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The Glow of the Future

Glowee creates Earth-friendly light displays using bright bacteria. SANDRA REY–GLOWEE

Picture a glowing world. Light-up trees line city streets. Glowing plants replace table lamps. This may seem like science fiction. But it could happen.

A company called GLOWEE is looking to glowing creatures for new ideas. Glowee grows tiny, bright bacteria. Then it uses the bacteria to light store windows and street signs.

What’s next for the company? It is working to make the light shine brighter and last longer. New colors of light are also in the works. “There’s something amazing and beautiful about this light,” Sandra Rey told TFK. She is the founder of Glowee. “People just keep looking at it because it is very pretty.”