May 10, 2007 - Additional testing reveals PureSpectrum Technology improves run-up delay for brand name CFL bulbs

May 14th, 2007

SAVANNAH, GAIndependent test results have revealed that PureSpectrum, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PSPM) has identified a solution to one of the most frequent consumer complaints about Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL).  

The CFL has long been praised worldwide as an energy saver, but end users have criticized the bulbs for being slow starters that take too long to reach full illumination. According to independent tests performed by NVLAP-accredited testing facility Intertek, PureSpectrum Technology improves the run-up delay time for CFL bulbs manufactured by industry leaders Phillips,

Sylvania and GE by as much as 400 percent.

“The CFL bulb is clearly one of the best options for energy conservation, but CFL bulbs are not saving energy if they are sitting on store shelves because consumers are dissatisfied with performance,” said PureSpectrum president and CEO Lee Vanatta. “One of our objectives during the ongoing development of PureSpectrum Technology is to directly address methods for making the CFL bulb more palatable for consumers from a performance standpoint. These test results signify that the arrival of an instant illumination CFL bulb is available to global manufacturers through the licensing of PureSpectrum technology.” 

The comparative tests were performed on off-the-shelf CFL lamps from Phillips,

Sylvania and GE and the same bulbs rewired by hand to be powered by PureSpectrum Technology’s proprietary electronic ballast design. The prototypes included a 27-watt Phillips Marathon 100, a 23-watt Sylvania Craft Light and a 26-watt GE Energy Smart 100.

Despite the inherent inefficiencies associated with connecting hand-assembled electronics with factory assembled lamps, the test results prove that PureSpectrum Technology significantly reduced run-up delay time for all three bulbs. The average improvement achieved by the three rebuilt prototypes was more than 20 seconds, and the run-up times for both the Phillips and

Sylvania bulb improved by at least 23 seconds.

“What we have developed is a new circuitry topology for this form of artificial lighting,” said PureSpectrum director of engineering Ray King. “These gains were achieved without the benefit of mechanical assembly or matched components, yet we still achieved very positive results. That tells me that we are only beginning to scratch the surface of the technology’s potential.”  

ABOUT PURESPECTRUM PureSpectrum (Pink Sheets: 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

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