About this project
Adding plants to your home or office has shown to produce many physical and psychology health benefits. Studies have seen 37% reductions in anxiety, 58% in depression, 44% in anger, and 38% in fatigue. These reductions allow for greater overall well-being and increased productivity.
In the office, workers can see 10%-15% increases in their productivity according to research, and fewer sickness related absences due to plants’ ability to detoxify the air. Transpiration, evaporation of water from plants, slightly increases air moisture; which has shown to improve skin health, eye strain, and inhibit the spread of airborne disease.
The LeGrow Smart Garden is a complete indoor garden ecosystem. The garden itself is a modular setup where each individual planter pot acts as a building block. This allows you to stack, expand, and build your garden into limitless creations.
The ecosystem includes advanced planter pots, LED grow lamps, humidifiers, and a unique Power Pot with 4 USB charging ports. Each Smart Garden set comes with a different selection of features and you can get the Power Pots as a stand-alone. See the reward options on the right side of your screen.
Clean and Simple Planter pots can be messy! Most come with multiple drainage holes on the bottom of the pot to allow water to escape. We’ve integrated an internal water reservoir into our design. This not only captures the excess water, preventing it from spilling out, but also means you can water less frequently. This design allows for the pots to be placed directly on your desk or furniture with less risk of leakage or soil escaping.
Modular, LEGO®-like Assembly The modular shape of our plant pots allows for limitless creativity. Make your own unique plant arrangements. Stack them high, spread them out, add additional humidifiers or lamps, and grow a large variety of plants and flowers.
LED Grow Lamp Our two-bulb LED grow lamp provides nourishing light for a variety of plants. It can be set in 6-hour increments so that your plants get the light they need to flourish. Generating up to 50,000 Lux and height adjustable, our lamp is perfect for winter growing.
360° Humidifier Most plants die due to a lack of moisture in the air. This is particularly problematic with indoor environments when heating and air conditioning is present. Our humidifier distributes moisture 360°, providing necessary water for plant growth. In addition, humidifiers have been shown to help reduce eyestrain, soften skin, and have many other health benefits.
Quick Charging Pot Our Power Pot includes 4 USB ports to power all your USB devices, including a Quick Charge 3.0 port for your smart phone. This pot is ideal for side tables and workspaces.
Hi there! My name is Haobin Lin and I am originally from Mainland China. When I was a young boy I was fortunate enough to grow up in the magnificent Chinese countryside. Beautiful plants and animals surrounded me. This experience left me with a deep connection to nature. I always felt calm amidst its tranquility.
Unfortunately though, as I grew older and took on new responsibilities I was forced to leave my village. First I went to university, and then to the big city to earn an income for my family. Over time the longing for the natural world grew inside me, but it wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I finally had to act.
When my daughter was born I decided that if it was impossible for us to leave the city, I must bring the beauty of nature to my daughter. So began a 3-year journey to create the best indoor garden I could design.
One day I noticed my daughter playing with her favorite toys – “building blocks.” In that moment I realized that indoor gardens could be so much more than just a bunch of pots. By allowing you to stack and expand your pots everyone can create a unique garden just like my daughters unique building creations.
The Lego-like design has the added benefit of fitting into smaller spaces like our apartment. However, it also provides flexibility, so that my daughter can move and expand her garden as she grows. Once I began to design the pot I realized that this garden could be so much more.
I noticed that indoor gardens could be quite messy! This is because of the multiple ventilation holes on the bottom of traditional pots, allowing excess water and soil to get everywhere. So as I designed our planter pots I added an internal water reservoir that can capture the excess water and an elevated ventilation hole to reduce soil escape.
With the mess taken care of, I quickly realized that we needed to improve the lighting in our apartment if we wanted anything to grow to its fullest. My wife and daughter were particularly keen on succulents and would often leave them on the windowsill to get light, yet that still was not enough. So I set about to design a lighting fixture that could provide for multiple plants at once and have an automatic shut off so they don’t get too much light.
At this point things were going well and our plants were getting better, but some still continued to struggle. After some research I realized that many plants require moisture in the air to thrive.
Instead of buying an off-the-shelf humidifier I decided to create something beautiful, compact, and would match our building block concept. This provided an especially difficult challenge for me and it took 23 designs before I finally created a 360° diffusing mist humidifier.
Not only do our plants get the moisture they need, but it also provides additional health benefits. My eyes are less stressed and I sneeze far less often when I work next to the humidifier. At this point our garden system was shaping up to be a beautiful, easy-to-use masterpiece, but there was still one more thing I wanted to do.
Since I spend countless hours at the office I wanted to add some greenery to my desk. Our system works perfectly for workspaces, but one day I thought ‘wouldn’t it be cool if I could charge my phone with the plant on my desk?’ I immediately started working on our Power Pot.
This mini power hub has 4 USB ports, so that it can power the LED lamp and humidifier, plus my phone and tablet.
It wasn’t until we completed the Power Pot prototype that I realized how incredibly convenient it truly was. Any desk, end table, or counter can now have a beautiful plant and a quick-charge station!
