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Starpath: Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights That Look Like A Starry Night

The idea of walking among the stars may seem like an over-the-top piece of romantic imagery from a sappy love song, but innovative British company Pro-Teq has brought this idea firmly back down to earth with an interesting and innovative idea for paving park paths called ‘Starpath.’

These striking self-illuminating paths are created by giving them a coating of Pro-Teq’s proprietary path surface, which absorbs energy from UV light and emits it. At night, this makes for a lightly illuminated path that helps pedestrians and bicyclists follow the path.

As Pro Teq points out, their treatment helps save both energy and time – the illuminated paths will not need as many streetlights to light them up, and the installation process is quick. A 140m trial path was completed for the city council in Cambridge in only 4 hours.

Source: Pro-Teq (via,

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    The Pandas eaten the page

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      it worked :) thank you :)

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      Works for me… and Beautiful!!

  • Gareth Williams

    33 people like this yet the link is dead. So 33 people like stuff without clicking on it.

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    • Janice Waterbury

      Link is working fine here..interesting idea.

    • Jeanne Deaux

      Or 33 people looked at it before the link was dead…

    • Lynn Bowser Pineau

      link worked for me

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  • April Whyamea

    or unusual houses, also cool

  • Andrew Keane

    No problems seeing the article here. Great idea!

  • Karen O’Sickey

    Love this idea!!

  • Kathie Hoblitzell

    super idea

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    so preeetttttyyy….. ^_^

  • Sarah Vecchione

    Worked for me fine Gareth

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  • Barbara Aitchison

    I love this! It would be magic walking around at night.So cool.

  • Molly Brown

    I copy pasted them for when I redo my driveway. Whoah to the.

  • Michael A. Franks

    they should cover road with that stuff

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    Kalyani Mudigonda

  • Annie Chen

    I want to see it in Cambridge. LOL

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  • Someone

    Fantastic idea: with all the street lights gone, my victims won’t see me coming in the darkness

    • YellowFellow

      They wouldn’t necessarily eliminate street lights, just cut down on them…

  • Susan Gumlock

    So cool!!