Lighting Science's popular VividGro™ V2 Fixture in use at a grow facility in Washington. (Photo: Business Wire)Since its introduction in 2015, VividGro has obtained rave reviews from growers and distributors across North America, recently being named One of the Top 5 Lighting Products by Marijuana Business Daily. With the successful ballot initiatives to legalize the recreation use of, and growing and manufacturing of marijuana in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts, and with Florida, North Dakota and Arkansas approving medical marijuana initiatives, the potential for energy saving technologies are being embraced by the business and agriculture community on an accelerated scale. "Cannabis is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the world," said Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Lighting Science. "Statistics show that one percent of all electricity used in the United States today is used by indoor marijuana growers, to the tune of almost $6 billion 1 annually. As the cannabis industry continues to mature, grow facilities are increasingly turning to LEDs to reduce energy costs and boost profits." LEDs Offer Energy Efficient Alternative to HIDs Lighting Science was one of the first on the scene to offer an energy efficient alternative to high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting, which have been draining the grid, as well as bank accounts. VividGro has been particularly popular in the cannabis-friendly Pacific Northwest, Michigan and Canada, where mom and pop grow facilities are quickly being scaled up to lucrative multi-million-dollar business operations. A surge in sales has been seen in the last six months, as the industry continues to grow exponentially.