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A lot of the smaller stores did go out of business because they were in fact supplying grow ops. The bigger stores who supply the industrial green house industry in BC can prove their customers are legitimate food growers. BC Hydro reports unusual and excessive use of power then other people take over surveillance of the premises to see if there is other evidence of suspicious activity. Lately grow ops have been placed in industrial buildings having historical high usage rates. This slows down detection rate so they get about a year’s use from premises then they leave. Light fixture purchases from electrical suppliers on a cash basis also does not seem to be a problem. Few if any records are kept. So far it seems to be the Hydroponic shops getting all the attention. If you circulate the air with fans,the heat emitted from the lamps can serve as building heat in colder climates.