The following six examples are taken from Google Books:
Now that they were up close, it was clear that one section of the wall was glowing a much deeper green than the rest. Jack moved next to her and placed his hand against the marble. He ran his fingers up and down, but didn't feel a seam.
The wall was glowing like I remembered, but, there was something different about it. There was a large pair of eyes staring at me. They were glowing with the wall imprinted into it like it was camouflaged. I backed away from the eyes.
More bosses were coming, blowing their horns, trampling the damned who had gathered to see what all the fuss was about. Sam turned back to the wall. At last he saw it. The door, set into a recess in the wall, was glowing with red light.
I watched as the wall glowed first with a bright green for a couple of seconds. Then the green vanished shortly afterwards and it changed to a bright yellow glow that remained constant. Suddenly, without warning, the eye activated again.
When his hand made contact, that part of the wall glowed around the exact outline of his hand. He pushed against the wall. It was hard and resisted the force he put upon its surface.
Wall lights flickered and came to life. At the bottom of the stairs, he stopped before a metal door with oversized rivets and bolts around the edges. A small, red light behind a glass bubble protruding from the wall glowed like an evil eye.
I think all these glows share a lexical aspect of activity.
But in these examples, I'm not sure how the imperfective and perfective aspects bear on the semantics. To me, both would basically mean the same in the given context.
I couldn't find any reason one aspect would be preferred over the other. Does the perfectivity matter that much in the semantics of these six examples?
In the fifth example, the difference would be obvious. With the perfective aspect, glow occurs after made contact. With the imperfective aspect, it would make no sense because the sentence is intended to mean the wall can glow after the contact.