Grow lights help to grow grass and achieve a consistent and healthy grass coverage across the entire surface throughout the entire year. This enables grass growth and recovery all year long in any climate, sport and stadium design.
In essence grow lights simulate the sun. They enable photosynthesis at times when circumstances obstruct the natural course to fuel growth. Photosynthesis is a process by which plants convert light energy into glucose from carbon dioxide and water. Glucose acts as a fuel for the plant to grow and the rest is saved up for periods of scarcity. Extra light offers the plant extra fuel, extra building material and extra reserves. This results in more growth, deeper root development, bigger plants and higher density.
Since the 80’s grow lights have been used in greenhouses to be able to control light and therefore enable to grow crops all year round. In 2002 sports specific grow lighting systems were developed and brought to sports facilities. Since then, grow lighting technology has been embraced by the biggest sports clubs worldwide since, and is now seen as fundamental in grounds management.
- Improve player safety
- Improve quality of play
- Drive revenue by increasing events
It is essential to understand how grow lights work and influence the growth of the grass plant. It is not enough to put light on the canopy and wait for the grass to grow. Precise timing in combination with other elements (watering, fertilizing, …) are the key to success. It is not just about putting some light on the pitch. The knowledge and experience of how to do this in the exact way is as important as the light source itself.