Lysit has a wide range of uses but shines particularly brightly in the asphalt industry as a component within road surfaces. Its key benefit over other aggregates is its natural light reflecting properties which allow users to see the road more clearly in the dull conditions which are prevalent in the UK and Ireland for much of the year.
Brighter asphalt surfaces can improve night-time visibility for road users and contribute to the prevention of accidents.
Asphalt containing Lysit can lower surface temperatures by up to 10 degrees on a sunny day, preventing rutting and extending the life of the surface.
Reflective asphalt surfaces reflects the light from street lamps better than dark carriageways and lower the of street lighting. Lower energy consumption reduces CO2 emissions.
in durability reduces 1 maintenance intervention in a roads life cycle.
Reflective asphalt surfacing incorporating LYSIT can reduce the surface temperature of the road by up to 10 degrees on a sunny day.
Reports from mainland Europe demonstrate that light reflecting asphalt surfaces in tunnels can deliver lighting savings of between 30% and 40%.
The luminance coefficient of LYSIT proves it to be one of the brightest “natural brightening” rocks on the market.
Lysit can help cities reduce the phenomenon known as Urban Heat Island. UHI is a particular problem for cities and built up areas, particularly in warm climates but can also occur in the UK in summer months. Thermal energy from the sun stored in roads and buildings creating a warmer environment than in surrounding areas – using Lysit in asphalt surface can reduce the surface temperature by up to 10°C.