Street Lamp Transforms Into An Umbrella When It Rains

Say hi to the Lampbrella, a concept for a new street lamp that’s able to double as an umbrella to keep pedestrians dry. The innovative idea comes from St. Petersburg-based designer Mikhail Belyaev.

The Lampbrella is made from fiberglass and equipped with a rain and motion sensor that help to figure out when it needs to open and close the umbrella canopy. In case the Lampbrella fails to open there’s a button on the lamp post that can be used to open the canopy manually. Belyaev thinks that his creation can be useful anywhere in the city where many people walk, but specifically at places without canopies or large trees where you can hide from the rain.