Motorways glow in the dark, and Australia is experimenting with fluorescent paint for the lines

Tarmac Linemarking, along with OmniGrip and Vic Roads, wants to invest in bright road signs to make roads safer.

Demo run. Cut dark by phosphorescent green curved lines, the car lights up and goes further on Metung Road in southeast Victoria. Australian company Tarmac Linemarking Upload a video of a road with road signs capable of lighting in the dark on Facebook. approx 10000 likes and 3400 comments. Project in cooperation with OmniGrip And the ways in youIt makes the roads clearer and therefore safer.

“This treatment will make it easier for drivers to see dividing lines and signs. Brightness will be stronger around intersections and curves, giving drivers more time to react and preventing them from getting out of their lanes,” he said. Regional roads in Victoria In a statement, “It can be a valuable resource especially for those unfamiliar with these methods.”

How do bright highways work?

The principle is the same as the paper stars that stick to the bedroom wall. The ones that glow in the dark. Banners actually benefit from photoluminescence science: At night the paint emits all the light that it absorbed during the day. “There has been a lot of interest from the trial run,” he said, “it’s a great product.” John Emmanuel of Tarmac Linemarking. The energy collected during exposure to light is able to power the streets at night for 8 hours. Also a way to save electricity. Thanks to the illuminated road signs, it is also possible to reduce the brightness of the street lamps.

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tarmac lines |  Road signs begin to light up in the absence of light

tarmac lines | Road signs begin to light up in the absence of light

Already tested experience

This is not new. It was already built along the roads of Holland in 2014as well Clothing for bikers and motorcyclists Specifically based on photoluminescence. However, interest in road signs appears to be increasing. In fact, John Emanuele explained that after the images of the beta test were uploaded to Facebook, more and more companies and municipalities interested in implementing the project reached out to Tarmac Linemarking.

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