Using networked lamps for ambient awareness


There seems to be a lot of buzz around light-based Internet of Things projects, such as Light by Moore's Cloud.

Slightly less ambitious than Moore's Cloud is the Good Night Lamp:

I'm actually attracted more to this concept because it supports the idea of ambient awareness communicated through objects in the physical space than as a portal to other Internet of Things applications (which is my perception of Moore's Cloud).

Past experiments using networked furniture have been quite complicated, so maybe supporting more narrow cases in a simple device might be more successful in encouraging adoption.

However, in the short term it looks like both the Good Night Lamp and Moore's Cloud have struggled with funding to get their projects into production.

Maybe Good Night Lamp should ask for sponsorship from one of the major social networks and integrate their lamp with the user's online presence?