The company is partnering with a US lighting manufacturer to build dimmable T8 linear fluorescent fixtures in multiple styles. The T8 fixture is rapidly becoming the standard lighting application for commercial and industrial lighting, and the ongoing quest for energy conservation in lighting has made increased energy efficiency for linear fluorescent lighting a national and global priority, the company said.

The step-dimming electronic ballast to be used for PureSpectrum’s linear fluorescent fixtures has gained approval from Underwriters Laboratory (UL), and the company has planned to immediately begin offering two-lamp, three-lamp and four-lamp dimmable T8 linear fluorescent fixtures. PureSpectrum has been engaged in ongoing discussions with over one national distributor expressing interest in carrying the step-dimming ballast.

The purchase order for the step-dimming electronic ballasts was submitted in December, and during the first quarter of 2010, PureSpectrum expects to be able to conduct test marketing to introduce both the dimmable ballast as a standalone product and the fixtures in selected metropolitan areas with multiple electrical distributors.

Moreover, the company has begun the process of registering multiple versions of the dimmable fixtures with the US General Services Administration (GSA), the federal government’s clearinghouse for qualified goods and services and a conduit to government retrofit and new construction projects throughout the country.

PureSpectrum expects submitting its application to the GSA before the end of the month, and upon approval of its dimmable linear fluorescent fixtures, the company will gain access to procurement entities within the federal government and federally funded construction projects.

PureSpectrum’s product portfolio currently includes multiple wattage dimmable bare spiral Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL), the three-step dimming ballast and multiple dimmable T8 linear fluorescent fixtures.

The company plans to complete development of a continuous dimming ballast for linear fluorescent fixtures in 2010, and, following the completion of product development for the continuous dimming ballast, it expects to be able to augment its product offerings with multiple continuous dimming linear fluorescent products.