RTI says its new lighting is better

February 9, 2010 

Not happy with the fluorescent glow emanating from the bank of lights over your cubicle?

RTI International says it may have a solution. The Research Triangle Park think tank announced Monday that it has developed new lighting based on nanoscale technologies that produce purer light and do so more efficiently than the common incandescent bulb.

RTI's technology was funded with a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Energy's Solid-State Lighting Program. RTI and other investors contributed another $300,000 to the program.

RTI is pursuing commercialization of the product and hopes it will occur within three to five years.

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