SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

November 14, 2007 11:23 ET

PureSpectrum Completes Successful Internal Testing on Dimmable CFL Ballast Technology

New Ballast Topology Could Help Manufacturers Produce a Dimmable Energy Efficient Bulb That Will Satisfy Consumers

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Superior electronics developed by PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) may make a dependable, affordable dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) an immediate reality for lighting manufacturers.

In an effort to give manufacturers an alternative product that could spur sales of dimmable CFL bulbs, PureSpectrum is using engineering ingenuity to address consumer complaints by enabling CFL bulbs to perform more like incandescent bulbs. Using a Sylvania lamp powered by a ballast built with PureSpectrum's proprietary ballast technology, director of engineering Ray King has developed an electronic ballast topology which internal testing has confirmed will allow a 19W CFL bulb to be dimmed to as low as 10 percent of full light output without any negative consequences in performance or durability.

"During our internal testing, we did not experience any heat buildup or other negative impacts on the lamp or the ballast," King said. "In other words, a CFL with this ballast can be plugged into a standard dimming socket and will operate just like an incandescent that people are accustomed to having in their homes."

Consumers are hooked on dimming devices that were installed to regulate inefficient incandescent bulbs. As incandescent bulbs are being phased out in favor of energy efficient CFL bulbs, consumers are looking for a dimmable CFL product that will integrate seamlessly with existing dimming mechanisms.

Manufacturers have struggled to marry conventional light bulb performance with the need to meet higher energy efficiency standards, but there are various versions of dimmable CFL bulbs currently on the market and most of the major name brands in the industry list a dimmable CFL in their product lines. Current iterations of dimmable CFL bulbs are often expensive and difficult to find on store shelves, and consumer complaints include slow start times, humming or buzzing during operation and poor light quality after dimming.

Please visit www.purespectrumlighting.com or call (912) 961-4980 for more information about PureSpectrum, Inc. or PureSpectrum Technology. For investment information, please contact Equiti-Trend Advisors LLC at (800) 953-3350.

ABOUT PURESPECTRUM

PureSpectrum (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) is a publicly traded technology company founded and headquartered in Savannah, Ga. The company's values are grounded in an awareness of the increasing urgency to identify more efficient energy solutions. PureSpectrum currently holds the rights to multiple patents and patent applications related to an electronic ballast design which would produce a soft switching environment during power conversion for artificial lighting. PureSpectrum will continue its commitment to researching, developing and refining ideas that will provide the most energy efficient, cost effective methods for powering artificial light. For more information on PureSpectrum, please call (912) 961-4980 or visit www.purespectrumlighting.com.

Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for PureSpectrum's products and services, its ability to succeed in growing revenue, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time by PureSpectrum.

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