The lawns in the football stadiums of the Bundesliga are exposed to the highest mechanical loads. Quick starts, stops and turns during the game damage the turf and the increased utilization of sports arenas for concerts and other events make regeneration of the lawns more difficult. To maintain the quality of the sports turf throughout the season, elaborate care measures are required. Artificial light sources are essential to supplement constructive as well as seasonal illumination deficiencies.
In cooperation with RHENAC GreenTec AG, Scientists at the Greenhouse Laboratory Center at the Weihenstephan Science Center of the Technical University of Munich have been studying the effects of different light sources on lawn species since 2013. It could be proven that modern LED technology is suitable not only to replace the previously used exposure systems, but also to improve the quality and efficiency of lighting with significantly reduced energy consumption.
Our individual lighting concepts for optimizing lawn growth and quality in stadiums or other grass sports facilities such as golf courses are developed on the basis of extensive analysis. Availability of natural light, daylight spectra, temperatures and wind directions as well as other environmental factors at the customer‘s site are taken into account as well as the intensity of use. The results obtained are evaluated and stored in a database to serve as the basis for the development and implementation of the necessary care measures, which we develop together with the responsible greenkeepers.