Fancy a romantic evening with your girlfriend – or boyfriend – under a perfect starlit night sky? Thanks to urban air and light pollution it is next to impossible unless you’re well outside the boundaries of the city. A UK based company named Pro-Teq has an alternative but with a catch. The beautiful cluster of stars won’t twinkle above but sparkle under your feet. The company has come up with glow-in-the-dark pathways that harvest UV rays during the daytime and glow at night like stars. Named as the Starpath, the spray-on technology can be applied over almost any surface including concrete, tarmac and wood to give it an artificial sparkly blue glow.
Pro-Teq is touting the technology as a money saving technique by acting as anti-slip light source to replace electric street lamps. The Starpath is applied in layers in the form of polyurethane base which is covered with light-absorbing particles and finally a finishing coat that makes the surface water-resistant and gives it longevity. Currently on trial-run, the mesmeric Starpath was first tried on the pathways of Christ’s Pieces, a well-known park in Cambridge, England. Pro-Teq took just four hours to cover 150 sq meters of the pathway and was ready to be used within half an hour.
[Via – Cnet]