The Internet of Things and The Good Night Lamp

The Good Night Lamp is a family of Internet-connected lamps. Turn the big lamp on and the little lamps turn on wherever they are. It is the brainchild of ‘The Good Night Lamp Team’, a UK-based team made up of founder Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino, Head of Products John Nussey and CTO Adrian McEwen. Collaborators include Konstantinos Chalaris and Tom Cecil.

The Good Night Lamp is for people who are away from home and would like to keep in touch with their loved ones. But this is not like anything that you have seen before. The project combines the simplicity of minimalist design with the high end capabilities of WIFI technology. It is a superb demonstration of the potential of the Internet of Things. Imagine your kids going to university for the first time, or an elderly relative living alone? By simply turning on a light, the message that they are home is relayed to loved ones. No need for long telephone conversations or texts.

The project is currently raising funds on the Kickstarter website – a funding platform for creative projects. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.You can even support the project yourself.

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The Good Night Lamp transforms the IOT from a concept to a very viable, tangible and practical product. It comprises of a “family of lights”, made up of a larger light (primary) and two smaller ones (secondary). All the lights are made in the shape of a home. The idea in a nutshell is that it is possible to communicate one’s homecoming remotely to other holders in the “family”. The smaller lamps (secondary lights) are synchronised to the larger lamp (primary light) so once the primary lamp is lit, the secondary ones also light up.This is ideal in circumstances when a family member is away, even on the other side of the globe.