The introduction of innovative new glow-in-the-dark roads in the Netherlands could slash energy consumption compared to conventional street lights.

The Netherlands is trialling the use of light-absorbent glow-in-the-dark road markings along a 500-metre stretch of highway as an energy efficient alternative to conventional street lights. The concept of the markings was first unveiled by self-proclaimed “social design lab” Studio Roosegaarde back in 2012 and has now been transformed into…