According to Wired’s UK site, sunlight fuels the paint during the day and the glow can last eight hours once the sun sets, according to Wired.
The hi-tech paint now marks a short stretch of road in the Netherlands as a trial run.
The paint could serve as an alternative to street lights as governments try to cut costs and save energy. It could also help developing countries like India where power outages are common, according to Wired.
Watch a video to see the glow-in-the-dark paint in action.