Anyone with a passion for propagating plants knows just how difficult it can be without the right equipment or proper lighting. Thankfully, a new 3D-printed incubator called LumiLamp was designed to grow seedlings indoors, regardless of the time of year. Created by Chicago-based furniture designer, Travis Koss, these countertop grow pods were designed to give small plants the perfect environment for healthy growth.
Beginning as a Kickstarter campaign to raise $1,281, Koss hit his goal with the aid of 42 backers in just under a month.
The origin of the LumiLamp
Koss claims to have received the idea when researching plant propagating on YouTube and witnessing numerous clamp-light methods to mount lights above plants for growth. From this inspiration, Koss birthed his 3D-printed incubator that simply compacted the home engineered ideas on YouTube into a 10.5 inch tall desk lamp with a 5-watt LED grow light.
How do you use the LumiLamp?
Although a user can only expect to grow a fairly small plant, the center pot is easily removable from the outer shell to transfer the plant into a larger pot when ready. The bottom of the center pot is equipped with drain holes which will prevent root rot during growth.
Koss has not yet begun distribution of the LumiLamp to his backers but for only $1 anyone with 3D-printing capabilities can download the LumiLamp STL files and create their very own. For a technologically advanced plant incubator that adds as much aesthetic value as it does plant growth, the LumiLamp is a vision for the future of propagating.
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