Follow the Celestial Paved Road

Core Glow photoluminescent pebbles provide an interesting, almost ethereal feature to outdoor design. When the eco-friendly pebbles are exposed to light sources, (solar or otherwise) the special light capturing pigment within them becomes chemically excited and will ‘glow’ once that light source is removed. The luminescent material is a multi-activated, highly efficient powder cultivated from the earth, that enables light-storing with a long afterglow.

When added to a concrete driveway and exposed to the sun, the pebbles will store enough energy to illuminate a dark pathway all night long, initially very radiant, then slowly dissipating as dawn arrives. With only 10-20 minutes of exposure to daylight or lamplight, the pebbles can maintain their afterglow for about 10-12 hours.

The CORE Glow pebbles are non-radioactive, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. They can be implemented in a variety of landscaping, custom concrete or masonry needs. The material is a inert long lasting recyclable plastic but are also available in a recycled glass. Both last an average of 20 years.

So what makes them glow? A chemical element called Strontium aluminate; and an activator, Europium is added – this causes a chemical reaction, creating the glow. The material is biologically and chemically inert, so completely safe for home use.

These pebbles are primarily an esthetic element that can add a new layer to hardscape designs but certain applications will help to greatly reduce pathway lighting costs. Since the CORE Glow products require no electricity, no power supply and no batteries they save natural resources and offer an alternative to traditional pathway lighting.

Glow stone pebbles are permanently embedded into a paved driveway safely adding a celestial marker for the road home.

The Glowstone is for use in Concrete, Pavers and Terrazzo products as an exposed aggregate.In daylight the pebbles have a subtle off-white color but will glow in colors of Yellow-green and blue-green, according to the manufacture. ;


CORE glow pebbles

CORE glow pebbles on pathway

core glow at night on pathway

CORE glow glass chips (4-6mm)

Glow glass - sand (2-4mm) Core glow GLASS chips

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24 thoughts on “Follow the Celestial Paved Road

  1. This is awesome, but what is making them glow? Do we know the eco impact of these stones? Do you know if they are ok in areas with snow. For instance if they freeze will they have the same longevity? What is their lifespan? Do they need to be collected and thrown away after a couple of years?

    • Good questions, Alexandra. I have found more info for you and updated the post based on your questions. I hope this helps:)

  2. I was given these as a gift and the are fun. However, we get so little sun in the PNW that they aren’t as much fun as in say Calif. Arizona or N. Mexico! LOL

  3. Could you please, PLEASE tell me if they are available for purchase in Europe by any chance? If not, some alternative? 🙂 These would be incredible for a project I have in mind…

  4. its a very nice idea of lightening roads in an easy and natural way..thanx..and i want some of these glow stones..or help me to create these stones @home…please…

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