Just picture this: concrete that looks like ordinary concrete during the day, but when all the lights are out it generates a luminescent glow that will last almost all night long – no power source required. This is not science fiction. It’s a possibility today thanks to glow-in-the-dark aggregate.
What a wonderful sight when you come home at night – being welcomed by a glowing concrete path that safely guides you to your front door. Or getting out of bed during the night without needing to switch on any lights but finding your way easily with enough light emitting from your concrete floor.
There is no dark secret behind this light source. It’s all about the luminous stones casted into the concrete.
In daylight the luminous stones has a subtle, pale colour. Depending on the colour you choose the appearance of the luminous stones varies from soft white to soft yellow or soft green. However in the dark dramatic changes occur and the luminous stones radiates a bright white , yellow, green, aqua blue or sky blue colour, depending on the colour of the luminous stones you’ve chosen.
Designed for indoor and outdoor applications, glow-in-the-dark stones absorbs and stores natural and artificial light energy, from both the sun and/or artificial lighting. Once the light source is no longer present, the glow-in-the- dark stones in the concrete releases its stored energy to provide a self-generating ambient light source.
The glow-in-the-dark stones can be fully charged within 10 minutes when exposed to natural light and/or direct sunlight. When used as an interior application, the glow-in-the-dark stones can be fully energized within 15 to 30 minutes, using halogen, fluorescent or LED light sources.
There are many creative ways in which glow-in-the-dark concrete can be used. Pool decks, patios and outdoor entertainment areas, kitchen and bathroom floors, countertops, vanities, wall claddings – just about any place in- or outside your house can be enhanced by the magic of glow-in-the-dark concrete. The only limitation here is your imagination. Do away with dark stairways or hallways by introducing glow in the dark concrete. It’s time to let the light in.