Lighting company Illumitex Inc. is illuminating not buildings and streets, but plants like marijuana. The growth in its market has helped the company secure a new round of funding, as Dow Jones VentureWire reported.
The Austin, Texas-based company’s light emitting diode lamps can be customized to produce wavelengths and intensity specific to facilitating the growth of a particular plant. Illumitex’s lamps are mostly used to grow greenhouse tomatoes and leafy greens indoors, but medical marijuana is a newer and advancing market, said Chief Executive Chris Hammelef.
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