We have seen the future of road illumination, and it’s Starpath. Developed by UK company Pro-Teq, Starpath is a new water-resistant, spray-on coating that absorbs UV light during the day and releases it at night, adapting to the lighting conditions in its surroundings. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Best of all, it doesn’t need to produce electricity at all, but rather offers a possible alternative to street lighting, with very low installation and maintenance costs, as it can be just sprayed onto an existing surface and then further coated to make it waterproof.

According to the company, the coating absorbs and stores UV light during the day and releases it at night, when its particles are able to adjust to the available natural light, and glow with the appropriate level of intensity.

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