Light-generating cement is a notable invention that the cement can absorbs the sunlight in the day time and can emit sunlight in the night time. It allows the crystallization properties of materials to break and allows light to move across by making it opaque. It is a type of cement with the capacity to absorb and expose light energy. It could also be used in road signs for road safety because of its properties of emitting light or in the energy sector such as oil platforms and anywhere you want to light.
The need for light-generating cement
Cement is an important indicator for the construction process, due to its strength, versatility, and ease of application. But some positive and negative impacts on the environment come with other concreting material. The traditional method of concrete has its own benefits. But Light-Generating Cement is a groundbreaking innovation, it is an improved cement that allows concrete to harvest and reuse solar energy by providing light to its surroundings.
Applications of light-generating cement
The applications of this cement are very broad. It is used in most of the architectural works of facades, bathrooms, kitchens, swimming pools and parking lots, etc. It is useful in road safety and road signs. And also in the energy sector like oil platforms, it doesn’t need an electrical distribution system and is recharged only with natural light.
The light-generating cement is composed of industrial waste, river sand, silica, alkali, and water. All these material components are simply recyclable.
Attractive and environment-friendly alternative because of its energy-saving qualities
Provide a good architectural view of the buildings.
The initial cost of this material is high, but it doesn’t require routine maintenance.
Helps to reduce lighting cost during day time.
This technology has the potential to use in every built environment.