Umbrella lights your way in the rain

As rain hits it, the impact generates electrical energy that powers built-in LEDs on the umbrella.

LightDrops umbrella
Yanko Design

There are countless umbrella inventions that aim to make your walk in the rain a little more bearable. Some let you listen to music or catch a movie on the underside of your brollie. Korean designer Sang-Kyun Park's LightDrops creation lights your way in the rain.

According to the writeup on Yanko Design, the outside canopy has a conductive membrane called PDVF. As rain comes down, the impact generates electrical energy that powers built-in LEDs on the umbrella. The harder the rain hits, the brighter the light. Now that's literally a brilliant idea, but the lights better be waterproof or you'll end up as an electrifying light show.

LightDrops umbrella
Yanko Design

(Via Crave Asia)

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