Litroenergy is a new material capable of glowing in the dark for at least 12 continuous years. You don’t even have to expose it to a light source. It’s made up of millions of micro spheres (creatively titled Litrospheres), glass polymer globes that contain a beta ray–emitting, radioactive gas. Don’t head for the fallout shelter quite yet. The radiation can’t penetrate the glass it’s contained in.
>The material is unaffected by heat or cold and can resist a crush load
of 5,000lbs. Capable of being injection molded into plastic or added to
paint, Litroenergy’s applications are virtually limitless. It glows
with the power of a 20watt incandescent bulb and can emit almost any
color of light.
We foresee it being used on helmets and other
safety gear, or even in bike paint. Imagine how visible you’d be at
night if, in addition to your headlights, your entire body and bike
were aglow. It would also make an excellent material for road markings,
increasing visibility in bad weather. MPK, the company that developed
Litroenergy, is currently seeking sufficient investment to bring the
technology to market.