding locations. The Champ VMV LED Series
provides the same durability and reliability of a traditional Champ luminaire, combined with the improved
energy efficiency and long life of LED technology. Additionally, the new, state-of-the-art LED luminaire
helps industrial facilities to meet rising environmental standards and regulations.
The Champ VMV LED Series brings new levels of safety and productivity to industrial lighting. Improved
temperature ratings and enhanced visibility with full spectrum lighting provide a safer work environment
in hazardous and industrial locations. The Champ VMV LED outperforms compact fluorescent
technology in cold temperatures by offering instant, full illumination with no warm-up required.
Operation and maintenance costs associated with lighting can decrease by up to 50 percent when using
Champ VMV LED luminaires instead of traditional HID luminaires. The Champ VMV LED Series
provides up to 60,000 hours of light, eliminating the high cost of frequent lamp replacement. Plus, the
Champ VMV LED attaches to existing Champ mounting modules for easy replacement of existing HID
“This new technology is the most recent example of our company-wide commitment to broadening
customer solutions and driving innovation,” said Michael Neary, Product Line Manager of LED Lighting,
Cooper Crouse-Hinds. “The Champ VMV LED Series, coupled with this year’s debut of our EV LED
Class I, Division 1 luminaire, gives customers more options to increase safety and productivity
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throughout any facility or plant location, while facilitating the move towards a more environmentally
accountable lighting technology.”
The Champ VMV LED Series contains no mercury or other hazardous substances. It is reliable in any
environment, as the shock- and vibration-resistant solid-state LEDs have no breakable filaments or
glass components, which greatly reduces the risk of premature failure.
Due to its compact size, the Champ VMV LED family is ideal for wide area illumination at mounting
heights up to 20 feet. It performs in abusive or corrosive environments, as well as locations under
extreme ambient temperatures. Typical applications include:
• Locations requiring continuous and consistent light levels in extreme ambient temperatures
• NEMA 4X, marine, wet locations and hose-down environments
• Manufacturing plants; heavy industrial, chemical, petrochemical or pharmaceutical facilities;
platforms; loading docks; tunnels
Champ VMV LED luminaires by Cooper Crouse-Hinds is the next step in the Company’s commitment to
ESP (Enhancing Safety & Productivity). The goal behind ESP is to develop smarter, more powerful
solutions that enhance safety and productivity. This promise is what drives Cooper Crouse-Hinds to
continually develop products that anticipate customer needs and that work to achieve the goal of making
danger in the workplace obsolete.
For additional information, visit or call (866) 764-5454.
About Cooper Crouse-Hinds
Headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., Cooper Crouse-Hinds integrates a comprehensive line of electrical
and instrumentation products with expert support, industry insights and local availability to improve
safety and productivity in the most demanding industrial and commercial environments worldwide.
Cooper Crouse-Hinds manufactures over 100,000 products, including conduit and cable fittings;
enclosures; plugs and receptacles; industrial lighting fixtures; signals and alarms; controls and electrical
apparatus; commercial outlet boxes and hubs; specialized interconnect products branded Cooper
Interconnect; and electronic components and protection equipment for process control branded MTL
Instruments Group. Cooper Crouse-Hinds products are sold worldwide and meet all local and
international code requirements. They are used in general construction or in harsh and hazardous
environments across the globe, performing to the highest standard of safety and reliability. For more
information, visit
About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global manufacturer with 2008 revenues of $6.5 billion,
approximately 88% 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, sixtyone percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-seven
percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities
in 23 countries as of 2008. For more information, visit the website at