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Connected Friendship Lamps

Independent Maker

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  • Made in the USA: Wichita, KS
  • Materials: Two circuit boards with LEDs, two switching power supplies, both encased in acrylic shell and base
  • Care: Clean with damp cloth as needed
  • Includes: One light with enclosed circuit board and external power supply, basic and advanced directions, status code/information sheet, bridge with power supply, ethernet cable
  • Please note: Set of two includes two lamps, the extra single lamp is meant to be purchased as an add-on to an existing set of lamps
  • Instructions: Pairs come pre-grouped. Included bridge eliminates the need for Wi-Fi setup if desired. See step-by-step guide for online setup. Then create an account to register your lamp and edit your settings (or to complete the online setup instead of using the bridge)
  • Will not operate without WiFi. May not operate correctly in corporate, university, or public WiFi environments
  • Touch activated light sends instant message to loved ones
  • Light fade time is 1.5 hours automatically. Can be set to fade off in 30 minutes, 1.5 hours, 8 hours, or 24 hours
  • Diffused light can show over 200 colors
  • Set custom colors for you or your loved ones to identify yourself in a group
  • Optional sleep mode prevents lamp from lighting up at designated times
  • Universal power supply allows operation in any country without a voltage converter. Plug adapter may be required
  • Can pair as many lamps as desired to one group of family and friends
  • Manufactured in partnership with WIN, the Wichita Women's Initiative Network, to support survivors of physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Please note: Do not submerge or dip in liquid
  • For ages 3+
  • Dimensions: Each: 4.75" x 4.75" x 8"
  • Weight: Each: 1.5 lbs
Independent Maker


5 avg. (5 reviews)

Lovelight, straight from the heart
09/17/2019 by Cheri
Sometimes you want to tell someone you're thinking of them when they're struggling to deal with stressful circumstances, but it can be hard to find just the right words when you most need them. When I first saw the Filimin Friendship Lamp, I thought immediately how wonderful this would be to share with my best friend of 50 years, who lives 2000 miles away...and it definitely has been. The lamps are perfect: my friend has recently begun chemo for stage 4 cancer, and I can touch my lamp and she knows instantly that I'm thinking of and praying for her. She doesn't have to talk on the phone or respond to a text or email when she's sick or exhausted, but she knows I'm there. When words are inadequate or you simply don't know how to express what's in your heart (or don't want the other person to feel obligated to talk or write), the radiance of the friendship lamp sends the message for you. I often follow a tap of the lamp with a brief text or emoji(s), and my friend or her husband can do the same if they choose. I want to figure out how she can send different colors to express different messages (e.g., call me, I love you, I'm feeling sad/scared/tired, etc). It's amazing how it warms your heart to see the friendship lamp begin to glow! Everyone asks me where they can get a set, and I've referred dozens of people to the Grommet and Filimin. Thank you so much for this way to be more closely connected to my dearest friend, despite the miles between us.
2nd set
08/22/2019 by teresa
this is my second set since the first ones were such a HUGE hit with our parents in Texas...they purchased additional ones to connect everyone and we currently have hugs coming from 4 different states. This year we happened to have a death in the family and I have to say those Hug Lamps were such a healing way to keep us all together..... my new set is going to be just for my sister and myself so we can connect since she currently moved to another state.... Love the lamps! Very easy to set up!!
I love this!
07/06/2019 by Mary
I have been looking for another way for my nieces and I to connect. I am currently free of cancer but am facing chemotherapy, radiation and 10 years of oral medication or just radiation and 10 years of medication This is a perfect way for us to keep in touch during the day other than text. We all live in 3 different states. It brings us closer We may get one more as a graduation present so that our great niece can take it to college with her next year
Wonderful idea!
06/09/2019 by Patricia
I bought two paired lamps, and sent one to a friend who spends six months of the year in another state. It's so much fun to send her a message with light, saying 'I'm thinking of you!' and to get a light message back from her! The lamps were not difficult to start up and connect to wifi, and we're both enjoying a new method of staying in touch!
Light filled with love
02/27/2019 by Robin
Thank you for offering such a wonder item. I purchased 3 of these for my sister-in-law, niece and one for myself. I cannot tell you how much it warms my heart when I see my light turn. The colors are beautiful. We use our multiple times a day to say good morning, hello or thinking about you. My niece is at college and it was late one night. I was having trouble sleeping, tapped the light. She immediately texted me and said I was up studying and your light gave me a little more to keep going for finals. There is no sound so no need to worry about waking someone or disturbing them. I will be purchasing more for other family members.
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Connected Friendship Lamps

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Want to stay in touch? Tap a connected touch lamp, and the WiFi-connected lamp of a friend, family member—or an entire network of your favorite people—will light up in your special color. (There are over 200 to pick from, so pretty much everyone can have a special color.) It's a simple but meaningful way to check in, say hello, and keep relationships strong. Set-up is easy, and you can pair as many lamps as you like. Made in the USA.


Across town, across the country, or across the globe. Filimin connected touch lamps make it easy to stay close with special people in your life, wherever you are—and they were created by Makers John Harrison and Vanessa Whalen for that very reason.

John DIY-ed the first version of this WiFi-connected lamp as a gift to help make it easy to keep far-flung family members feeling close. Just tap the lamp and the buddy lamp of a grandparent, kid away at school, or even an entire group of friends will light up with your designated color (there are over 200 to pick from). It's a simple but meaningful way to let someone know you're thinking of them without relying on a phone.

Since Filimin began in 2014, John and Vanessa have kept in close touch with their community, too. The lamps are made in their hometown of Wichita, Kansas, in part with the Women's Initiative Network, which helps women recovering from abusive situations find employment. Filimin also employees refugees aided by The International Rescue Committee. more Their Story