In addition to the rain sensor, there's also a 360 degree motion sensor on the fiberglass street lamp which detects whether anyone is using the Lampbrella
The Lampbrella concept sees a standard-looking street lamp fitted with an umbrella canopy and a built-in electric motor which can open or close the umbrella on demand
The Lampbrella designer insists his creation could be installed on any street where a lot of people walk but there are no canopies or large trees where you can hide from the rain
With a diameter of 2.2m (7ft 2in) each Lampbrella would offer enough shelter for several people
Sensors ensure the Lampbrella is deployed to offer pedestrians shelter whenever it starts raining
You can't always predict a downpour, or (if you're anything like us) remember your umbrella, and as such we've all been soaked while walking around a city. But designer Mikhail Belyaev doesn't think that forgetting to check the weather forecast before heading out should result in you getting wet. That's why he created Lampbrella, a lamp post with its own rain-sensing umbrella.
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