Dutch Designer Working to Replace Street Lamps with Glowing Trees

Glowing Streets

One Dutch designer is thinking outside of the box and is trying to find a way to get rid of street lamps.

Daan Roosegaarde is working on a project to transform landscapes in urban settings.

His big idea?

To replace street lamps with glowing trees.

According to RealityPod, Roosegaarde originally started working to illuminate roads with glow-in-the-dark road markings using luminescent road paint.

Through a similar concept, he’s at it again, but this time applying it to trees.

By crossing DNA from bioluminescent marine life such as jellyfish, a common houseplant will begin to glow.

The designer has partnered with the State University of New York and Alexander Krichevsky to investigate further on how to make the plants glow.

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