SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

July 08, 2008 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum, Inc. Conducting Performance Testing at the Request of Lighting Manufacturers

Lighting Technology Company Testing Ballast Technology Against ANSI, Energy Star and FCC Standards

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has commissioned extensive performance at the request of lighting manufacturers as the lighting technology continues to make progress toward the finalization of a licensing agreement for its innovative ballast technologies for fluorescent lighting.

PureSpectrum owns several patents and patents pending related to electronic ballast and dimming technology for both Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs and linear fluorescent ballasts, and the company has been in licensing discussions with several major lighting manufacturers during the past few months. To accommodate additional data requests from multiple manufacturers, the company has engaged Independent Testing Laboratories, a NVLAP-certified testing facility in Colorado, to conduct performance testing on prototypes built with PureSpectrum's proprietary dimmable ballast circuitry.

According to PureSpectrum's advanced technology team, the tests will include ballast performance tests to confirm that PureSpectrum's technology meets standards for ballasts established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Star program as well as the Federal Communications Commission's requirements for Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference. The company expects to distribute the test results before the end of the week.

Due to provisions in the Energy Bill passed in 2007, the multibillion lighting industry is preparing to face its most formidable challenge in decades when inefficient but inexpensive and dependable incandescent bulbs are outlawed in 2012. As the industry giants marshal their resources to plan for the long term transition, smaller, more nimble companies like PureSpectrum are introducing readily implementable solutions that immediately address the performance of energy efficient artificial lighting products.

"We are in the final stages of the sales cycle, and from our ongoing interaction with prospective licensing partners we know lighting manufacturers need our technology but they need the information from these tests to determine how our technology will fit into their manufacturing processes," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "Our previous performance testing has proven that our technology provides consumer benefits that are not available on the market at this time. We are confident that this set of tests will confirm that PureSpectrum's technology can be integrated in the production process with minimal modifications and with highly competitive retail pricing."

According to lighting industry experts, dimming is one of the most critical issues for the fluorescent lighting industry to address as the country prepares for the elimination of incandescent bulbs in 2012 in accordance with 2007 Energy Bill. There is not a reliable dimmable CFL bulb on the market, and negative backlash toward the industry has already begun from consumers accustomed to low investment, low tech incandescent bulbs who are unable to find energy efficient bulbs which mirror the cost and the performance of incandescent bulbs.

In previous independent testing, PureSpectrum's technology was proven to enable both Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs and linear fluorescent ballasts to dim seamlessly like incandescent bulbs. Additionally, thorough research and development combined with common sense electrical engineering allowed PureSpectrum to design dimmable electronic ballasts with far fewer components and a substantially lower cost to manufacture compared to commercially available ballasts.

"Our stated goal was to identify the issues with energy efficient lighting and correct those issues through technology," Vanatta said. "Through our own research and input from major lighting manufacturers, we identified the prevailing issues and developed reasonable technology solutions. We have engineered a dimmable electronic ballast that works better and costs less than anything currently on the market. We are certain our technology would provide a fluorescent lighting manufacturer with a competitive advantage in the marketplace."

The company is engaged in ongoing discussions with several prospective licensing partners in the lighting industry, and multiple lighting manufacturers have conducted private performance tests on the dimming technology during the past few months.

Please call (912) 961-4980 for more information about PureSpectrum, Inc. or visit www.purespectrumlighting.com 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 info@shareholderdg.com for investment information.

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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