Eaton and Cooper United
We’ve united. Our combined strength enables us to look at the world through a larger lens, to see more possibilities and better opportunities. Enabling you to more efficiently manage energy consumption, increase uptime and lower costs.
Our business adds solutions that provide exceptional light quality and efficient use of power, including industry-leading LED technology, with flexible designs for a broad range of applications.
The Eaton acquisition of Cooper Industries is the largest in Eaton’s over 100-year history, and is a transformational milestone that expands market segment reach; broadens portfolio of products; services and solutions; and strengthens our global geographic footprint.
We’re bringing solutions to energize tomorrow’s world today. We’re the lighting company you can trust to bring innovative and reliable solutions you want.
About Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Business
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business delivers a broad range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting luminaires and controls solutions specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Offering one of the broadest selections of products in the industry, we serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.
As lighting technologies have advanced, we have been at the forefront of the industry in helping businesses and communities leverage the latest technologies to improve efficiency, reduce costs, enrich the quality of life and protect the environment. We are committed to not only develop new technologies, but also to design, test and refine those products so that they are worthy of our reputation and yours. Innovation you can rely on™.
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Eaton's Cooper Lighting Business Headquarters
1121 Highway 74 South
Peachtree City, Georgia
Innovations That Put You First
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business’ 60,000 square foot Innovation Center opened its doors in 2009. The multi-million dollar facility is home to the research, development, design, validation, and manufacturing of proprietary LED and other advanced lighting technologies. Teams of highly skilled Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, Optical, and Reliability Engineers work hand in hand with Industrial Designers, Lab Technicians, and Manufacturing personnel to accelerate the development and commercialization of relevant industry-leading LED solutions.
Centralized warehousing, distribution and customer service for all core brand lighting requirements is offered via our 485,000 square foot facility, located in Peachtree City, Georgia. Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business’ customer service, product ordering and quotations are consolidated here to maximize efficiencies and serve you better. In addition, various tech application support functions are offered from presales, engineering, application layouts and MWS drawings to post sales tech support.
From landscape and accent to open office and specialty, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Architectural Brand Denver, Colorado facility is housed in a new state-of-the art manufacturing and training facility located about 15 minutes from the Denver International Airport. This cutting-edge 200,000 square foot facility features a modern 2-level office space that integrates a wide variety of the Lighting business’ newest architectural LED lighting solutions.
Customer First Center
Our Customer First Center provides centralized warehousing, distribution and customer service for all your lighting requirements. Our investment in this 485,000 square foot facility, located in Peachtree City, Georgia, is a commitment to your business. All Cooper Lighting customer service, product ordering and quotations are consolidated here to maximize efficiencies and serve you better.
Improved Customer Service
Faster turnaround on project pricing, applications layouts, technical support and warranty services means superior service to our customers. Improved response time and faster problem-solving can increase profitable lighting business from satisfied customers.
Expanded Stock Availability
More than 5,000 items are in stock to support quick shipment and/or will call availability for local distribution. In addition, there is another 100,000 items available for quick ship program direct from our factory to customers.
Reduced Transaction Costs
One order can include all Cooper Lighting brands, including Halo, Portfolio, Metalux, Lumark, McGraw Edison, Sure-Lites and Fail-Safe. One order means one shipment and one invoice. Consolidating orders will reduce overall purchasing cycle transaction costs.
Improved Project Deliveries
Consolidation of project orders at the Customer First Center means we ship project orders complete to the job site. This level of service, unmatched in the lighting industry, can save time and money and eliminates job problems resulting from missing material and shipping errors.
The beginning of what is Cooper Lighting today goes back to 1956. At that time the Halo Lighting Company was founded with the philosophy of manufacturing lighting fixtures which would be attractive, simple to install and easy to service. From the modest beginnings of a one-room facility and six product lines, Cooper Lighting has grown to a position of international industry leadership. Along the way, there have been many changes.
|1958||Halo became incorporated and later became an international corporation by purchasing a warehouse in Toronto, Canada.|
|1959||Halo opened warehouses in Los Angeles and New Jersey, and the H-7 "Fit All" housing product line was introduced. This unit became the single biggest selling, most-copied fixture in the lighting industry.|
|1961||Halo went public as an over-the-counter stock.|
|1964||The track lighting product line was introduced for commercial use. By 1968, millions of feet of track lighting had been installed in stores, museums and art galleries.|
|1965||Metalux opened for business.|
|1967||Halo Lighting was acquired by the McGraw-Edison Company.|
Following the success in the commercial market, Halo produced a miniaturized version of its track lighting for residential use.
|1972||Halo opened warehouses in Atlanta, Georgia and Dallas, Texas.|
|1976||Metalux introduced the Paralux series product line.|
|1978||Halo introduced High Intensity Discharge (H.I.D.) fixtures for interior use. Lumark opened for business.|
|1980||McGraw-Edison combined the Area Lighting Division with Halo Lighting.|
|1983||Sure-Lites, Inc., a manufacturer of emergency lighting products, was acquired by McGraw-Edison to further diversify its product offerings.|
|1985||Metalux, a producer of fluorescent lighting products and Lumark's HID line, was acquired by McGraw-Edison. In April, Cooper Industries acquired McGraw-Edison.|
|1987||Cooper Lighting was formed.|
|1993||Cooper Lighting opened a facility in Mexicali to broaden capacity. Cooper Lighting purchased Fail-Safe, a leading manufacturer of high-abuse, clean room, and vandal resistant lighting products. Cooper Lighting opened a new facility in Ellaville in order to expand capacity in the fluorescent operations.|
|1996||Cooper Lighting broke ground on the Customer First Center in Peachtree City, Georgia. To support continued growth and better serve customers, Cooper Lighting consolidated its Eastern U.S. warehousing and distribution operations into this 485,000-square foot facility.|
|1997||Iris Lighting, a manufacturer of high end residential recessed lighting, was introduced. In December, Cooper Lighting acquired AtLite Lighting Equipment, Inc., a New York manufacturer of recessed and emergency lighting products.|
|1998||Cooper Lighting acquired Lumière Design and Manufacturing, Inc., a Westlake Village, California-based manufacturer of architectural landscape and specialty lighting products.|
|1999||Cooper Lighting acquired New York-based Neo-Ray Products Inc., a major manufacturer of indirect fluorescent lighting products.|
|1999||Cooper Lighting acquired Denver-based Corelite Products Inc., a manufacturer of innovative, architectural fluorescent lighting products and Emerald Lighting of Roselle, Illinois.|
|1999||Cooper Lighting purchased Regent Lighting.|
|2000||Cooper Lighting acquired Shaper Lighting, a privately-held manufacturer of specification-grade commercial and residential lighting fixtures.|
|2001||Cooper Lighting successfully completed transition of corporate headquarters to Peachtree City, Georgia.|
|2001||Cooper Lighting opened The SOURCE in Peachtree City, Georgia.|