SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

July 15, 2008 09:19 ET

Independent Testing Confirms Continued Performance Gains for Dimmable CFL From PureSpectrum, Inc.

Technology Tested at the Request of Major Lighting Manufacturers

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has received data generated through recent independent testing that demonstrates continued performance gains for the company's proprietary dimming ballast technology for Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs.

The tests were performed at the request of lighting manufacturers to confirm that PureSpectrum's unique electronic ballast circuitry topology would meet various commercial production standards. PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta said preliminary results from the performance tests indicate the technology met or exceeded the necessary performance benchmarks in all areas and the company will move forward with licensing discussions based upon these test results.

According to recent statistics, CFL bulbs occupy only about seven percent of the market within the multibillion dollar United States residential lighting industry that has long been dominated by affordable, inefficient incandescent bulbs. But legislation passed in 2007 will outlaw the use of incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy efficient lighting products. The CFL bulb will cease to be a niche product and is positioned to become the market leader as a product, but Vanatta said the majority of lighting manufacturers do not have a solution for performance problems which have historically plagued CFL bulbs.

The lack of dimming capability has always been a barrier to consumer acceptance for CFL bulbs, and this problem has assumed a more prominent position as the date nears for the impending extinction of easily dimmable incandescent bulbs. In just four years, the consumer will demand an energy efficient light bulb which will reliably dim like an incandescent, and Vanatta said that the major manufacturers don't have that product on the shelves. PureSpectrum's circuitry design for dimmable CFL bulbs enables full linear regressive dimming capability and contains fewer components than commercially available dimmable CFL bulbs.

During the past six months, Vanatta said two of the top three CFL manufacturers in the world have tested PureSpectrum's innovative dimming technology for CFL bulbs in their own proprietary, private labs and feedback gained through those ongoing communications with those companies has been an invaluable resource as PureSpectrum refined its circuitry in preparation for integrating it into the production process.

"There is an urgency attached to the continued development of our work to create a dimmable CFL, because lighting manufacturers know consumers are currently unsatisfied with the quality of dimmable CFL bulbs," Vanatta said. "There is a tremendous opportunity for a CFL manufacturer to license our technology and become the first brand name to offer a dependable, affordable CFL product which screws into a socket and works properly. Any CFL manufacturer would profit from being able to offer a dependable dimmable CFL bulb at an attractive price point.

"Licensing and integrating our technology would allow a manufacturer to provide the kind of performance that would earn increased loyalty from consumers who are tired of purchasing underperforming CFL products," Vanatta concluded.

The tests were conducted at Independent Testing Laboratories, an NVLAP-certified facility in Colorado, and the data generated reinforces PureSpectrum's position within the lighting industry as leading innovator for dimming ballast technology for fluorescent lighting. Test results are being packaged and sent to all prospective licensing partners this week, and full test results will be available at

"During our discussions with lighting manufacturers, we heard them say some minor modifications would need to be made in order for our technology to fully integrate into their production lines and we responded immediately to fulfill those requirements," Vanatta said. "We have gone through several independent testing sessions with our dimmable ballast technology for CFL bulbs, and this new set of test results has indicated continued performance gains in critical areas. This data is one of the final pieces to be put into place as we look to clearly define the scope of the business relationship between PureSpectrum and licensing partners."

Please call (912) 961-4980 for more information about PureSpectrum, Inc. or visit to see a short video featuring PureSpectrum's dimming technology compared to commercially available dimmable CFL bulbs. Please contact Shareholder Development Group at (770) 518-3449 or for investment information.


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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