Design Ideas and Vector Sketches by Peter Whitley:
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Concept: Rain Light
The problem isn't just rain, it's that the world is sort of dark when it's gloomy out. It's about time our umbrella manufacturers came up with a bumbershoot that didn't make one feel like they were hiding under a giant cape. How about an umbrella that lights up the world underneath it using small LEDs? One could even design the umbrellas as period pieces such as this gas-lamp/mission style doodad above.
Here is the light in action. It provides safety for the pedestrian and illuminates the path. What's not to love?