Emergency Lighting: Glow-in-the-Dark Paint?

Emergency Lighting: Glow-in-the-Dark Paint?


Glow-in-the-dark paint isn't just for kids anymore.

Glow sticks have long been a staple of survival kits, but have you ever thought about adding glow-in-the-dark paint? The technology is getting better and brighter. It's quickly becoming more appealing for the modern prepared person, especially for uses around the home.

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Lighting Up UK Walkways

Need proof? Walking paths, exterior staircases, driveways, and more can now light up at night thanks to a new carbon and energy free polyurethane construction material that absorbs sunlight during the day and gives off illumination at night.

The product is called STARPATH and it's already lighting up nighttime walkways. Developed in the UK, the glow-in-the-dark, paint-on, ambient lighting material is also said to be water and slip-resistant.

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Uses

While glow-in-the-dark paint itself isn't new, the large-scale application of the product is recent. It just might be the perfect emergency lighting solution for the extended power outages that can accompany both man-made and natural disasters.

Other uses could be:

  • Make a trail like Hansel and Gretel to find your way to and from important locations in the dark. This could be ideal when the power goes out and you need to find a cache of gear. Or light the path from your house to a shed.
  • Paint it on door knobs, light switches and handles inside dark garages, sheds or other outside storage structures.
  • Need to find a critical switch or electric panel in the basement when the power is out? Glow-in-the-dark paint is your answer.
  • Throw a bottle in an outdoor survival kit. If flashlight batteries run out during an emergency and building a fire is out of the question, glow-in-the-dark paint could alert rescuers to your position. Paint it on your survival shelter and surroundings.


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