Eco-friendly pebble lighting that requires no electricity and no power. Saving our natural resources is important to us, so a renewable light source that has no carbon emissions will not only save money, but help save the environment. Available in medium (1 inch long) pebbles (plastic) as well as recycled glass (various sizes – see below).

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Our CORE Glow luminescent products are engineered with proprietary luminescent material and synthetic resins. When exposed to daylight or a light source the phosphorescent material becomes excited and will maintain an afterglow, initially very radiant, then slowly dissipating as dawn arrives (please note: these are not a replacement for regular lighting but rather provide an ambient glow for all night enjoyment in various colours and shapes). Longevity: approx. 20 years!

CORE glow pebbles, or photoluminescent aggregate, provides glow-in-the-dark edging and stone solutions for your landscaping or custom concrete or masonry needs. These unique products incorporate amazing technology to keep your gravel or concrete surface radiant for many hours. The phosphorescence given off by our product is not harmful, and provides safety of passage when no light source is available. Whether your mode of transportation is by vehicle or by foot let CORE Glow pebbles illumination guide you.

How long do our products glow each night? 10-12 HOURS!   ALL NIGHT!


CORE glow driveway

CORE glow driveway at night

Ideas for using CORE glow in the dark beads.

Ideas for using CORE glow beads

CORE glow stones in plant pot

CORE glow stones in plant pot

Daytime Colours

CORE glow glass: green in daytime

CORE glass: blue in daytime

CORE glow stones - daytime colours

CORE glow stones – daytime colours (white (glows blue), blue, green and red/pink)


CORE Glow glass (1 lb.) coverage in a 16 square foot area. Go lighter or heavier, your choice.

CORE glow glass (blue beads) - Density of 1 pound of glass in a 4' X 4' area

CORE glow glass (blue beads) – Density of 1 pound of glass in a 4′ X 4′ area


CORE Glow Stones (1/3 lb.) in a 16 square foot area

CORE glow pebbles (red) - approx. 1/3 pound in 4' X 4' area

CORE glow pebbles (red) – Density of ~ 1/3 pound in 4′ X 4′ area



A 4 pound bag of CORE glow stones will cover about 150-200 sq.ft. of area at the density shown in this photo. You choose the density for your application.


  • Concrete countertops
  • Concrete inlay – backsplash
  • Waterscapes
  • Fish Tanks
  • Pathway Edging
  • Potted plants
  • Gardens
  • Al Fresco pebble footpaths
  • Fish Ponds
  • Walkways
  • Gardens
  • Vases
  • Rockeries
  • Inlaid into concrete driveway
  • Concrete tabletop
CORE glow heart

CORE glow heart – blue or green

CORE glow Smiley Face – green or blue





For additional CORE glow images:  See GALLERY

Click here for a CORE Glow Brochure
Click here for a CORE Glow Pebbles Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Click here for a CORE Glow Glass MSDS


  • Glow in the Dark, Reinvented – The new luminescent material in our CORE Glow products is a multi-activated, highly efficient powder cultivated from the earth, that enables light-storing with a long afterglow.
  • Bright – The brightness and duration of the luminescent material we use is more than 10 times brighter than traditional ZnS (zinc sulfide) luminous material.
  • Efficient – With only 10-20 minutes of exposure to daylight or lamplight, the CORE Glow products can maintain its afterglow in the dark for about 10-12 hours.
  • Waterproof – Expert engineering has enabled excellent water resistance compared to the common ordinary aluminate photo luminescent or afterglow pigments.
  • Eco-Friendly – All CORE Glow products are non-radioactive, non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
  • Power Saving Solar Power – All CORE Glow products require no electricity and thus no wires, no power supply and no batteries. This saves natural resources and is another eco-friendly benefit.
  • Colour Choices – Available in 4 colours, all of which glow various colours at night (i.e. red will glow orange, blue – blue,white – blue, light green – bright green)

Specifications (for glowing glass)

Material Recycled glass and luminescent
Colour Standard: Blue, Light Green
Pebble Size Chips:                   Tumbled (round):                     Small:  1-3 mm                   n/a                     Medium: 3-5 mm                 3-5 mm
Large: 8-10 mm                   6-10 mm
Pebble Weight Variable
Pebble Shapes Chips: random        Tumbled: smooth random
Chemical Resistence Excellent
UV Resistance Excellent
Water Resistance Excellent, can be used in underwater applications
Luminescence Duration Over 10 hours with 2 hours of daylight
Luminescence Life Over 20 years

Specifications (for plastic glowing pebbles)

Material Synthetic resin (PS, PP, etc.) and luminescent
Colour Standard: White (blue), Blue, Salmon pink, Light Green
Custom colours available
Pebble Size Medium: 25mm x 15mm x 10mm
Large: 50mm x 40mm x 15mm
Pebble Weight Medium: 5g
Large: 15g
Pebble Shapes Minimum 3 random shapes for large and 5 for medium
Chemical Resistence Excellent
UV Resistance Excellent
Water Resistance Excellent, can be used in underwater applications
Luminescence Duration Over 10 hours with 2 hours of daylight
Luminescence Life Over 20 years

We are the Canadian/US Distributors for the CORE SYSTEM product line.
Contact us for an estimate on a project or to purchase our materials for your personal or civic project.


What kind of light works best to charge the glow pebbles? Sunlight! But, if that is at a minimum, then various artificial lights work just great as well, i.e. black light, fluorescent and incandescent lighting
How long should I charge the pebbles? For a full nighttime glow, a minimum of 10 minutes is needed to give a full charge (light source dependent). Allowing the pebbles to glow between 10-12 hours long (in the dark of course!)
Is the glow from the pebbles the same as from solar powered garden lights? No. CORE glow lighting is considered ambient light. They will light your way in dark conditions but don’t compete with regular lighted conditions (your eye compensates for the ‘brighter’ object). That said, CORE glow doesn’t ruin your night vision. It also lasts a lot longer than most solar garden lights: 20 years!
 What makes them glow? A chemical element called Strontium Aluminate. An activator, Europium, is added to make the Strontium Aluminate a photophosphorescence (glow).
 Is it safe? It is both biologically and chemically inert, so safe for home use.
Other Interesting bits of Info Previous ‘glow in the dark’ products where made with zinc suphide, which are only useful for 35-45 minutes. Strontium aluminate afterglow can be visible for several days or more! You can even read by the initial glow of our products (for the 1st minute or so anyway).
What is the best way to view CORE glow? If your CORE glow stones have a new charge, then you can easily see them when going from a lit room into a dark room. BUT, the afterglow is best seen with eyes that are fully dark-adapted. Check out the CORE glow at 3 a.m.!