Leverage LED lighting smart indoor planting system to provide fresh vegetables all year round
Over the years, we've seen a number of indoor growing systems designed to provide users who may not have an outdoor garden with a steady supply of vegetables year-round. Many of these were small Kickstarters projects, but now South Korean company LG wants to join the growing frenzy with a standalone device called the Tiiun.
The Tiiun is already on sale in South Korea, where the LG Tiiun controls lighting, temperature, airflow and water supply for optimal growth rates. Its internal temperature is automatically controlled using technology from the company's refrigerators. Timed LED lighting mimics natural growth. cycle, the system can even optimize air flow. The see-through doors allow indoor gardeners to observe the growth of their green crops, and since they are grown indoors and in cupboards, pests are completely kept out, so there is no need to use pesticides. Users can expect to harvest within four to eight weeks.
The operation of the device can also be monitored via LG's ThinQ mobile app, and parameters can be adjusted as needed. The app also notifies users when the device’s water tank needs to be refilled, and the Tiiun’s settings ensure that the planting pods drink water eight times a day.
"The LG Tiiun is a practical and convenient solution for busy consumers looking to enjoy a greener and healthier lifestyle at home," said LG's Lyu Jae-cheol. "As a stylish addition to one's home or apartment, our smart gardening system makes growing herbs, leafy greens and flowers fun and easy, even for those of us with no gardening experience." Meaning "sprouting," the product will be showcased at CES 2022 in January, after LG won the Consumer Technology Association's Innovation a ward for the indoor garden. This power unit is about the size of a small refrigerator, and has two planting racks, each of which can hold six seed packets or pods - which include planting medium and have some reserved sprout holes.