Shorter fall days often mean we spend more time indoors, and less time outside in nature. Designer Agnieszka Janukanis and marketer Zuzanna Krauze decided to create a product to allow nature to flourish indoors during any season. They started Lightovo and offer a planter lamp, Milo, that's outfitted with LED lights that mimic sunlight.
The main body of the Milo lamp is “mouthblown glass,” and there are holes in the sides to allow easy access for watering. Milo comes with a wooden bowl that fits right onto the bottom of the planter, which itself is designed to keep the plants stable. The lamp can either rest on a desktop or hang from the ceiling. There are three colors: white, natural, and oak. Lightovo suggests planting either flowers, succulents, or herbs in the Milo. There’s even a smaller version, the Milo Baby, that comes in metal or white.
But the true stars of these planter lamps are the 5.5 watt LED lights that illumine the plant without withering it. The lights have a 4000K color temperature and they’re not too hot for the plants. The lights are meant to imitate sunshine so plants can thrive in the darker days of fall and winter. According to Core77, a plant owner could even leave water in the planter’s bottom to create humidity for plants that prosper in wetter conditions.
Janukanis and Krauze write on their website, “Nature is our endless inspiration where we find remedy for everything. We deeply believe that closeness with nature can truly make humans happy and set them free.”
The Milo baby lamp runs between 179 and 189 Euros, which is around $200 to $212. The little lamps can be purchased on Lightovo’s website. Those interested in a Milo lamp can enter their email address on the Lightovo website to ask for one.
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