Remember that awesome glow-in-the-dark spray that Volvo unveiled last year? Well, the company has just started selling it online for the first time.
Although invisible in daylight, LifePaint reflects brightly when caught in a car’s headlights, offering safety-conscious cyclists another way of standing out when they hit the streets at night.
You can apply it to a wide range of items beyond just biking gear and bicycle frames. Think shoes, bags, backpacks, and pushchairs. You could even spray it on your dog’s lead and collar.
Volvo partnered with Swedish startup Albedo100 to create LifePaint, which the company says works best on natural textiles and textiles with structure such as fleece, cotton, and wool. However, the effect is likely to be limited on shiny synthetic materials, and you’re strongly advised to keep it away from leather goods.
It retains its light-reflective properties for up to 10 days after application, and if you no longer want a particular garment to light up in the dark after spraying LifePaint on it a few days earlier, you can simply wash it off.
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Amazing product! I wish if could be permanent or at least last longer than 10 days though.
The article says that the paint can be washed off. Does it mean that it would go away if it starts raining? That would be a bit of an issue in London…
What a great idea. At least it sticks as long as it starts raining. Are there any ways to pattern your clothes with that paint instead of simply scribble around?