This whole project over the past 3 years has been an amazing experience. Not only was the LeGrow Smart Garden born, but also, I was able to spend quality time with my daughter planting, growing, and expanding our home garden. Now we hope to share this experience with you.
The money we raise here on Kickstarter will provide us with the capital necessary to start full production of the LeGrow Smart Garden. We hope someday it can help millions of people reconnect with nature and grow something beautiful. Thank you!
LeGrow’s Smart Garden lets customers pick and choose what their eco-system looks like, design and build it, then watch it grow. It is revolutionary because the different parts allow you to solve different problems when growing plants indoors. Not enough light? Too dry? Not much space? Purchasing parts individually or as a package allows you to create exactly what you want.
LeGrow LED Lamp - Let there be light! The lamp contains 2 LED bulbs, which automatically light up for 6 hours everyday. It ensures that your plants get enough light to grow healthily and allows you to place plants anywhere indoors. The lamp is a great tool to help herbs grow in wintertime. Using the base pots you can adjust the height of the lamp to suit your plants.
Custom broad spectrum warm 3000K white LED light that turns your plants into healthy growth.
- Max 50000Lux.
- User Friendly White Lights
- 3000 K Color Temperature
- Represents Colors Vibrantly (High CRI Value), No Blue or Red Tint • Supports Plant Growth
LeGrow Humidifier - The missing link to growing plants. The #1 cause of plants dying indoors is from lack of moisture in the air. This could be from heating, air conditioning, or a desert environment. LeGrows compact, beautifully designed humidifier adds moisture to the air and also acts as a water storage device for convenience. Small but powerful, this humidifier can release more than 30 ml of water per hour for up to 6 hours. It automatically shuts off when out of water and will resume when refilled. A must-have for all indoor plant enthusiasts. What's more, having a humidifier indoors can improve the air that you breath too, benefiting your lungs, overall health, and even reducing dry skin.
LeGrow Power Pot - Combining nature with modernity. Say goodbye to ugly power sockets and cables, and instead charge your smart phones, tablets, or any other USB-powered device via your plants. The power pot is equipped with 4 USB ports (DC 5V, 36W total output power, input voltage 100-240V AC) that support fast charging, and are waterproof so you can water your plants while you charge. A smart switch allows you to turn the power on when inserting a growing pot on top of the power pot. A great accessory for any workspace.
Base Growing Pot - This is where your garden starts. The base pots can be stacked or connected together with base trays to keep your garden clean and tidy. Using silicon connectors you can stack the pots as high as you want, and in fun designs. Each pot is 8.5cm by 8.5cm and is designed to retain up to 30 ml of water, allowing you to water less often.
We hope that through the Smart Gardens flexibility and add ons, growing plants indoors will become easier and fun. LeGrow has designed a simple system that allows you to grow what you want, where you want. We believe that by bringing nature indoors you will be able to reap the benefits that plants can provide us. From reducing stress and anxiety levels, improving air quality and oxygen levels, to even making us more productive and sharpening focus, the benefits are endless.
LeGrow LED Lamp has 2 LED bulbs. The height of the light is adjustable with different numbers of stacked growing pots, the lamp can provide the sunshine similar light for the plants to thrive indoors.The maximum output is 50,000 lumens.
LeGrow Humidifier releases more than 30 ml of water per hour. The water storage capacity lasts for 6 hours. It will automatically shut off when it is out of water and automatically resume again once the water is refilled.
LeGrow Power Pot is a safe power. It provides 4 USB ports with DC 5V, 36W total output power. Input voltage is 100-240V AC.
Base Growing Pot: Size: 85*85*100mm. Each pot can water 30ML.
Base Tray: Size: 255*85*20mm. Each base can hold 3 growing pots.
Connector: Size: 70*70*30mm. It can be used to connect and fix the upper and lower growing pots.
Haobin Lin is the Founder and Chief Designer of Winmart Designs (creator of the LeGrow Smart Garden) and has more than 12 years of industrial design experience.
King Liang is the Co-founder of Winmart Design and has over 15 years experience in international marketing, logistics, finance and gardening product development.
Bharat Katyal is our Kickstarter Campaign Director and E-commerce Specialist.
Aaron Gahn is our Kickstarter Consultant and Email Marketing Manager.
Qisha Liang is responsible for Singapore Market Research, Customer Design Experience, and Products Testing.
Qilan Liang is responsible for budget planning of the project and Australian Market Research.
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Risks and challenges
We are confident that we have taken all the necessary steps to minimise the visible risks to our company, and to the campaign. With our combined years of experience in industrial design, our love of the product and previous successes in designing and building products, we are sure we have the capabilities to bring the prototypes to mass production.
We have already finished the design aspect of this product and have produced working prototypes of all the components. We are raising funds for the production stage as this is the most costly phase and the key to getting out product to customers. Our biggest challenge is for us to get the final products finished and in the home of our backers on time. By sticking to a tight timeline, using simultaneous engineering and creating a critical path analysis of the production timeline we are positive we can complete orders in time!
Challenge us! The more orders we get, the more products we will have to pack and send out. Can we do it? We believe we can, so order a LeGrow Smart Garden today and time how long it takes to get to your home!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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