Glow in the Dark Lanes Offer Solutions to Costly Street Lighting

(Reuters) Glowing lanes on highways could spell the end of costly street lighting, according to a Dutch designer.

Daan Roosengaarde’s “Smart Highway” involves photoluminescent paint markings on roads that are charged in sunlight and glow at night to denote lanes.

“What you see now is there there is an incredible amount of hardware needed to have something very immaterial, which is light,” says Roosengaarde. “So these gigantic street lamps and cables and wires and maintenance and I was always amazed by that. I’m like, why can’t we look at how jellyfishes behave, deep deep underwater they have their own light.”