TIR Systems Ltd.
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TIR Systems Ltd.

May 31, 2006 12:22 ET

TIR Partner Wins Best of Category Award for lexel'TM'-Based Product

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - May 31, 2006) -

Lighting Services Inc (LSI) Recognized by the Lighting Industry for its LumeLEX™ Product

TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR), congratulates its partner, Lighting Services Inc (LSI) for winning the Best Product award in Downlights, Wallwashers, and Accent Lights, the most competitive category at Lightfair International 2006, the most prestigious lighting event in North America, which is held annually. LumeLEX™ beat out 33 other competitors to win.

The LumeLEX™ product is a track light fixture that incorporates TIR's lexel™ solid state lighting (SSL) technology as the light source to provide the high quality illumination with perfect control that is required by LSI's customers in the museums, galleries, and retail lighting market.

"I want to congratulate our partners at LSI for being the first to introduce a product developed around lexel™ and for winning a prestigious award. I believe this award is validation of TIR's collaborative approach to bringing SSL products to market and is proof that our recent change in focus toward our OEM business was the right decision for the future of the company," stated Leonard Hordyk, President & CEO of TIR Systems Ltd.

About Lighting Services Inc

Lighting Services Inc (LSI) is the leading independent manufacturer of track, accent, display, fiber optic, and LED lighting systems. Since 1958, LSI has been dedicated to designing, engineering and manufacturing lighting systems of the highest quality. Our reputation for creativity and innovative design, coupled with specification grade products and intelligent personalized service, has made us the manufacturer of choice amongst the most discriminating specifiers of lighting.

To find out more about Lighting Services Inc, visit http://www.LightingServicesInc.com.

About lexel™

The lexel™ is a perfectly controllable new solid state light source incorporating light emitting diodes (LEDs) that has the potential to use up to 80% less energy to produce the same amount of light as a conventional light source and does not degrade its output or color temperature over its 50,000 hour life. lexel™ combines breakthroughs in thermal design, optics, and feedback to provide precise color temperature control and dimming in a cost effective design, resulting in a truly intelligent light source for illumination.

About TIR Systems Ltd.

TIR Systems Ltd., a world leader in delivering specialty lighting systems, is building the foundations for tomorrow's lighting. Through sound innovation and proven technical capability, TIR is developing, designing and marketing the core technologies that will allow Solid State Lighting (SSL) to move to the forefront of mainstream lighting.

To find out more about TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR), visit http://www.tirsys.com.

This News Release contains forward-looking statements concerning the development, design and marketing of SSL technology and its expected impact on the Company's business. Forward-looking statements are statements about the future and include, but are not limited to, our ability to develop, design and market and sell our products or technologies in response to the continuing change in technology, evolving industry standards and changing customer preferences and requirements. Such statements are inherently uncertain, and the actual events or results could be materially different than those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including without limitation, our ability to successfully address these developments on a timely basis or at all; as well the other risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business, as contained in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form and other subsequent news releases and filings with the Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities, any of which could cause actual events or results to vary materially from the Company's expectations. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the Company's management at the time they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions or expectations, or other circumstances should change.


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