Q: At night when I drive along the QEW, there is a greenhouse in Grimsby on the service road near Bartlett Road. They recently expanded it and now part lights up purple, there is a blue section and a yellow section. I am curious as to what the different-coloured lights do for the plants in the greenhouse.
A: The distinct purple glow emanating from Freeman Herbs certified organic facility off the QEW can’t be missed. Its new dynamic LED lighting is giving the greenhouse of herbs a nightclub vibe for drivers passing by in Grimsby.
The technology is actually targeting the plants with the spectrums of light they require to grow while saving the company energy.
“We’re doing this because it’s sustainable and environmentally friendly,” said Marco De Leonardis, manager of research and development at Beamsville’s Freeman Herbs. “We decided we’d spend more by trying to have a better impact on the environment.”