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Grow Stick - MIDI
*Important: Please note this is an initial, smaller shipment, so there is a temporary limit of one Grow Stick per customer until the next, much larger shipment arrives. Won't be long. Already on the way*
*Please note: If you order more than one Grow Stick the extras will be refunded minus a $2 admin fee to cover the non-refundable bank fees. One Grow Stick will be sent along with the rest of your order*
There are some things you can totally get away with pinching pennies on when it comes to plant supplies, but I wouldn't normally be one to recommend doing that with lights.
So I won't.
The Grow Stick MIDI is what you'd expect for the price. It will do the job when you need a boost - covering a small area such as 3 to 5 medium-sized plants or more if smaller or babies. Great when you can't justify spending hundreds to give them a 'proper' grow light (Soltech are my absolute favourites, budget allowing - those are the ones you see most PlantTubers using - serious light goals).
But back to these cheapies. The price won't break your budget. They do the job to boost low light areas, or to pop over a tank or heat pad for propagating babies. The LED's themselves are rated for 10,000+ hours, so no worries there, but it's the components that are just basic. Nothing high-end or fancy-pants here, hence the low price. No fancy packaging either. Yes, your Mum was right, you do get what you pay for.
This is for the Grow Stick by itself, in the MIDI size (bendy arm not included). These plug directly into a standard USB adaptor. Best used with a low wattage adaptor like your phone charging brick, not with a higher wattage fast-charger brick. These are made by the same company who does them as a kit with a bendy arm (available here with bendy arm).
What size is the MIDI?
Grow Sticks come in two sizes. This is the MIDI, which is the longer of the two. The Mini measures 12cms long. The Midi measures 21cms. The MINI is 3 watts and the MIDI is 5 watts, so super low energy consumption either way.
What colour light do they produce?
These are the type of light that glow neon pink, because it's a combination of red and blue LED's designed to support photosynthesis for bigger yet more compact growth, helping reduce leggy stems while supporting foliage growth. The red LED's are 640nm wavelength and the blue are 460nm.
Although plants primarily need the red and blue wavelengths in the spectrum to grow, the white full-spectrum lights (like the Grow Bars), are becoming more popular these days for aesthetics (not everyone likes the neon pink glow). As far as the plant is concerned, it's the red and blue they really want, so whether white or pink, your plants will love the extra light.
How do you set it up?
Easy peasy. 1. Peel the protective clear plastic off the light before first use. 2. Plug the light directly into a USB adaptor, like your phone brick (not included). The fitting is standard USB (USB A). Position the light at least 10cms or further away from your plants. Switch on and grow!
They do get warm to the touch after running for a while, but not as much as a lightbulb or more powerful grow lights do. Turn off at the wall and let the light cool down for a couple of minutes before touching.
Can you change the light settings?
No, it just is what it is. You just 'plug and go' so can't change the brightness or colour output, and there's no timer. Have a look at the Grow Bar Starter Kit if you prefer something that has a white light, full spectrum output, is dimmable and has a timer. These Grow Sticks are a lot more basic than the Grow Bars.
Do these have a warranty?
Yes, they may be cheap and are not made from high-end components, but they still have a 1 month warranty with them. That's not to say they will only last 1 month, that just covers you for manufacturing defects or faults for 1 month after purchase. It's the same as a car. A brand new car may come with a 2 or 3 year warranty but is expected to last longer than the warranty period.
Buying as a gift? Please note these come as they are, with no fancy 'retail packaging' or box or anything special (beyond being wrapped safely for getting to you without breaking of course).
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