SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

January 15, 2008 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum Prototype Achieves Instant Illumination in Independent Testing

Prototype Reaches Full Brightness in Less Than a Second Without Compromising Lamp Life

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Technological advances made by engineers from PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) definitively address one of the most common consumer complaints about Compact Fluorescent Lamps.

In recent independent testing conducted at Independent Testing Laboratories in Colorado, a CFL prototype bulb powered by PureSpectrum's proprietary ballast technology reached full illumination in seven tenths of a second. Consumers accustomed to incandescent bulbs have consistently criticized energy efficient CFL bulbs for the long delay between ignition to full illumination, and PureSpectrum engineers have worked specifically to address this issue and other CFL performance concerns through ballast circuitry.

The PureSpectrum prototype's nearly instantaneous attainment of full brightness is substantially faster than any brand name bulb currently on the market, and the circuitry modifications pose no threat to the longevity of the bulb. The proprietary ballast technology used to achieve these results is designed to be compatible with any existing CFL bulb, and PureSpectrum is searching for licensing partners among lighting manufacturers searching for differentiation in a largely homogenous CFL market.

"The challenge we set for ourselves and this technology was to find the best possible light delivery method for a CFL," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "These test results confirm that our market driven development approach has produced a series of technological advancements that will have a substantial cumulative impact on the lighting industry. Through our unique development model, we have assembled the building blocks for the technology that will produce a superior CFL bulb that captures all of the elements that consumers need."

PureSpectrum owns the rights to a family of patents, patent applications and provisional patents related to improved electronic ballast circuitry for ballast-driven lighting applications. Last year, PureSpectrum Technology was able to confirm through independent testing that its innovative ballast design improves energy efficiency for linear fluorescent lamps and enhances multiple performance areas for CFL bulbs. PureSpectrum's proprietary ballast topology tested in CFL bulbs made by lighting manufacturing giants such as GE, Westinghouse and Sylvania produced sizable gains in both start time and run-up delay time while maintaining comparable energy efficiency.

Please visit 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.


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

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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