Light Box System
The Plant Light House is a low-cost alternative for growing Fast Plants(TM) and other plants. It is ideal for small classroom experiments or group projects, and is designed so students and teachers can build their own.

  • One empty plastic crate or "copy paper" box, (e.g., Xerox)
  • Aluminum foil (approximately 10-15 feet)
  • Electrical cord with socket
  • Plastic plate or lid (5-10 inches in diameter)
  • Glue stick
  • Clear tape
  • Scissors
  • 30-watt Lights of America™ fluorescent circle light OR a 39-watt GE™ fluorescent circle light

1. Apply a thin layer of glue to cardboard box or double-stick tape and attach aluminum foil to cover the entire inner surface.
2. Cut a 1 inch hole in the center of the top of the box.

Use a plastic plate or lid with the edges trimmed off and a center hole to reinforce the hole in the box.

3. Cut 3 vent slots (4 x 14 cm) in the top of sides and back of the box.
4. Insert the light fixture through the hole inside the box.

Place the plastic plate or lid over the light fixture from the top and attach the plug and socket.

5. Tape aluminum foil curtain to top front edge of box.

Strengthen the edges and center of the curtain with clear tape.

Your Light House is ready!