Cooper Industries, Houston, bought Lumiere Design and Manufacturing, Inc., Westlake Village, Calif., to join its Elk Grove Village-based Cooper Lighting subsidiary. The acquisition builds on Cooper Lighting's specification-grade lighting products, giving the company an outdoor offering.

Lumiere, which had sales of about $7 million in 1997, makes architectural landscape and specialty lighting products. The company's specialty is outdoor lighting for commercial, residential and industrial settings.

The products will make "an excellent complement to our specification-grade residential and commercial indoor lighting," says H. John Riley Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Cooper Industries. "With this addition, our lighting customers will be able to specify Cooper products for entire projects, including indoor and outdoor applications."