Local company recognized for eco-friendly technology

Published 04/17 2013 06:12PM

Updated 04/17 2013 06:25PM

CHAMPAIGN -- One company is stepping into the spotlight. Eden Park Illumination designs "Micro-plasma Planar Lighting."

The new technology is Eco-friendly. It doesn't contain lead or mercury. The lamps are used in the movie and film industry.

Last week, the company got the "Best Light" Award at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference. The company has been around several years. It was started by a group of research professors at UI.

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