Canadian cannabis growers will use LED growth lights to save about 50% of energy

Fahse, a Nevada-based horticultural lighting supplier, announced an agreement with Canadian medicinal cannabis grower Curative Cannabis to supply plant growth lights to its plantation plant in Ontario.

LED grow lights and cannabis planting

It is reported that Curative Cannabis is expected to produce 3,000 kg of medicinal cannabis per year.

Under the agreement, the Curative Cannabis 30,000-square-foot plant will install Fahse’s A3i and F1V LED lighting.

According to Curative Cannabis, Fohse’s A3i system uses 56% fewer luminaires than the high-pressure sodium lamp system to produce as much light output. In other words, the light output of the two A3i systems is equivalent to the light output of three 1000-watt double-ended high-pressure sodium lamps. In addition, its F1V LED lights to use Philips’ lamp beads.

Curative Cannabis said that compared to the traditional high-pressure sodium lighting system, using Fohse’s LED growth lights, the company expects to increase cannabis production and save about 50% of energy.

It is understood that in 2018, Canadian cannabis cultivation began to be legalized, and start-ups have seized market share in all aspects of the cannabis supply chain. In 2018, Statistics Canada estimated that nearly 5 million Canadians spent money on marijuana in 2017, spending about $890 per person.