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Your Next Pint of Craft Beer Could Come from an Energy-Efficient Greenhouse

Your Next Pint of Craft Beer Could Come from an Energy-Efficient Greenhouse - Revolution Lighting Technologies
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By Maria Gallucci

Jay Black, Vice President of Communication and Development for Revolution Lighting, comments on the benefits of LED lighting, as part of latest modern greenhouse farming techniques.

Inside a spacious greenhouse in Fort Collins, Colorado, a kaleidoscope of red and blue lights beam down on rows of hop plants.

Hops are a key ingredient in beer, and they typically flower just once a year in this mountainous state. But Bill Bauerle, who runs the greenhouse, recently picked his fourth crop since January thanks to the manipulative powers of his energy-efficient, color-changing LED lights.