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Monday, April 14, 2014

Forget Street Lights, There's A Glow-In-The-Dark Road In The Netherlands

“It looks like you are driving through a fairytale.”


Street lighting in a 500m-length of highway in the Netherlands has been replaced by glow-in-the-dark road markings.


Street lighting in a 500m-length of highway in the Netherlands has been replaced by glow-in-the-dark road markings.


The aim is to create more sustainable infrastructure that automatically adapts to the traffic and environment. The 500m stretch is Studio Roosegaarde's first project for the road markings but it hopes to expand to new projects, according to Dutch News.


Studio Roosegaarde / Via studioroosegaarde.net


"It looks like you are driving through a fairytale," according to a report by NOS, a broadcasting organisation based in Netherlands.


But there are still reasons to be wary of the new system. First, no-one's quite sure on how the paint will hold up against wear-and-tear and secondly, the paint is only able to glow for eight hours even after being charged for a full day.


But there are still reasons to be wary of the new system. First, no-one's quite sure on how the paint will hold up against wear-and-tear and secondly, the paint is only able to glow for eight hours even after being charged for a full day.


Studio Roosegaarde / Via studioroosegaarde.net




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