Sustainable Bio-Luminescent Municipal Lighting

Creating Sustainable Light With Bacteria

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Glowee cultures bio-luminescent bacteria in functional shapes to create glowing signs and other objects.

Some new technologies use the unique characteristics of bacteria to create smart devices, such as temperature-adaptive clothing and bacteria-powered robots. Glowee, a Parisian startup believes bacteria could also provide an alternative to electric lights. Glowee cultures bacteria that give octopi their bio-luminescence or glow in the dark capability.

The bacterial cultures are grown in shells and made into functional shapes for retail signs and other lighting fixtures. Glowee is currently seeking seed funding for further research on how to extend the lifespan and light intensity of the bio-luminescent cultures. They expect to use the bio-luminescent bacteria as an alternative light source for residential, commercial and municipal infrastructure. Check out the video below.


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