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Glow-In-The-Dark Pavement Emits Efficient Street Lighting [Video]

Embedded pebbles light up nighttime scenery like stardust.

Serena Chu
Serena Chu on October 21, 2013.

With hopes to reduce the future costs for public lighting, UK-based company ProTeq Lighting came through with Starpath, a new kind of technology that absorbs light during the day and emits an artificial glow in the evening, to better serve people who enjoy nighttime strolls. As soon as the sun sets, a beautiful illumination of sparkling blue lights can be seen from a good distance away.

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Starpath is a liquid product enriched with luminous particles that can be applied to any existing surface, be it concrete, wood, or any solid base. A protective layer is then sprayed on top of the membrane to maintain the glow.

Currently, Cambridge City Council has covered a trail at Christ’s Pieces in Cambridge with these ultraviolet particles, and is looking to pave other pathways.

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Hamish Scott shares his views about Starpath:

Our produce is cost effective, fast to apply and fast to set, is an anti-slip surface, while the client has a choice of size and colour of aggregate. Further, the surface is environmentally-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.”

We can definitely hope to see more “star-lit” paths in the near future. There is no doubt Starpath will pave its way to other major cities around the world. Check out the video below.

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