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Glow-in-the-dark Concrete

April 11, 2013 by

In today’s world we are constantly looking for ways to reduce energy consumption. We spend a lot of money and effort to illuminate the night through the use of electricity and lights. With new technologies and innovative design we may be able to take a step in reducing our dependence on electricity for all illuminating purposes.

German-based manufacturer Kann has developed luminous concrete pavers called NightTec Leuchtsteine. This application isn't intended to replace all the?street lights but it could be used for purposes to light up patios, flower?gardens?and walk ways to reduce the amount of traditional lighting used.

Much like any other glow-in-the-dark material, it absorbs light and radiates it back out through a phosphorus material. The idea of recycling sun light is brilliant and anything that promotes renewable energy needs to be considered. Although the pavers emit low levels of light they can still be useful in lighting up walkways and roads in darker environments to increase visibility.

Here is a link to the article written by Blaine Brownell discussing this product further.
http://www.builderonline.com/articles/products/german-company-makes-glow-in-the-dark-concrete.aspx?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BBU_031513&day=2013-03-15

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