Research and Development
SGL is constantly improving its knowledge of grass growth and pitch management in order to develop the best possible products that can provide the highest quality pitches. 24/7 tests are performed at our test centre in Waddinxveen to investigate all possible factors that influence grass growth.
The SGL Test Centre consists of four different sections, each section simulating a different environment. Different light sources and light intensities are being tested in order to find the highest possible quality against the lowest possible costs. Currently the Test Centre is devided in the following sections:
1a. LED armatures
1b. LED armatures + Infrared armatures
2. 1000W HPS armatures
3. Hybrid with 50% LED and 50% HPS
4: Control section: no additional light
By means of the SGL Analyser the results are accurately measured and analysed. The four testing sections have the same shade effect as in a standard stadium and the sections are also treated like (football)pitches. Matches are simulated with a professional treading machine.
How is SGL following the latest developments in LED?
Through our own experiences with tests, often in collaboration with Philips, lots of research is being done into the new possibilities that LED can offer the sector. SGL also maintains very close relations with the horticulture branch and hereby keeps up to date with interesting developments in LED.