Friday, November 15, 2013

GMG's Friday Find: Take Cover Under Umbrellas That Light Up

Photo Credit: Lumi via Dragon Innovation
Shorter days and longer nights just beg for more light, and here's an idea that will brighten up your nights and days even if it's not raining!  The Lumi is a one of a kind umbrella that is equipped with user controllable red, green and blue LED lights that can be switched on and off with a push of a button.

This limited edition umbrella is designed in collaboration with Pilobolus, the world renowned dance company inspired by their live show, Up: The Umbrella Project and MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Backing is being sought on Dragon Innovation where you can go and get a handle on this super cool umbrella.  Light up and stay dry at sporting events, parties, or a nighttime stroll. Hang the umbrella upside down for ambient lighting at your outside fire pit gathering.  Equip your Lumi with 2 double A batteries and get several hours of continuous interchangeable light.

Photo Credit: Lumi via Dragon Innovation
If you have an affinity toward your own unique umbrella, no problem.  A Lumi attachment can be purchased that will convert your umbrella if the shaft has a diameter of at least 5/16 of an inch.

Lumi was designed to be used by groups or individuals.  Check out the video below and learn more about the inspiration and inner workings of the Lumi. . Would this be a product you'd purchase for yourself or as a gift?  We'd love to hear your thoughts on this bright idea.

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