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Nissan to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint

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The car manufacturer Nissan worked with inventor, Hamish Scott, the creator of STARPATH, to develop a spray-applied coating that absorbs UV energy during the day so that it glows for between eight and 10 hours when the sun goes down.
Nissan Leaf with glow-in-the-dark paint

Nissan Leaf with glow-in-the-dark paint (source: Nissan)

While glowing car paint is already available, as are glow-in-the-dark car wraps, the bespoke, ultraviolet-energized paint created especially for Nissan is unique thanks to its secret formula made up of entirely organic materials. It contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odorless and chemically and biologically inert.
Various third-party companies have applied non-organic glow-in-the-dark paint to vehicles before, but Nissan is the first car maker to directly apply such technology. Nissan’s paint, if made commercially available, would last for 25 years.


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