AustinInno: From Basil to Marijuana to Acne, This LED Tech Company is Lighting the Future
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt of an article written by Brent Wistrom for AustinInno.
Maybe the sun just isn’t good enough anymore. It may be free, but it’s not adjustable, hides at night and, for many plants, its rays don’t compare to the high tech lighting recipes that scientists at Austin-based Illumitex have been cooking up.
Illumitex’s light emitting diode (LED) light recipes are now being used around the world to grow bumper crops of tomatoes, basil and one of the world’s most lucrative plants, marijuana. The company’s success is based largely on their ability to customize wavelengths and intensity of the light to boost the growth of plants.