For the third time in three years, Fluence Bioengineering, an Austin company that makes lights for indoor plant growing, has moved into a yet-bigger manufacturing facility.

That’s because of booming sales to one of America’s biggest growth industries: cannabis.

The story of how Fluence, which specializes in high-efficient, ultra-bright light-emitting diodes (better known as LEDs) has ramped up to 40 employees, illuminates the spill-over effects of the marijuana industry and how it’s pushing energy efficient innovation.

Not long ago, Fluence, then known as Build My LED and founded in 2012, specialized in aquarium lighting.

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Asher Price ~ Austin American-Statesman ~

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