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June 1, 2009

 Glowmark is a new product that uses long-lasting, photo-luminescent crystal technology as...

Glowmark is a new product that uses long-lasting, photo-luminescent crystal technology as an alternative to electric lighting

June 2, 2009 It is a challenge to provide affordable safety lighting in dark and low-light areas. Glowmark is a new product that uses long-lasting, photo-luminescent crystal technology as an alternative to electric lighting. Not only does it not need electricity, it costs nothing to run, is environmentally safe, biodegradable and easy to install.

The "secret ingredient" is the patented synergy glow compound (SGC MKII). The photo-luminescent crystals are placed in a lens and set in a heavy-duty clear plastic shell designed to withstand the elements and make the unit practically maintenance-free.

The warm green light emitted may look a little like kryptonite but, unlike earlier glow-in-the-dark technology, the compound used is non-radioactive and completely non-toxic.

Glowmark emits light for about 48 hours after just eight minutes exposure to daylight or artificial light. The company says its markers are guaranteed to work for 10 years but "in practice, last much longer".

As a self-contained energy source, Glowmark is far more cost-effective than traditional electric lighting. It also claims to cost less than traditional solar-powered lighting, which often relies on expensive NiCad batteries to store energy.

The website compares the cost of Glowmark lighting to LED. While LED lighting units typically range in price from GBP20–650 plus installation and running costs, Glowmark units sell for GBP4.50 and have little or no installation costs and cost nothing to run.

To light a 10m path with LED lighting (with one unit every meter) costs more than GBP1,000 plus running costs. Lighting the same path with Glowmark would cost around GBP200, with no further costs.

Glowmark can be easily fixed and secured, directly or indirectly, to any interior or exterior surface.

At present Glowmark is only available in the form of an arrow but a Glowmark strip and other shapes are under development.

Karen Sprey

2 Comments

What would have made this a much cooler article is if there was a picture of what these things looked like in the dark! We all know what they look like in the day light, but this article states that they are a more kryptonite green...I would like to see how that looke!

Ed

Ed
11th June, 2009 @ 03:09 pm PDT

Our innovative technology uses no harmful chemicals in its manufacture process rendering it 100% environmentally safe and re-cyclable. GlowMark uses no electricity, batteries or solar to charge or power it, therefore it is zero carbon neutral enabling us all to use it as an intelligent form of alternative lighting for all external areas traversed by humans. Use of our technology will enable local councils and governments to greatly reduce their consumption of rising cost elctricity charges they are being continually hamered for on rising annual charges with the costs of inflation. GlowMark with also greatly reduce millions of tons of carbon emissions that are causing Global Warming. Please read the news reports for product analysis and a comparrison with other similar products on the about GlowMark page of our website, you can also click on the GlowMark uses tab and when you click the product pictures you can read Pdf reports about our products many uses and applications which will not only create more safety awareness for members of the public in many areas of towns and cities but which will further reduce higher purchase costs of similar products which are curently being used and consumed; and all of which use either electricity, batteries or solar cells to power or charge them and all of which are in fact harmful to the environment because of either increasing carbon consumptions or costly disposal once their product life has expired. We look forward to being contacted by you all. View :http://www.glowmark.net

Andy Trice
26th November, 2011 @ 03:41 am PST
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