Dutch Highway Introduces Glow-In-The-Dark Paint
A Dutch highway has become the first lit by glow-in-the-dark paint — a project aimed at reducing street light use.By Jake Godin | April 14, 2014
What's flat, half a kilometer long and glows in the dark like something out of a Tron movie? If you guessed a stretch of highway in the Netherlands, you're right. And pretty good at guessing.
Welcome to the N329 highway outside of Oss, a city in the southern Netherlands. Proposed in 2012 by Studio Roosegaarde, the glow-in-the-dark streets are part of a project to improve the common highway. (Via NOS)
The 500-meter stretch of road is painted with a photo-luminescent powder that gathers energy during the day and releases the green light at night, replacing the need for energy-consuming street lights.