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NFO Somme Departmental Council: A LuminoKrom photoluminescent pedestrian crossing to secure pedestrian mobility 21 April 2021

The Somme Departmental Council is building a LuminoKrom photoluminescent pedestrian crossing in front of a college to strengthen pedestrian safety

Since Monday, April 19, 2021, work has started in front of the Bernaville college. The Somme Departmental Council is taking advantage of work on the RD66 in front of the Bernaville college to experiment with two innovative processes: a fiber-reinforced surface mix intended to reduce noise pollution, and LuminoKrom photoluminescent paint for better pedestrian safety.

LuminoKrom® photoluminescent paint is part of the emergence of tomorrow’s infrastructures which must be safer, more economical and more eco-responsible.

LuminoKrom® marking exploits the natural phenomenon of photoluminescence. This physical process allows the painting to capture light during the day and create a light guide at night, without any consumption of electricity or CO2 emissions.

LuminoKrom is today the only patented photoluminescent paint on the market capable of emitting a diffuse luminosity at night, visible for more than 10 hours.

LuminoKrom® luminous coatings have been designed to meet the challenges of safety and visibility. During the day, the light emitted by the sun makes it possible to see, to locate oneself in space, to navigate, to avoid obstacles, to recognize oneself. At night, everything is dark!

To guide himself in the dark, man first used fire (torches, candles, candelabra, etc.). Then he discovered electricity and invented the electric light bulb. Today, LuminoKrom® technology makes it possible to create markings that light up at night without any consumption of electricity. LuminoKrom® luminescent marking can be recharged on rainy days as well as on sunny days or in the undergrowth (Measurements carried out by Gustave Eiffel University as part of the ADEME “I-Street” Program).

The detour will be set up by Prouville, via the RD185, RD925 and RD118.

Also read the French article “Deux procédés innovants expérimentés sur la RD 66, devant le collège de Bernaville” by Olivier Bacquet, Le Journal d’Abbeville

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