SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

September 11, 2008 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum, Inc. Testing Dimmable Three-Tube Electronic Ballast for Popular Commercial Use CFL Fixtures

Company Will Test Multipurpose Ballast Capable of Operating 15-Watt, 26-Watt and 42-Watt Pin-Based CFL Bulbs

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - At the request of two major lighting fixture manufacturers, ballast technology developer PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has developed a dimmable three-tube electronic ballast that will operate three standard wattages for pin-based Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL).

The company, which developed and owns multiple ballast circuitry designs, has completed successful internal testing for a dimmable ballast model specially built to power 15-watt, 26-watt and 42-watt pin-based CFL lamps. Pin-based CFL bulbs have gained enormous popularity in the commercial and industrial lighting market as an energy efficient alternative for down lighting, and PureSpectrum's market research indicates that a better ballast for these wattages is being aggressively sought by high volume fixture manufacturers.

"The pin-based CFL application is extremely important to the commercial and industrial light fixture market, and manufacturers of this application are seeking product improvement strategies to distinguish themselves in an increasingly crowded marketplace," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "Our CFL ballast technology was initially designed for an Edison-design socket, but the technology is flexible and scalable enough that we were able to make minor modifications and generate positive internal test results with pin-based CFL lamps."

According to industry analysts, CFL lamps are expected to be the fastest growing segment of the lighting industry through at least 2012 due to technology performance improvements, cost reductions and the worldwide quest for energy conservation. During 2006 more than two million bulbs valued at approximately $1.5 billion were produced, and production of CFL bulbs has grown by at least 35 percent annually since 2003 and grew by 43 percent in 2005 alone.

PureSpectrum's ballast would provide manufacturers with multiple marketing and performance benefits. With a multifunctional ballast, manufacturers could offer distributors one product to fit three separate lamp wattages. And while a wide range of purportedly dimmable CFL bulbs have been introduced in the last decade, the bulbs have been plagued by poor performance and questions about bulb longevity. PureSpectrum's ballast model allows for true linear regressive dimming capability without shortening the life of the lamp, enabling commercial end users to take full advantage of energy conservation strategies such as daylight harvesting and occupancy sensory lighting.

PureSpectrum has engineered multiple breakthroughs in electronic ballast circuitry for fluorescent lighting during the past two years and filed a patent earlier this year for a dimmable Edison-design screw-base CFL bulb. PureSpectrum's technology advances have elicited strong interest from several global lighting manufacturers, and Vanatta said the company and its partners will continue to refine the technology and identify new potential avenues for revenue generation.

"Our successful demonstrations with lighting manufacturers and data produced through independent performance testing have generated additional interest in the lighting community," Vanatta said. "We have gained notoriety in the industry as a company that is truly engineering to improve lighting products and more fully meet the needs of consumers. We have addressed negative issues that dimmable CFL lamps must overcome, and the industry has responded with genuine interest in our technology."

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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