Many back yard hot rod enthusiasts have been experimenting with using glow paints in their artistic designs on their favorite automobiles for years. This is the first time a major car manufacturer has made this innovative assembly line commitment. In the automotive world visibility enhances class and design, however it is huge in accident prevention. Seeing the other car helps the drivers avoid collisions. Car manufacturers have been redesigning lights and incorporating reflective materials to their designs to achieve more visibility. Why not use the entire body area to help achieve the desired safety and aesthetic accomplishments. Nissan is doing this with the glowing paint option on their Leaf model. It is more than fad, it is a good idea. Imagine the devices that need this. All bicycles, objects along highways and much more will change our views of the night and save lives in the future.
How does it work? The ultraviolet-energized paint created especially for Nissan. It is unique thanks to its secret formula that consists only of organic compounds, including a rare natural earth product called Strontium Aluminate, a solid, odorless, chemically and biologically inert substance. Nissan said it is the first automaker to apply such a paint to a vehicle. If made commercially available, Nissan said the paint had a life expectancy of 25 years.
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