The Netherlands is looking to save money on road lighting through the use of glow-in-the-dark paint, an experiment already underway on a highway in Oss, which is southeast of Amsterdam.
How Does the Paint Light Up the Road?
“Photo-luminising” powder in the paint charges during the daytime allowing the paint to give off a green glow for upwards of eight hours at night.
The designers were inspired by the ability of jellyfish to give off light and eventually came up with the “re-chargeable” paint.
If the glow-in-the-dark paint is a success, this new technology may become a global phenomenon as people all over the world are continuously looking for increased safety measures for busy highways.