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Grow lighting for budget-conscious clubs

SGL is introducing a brand-new grow lighting product line which makes grow lights possible for sports clubs who didn’t have the budget before.

With the SGL Basic line, SGL aims to enable grass quality improvements in different layers and levels of sport.

This will lead to better and safer playing surfaces throughout the year for lower level professional sports leagues and training grounds, but also schools and local sports clubs.

SGL has taken different measures in the engineering, production and shipping process to reduce costs to a minimum, while still delivering high quality and durable products.

SGL product developer Kristel Meijer said:

For the Basic line we designed every part from scratch, in order to optimise the use of materials, increase efficiency and keep the SGL quality demands.

We use the same parts for all products within the product range, which makes production more efficient and cheaper. In addition, the products are shipped to the customer in an ‘Ikea style’ self-assembly package. This reduces shipping space by 90%, meaning an extensive reduction of shipping costs.

The first lighting system in the Basic line is the BU50. Its seven HPS fixtures promote photosynthesis by applying PAR light and additional heat, which enables and reinforces grass growth on all sports playing surfaces under all circumstances. The BU50 treats a surface of 50 square meters and recovers grass after games and events, to ensure pitch quality throughout the year regardless of climate conditions.

In due course, more products within the Basic line will follow.

SGL founder Nico van Vuuren added:

Almost 20 years ago we introduced grow lights to the world of football, which then started a revolution in premier league pitches. Now, we can offer this opportunity to clubs throughout all levels of sport and we hope to do the same for them.

The BU50 will be shown to the public for the first time at Saltex stand G223.