Could UV light replace street lamps?

UV lighting is usually something reserved to spice up a nightclub – but it seems that’s not the only use for it in the early hours. The ‘world’s first’ UV […]

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UV lighting is usually something reserved to spice up a nightclub – but it seems that’s not the only use for it in the early hours.

The ‘world’s first’ UV powered path could help councils cut their lighting costs as well as their carbon footprints according to its creator Pro-Teq Surfacing UK.

STARPATH works by absorbing ultraviolet light during the day then releasing the energy at night. The UV ‘paint’ can be applied to any existing surface – be it concrete, tarmac or timber.

It’s undergoing its first trial in Christ’s Pieces – a park in Cambridge (pictured). The firm claims the technology can provide a greener, more cost-effective alternative to street lighting.