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News: Glow in the dark paint for motorcycle safety

Discussion in 'Motorcycling News' at netrider.net.au started by ForumBot, May 13, 2006.

  1. Riders may be a little easier to spot, thanks to a new way of coating vehicles with a glow-in-the-dark film.

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  2. glow in the dark paint

    "The next time a motorbike passes you on the road at night it may be a little easier to spot, thanks to a new way of coating vehicles with a glow-in-the-dark film.

    The phosphorescent polymer film, developed by Yamaha of Japan, absorbs sunlight and then releases the energy at night as a soft glow. The feature could help make it safer to drive small, vulnerable vehicles in the dark.

    In phosphorescent materials, incoming UV light excites electrons to a state that they depart from very slowly, emitting visible light as they do so over many hours. Yamaha has developed a vacuum pressure process that sticks an even, thin layer of phosphorescent plastic film to irregularly shaped fenders, engine covers and cowlings.

    The technology will be launched in May, on Yamaha's EC-02 electric scooter."

    from- http://www.newscientisttech.com/cha...025495.800-motorbikes-get-a-special-glow.html

    just trying to picture this- would look bloody weird seeing a glowing streak on night time roads!
  3. :LOL: If we all got it, it'd be like fireflies darting around the city/spur/etc.... :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  4. I'm pretty sure this has been posted already, but yeah. It's a sweet idea.

    The search function is your friend!
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  6. Mate of mine owns a company in Mel that is looking at doing this for Toyota and GMH on door handles so they can be seen easily in the dark.
  7. Professional Golfing Association???
  8. It's actually a secret conspiracy to make all scooter riders sterile by painting them with a radioactive source - they're hoping to breed out the defective gene that makes people think scooters are cool :p :LOL:.
  9. Re: glow in the dark paint

    If you read the frontpage news, you would have known about this 6 weeks ago ...
  10. nice theory!
  11. But too late, there already sterile, thats why they ride scooters :p