BC Northern Lights vs. Grobo One Grow Box

Which system is right for you?

Seedo Fridge and Grobo One

Why should I grow at home?

Growing something yourself comes with a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. You also get to consume whatever it is that you grew too, which is awesome! Whether you grew some peppers, a tomato plant, or your favorite cannabis strain, the accomplishment and the harvest are all yours! Having a grow box in your home makes all of this possible.

There are a number of grow boxes on the market today, making it hard to choose which one is the best for you. In this article, we'll be comparing the Grobo One Hydroponic Grow Box with the BloomBox and Producer by BC Northern Lights. We'll go over everything, including prices, tech specs, and functionality. Lastly, we'll also go over the differentiating features between BC Northern Lights grow boxes and the Grobo grow box.

Grobo vs. BC Northern Lights Grow Boxes Price.

The Grobo One Hydroponic Grow Box retails at $1,999 USD. Included in this price is the Grobo One itself as well as one welcome kit. The kit contains a power supply for your Grobo one, a carbon filter, five liquid nutrients packs and a Coco pod. This is everything that you need to get your growbox up and running right away. This way, you'll also be able to start growing your plant as soon as you receive your growbox. 5 nutrient bottles are used to adjust the pH level of the water and ensure your plant has all nutrients required for steady healthy growth.

The BC Northern Lights BloomBox. What’s included with the BloomBox? This will get you the BloomBox growbox itself as well as 3 cycles of Silver nutrients, a carbon filter, and a rockwool grow medium. 

The BC Northern Lights Producer. What’s included with the Producer? This price will get you the Producer growbox itself and a rockwool grow medium, 3 cycles of Silver nutrients, and a carbon filter.

When will my grow box arrive?

The Grobo One is in stock and shipping within North America. There's a $175 flat rate to ship to anywhere in the U.S., and a $150 flat rate to ship anywhere within Canada. Please check the product page here for the latest shipping information.

BC Northern Lights is shipping their grow boxes worldwide, but there is no estimated shipping time available on the website. Shipping costs also vary based on your location and whether you want to pick the grow box up from a carrier or have the grow box delivered to your door. The pricing range is not available on their website.

Grobo One Hydroponic Grow Box. ($1999)

Made in Canada 

Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 48” 

Lighting: LED (Eight spectrum) 

Energy: ~$5/mo

Nutrients: ~$10/mo

Total Costs: ~$15/mo (~$180/yr) 

346-640% Less expensive than BC Northern Lights' operating costs!

BC Northern Lights BloomBox Grow Box. ($3300)

Made in ???

Dimensions: 54.375 x 54.5 x 28"

Lighting: LED 

Energy: ~$44/mo

Nutrients: ~$23/mo

Total Costs: ~$67/mo (~$804/yr)

Seedo Fridge

BC Northern Lights Producer Grow Box. ($3300)

Made in ???

Dimensions: 54.475 x 54.5 x 28” 

Lighting: LED

Energy: ~$87/mo

Nutrients: ~$24/mo

Total Costs: ~$111/mo (~$1332/yr) 

How does it work?

The Grobo One connects to the Grobo app via WiFi and allows you to control everything through the app. The BC Northern Lights systems, on the other hand, do not use an app and can only be controlled from a control panel built into each grow box. With the Grobo One, you plant your seed, select the recipe which you are growing (i.e. OG Kush) in the app, and the grow box will do the rest. With BC Northern Lights systems you enter your local time into the control panel, and the grow box will handle lights and watering. There is no indication, however, that the BC Northern Lights grow boxes can track the health of your plant, pH level, or nutrient levels.

The Grobo One can track all of these things, and will also dose your plant with the nutrients and light that it needs, based on the recipe you selected. When your plant needs any essential components, the Grobo app will notify you of this via the app, which then allows you to refill water or nutrients. In addition, the app takes you through the growing process step by step. You don't have to be a growing expert to grow plants with Grobo.

Why choose Grobo One?

Unlike the BC Northern Lights units, the Grobo One is fully automated and comes with a handy and intelligent app. It's also more visually appealing, and comes with a fluid glass system which lets you check in on your plants with a touch of a button. The fluid glass also keeps lights from entering the unit even when it goes transparent. It will also keep odors in and bugs out because you don't have to open the door. The Grobo One also uses very little energy due to its design (including the built-in, energy efficient, full spectrum LED lighting).