What we know: Our basement is valuable real estate. So, whether we are doing a grow room setup, or an indoor garden or indoor greenhouse, the basement is a space to consider. Here are the advantages for basement grow room design setups.
First, the basement grow room design positions our indoor grow systems right there with us. So, the indoor grow room location is logical. And, for an unfinished basement, we can relax with our indoor grow system because water is not as much of a worry. That’s specifically for a loose drip or for the occasional grow equipment mishap. So, the basement grow room design is ready-made for being used in a productive grow room design way.
We can fit a lot of indoor garden into the basement grow room design space
The schematic above shows a grow room design with each grow light moved on a LightRail light mover. And, of course, the actual space planning of these indoor grow systems includes flexibility for any sized grow room setup, large or small. And, as we can see from the schematic, we can fit a lot of indoor garden into this grow room design space. But, on the flip side, there could also be a few extra considerations to take in, specifically on location. So, for these indoor grow systems in our basements and right there where we live, we weigh the pros and cons of the grow room design location..
A consideration: Noise travels upward
One of those indoor grow system considerations is the fact that noise travels upward. And, that’s something to take into account with our basement grow room design. Our grow light systems are reasonably quiet including our LightRail light movers. But, small hums and other noises, as well, can creep up into our everyday living. There are, however, some smart indoor grow system troubleshooting ideas we can use that will help. In addition to possible indoor grow system noise; there are all the other grow room details we have to stay on top of. These might include air exchange or CO2 levels in this very contained indoor grow room setup. It would also likely need to factor in grow equipment dehumidifiers. And, of course, grow light systems will be making up 100% of the indoor plant light. So, we want that grow light system detail maximized.
Maximizing our grow light system
This is where LightRail light movers come into play. We can get our indoor grow lights much closer for maximum ppfd to more leaves. Then, our grow lights are strongly on, then slightly offset, then strongly on again. So, it’s stronger but at the same time intermittent indoor plant light, and that’s an example of Leaf Area Index. Basically, plant receptors open more when the indoor plant light mimics nature. And, to the opposite, intensely strong and unchanging light from straight above will more likely close those plant receptors.
LightRail light movers get us as close to a natural sun-plant interaction as possible
So, for this grow light system detail, nature has it right. And, LightRail light movers get us as close to a natural sun-plant interaction as possible. We can use single LightRail 3.5 Kits or single LightRail 4.0 Kits. Or we can place them side by side in any number of configurations. Whatever our grow room design, grow light movers supercharge our grow lights and because of that, our yields increase significantly. And, with grow light movers, we can cover about 30% more area per grow light. So, as it benefits our grow room setup for growth and yield numbers, it is also an efficiency move.
The basement grow room design is unique in that it is the real estate we already have. For many people, it is unused space. But, we can transform our basement spaces into impressive grow rooms or indoor gardens. In other words, this space can be thought of as an indoor greenhouse with lights. The possibilities are endless and year-round.