AeroLEDS in space

The recent cargo mission to the International Space Station, launched by a private company, was enhanced by AeroLEDs illumination, officials with the Boise-based company report.

AeroLEDs, a leader in LED lighting technology, provided red and green nav lights for the space capsule, along with strobe lights. Crew members on the ISS reported that the first sighting of the capsule was aided by an AeroLEDs strobe that confirmed that the cargo module was responding to their commands.

Though subjected to uncommon gravitational forces and vibrations in the launch and then exposed to severe temperature and atmospheric change, the AeroLEDs performed flawlessly, company officials said.

The LEDs have a life expectancy of 50,000 hours and are the same type used in AeroLEDs products for aviation.

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