TIR Systems Ltd.
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TIR Systems Ltd.

June 09, 2006 13:35 ET

TIR Receives Technology Award for lexel

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 9, 2006) -

BC TIA Honours lexel™ as Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology

TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR), announces that it has received the award for the Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology by the British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BC TIA) for its lexel™ Solid State Lighting (SSL) technology at its annual awards gala held on June 8, 2006. In 2004, TIR Systems was also awarded the Emerging Company of the Year award by the BC TIA.

"Our judges were extremely impressed with the quality and diversity of this year's applicants and the record number of submissions. To emerge as a winner is a significant accomplishment given the competitiveness of the awards. TIR Systems Ltd. is very deserving of this recognition," said Rob Cruickshank, President of BC TIA.

Leonard Hordyk, President & CEO of TIR Systems Ltd. stated, "Receiving this award is a tremendous acknowledgment from our peers in the technology sector and we would like to thank the BC TIA for their continued support. Together with the "Best of Category" award that our lexel™ technology received at Lightfair, the largest lighting exposition in North America, TIR is being recognized as setting the standard for solid state lighting."

"This award acknowledges the significant achievements of our research and development team and validates that we are successfully executing to our vision of being world leaders in the development of solid state lighting products and technologies," added Brent York, TIR's Chief Technology Officer.

About BC Technology Industries Association

BC Technology Industries Association (BC TIA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organization that represents start-ups to established technology companies, including those that service the industry, across the province. As the largest and most influential technology association in the province, BC TIA advocates issues that enable the continued growth, prosperity and sustainability of our industry and economy. The association also delivers opportunities for members to learn, get connected and grow their businesses in BC. For more information visit www.bctia.org.

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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