SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

July 09, 2008 07:30 ET

PureSpectrum's Proprietary CFL Dimmer Is Another Step Toward Energy Efficiency for Residential Lighting

Lighting Technology Company Invented Dimmer in Order to Prove Performance for Dimmable CFL Bulb

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - During the past six months, PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) has confirmed breakthroughs in dimming ballast technology for Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs through data generated in several rounds of independent testing conducted at NVLAP certified facilities and proprietary laboratories of leading lighting manufacturers.

But because of limitations within the lighting and lighting controls industries, PureSpectrum would not have been able to properly test its dimmable CFL ballast model without the creation of an innovative dimming device engineered specifically to be compatible with CFL bulbs. PureSpectrum designed not only a dimming device that enabled unprecedented capabilities for CFL bulbs but also wrote a performance test to be conducted at Independent Testing Laboratories in Colorado which illustrates light output for dimmable fluorescents in five percent increments.

PureSpectrum is currently in the provisional patent stage for its two-wire dimmer design, and PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta said the creation of a dimming device specifically addressable to CFL bulbs was critical to his company's development and will be in demand within the lighting industry. As PureSpectrum continues to generate interest for its technologies from prospective licensing partners within the lighting industry, Vanatta said the dimmer will become yet another revenue stream for the company to pursue alongside dimming technology for CFL bulbs and dimmable ballasts for linear fluorescent fixtures.

"We created the dimmer out of necessity, and we realized at the time that we were breaking new ground," Vanatta said. "Through our market research, we knew that dimming was an enormous issue within the lighting industry. When we unveiled our dimmer, we were told by testing engineers and leading manufacturers of controls devices that we had the first dimming device capable of reliably dimming a single CFL bulb."

As the global quest for energy efficiency continues, dimming has been identified as a key component to artificial lighting achieving optimal efficiency in residential settings. Dimming a bulb lessens the amount of energy required to power the bulb, but energy efficient CFL bulbs which claim to be dimmable have historically been overpriced and underperforming.

While some manufacturers have claimed to have dimmable CFL bulbs, dimming devices were not configured to compatible with CFL bulbs, resulting in erratic performance or zero true dimming capability. Conventional dimmers found in most residences are not configured to be compatible with bulbs below 40 watts, and the standard CFL wattage for residential uses is 27 watts, creating an incompatibility among supposedly dimmable CFL bulbs and existing dimming technology.

When PureSpectrum's dimmer is used with a CFL bulb built with PureSpectrum's dimmable ballast, the bulb will dim in perfect linear regression from 100 percent to five percent like an incandescent bulb. Of equal importance, the PureSpectrum dimmer provides the previously unavailable capability of dimming a single CFL bulb made by any manufacturer.

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.

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