SOURCE: PureSpectrum, Inc.

December 18, 2007 07:30 ET

Test Results for PureSpectrum Ballast Technology Support Market Driven Development

SAVANNAH, GA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - As politicians prepare to formally pass an energy bill that will phase out incandescent light bulbs by 2012, lighting industry experts are predicting a rise in popularity for Compact Fluorescent Lamps and lighting manufacturers are searching for the technology that will provide a differentiator in a marketplace that is expected to become increasingly competitive.

PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSPM) may have developed the solution sought by lighting manufacturers. Results from a recent series of independent tests on PureSpectrum's proprietary ballast circuitry reveals that prototypes powered by PureSpectrum's power conversion system allows CFL bulbs to maintain high levels of energy efficiency while also improving color temperature and light quality.

PureSpectrum engineers have used feedback from a series of photometric testing sessions conducted at a leading independent lighting testing facility during the past two months to refine its innovative ballast topology to produce color quality which exceeds commercially available CFL bulbs. At the same time, improvements in the electronic ballast design have resulted in sizable energy efficiency gains which make the company's manually assembled prototypes comparable to the matched component manufacturing of brand name products.

PureSpectrum's 10.86-watt prototype produced 727 lumens or 66.94 lumens per watt, making the prototype built with a Sylvania lamp comparable to an 11.76-watt GE bulb tested at the same time. However, the PureSpectrum prototype scored higher than the GE bulb on Correlated Color Temperature and Color Rendering Index.

"We have intentionally practiced market driven development in order to reach this current plateau," said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta, whose company owns a diverse portfolio of patents and patent applications related to a unique circuitry landscape for ballast driven lighting applications. "We realize that in order for the technology to be accepted by the lighting community, the technology and business functions must work together. The ongoing evolution of our ballast technology is a response to the inevitable growth of CFL bulbs as a lighting alternative and the consumers' need for CFL bulbs to work like conventional light bulbs."

While PureSpectrum's ballast model is compatible with any fluorescent lamp, enhancing the CFL ballast design has been the company's primary focus during the past year. According to a study performed by market researchers The Freedonia Group, fluorescent lamps and CFL lamps are expected to experience the most growth among light bulbs during the next three years. The study proposed that CFL sales would pass conventional incandescent lamps in sales dollars but not units.

"The projected growth of CFL sales will increase the urgency for lighting manufacturers to generate products which perform at a higher level than their competitors according to the demands of the consumer," Vanatta said. "Responding to the needs of the consumer will become more important as manufacturers try to distinguish their brands and products in the market place. Those with the best performing CFL bulbs with attributes such as light color and quality will become leaders in the changing marketplace, and I feel that innovative technologies like PureSpectrum will be absorbed into the mainstream."

Please visit 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.


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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