Recently, a glow-in-the-dark walking path has emerged in Cambridge, England as a test to see how it could possibly take the place of street lights at night.
The new technology,called Starpath, is made of a new type of resurfacing material that absorbs sunlight during the day and emits a soft blue glow at night. The glowing paths not only look like something from Alice in Wonderland, but they're also a great technology to help the enviornment. By illuminating paths in certain areas they can get rid of expensive street lighting.The path is also durable, waterproof,anti-slip and can adjust to the natural lighting outside. If it is pitch black dark then the path will glow stronger than at dusk.
So far, Starpath has only been used in cerain areas of England, but many would agree that this technology would be a great addition to many metropolitan areas in the U.S. that could benefit from energy efficient lighting.
We hope to see Starpath here in the U.S. soon!
Check out this cool video of how Starpath is applied to the ground