luminous paint


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Related to luminous paint: phosphorescent paint, fluorescent paint

luminous paint

[′lü·mə·nəs ′pānt]
(materials)
A type of paint in which luminous pigments are used.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

luminous paint

1. Phosphorescent paint, which, after activation, continues to emit light (even in darkness) for several hours.
2. Fluorescent paint, which has a high light reflectivity because it reflects absorbed ultraviolet energy as visible light.
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