There are a million different ways we could begin to tell you why we are so intrigued and, ultimately, captivated by what is going on over at Inda-Gro, but let’s start with a question, plain and simple: What makes Inda-Gro the #1 manufacturer of induction grow lights in the world? What technology are they harnessing to surpass their competition? How are they proving in-house that their products not only work, but exceed expectations for plant yield and growth? Well, we thought it best to grab a bit of first-hand insight ourselves, so we headed over to their San Diego facility to discover what makes Inda-Gro products some of the best of the best!
Let’s just start by saying that when we arrived, we were greeted with a host of smiles and a trio of barking dogs to welcome us. That’s always a great start to understanding the foundation of what really drives the team behind a business’ product. It’s just as much looking at the product itself as it is looking at the environment surrounding it. Everyone we encountered on our tour of Inda-Gro was smiling; you could tell that their success was not simply finding a solution to a question, but fulfilling a passion to make something great. Everyone on the team seemed sincerely invested in what they were doing; whether they were in front of a monitor, under a grow light, behind a drill, or surveying the on-site gardens: You could tell they wanted to be there. That itself is an important attribute to note. When you have a team that believes in what you’re doing and works together as seamlessly as their team does, you are bound to have a product in your hands that exceeds expectations. That collective commitment to excelling, yields only greatness!
When you have a team that believes in what you’re doing and works together as seamlessly as their team does, you are bound to have a product in your hands that exceeds expectations.
We started our tour in the gardens. Never mind the production facility; we were led straight to the evidence that their lights are producing some of the healthiest, most robust green life we’d ever seen! There were plants of all varieties; I tried a bit of garlic myself and it was incredibly delicious. This is what our produce is actually supposed to look like and taste like. The sight of Inda-Gro’s gardens would transform your sweet cravings to green cravings in a heartbeat – I guarantee it! We’d never seen such lush greenery that we could safely pick and munch on and know without a doubt how it was grown and what it was given to produce. Their gardens are a maze of soil, hydroponic, and aquaponic systems alike. There were so many moving parts, yet it was so simple. They had succeeded in building a system anyone could operate and it all started with their induction grow light.
This world-class induction grow light was the core of it all. Where did the innovation begin? When did they seek out the void and create a product that is now respected by growers all over the world? It all started with a simple mission to “Yield high-quality crop, yet remain as energy-efficient as possible” said, Darryl Cotton, founder and CEO of Inda-gro. He’d grown up gardening in the Midwest and eventually started growing cannabis in the 70s. His years of experience in that and his professional experience in power-generation led him to believe that he could create a better grow light that consumed less energy. Years later, he’s able to offer just that and more to the growing industry. The Inda-Gro light enhances crop production with astoundingly low operating costs, sheds a custom broad light spectrum that allows a single lamp to be used throughout the entire vegetative and flowering cycle, and saves between 60-70% on energy consumption compared to that of other lights on the market.
But it doesn’t stop there. In their mission to prove the success of their lighting products, Inda-Gro’s team decided to build on-site gardens so that they could sufficiently test and trial all their products and new innovations. Of course, they didn’t settle for anything less that the most carefully constructed and tested systems currently available. What they ended up building were systems that were fed entirely by fish waste. This ultimately meant that they were able to forego the ambiguousness of bottled nutrients and know with certainty what exactly their plants were intaking; it was an all-natural, low-maintenance growing system that gave the every day person the ability to grow their own food and if they were a medical marijuana patient, their own meds.
Inda-Gro’s team decided to build on-site gardens so that they could sufficiently test and trial all their products and new innovations.
This is what makes Inda-Gro products so respected. They are not only committed to offering the highest quality grow lights and grow systems that they can develop, but they are committed to making such, accessible to professional growers and individual families alike. They believe in what they are doing, they are constantly pushing to create better and better products, they have created entire systems that you can easily purchase and place in your own backyard, and they are making an overwhelmingly positive impact on the industry in doing all of this and more.