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CALIF. BIZ RESISTS LED PUSH

They say where California goes the nation follows. Many California businesses are not happy about a rule that would require indoor grows to use LED lights by 2023.
WeedWeek

  • LEDs use far less energy than sodium halide bulbs and other traditional grow lights, but they’re expensive. By one estimate, switching to LEDs would cost growers in the state $255M.
  • And some growers believe conventional lighting produces better product and the switch would create an opportunity for the illegal market.
  • The California Energy Commission will hold a workshop on the issue this week.

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