The British Company Pro-Teq has invented a coating which is water resistant and is sprayed, which absorbs ultra violet rays during the day and releases light in the dark at night. Yet this process takes place according to the condition of light in that particular area.
This technology is being experimented in a park of the Cambridge, and if succeeded it will act as best alternative to street lights.
This technology has been named “Starpath”. It does not produce light energy by itself, yet presents an alternative system for lighting on roads. It costs a very little for the installation and maintenance of this system.
How to apply:
This topping is simply sprayed on an already constructed road, and in order to make it waterproof a second layer of topping is applied on it. According to the Pro Teq company, this coating absorbs ultraviolet light rays during the day and when it gets dark at night it releases this light and in this way the road appears to be lightened to the passengers and pedestrians which definitely helps them out.
The park of Cambridge where this technology has been experimented, it’s total area is 1600 feet. According to the company, it took only 30 minutes to apply coating and after only 4 hours the road was ready to be used again like before.
Starpath coating has an amazing feature that it’s surface is not slippery at all. One can select this coating among 11 different colours.
For more details: http://www.starpath.com/