Tomato Salmonella Threats Increase Interest in Grow Lights & Locally Grown Produce

Top Quote Recent outbreaks of salmonella in imported produce drives more consumers to consider residential light solutions for grow lights supporting locally grown produce End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 19, 2008 - Milpitas, CA - - a leading supplier of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting, today announced the rising interest in grow lights in response to recent salmonella and e.coli outbreaks linked to raw tomatoes, fresh cilantro, jalapeņo peppers, bulb onions and scallions.

    According to the CDC, 1090 persons infected with Salmonella Saintpaul with the same genetic fingerprint have been identified in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada since April. With the increasing number of people reporting illnesses and the expanded list of produce under investigation, more consumers are looking for alternative solutions in produce, including growing their own produce at home.

    Access Discounts offers a wide selection of residential lights, commercial lighting and horticulture lighting sources such as LED Grow Master Grow Lights that aide in the growth and development of produce and plants. Ensuring the growth quality, produce that is organic, pesticide and bacteria free is handled best by individuals growing their own produce.

    "Tomatoes have always been an ideal home grown produce and now more than ever is the time to consider growing produce at home," stated Christina Roush, spokesperson for Access Discounts. "Between rising gas prices and salmonella scares, it's not only more cost effective, but you can rest assure that the foods you grow will be healthier alternatives to imported produce that is handled and exposed to a number of types of bacteria, pesticides, fertilizers and other harmful substances," Roush concluded.

    Grow lights are available in different styles including LED lights, which provide better color and improved light over comparable light sources as well as save energy for both lighting needs and cooling costs. LED Grow Master grow lights use 33 times less energy than comparable metallic vapor lights. According to the EPA, this savings is equivalent to planting a 1/2 acre of trees per year.

    In addition to the health benefits of growing produce locally, grow lights reduce energy costs and are safer to use around children and pets and have a far lesser fire hazard. LED Grow Master Grow Lights are ideal for plants and help reduce the chance of root damage. Made in the USA, all grow lights provided by are of the highest quality. With discounted prices, shoppers can benefit from not only the back end reduced costs provided by LED grow lights, but they can benefit with the upfront savings the online retailer offers. Access Discounts aims to provide customers efficient, effective and quality residential lighting solutions. For more information on grow lights, please visit

    About Access Discounts provides a wide selection of grow lights, residential lighting and commercial lighting of the highest quality. Leveraging the close relationships developed with top lighting manufacturers, Access Discounts is able to provide the very best in lighting solutions at affordable prices. As a leading supplier of lighting fixtures for horticultural lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting, Access Discounts strives to bring quality lighting to customers nationwide. Founded in 2002 with headquarters in Milpitas, CA offers lights, lighting fixtures and accessories for residential, commercial and horticulture lighting needs. For more information, please visit

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