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Vehicle: Car: Tire
Glow in the Dark Tires   (+8, -1)  [vote for, against]
Tires that glow in the dark

Um, I think the summary covers it well.

These would be a boon to bicycle riders making them more visable, and would be the next cool must have accessory for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. They could also come in a range of normal colors such as Blue Red and Green.
-- jhomrighaus, Nov 11 2006

Glow in the dark sidewalls http://www.freepate...ne.com/7112251.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 12 2006]

my version here... Wheels_20of_20Light
[xandram, Nov 12 2006]

"Pneumatic tire using long afterglow phosphorescent rubber composition" http://www.freepate...ne.com/6431236.html
Pretty much covers it. [angel, Nov 15 2006]

Brightly colored bicycle and car tires exist and there are bicycle tires with reflective strips, but I've never heard of phosphorescent tires.
-- jmvw, Nov 11 2006


Now if we could just get all these pesky pedestrians to stop dressing in black at night...
-- ye_river_xiv, Nov 11 2006


(+) similar patent [link]
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 12 2006


As a sideline product, jogging shoes could be made from the same material and 'glow' after dark, not needing 'reflector' tape sewn onto them. You could see your kids, self, or stalker in the dark, without aid of any light.

However, looking at your own feet while jogging in the dark could be disaster waiting.
-- doctorbill, Nov 14 2006


<changes shoes, resumes stalking>
-- pertinax, Nov 15 2006


did anyone see that US cop show, where the cops are looking for an armed robber, who did over a 7 11, and its at night, but as he runs away his sneakers blink every time his feet hit the ground, i imagine the paperwork wasnt all that hard
-- Stork, Nov 15 2006



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