I like the products or services that connect people together and this is one of them. Good Night Lamp is a project that aims to bring people together through a neighborhood of networked lamps. The concept is simple: each large lamp is paired with a smaller one, which can be given to friends and family anywhere in the world. Pressing down on the chimney turns the light on and off in both your lamp and its pair, creating a tangible reminder of the other's presence.
Keeping in touch with people has gradually become more than being “always on, sometimes off”. We would like to think that people can share parts of their lives with their families & loved ones in more subtle ways with the flick of a switch. A physical social network.
It is a kind of physical social network where people can share parts of their lives with their families & loved ones in more subtle ways with the flick of a switch.
Ever wanted to keep an eye on a loved one who lives alone? Give them a Big Lamp and watch your Little Lamp turn on as they come home or go to bed.
Live abroad and can't seem to call your family at the right time? Let them switch a Big Lamp on when they're around and can be called and vice versa.
Have a team working around the world and want to see if they're around for that conference call? Turn your Big Lamp on when you're ready. Collect your colleagues Little Lamps and watch everyone join the call.
Want to connect home and work, turn the Big Lamp off when you leave work so your family knows you're on your way.
Founder Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino has long been involved in projects related to "the Internet of things," which refers to all networked objects in the physical world. Deschamps-Sonsino sees many applications for Good Night Lamp, which can act as a sort of personal signal or code between people—letting them know when you've returned home, gone to bed or are ready to talk. There is also the option to pair multiple small lamps to a single big lamp, allowing families to distribute mini lamps among their members.
Good Night Lamp is currently raising funds for production through a Kickstarter campaign.
Images courtesy of Good Night Lamp