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World's first LED decor grow light that turns your plants into show pieces. Adding beauty and foliage to your home like never before
World's first LED decor grow light that turns your plants into show pieces. Adding beauty and foliage to your home like never before
World's first LED decor grow light that turns your plants into show pieces. Adding beauty and foliage to your home like never before
120 backers pledged $17,277 to help bring this project to life.

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THE GROWLIGHT, REINVENTED    

Growing tired of a lifeless interior? Have you ever considered growing a lemon tree indoors? Maybe strawberries on the wall? A pineapple? I know what you’re thinking, there is NO WAY I can grow a pineapple in my house! Actually, it is quite easy with the support of the Aspect.

The Aspect is the first LED grow light developed specifically for interior design, allowing you to grow whatever plant you want wherever you want while aesthetically enhancing any space.

  • ENERGY EFFICIENT – Save hundreds on electricity and maintenance over other technologies.
  • CUSTOMIZE - With over 17 different cord choices and the addition of a lampshade, your plants will be growing in style.
  • FULL GROW SPECTRUM – Maximize plant growth and improve plant quality with our full spectrum LED light that is efficiently absorbed by plants.
  • BUILT TO LAST - Never replace our bulb! We assemble the Aspect right here in Bethlehem, PA to insure the highest quality! With the help of our US based LED manufacturer, we can achieve a lifespan of over 90,000 hours!
  • SMALL OR LARGE - Support most small plants with our 20 watt unit, or grow trees with our 40 watt units. We even offer a commercial high yield package of 160 watts.
  • SUPPORT YOUR HEALTH - Houseplants extract up to 87% of pollutants from indoor air, including volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, pesticides and more.
  • WARRANTY - We pride ourselves on our dedication to each customer, because to us, customer satisfaction is everything. We offer a 3-year warranty, with a 90-day Money Back Guarantee!
  • CHRISTMAS DELIVERY Great gift idea for anyone. We guarantee to deliver the EARLY BIRD special packages before Christmas.
 

 

Limited light? Whether you are growing near a window in a dark corner of your room, the Aspect is here to help. With the right light, you can easily grow any plant inside. It is time to get creative with your décor!

 

 

 

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Depending on what you want to grow, we have an Aspect for it! We outlined applications and coverage below to help you pick the right Aspect for your home.

  • The SMALL 20 watt Aspect is great for partial sun plants such as houseplants plants, herb, spices, succulents, flowers, and some bonsais. It is also great for those larger plants that just need an extra boost of light to thrive indoors.
  • The LARGE 40 watt Aspect can support larger plants that demand full sun, such as tomatoes, cannabis, peppers and more. It is great for citrus trees and fruiting plants that grow to a large size and need more intense light coverage.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An interchangeable lamp shade hook is included in your Aspect Kit which allows you to hang most lampshades to match the decor of any room (lamp shade not included).

Just hook it, hang it, and plug it in! The Aspect is incredibly easy to set up. With 3 easy steps you will be on your way to enhancing your home with beautiful green plants.

 Don't want to hang the Aspect from the ceiling? Don't worry, there are numerous alternatives such as a Shepards hook

 

 

Plants convert certain wavelengths of light into energy using photosynthesis. With the wrong light, plants will elongate or die. Too much blue light and your plants will never grow, too much red and they will never develop strong roots. By using LED technology, we are able to produce the exact wavelengths in the right balance of blue and red that supports beautiful, healthy plants.

We offer two spectrums for both residential and commercial growers.

Décor White (20w & 40w Aspect Kits)

  • Brilliant white for Décor Lighting
  • 3000K Color Temperature
  • Represents Colors Vibrantly (High CRI Value), no blue or red tint
  • Supports Plant Growth

High Yield Amber (Deluxe 420 Package & upon request)

  • Amber Color
  • Designed for Large and Commercial Grows
  • 1700K Color Temperature
  • Supports Plant Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We reached our goal of $9,500 so if our backers get us to the $20,000 mark we will make 10 additional cord colors available.  These are vintage fabric multicolor cords that can be chosen for both white and black units. 

 

 

Canada: The Aspect is designed to work worldwide, with operating voltages between 90 VAC to 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz. You will get a timer. Shipping rates vary from $30 for a single unit to $55 for the 420 deluxe package.

World Wide: The Aspect is designed to work worldwide, with operating voltages between 90 VAC to 264 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Unfortunately, we are not able to include timers with the international shipments. You will have to locally source an analog outlet timer.

International Shipping: International shipping is handled with either UPS Express, Fedex Express, DHL Express or Priority Mail Express World Wide. We will not ship any other method. All international shipments include tracking numbers and insurance for the cost of the entire purchase. Rates vary from $50 for a single unit to $85 for the 420 deluxe package.

CUSTOMS:  Because of strict agriculture custom policies we will not be able to ship the 'Basil Seeds' with the kit to ALL international backers.  We appoligize for any inconviences.

Pictured from left to right is Chris, Mike, and Paul; we are Soltech Solutions. Our team is compiled of Penn State University and Temple University graduates with backgrounds in Environmental Science, Energy Engineering, and Political Science.    

