According to foreign media reports, due to high hopes for the cannabis market, the US lighting company Current has reached a distribution agreement with HortAmericas to sell Current's latest LED growth lights.
Current launched ArizeElementTopLight in Amsterdam last month, calling it "the industry's first one-to-one replacement for 1000W high-pressure sodium (HPS) LEDs."
Current pointed out in the press release that HortAmericas is the exclusive North American distributor of Current Horticultural Products and will be available to North American customers, including “prosperous, regulated cannabis farming”.
HortAmericas said on its website, "The results show that HPS lamps produce a higher stem weight than LED lamps." "However, HPS lamps cause a significant drop in THC concentration in flowers. Under LED illumination, plants Shorter and more compact, but with higher CBD and THC content."
As Current and Hort pointed out, research firm NewFrontierData estimates that the total electricity demand for legal cannabis cultivation in the United States will increase by 162% between 2017 and 2022. LEDs are energy efficient and will reduce the increase.
Current and HortAmericas pointed out that the new ArizeElementTopLight "marks that HortAmericas and Current will begin distributing lighting solutions for the cannabis market for the first time."
It is reported that HortAmericas also sells growth lights from other suppliers, such as Osram's Phytofy system.