On Sept. 29 many in Metro Vancouver took to social media to share photos of the colorful phenomenon. Many correctly pointed out the light likely came from a greenhouse, but why hadn’t it been seen before then? It turns out the purple glow came from the Solstice Greenhouse in Delta, where agronomists and growers were harnessing the new “Juliet” strawberry.
The company recognized how light pollution can be a source of significant frustration and inconvenience. The incident was caused by a missed step at the greenhouse when the light abatement curtains which prevent light from the LED lamps escaping were not put in place.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this incident. Additional procedural steps have been added to ensure this never happens again,” the company stated.
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