We initially created Soltech Solutions 2 years ago to design and manufacture traditional, high powered, red and blue growlights. After some extensive research in groundbreaking LED technology and plant growth we realized there were no growlights that could efficiently grow your plants while simultaneously creating a welcoming indoor atmosphere. We set out to bring a solution to this problem and developed the first décor pendant style growlight.

In the early stages of development we ran through heaps of prototypes finally landing on a design that could work. The first model of the Aspect hit the market January of 2016 and we’ve had nothing but positive feedback.

Because of our manufacturing space (the basement of a local business incubator) and the long manufacturing process, we knew we had to come up with a better design. We took all of your feedback into consideration and developed the new Aspect model. It’s sleeker, more efficient, and includes custom options never before offered. With a colorful choice of cords and the addition of lampshades, your home décor will never look the same.

Our mission is for everyone to be able to use our product, weather you have a green thumb or are a Grass-assassin! We want to make it easy for people to bring nature indoors and with the Aspect, you can.

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Risks and challenges

Like many Kickstarter projects, we face several risks and challenges in the process of building this new light in the USA. These risk include:

Supply Chain - Like any electronic part or tool, custom parts can require a 2 - 3 week lead time or longer to receive. To reduce the risk of waiting, we communicate on a weekly basis with our suppliers to insure they have them readily available upon request. Additionally, we have already developed these consistent and long term relationships with each supplier with our previous Aspect.

Plant Growing Conditions – Indoor growing conditions vary and some plants are just more difficult to grow. While we provide a detailed manual outlining the soil types, light requirements, ect for plants, not all plants are listed in the manual.

Our Growing Conditions – We are located in the basement of a business incubator. If our orders become too great, we will not have enough space to operate. We have already scoped out two large locations that we are ready to move into. We do not see the moving process or large orders to be a significant risk, but it is important to mention.

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    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    Virtual High Five

    If the Aspect isn't right for you, you can still show your support by donating $2 to our campaign. High Five!

    You will also receive a PDF of our comprehensive Growers Guide which outlines how to take care of plants under our lights. Delivered after the conclusion of the campaign

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    We'll Plant 10 Trees in your honor!

    We've partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 10 trees in honor of anyone who donates $20 to our campaign!

    These trees will be planted in our Nation's Forests. Your trees will help preserve these precious resources for this and future generations. With your $20 donation you will also become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation!

    Also included is a PDF of our comprehensive Growers Guide which outlines how to take care of plants under our lights. Delivered after the conclusion of the campaign

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - SMALL 20W Aspect

    (43% discount off expected retail price)

    ALL Growlights available in Black or White

    Be the first to get your brand new 20 Watt Aspect unit weeks before others! You'll be guaranteed to receive your light within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the campaign. Best Value

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

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    • Aspect 20W LED Decor Grow Light Kit
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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - SMALL 20W Aspect

    (33% discount off expected retail price)

    ALL Growlights available in Black or White

    Get your 20 Watt Aspect unit delivered by Christmas! Offer express shipping to get your 20W Aspect unit in time for the holidays.

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - LARGE 40W Aspect

    (37% discount off expected retail price)

    ALL Growlights available in Black or White

    For a more powerful light we offer our 40 Watt model, used to grow full-sun plants (see description). Be the first to get your brand new Aspect unit weeks before others! You will be guaranteed to receive your light within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the campaign.

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

    Includes:
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    Pledge $129 or more About $129

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - LARGE 40W Aspect

    (33% discount off expected retail price)

    ALL Growlights available in Black or White

    For a more powerful light we offer our 40 Watt model, used to grow full-sun plants (see description).

    Get your Aspect unit delivered by Christmas! Offer express shipping to get your 40W Aspect unit in time for the holidays

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

    Includes:
    • Aspect 40W LED Decor Grow Light Kit
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    Pledge $198 or more About $198

    DOUBLE PREMIUM SPECIAL - (2) 20W Aspects

    (33% discount off expected retail price)

    TWO (2) SMALL 20 Watt Aspect Growlights available in Black or White

    What a great Christmas gift! Get one Aspect for yourself and one for someone special. Your friends, your parents, your co-workers, EVERYONE will enjoy The Aspect

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

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    • 2x Aspect 20W LED Decor Grow Light Kit
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    Pledge $258 or more About $258

    DOUBLE VIP SPECIAL - (2) 40W Aspects

    (35% discount off expected retail price)

    TWO (2) LARGE 40 Watt Aspect Growlights available in Black or White

    What a great Christmas gift! Get one Aspect for yourself and one for someone special. Your friends, your parents, your co-workers, EVERYONE will enjoy The Aspect

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

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    DELUXE 420 KIT - (4) LARGE 40W Aspects

    **BEST VALUE ALERT** (45% discount off retail price)

    FOUR (4) LARGE 40 Watt Aspect Growlights available in Black or White

    Do what you will with FOUR 40W Aspect units. This package is for anyone looking to grow heaps of full-sun plants with high yield results. The package is great for Christmas gifts as well. Keep one for yourself and gift the others to anyone who wants to brighten up their home or office.

    Custom Colored Cord available (see Our Product Section)

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