SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

March 26, 2008 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum, Inc. Refining Less Complicated Electronic Ballast for Dimmable Linear Fluorescents

Company Has Engineered Better Performance With Far Fewer Components

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) - PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has furthered the development of a four-foot, two-tube dimmable linear fluorescent bulb powered by an electronic ballast that contains exponentially fewer parts than commercially available electronic ballasts.

The company plans to commission electronic testing on the dimmable ballast for the T8 four-foot linear fluorescent bulb within the next two weeks. PureSpectrum originally planned for the initial testing on the dimmable ballast to take place earlier this year but continued engineering breakthroughs with the technology necessitated rescheduling the initial tests to ensure that the most recent iteration of the technology is evaluated.

Through the creation of an innovative, simplified circuitry topology within the ballast, PureSpectrum's advance technology team was able to dramatically lower the component count for the ballast while retaining critical performance characteristics such as high energy efficiency, high power factor correction and dimming to five percent of perceived light output. PureSpectrum's electronic ballast design requires less than 30 parts in comparison to commercially available electronic dimmable ballasts for linear fluorescents which can contain as many as 150 parts and cost as much as $120 per ballast.

Linear fluorescent lamps are the most popular lighting device for commercial, retail, institutional and industrial settings, and sales of the tubular products have consistently climbed since 2003. Until recently, linear fluorescent bulbs were driven by inexpensive and inefficient magnetic ballasts, but the U.S. Federal Minimum Energy Standards enacted for fluorescent lights by the U.S. Department of Energy has forced the commercial lighting industry in the U.S. to shift rapidly toward more energy efficient T8 bulbs with electronic ballasts.

PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta said his company saw the need within the lighting industry to develop technology to make manufacturing electronic ballasts as efficient and cost effective as manufacturing magnetic ballasts.

"We are introducing technology that will make electronic ballasts for linear fluorescent bulbs less complicated and more affordable to manufacture," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "As a technology company, we are constantly responding to needs within the marketplace with technological solutions in order to identify new potential revenue streams. This most recent development has proven conclusively that PureSpectrum's proprietary base science can be transferred across the full range of ballast driven products."

PureSpectrum is on the leading edge of the movement to improve ballast-driven lighting through fresh perspectives which generate superior technologies. The company currently owns the rights to several patents, patent applications and patents pending related to an innovative electronic ballast technology which dramatically improves performance for ballast-driven lighting applications without sacrificing performance, energy efficiency or bulb longevity.

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 Equiti-Trend Advisors LLC at (800) 953-3350 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 energy efficient lighting technologies which also meet consumer standards. PureSpectrum currently holds the rights to multiple patents, patent applications and patents pending related to electronic ballast technologies designed to make energy efficient lighting products more popular among consumers through improved performance. PureSpectrum is committed to researching, developing and refining ideas that will provide the most energy efficient, cost effective and consumer friendly methods to deliver 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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