Esthec introduces a special concept: luminous decking material. Solar energy that has been stored during the day is converted into light at night. The Dutch producer of composite decking for the yacht industry has achieved a world first with this revolutionary invention, which was given the provisional name ‘Solar Glow’. The luminous decking ensures that gangways remain visible in the dark and thus substantially increases safety aboard boats. At the same time, the innovation is sustainable, since the luminous deck uses solar power instead of electricity from non-renewable sources. In addition to improving safety, the concept also provides designers with a new dimension in creative deck design. Esthec expects the luminous decking material, which it developed in-house, to be used both by competitive sailors and in recreational boating. The first prototype has already been presented.
Esthec is non-slip and remains slip resistant in wet conditions, the composite decking material is much safer than the traditional teak or other alternatives that become slippery much quicker. The Solar Glow concept is not only ground-breaking in terms of safety but also from a decorative point of view. The luminous material can be installed in any desired design or pattern. During the day, there is no discernible difference between the luminous and the existing Esthec material; the deck only emits light in the dark. www.esthec.com