March 12, 2009 - PureSpectrum, Inc. receives commitment for bulk CFL order from Minnesota’s Delano Municipal Utilities

March 12th, 2009

SAVANNAH, GA – PureSpectrum, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PSPM) has received a commitment for a bulk order of the company’s dimmable Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) from Delano Municipal Utilities (DMU) in Minnesota.

 

PureSpectrum vice president for sales Garth Kullman said the order volume has not been determined and would be finalized pending Underwriters Laboratory approval for PureSpectrum’s dimmable bulbs. DMU general manager Hal Becker said PureSpectrum’s high quality, high performance products will increase the number of households that use energy efficient CFLs by meeting urgent consumer demand among DMU’s customer base.

 

DMU is a non-profit electric and water utility owned by the City of Delano and operated by the Delano Water, Light and Power Commission and, like most utility companies, DMU has introduced multilayered promotional, educational and usage campaigns for its customers emphasizing the importance of utilizing energy efficient CFL bulbs. Through giveaway and swap programs as well as direct sales, utility companies throughout the country push millions of CFL bulbs into the marketplace each year, but Becker said poor performance and a lack of a dependable dimmable CFL product has generated negative reactions from disappointed consumers.

 

“Our ultimate goal is to elevate the number of CFL bulbs in use to conserve energy usage and our customers have clearly told us that dependable dimming is important to their decision to adopt CFL bulbs,” said Becker, who imported CFL bulbs from New Zealand after not being able to find a reliable high performance CFL bulb produced by a US manufacturer. “We can only guess at how many people have bought supposedly dimmable brand name CFL bulbs only to be frustrated and disappointed when they screw them in and they don’t work properly. We are extremely excited to be able to provide the dimmable CFL product that people have been looking for, because there is no better way to ensure people will use energy efficient CFL bulbs than to give them a product they want.”

 

PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta said the company has made developing relationships with utility companies a top priority to introduce PureSpectrum’s high quality, high performance products to a wide consumer base through trusted, credible channels. The sale to DMU was orchestrated by The Energy Consortium (www.energy-consortium.us), a Minnesota based energy consulting firm which researches and procures energy saving products for utility companies, and Vanatta said establishing contacts within the utilities network was equally important to PureSpectrum’s ongoing sales efforts.

 

“The utility industry has a tremendous impact on consumer product preferences and exerts considerable influence on the lighting industry,” Vanatta said. “Our bulbs offer unique benefits and performance features that are beneficial to both consumers and the utility industry, and we are being received enthusiastically by utilities who are seeking new products which will encourage the adoption of energy efficient lighting. We are excited about the beginning a relationship with Delano Municipal Utilities, and we believe our technology and product offerings put us in a favorable position to receive similar purchase orders from utility companies across the country.”     

 

Earlier this year, PureSpectrum finalized a manufacturing agreement with a private lighting manufacturer in the United States to produce proprietary dimmable CFL bulbs built with PureSpectrum’s patent pending electronic ballast design which enables linear regressive dimming and proportional energy usage reduction during dimming. The company recently launched an aggressive sales and marketing campaign directed at North American utility companies, including exhibiting at the Utility Products Conference and Exhibition in San Diego in February. PureSpectrum will be an exhibitor at LightFair International in New York in May and recently doubled the size of it reserved space at the tradeshow in order to accommodate high levels of interest from various sectors of the lighting industry (http://www.lightfair.com/lightfair/V40/search/process_simple.cvn ).

 

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 [email protected]holderdg.com for investment information.

 

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ABOUT PURESPECTRUM

PureSpectrum, Inc. is a technology company founded and headquartered in Savannah, Ga., that has developed breakthrough patent-pending ballast and dimming technology for artificial lighting. The company’s mission stems from an awareness of the increasing urgency to encourage the adoption of energy efficient lighting solutions through superior performance. PureSpectrum continues its commitment to researching and developing technologies and products that satisfy consumer demand and meet energy conservation standards. For more information on PureSpectrum, please call (912) 961-4980 or visit www.purespectrumlighting.com.

 

ABOUT THE ENERGY CONSORTIUM

The Energy Consortium specializes in helping small municipal utilities meet their conservation goals as mandated by state law through program development, implementation and reporting as well as sourcing high quality conservation-related products. Contact The Energy Consortium at (877) 873-2337 or [email protected].

 

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.