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We are excited to finally share that we are launching a new product this autumn, Turfpal.

Turfpal is a web based sports turf operations and management solution.  
It comes with multiple modules and applications for turf monitoring, testing, maintenance, analysis, remote monitoring and operation of auxiliary equipment, budgeting and more.
You will get full online access to the system via your PC, tablet, or phone. You can select one, multiple, or all modules to tailor Turfpal to your needs.

All new lighting rigs from TLS will be Turfpal compatible providing you with online monitoring and operation of the lighting rigs anytime and anywhere.

We cannot wait to tell you more. Stay tuned and stay safe.

Webinar: Lighting rigs for golf courses

TLS invites you to our webinar about lighting rigs for golf courses on Thursday 14 May at 10am (Norwegian time).

We offer lighting rigs that can be adjusted to suit all types of golf courses all over the world.
TLS is in the forefront with new technology and advanced technical support.

The webinar is open and free and you can sign in here to attend.

Grounds for success

TLS continues to deliver to golf courses

Some great results from our resent trial on Yokawa Course Hanayashiki Golf Club in Japan on Bent grass using our HPS lighting units.

These photos where take over the duration of the three week trial. Great recovery enabling the course to prolong its playing season and ensure a quality putting surface for its members.

TLS has three specialised rigs for golf greens. The GU-2-6, TLS 9 and TLS 18 have been adjusted to fit golf greens and we are proud to have clients in South Korea, Japan, England and Scotland.

We have made them able to use power from almost all portable generators. Being lightweight and easy to handle, they can be moved by the greenkeepers alone. TLS does not only supply lightrigs for golf, but also assists with plans for how to improve the quality of the greens.

Our experts are at your service, in order to ensure a successful deployment.

Grounds for success


Delivery to Gdansk

Despite of the strict measures due to the corona virus we have been able to deliver lighting rigs to Stadion Energa Gdańsk this week.

With the help from a local consultant in Poland we delivered four TLS 36 lighting rigs following social distancing restrictions throughout the process.

TLS wishes them good luck and future success.

Turf lighting as a service

Say hello to our Service Engineer Scott A. Robinson, based in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Scott travels around the UK and Europe to do services maintaining the high performance of the lighting rigs. Scott has been working in TLS for 7 years.

He is on the road, meeting clients to make sure they are satisfied and get the most out of their TLS lighting rigs. TLS offers turf lighting as a service, and we strive to ensure that your high expectations are met.

Two new employees in TLS

We are excited that Svein Sundalsfoll and Asim Kiyani has joined us as Director of Operations and Director of Business Development.


Svein has worked in Emerson (Roxar), GC Rieber and Accenture, among others. He has a broad experience within business development, project management and international service and customer support. Having delivered projects and solving customers challenges in Europe, Middle East, Africa and CIS countries, he brings along a varied and international experience to our team.

Asim’s background is from international sales, covering areas like IT for energy, maritime and telecom. He has heavy experience from sales towards Turkey, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Having a strong network in these markets, Asim is a great asset for us and we are looking forward to utilize his strengths in building our sales in his regions.

Delivery at Brentford

As of this week, Brentford FC will be using the first instalment of the TLS lighting rigs at their brand new stadium, Brentford Community Stadium.

Look forward to seeing the amazing stadium fully open later this year.

The TLS grow lighting rig series includes five tailor made models, the TLS 72, 36, 18, 9 and GU 2- 6. The number indicates the quantity of 1000W lights fitted to each rig.

Grounds for success

TLS at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United FC

It was great to be back at Bramall Lane as this was one of the first stadiums that TLS delivered lighting rigs to.

Thanks to Sheffield United Football Club Limited for letting us spend a day there filming.

“The last three seasons we have had two promotions, and I think a lot of it down to the pitch and these lighting rigs, providing top quality playing surface» Glenn Nortcliffe, Head groundsman at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United FC.

Grounds for success

Testing LED light recipes- the video

LED grow light offers a lot of new possibilities for every sports venue. But which light recipe works best for you? The best way to do research on LED grow light recipes and get the answers you need, is in a climate chamber where you are in full control of all elements. Together with Hortilux Schréder and Demokwekerij Westland we have tested several light recipes on professional grass for sports stadiums in the Hortilux Schréder & Green Simplicity climate chamber at the World Horti Center. Watch this video to get an impression of the research. Curious about LED for your own sports venue? Contact us for more information

Better football turf grass by growing under LED

TLS and Hortilux are testing the way cold and warm climate turf grass responds to several spectra of LED grow light. The first results are very promising: adding LED to the grow light system will increase energy efficiency and provides more possibilities to improve the physiology of the grass. Based on specialised knowledge Hortilux and TLS provide tailored grow light solutions to increase turf quality. Over a hundred football stadiums are already using the grow light solutions provided by TLS and Hortilux.

The LED tests are being carried out in a state-of-the-art climate chamber in which the temperature, CO2, humidity, light and air speed can be fully controlled. In practice, this means that the growth of turf grass is tested in similar temperatures and humidity to what we usually see on the British isles. The test are under independent supervision by Dutch research institute Proeftuin Zwaagdijk.

During the testing, TLS and Hortilux have used several LED light spectra to improve the turf’s thickness, resilience, density and root growth. Initial results suggest that adding LED grow light is a real game-changer.

David Roxburgh, Head Groundsman for Rangers FC, was the first to inspect the results and is truly impressed. “Because of the use of different light spectra, there is a clear difference between the physiology of the grass samples. There is a difference in root strength, length of the grass and coloration. A combination of two of the samples would make an ideal turf for playing football. The root strength is very important because the roots will be an anchor for the turf and become a steady surface to play on. Also the density of the grass is of importance. It should be dense, but should not grow too fast. Otherwise we have to mow a lot and that would cost a lot of energy. ” Says Roxburgh.

In the period to come, several groundsmen from top-flight clubs in England, Spain and Italy will visit the climate chamber to see the results for themselves. The general idea is that increased resilience and denser grass will improve the beautiful game of football!

Additional tests and calibration will be performed over the next few months and the results will be used on the next-generation TLS Smart Rig. This rig will help football clubs to improve the quality of their turf by adding LED grow light with a light spectrum suited to the club’s specific circumstances. 

In addition to improving turf quality, the new rig is 80% more energy-efficient than traditional grow light solutions. This means a smaller carbon footprint and a lower energy bill for your favourite football club.





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