cool product :: lightning lighting

Whoever would have thought up  this enlightening idea? Designer Sang-Kyub did. His clever umbrella called "LightDrops" looks ordinary enough but it's whats inside its unusual fabric covering that is extraordinary.  As rain pours over the surface of the umbrella, energy from the raindrops beating on the conductive membrane called PDVF transform into electrical energy powering embedded LEDs, filling the canopy with light.  When the rain comes down harder, the light inside your umbrella gets brighter, lighting your way through the storm.

I always liked rainstorms and this JUST COOL concept makes them even more fun!

via lightingtrends via yankodesign

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Jamie said...

Thanks for the little plug Wendy! I love this idea too...though I'd still rather not get caught in a rain storm.