Your lamp has a built in timer with a 16 hours on and 8 hours off cycle - it's the perfect amount of light for faster growth. Try to make the lamp mimic the natural day cycle: just plug it in in the morning so the light would be on during the day and it will automatically shut off in the night time once the 16 hours is done. It is important for the plants to enjoy some rest in the dark - they need sleep just as we do.
- If you wish to reset the timer you should always wait for at least 10 seconds after unplugging the lamp to plug it in again. Should the lamp's automatic schedule malfunction, leave the garden unplugged for at least 2 hours before plugging it in again.
All of our products work on 100-240v. This includes the tabletop units and Wall Farms as well.
Our gardens use LED lights that are very long lasting - if used every day, the bulb should last for 7 years.
Both the Smart Garden 9 and Wall Farm have two types of lights - white and red LEDs. The red light spectrum will make the photosynthesis process more efficient, resulting in better growth and healthier plants.
The lamp can be pretty bright, but please avoid covering the garden to prevent overheating or causing a fire hazard. As all of our Smart Gardens use LEDs, you don’t need to worry about the lamp emitting any UV rays either so covering is definitely not needed.
Start your Smart Garden 3 with no extensions added - only add extensions once the plants are around 1 cm from the light to avoid tip burn.
With Smart Garden 9 you should only ever use one pair of extensions and you should add them straight from the start. It is required so the white and red light spectra would mix together correctly. If you use two sets of extension arms on your Smart Garden 9, the plants will not have enough light and will grow tall and leggy instead of bushy and full. Harvest of edible plants could also be affected.
The energy usage of our Smart Gardens is as follows:
Smart Garden 3:
|Power consumption per month:||3.8 kWh|
Smart Garden 9:
|Power consumption per month:||6.2 kWh|
|Power consumption per month:||53 kWh|
If your lights are flashing or are working irregularly we would recommend doing a full reset of your garden, it is very simple:
1) Unplug your garden
2) Wait for 2 hours
3) Plug your garden in again
If you are still experiencing any problems with your lamp after a full reset, get in touch with our support and they will be happy to help you out.