TIR Systems Ltd.

TIR Systems Ltd.

August 15, 2005 16:25 ET

TIR Systems Receives Orders for $1.5 Million in Solid State Lighting Products

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 15, 2005) - TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR), a world leader in light enabling technologies for Solid State Lighting, today announces the receipt of four orders totaling $1.5 million for its Destiny® Series of architectural luminaires and its ColorTrace delineation product, both Solid State Lighting (SSL) products. This revenue is expected to be recognized primarily in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2005.

The projects include entertainment complexes, retail environments and commercial buildings in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

"These orders represent international acceptance of TIR's architectural SSL products for a wide range of projects and applications. We are encouraged by the reception to our Architectural SSL products following the completion of their global launch within the last 12 months," stated Darren Luce, Vice President Global Sales, Commercial/Industrial Markets. "TIR continues to actively develop our distribution channels with the goal of expanding the global market penetration of the Destiny and ColorTrace products."

About TIR Systems Ltd.

TIR Systems Ltd., a world leader in light enabling technology, 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.

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