Glow-in-the-dark car paint now a reality

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by

Glow-in-the-dark decorations have always been an interesting, affordable and bedazzling piece of decoration in children’s rooms. Yet, if you thought having a glow-in-the-dark vehicle was a long way from reality, you’d be wrong.

Nissan Leaf Glow In The Dark

Treading a new path, has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to its all-electric LEAF hatchback. Carried out in conjunction with inventor, Hamish Scott, the glow-in-the-dark paint is a spray coating that absorbs UV energy during the day and allows the car to glow for eight to ten hours once the sun goes down.

While glowing car paints and wraps are already available on the market, the bespoke paint created specially for Nissan is unique, as it’s made up entirely of organic materials. It contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odourless and chemically and biologically inert.

Nissan Leaf Glow In The Dark

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 concoction, if made commercially available, is expected to last 25 years.

Is glow-in-the-dark paint something you’d fancy on your vehicle? Should it be made available to more than just the LEAF in the brand’s line-up? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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