Nissan Becomes First Car Maker to Apply Glow-in-the-Dark Car Paint
Nissan says it has become the first vehicle manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint.
Using an all-electric LEAF to demonstrate the new paint technology, the manufacturer collaborated with inventor Hamish Scott, creator of STARPATH, which is 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.
While glowing car paint is already available, as are glow-in-the-dark car wraps, the bespoke, ultraviolet-energised paint created especially for Nissan is said to be unique owing to its ‘secret formula’ made up of entirely organic materials. It reportedly contains a very rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, which is solid, odourless 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 claims the unique paint, if made commercially available, would last for 25 years.