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Light SourceResearch on food growth for long duration spacecraft has resulted in a light source for growing plants indoors known as Qbeam, a solid state light source consisting of a control unit and lamp. The light source, manufactured by Quantum Devices, Inc., is not very hot, although it generates high intensity radiation. When Ron Ignatius, an industrial partner of WCSAR, realized that terrestrial plant research lighting was not energy efficient enough for space use, he and WCSAR began to experiment with light emitting diodes. A line of LED products was developed, and QDI was formed to market the technology. An LED-based cancer treatment device is currently under development.
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Document Type
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1993
ISBN: 0-16-042100-4
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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