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STARPATH: Glow-in-the-Dark Pathways

Ever wanted to walk on stars? It's easier than you think, with this new sun-powered glow-in-the-dark pathway. It's a new surfacing material called STARPATH by UK company Pro-Teq Surfacing that can easily be applied to paved pathways.

Pathways are a central part of many garden and parks, but they're often the most neglected. Paved pathways are common - partly because they're much cheaper to install than brick ones - but they're visually quite drab and unappealing. Lighting a pathway is often an expensive proposition - the cost of burying electrical conduits, electrical works, and the lights or streetlamps themselves can bust the budget of any project (not to count the ongoing electrical bills!)

Pro-Teq's new STARPATH surfacing material can change all that: it's luminous particles that can be spread on a standard pathway without removing the original surface, and then sprayed with a protective seal. The luminous particles absorb and store energy from sunlight during the day, then glows at night to create a glowing blue "fields of stars" that you can walk on.

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