It is one thing to read about leading edge technology, and quite another
to have the opportunity to employ these outpourings of genius yourself.
Light Emitting Computer's Plant Whisperer® is definitely cutting edge;
it's value is based upon the fact that different light wavelengths have specific effects on plant growth and development, and that narrow-
bandwidth light-emitting diode (LED) lighting may be used to
directionally manipulate size, color and metabolites in high-value
To put it simply, different light frequencies encourage different
responses from plants. Or, as Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick put it,
"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small, and the ones
that mother gives you, don't do anything at all." <2>
Me? I feel like I'm in a 1977 California garage, watching Steve Wozniak
design the first Apple computer.
I was introduced to The Plant Whisperer® when I mentioned my efforts to germinate and grow Kaffir Limes in my Vancouver Island home to an old
friend. (Click to read about it here, so I won't have to repeat myself.)
I was contacted by the inventor, Light Emitting Computer's Jeffery
Bucove, who offered to lend me one of his magic lanterns, and asked if I
was interested in borrowing one for three or four months and using it to
grow my limes.
A few weeks later, Jeffery brought a Mark V unit to my home and installed
it in my office. The results were amazing, to say the least.
Here's a video Jeffery created in 2012 which explains the concept behind
Plant Whispering...the background noise level is caused by four cooling
fans (Each Mk V unit includes a massive heat sink and fan designed to
keep the electronics components cool).