VIDEO – LuminoKrom, the photoluminescent marking visible day and night02 June 2020
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Need to reinforce night signage ?
Here is LuminoKrom, the luminescent marking visible by day and by night. This road paint charges during the day and lights up in the dark without electricity or CO2 emissions. A good way to enhance the visibility and security of night trips. Several cycle paths are already equipped in Pessac, Annecy, Leucate, Châteauroux, Evreux, Orsay….
LuminoKrom® photoluminescent road paint is produced by the company OliKrom located in Pessac (33), France.
LuminoKrom® luminescent paint contributes to the emergence of tomorrow’s infrastructures which must be safer, more economical and more eco-responsible. This innovation has been labeled by the “Route du Futur” program of ADEME
LuminoKrom® marking exploits the natural phenomenon of photoluminescence. This physical process allows the paint to recharge indefinitely in daylight or artificial lighting without any fatigue.
A pattended innovation created in France
LuminoKrom® innovation lies in having developed photoluminescent markings that are very resistant outdoors and capable of storing the surrounding light to emit a diffuse luminosity at night, visible for more than 10 hours. This patented innovation was developed within the R&D department of OliKrom. Several years of research and collaboration with the Eiffage Group were necessary to obtain a paint conforming to road use, combining coverage, colorimetry and chemical stability with optimal luminous performance in terms of intensity and duration.
In 2018, LuminoKrom® photoluminescent paint was successfully applied on a cycle path. In 2019, this innovation in the field of road infrastructure was labeled by the Comité d’Innovation Routes et Rues and in 2020, the luminescent LuminoKrom® marking was nominated for the Prix Innovation de la Sécurité Routière. LuminoKrom® photoluminescent markings are now widely deployed in France to secure cycling facilities and pedestrian paths. In 2020, LuminoKrom® markings began to seduce beyond our borders, notably with the first projects in Belgium.