SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

February 28, 2008 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum Prepared to Test Newly Developed Dimmable T8 Lamp

Previous Independent Testing on Company's T4 Bulbs Showed Exponential Improvement for Energy Efficiency Over Brand Name Lamps

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - February 28, 2008) - Building off of recent advances in the company's proprietary electronic ballast technology, PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has completed development of a fully dimmable 32-watt two-tub, four-foot T8 linear fluorescent lamp.

Linear fluorescent lamps are the most popular lighting device for commercial, retail, institutional and industrial settings, and sales of the tubular products has consistently climbed since 2003. Driven by the U.S. Federal Minimum Energy Standards enacted for fluorescent lights by the U.S. Department of Energy, the commercial lighting industry in the U.S. is rapidly shifting toward more energy efficient T8 bulbs with electronic ballasts.

By migrating its proprietary dimming circuitry into a ballast designed for a linear fluorescent bulb, PureSpectrum was able to create a ballast for a T8 bulb which enables dimming in linear progression just like a conventional incandescent bulb. The PureSpectrum dimming ballast allows for both smoother dimming and can be fully addressed by virtually any lighting control system.

In keeping with PureSpectrum's commitment to avoid unsubstantiated performance claims, the company will commission independent testing dimmable T8 prototypes within the next 30 days.

"This electronic ballast technology and circuitry is already independently proven through our CFL tests and as we are applying it can benefit all forms of fluorescent lighting products," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. "The breakthroughs we have made are significant, and our CFL technologies are already generating significant interest within the lighting industry. At the same time, we realize we need to keep moving forward with the technology to identify all of the potential applications in order to maximize the potential revenue streams for our shareholders."

Photometric testing conducted in 2007 revealed that PureSpectrum's patented 12-watt and 8-watt T4 linear fluorescent lamps are as much as 114 percent more energy efficient than comparable products that are commercially available. In January, independent testing supported PureSpectrum's introduction of a fully dimmable Compact Fluorescent Light bulb and universal dimming control device.

PureSpectrum owns a family of patents and patent applications for improved electronic ballast technology and circuitry designs for ballast driven lighting applications. In the past three months, the company has entered into initial discussions with contract manufacturers concerning the production and launch of both linear fluorescent and CFL bulbs with PureSpectrum's ballast technology imbedded.

Please visit www.purespectrumlighting.com or call (912) 961-4980 for more information about PureSpectrum, Inc. or PureSpectrum Technology. For investment information, please contact Equiti-Trend Advisors LLC at (800) 953-3350.

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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