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.
- 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.