Smart Gro – Ultrasonic Humidifier 9.5L
- Official Smart Gro Branded Product
- Helps you to keep the perfect humidity levels
- Easy to use, just one button press to start humidification
- Automatic shut off
- Compact and easy to use
- Sleek modern design
- professional Retail Packaging
- Long Life Span
- Low Cost
The Smart Gro Ultrasonic Humidifier gives an easy, energy efficient way of creating the perfect indoor grow room environment.
Using a humidifier allows you to harmonise the temperature and humidity to ensure your plants are growing strong and healthy, allowing vigorous growth. The Smart Gro Ultrasonic Humidifier has a 9.5L tank and will give you 28 hours of constant humidity.
The high-quality build can be used in a variety of different situations, including in grow tents, outbuildings, sheds, garages and conservatories. The water tank unit is easy to clean and comes with a unique multi-directional nozzle.
Each humidifier is supplied with a 1.5m power cable and is fitted with a UK 3 pin 240V plug? simple to set up!
This unit is easy to assemble; simply follow the instructions supplied with the unit.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
A little lesson in humidity
Humidity, simply put, is the amount of water in the air. Even more, warmer air can hold more water than cooler air. So for garden purposes let’s talk Relative Humidity or the amount of moisture in the air as a percentage of the maximum for a given temperature. Humidity affects plants much like it does people. For example, 80°F feels much hotter in Florida than it does in California. Why? The Relative Humidity of course! While the temperature may be the same in both locations, the Relative Humidity in Florida will be close to 80% but only 35% in California. The more moisture that is being held in the air, the less the air can continue to take on. At a Relative Humidity of 80%, the air is unable to evaporate your perspiration as it would at 35%, and this is how the human body cools itself. When there is less Relative Humidity, the air is able to “absorb” the moisture coming off of your body, and in turn, cools you off.
Similarly, plants also “sweat” or transpire. Only about 5% of the water plants absorb through their roots is retained, the other 95% is transpired back into the air through the plants “pores” or stomata. Almost all the water is just passing through the plant. This constantly cools the plant, keeping it from overheating and drying, so that the plant can continue on with growth and flower production. Also, note that plants only photosynthesize when the stomata are open. If the stomata close, photosynthesis completely stops.
Back to relative humidity. We know that the more humidity that is in the air, the less moisture the air can “absorb”. We also know that plants must transpire 95% of the water they absorb so they can keep cool and keep photosynthesizing. So, if humidity is too high in the room the plants will not be able to transpire and will not be photosynthesizing or growing properly. Not transpiring also means they are holding water, which means they are not drinking more water, so they are not taking in nutrients. High humidity is also ideal for mould and mildew. On the other end, if humidity is too low, the air will practically pull the moisture right out of your plants and they will close their stomata in defence again shutting down photosynthesis.
The lesson here: If humidity is too low or too high, your plants are not growing.
“I have a damp problem in my living room and some mould is starting to develop.Then I bought this decent and trendy dehumidifier.It is easy to operate and easy to empty.I am impressed at how efficiently this little unit has cut down the humidity level.My walls and windows are totally dry and free of condensation now.”
“Our new, aluminium garden room has a concrete base. A Cardene floor, (rubber tiles, sort of) was fitted but began to show signs of sweating , so much so that it had to be lifted and the concrete dried. An industrial dehumidifier did nothing at all, yet day by day this little Gem has pulled out tank after tank of water, curing the issue in a week. I’d suggest, if other reviews say this is noisy then it’s positioned badly because it runs almost silently on a concrete floor. In a sealed room it’s perfect so bathroom etc this is for you. It small so don’t expect buckets full by the hour but over 24 it will fill a tank if left to do its work. ”
“So far we are safisfied with this little dehumidifier! It’s small and can collect about 700ml but it works great in small spaces like my bathroom and laundry room. I may say that it worth the prix. I think that I will go get another to put in another place of my home.“
About Smart Gro
Guard ‘n’ Aid is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; Nutriculture.
Smart Gro is a range of products designed to help with the growth and care of your plants.
From the Nutriculture website:
Designed by pioneers
Nutriculture’s founder, Dr John Molyneux is the father of British hydroponics. He was the first to design and manufacture hobby hydroponic systems for use by home-growers.
John was studying for a PhD at Liverpool University, England in the early 1970s when he conducted extensive trials on the effects of growing without soil to give roots optimum access to oxygen, water and nutrients – he was impressed by the huge yields produced.
He perfected the complex commercial hydroponic set-ups and down-scaled them to make them suitable for home use.
He completed his doctorate and dedicated his career to bringing the benefits of the then-fledgeling science of hydroponics to the hobby grower…..
With a heritage like this, it should be no surprise that Nutriculture hydroponic systems are the market leader in Britain.
Rooted in Plant Science
It’s all about the roots. Give roots a great balance of water, nutrients and oxygen and they’ll grow faster, stronger, healthier and produce bigger yields.
Our botanists, horticulturalists and plant geneticists start every product design project with this plant science in mind.
Tested with Rigor
Our testing processes are famously rigorous. Whatever the hydroponic technique we’re developing a system for – we test and develop until we are satisfied the system optimises the potential of that technique.
Every product is extensively trialled in controlled conditions at our trials complex in England and in the real-world amongst a community of growers from beginner to advanced gardener, in a range of growing situations.