Illuminated Umbrella

A designer named Sang-Kyun Park has invented an umbrella with LED illumination. It’s called “LightDrops.”

“Well, that’s great,” you might be thinking.

Yeah, true.  It is great.  However, what makes it even greater is the use of a material called “PVDF” that acts as a piezoelectric polymer – so when rain hits Sang-Kyun Park’s umbrella, the beating of the rain down on the material gives it a charge to power the light.  So, the harder the rain, the more light you have.

How’s that for fantastic?  Any better in your eyes now?

Thanks, Yanko Design!