THE FOLUX TALE
NOT ONLY A COMPANY
we're a movement
We strive to make indoor horticulture accessible to all.
Whether you’re building an indoor garden, reaping the benefits of urban aquaponics, or cultivating medicinal cannabis, Folux Solutions is here to light your way.
THE TOMATO GARDEN
In mid-2017, sixteen-year-old high school student and freelance web designer Dan Webb discovered a new favorite pastime: gardening in his tiny townhouse yard. The scent of ripe tomatoes and the warm touch of the sun kept him from falling back into a deep depression. Through this garden, he was able to find self-fulfillment and put himself into a zen state of mind. Following his final harvest, the homeowner’s association informed him that his plant bed and tomato plants violated their policies.
THE INDOOR SOLUTION
After conducting research into how he could get around these guidelines he asked himself: maybe I could build boxed planters on my deck? Could I recreate the same garden I had outside in a climate controlled mylar tent? To build an indoor garden, he first needed to find a lighting fixture to support their grow area. In recent years, the rising cannabis industry has inflated light and equipment pricing— making any small-scale hobbyist endeavor extremely expensive. Steve Vailakakis, a previous client of his with a background in IT and electronics and Dan deeply considered designing and building their own lights and rushing headfirst into the market.
LED LIGHTING FOR ALL
Dan found a niche in the market for affordable LED lighting kits using Samsung components. By prototyping products in-house, contracting a manufacturer to produce the units, and then selling directly to our customers, they were able to cut excess costs and overhead to deliver a superior product for half the price of their competitors. Under Steve’s guidance, the pair founded Folux Solutions, a well-recognized brand in the horticultural lighting product space. Since 2017, they have fulfilled all orders and sold out of available product, proving their labor to be fruitful as well as fulfilling the company mission.
Research Triangle Park, NC
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