SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

July 14, 2008 12:15 ET

PureSpectrum, Inc. Successfully Completes Performance Testing for Dimmable Linear Fluorescent Ballast Technology

Technology Meets Standard for Commercial Production From ANSI, Energy Star and FCC

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has completed performance testing on its proprietary dimming ballast technology for linear fluorescents at the request of multiple major lighting manufacturers, and the data generated through the independent testing indicates the technology meets or exceeds commercial production standards for ballasts set forth by the American National Standards Institute, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Star program and the Federal Communications Commission.

The tests were conducted at Independent Testing Laboratories, a 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

"We commissioned these tests at the request of several brand name lighting manufacturers who have expressed interest in PureSpectrum's dimmable ballast technology," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "The data generated met or exceeded the results these manufacturers needed to see. The tests clearly confirm the viability of a manufacturer being able to immediately integrate our technology into commercial production."

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. The company has been engaged in ongoing discussions for the past few months with multiple lighting manufacturers regarding licensing the technology for integration into a commercially available product line.

PureSpectrum's unique ballast design for linear fluorescent lamps enables full linear regressive dimming capability and approximately 75 percent fewer electronic components than conventional dimmable ballast for linear fluorescent lamps. Vanatta said a linear fluorescent lighting manufacturer would gain a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace by being able to offer an affordable linear fluorescent product.

"Dimming for linear fluorescents is no longer a niche in the lighting industry, and being able to offer optimal performance at an affordable cost to the consumer would allow a manufacturer to surge to the leading edge of lighting development," Vanatta said. "Our technology could be the catalyst for a linear fluorescent manufacturer to substantially strengthen its position within the industry because we have developed high performance technology which accommodates the performance and cost expectations of the consumer."

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.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Stephen Weeks
    (912) 356-5770