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Glow-in-the-dark Baseboard Molding   (+4)  [vote for, against]
See your way around your house after you turn the lights out.

For those people whose home is like a blackened maze with the lights turned out: Glow-in-the-dark Baseboard Molding.

If you're like me, you've spent some time coming up with interesting words under your breath after accidently stubbing your toe on the corner of a wall after dark.

Baseboards are already being manufactured out of plastic, so why not make the whole thing glow? Needing no electricity, the baseboards would be made from solid glow-in-the-dark wood-textured plastic. If painting was desired, the piece could be purchased with an adhesive strip running down its middle. Simply paint the molding to the desired colour, then peel off the adhesive strip, revealing a contrasting (white) glowing line!

[addendum] I put this idea forward despite all the other glowing-house-accoutrements because it seemed the easiest to manufacture and install.
-- Cedar Park, Jan 07 2003

Just mix it in... http://www.riskreac...low_Powder_Main.htm
Glow Powder for manufacturing [Cedar Park, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Glow in the dark paint
For retrofitting [half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Glow-in-the-dark Mould http://www.imageque.../pages/v010_tif.htm
Similar in a homonym sort of way (hi, waugsqueke!) [Cedar Park, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

In our house we have small lights in the base of our hallways and stairs. They're low-voltage LEDs, designed for marine use, adapted for the house. Each fixture is about 1" tall by 3" long and the light peers through a small, downswept louvre that directs the light to the floor. They're quite nice and almost unnoticeable by day.

Alternatively, one could use those rope lights fit into a channel cut into the baseboard moulding.
-- bristolz, Jan 07 2003

And you get that cool Wizardry I wire-frame effect.
-- bookworm, Jan 07 2003

Sometimes you just want it dark... all the way dark. What would you do on the occasion you want total darkness?
-- marymalibu, Feb 06 2003

Close your eyes?
-- bristolz, Feb 06 2003

Go caving?
-- st3f, Feb 06 2003

Switch on the Kulb (K for black).
-- neelandan, Feb 06 2003

Would that make the emissive inverse a CYMulb?
-- bristolz, Feb 06 2003

random, halfbakery