Friendship Lamp FAQs: “How to Use It” and Other Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve never heard of a friendship lamp, you’re missing out on a happening phenomenon that’s sweeping across the world right now. With social distancing, curfews, stay-at-home order, and lockdowns being the order of the day, friendship lamps are rapidly becoming a popular way to stay connected with friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, family members (grandparents, parents, children, siblings, cousins, etc.), spouses, partners, and just about anyone else who’s living away from you at the moment. To help give you a clear picture of what a friendship lamp is and answer several other frequently asked questions that we’ve been asked over the years, we’ve prepared a list of Friendship Lamp FAQs for you.

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What is a Friendship Lamp?

A lamp that is connected via Wi-Fi and the Internet to another one in a different location that’s similarly connected to its respective Wi-Fi network. The lamps are set up in such a way that if one of them is touched (the sensor plate at the top), both lamps light up in the same pre-chosen color!

The connect is established like this:

Lamp 1 <—> Wi-Fi 1 <—> Internet <—> Wi-Fi 2 <—> Lamp 2

As you can see, the communication is two-way, allowing either person to touch the lamp and change the color of the other or others in the same network (Group ID.)

What are Some of the Other Names for a Friendship Lamp?

The Friendship Lamp or Friend Lamp is our own proprietary brand, but similar products have various names:

  • Wi-Fi lamp
  • Long-distance lamp
  • Wi-Fi touch light
  • Distance lamp
  • Long-distance relationship lamp
  • Family touch lamp
  • Friend touch lamp
  • Friendship light
  • Love lamp
  • Best friends lamp
  • Long-distance light
  • Etc., etc.

How is a Friendship Lamp Useful to Me?

Let’s say you have a friend or a long-distance partner in another country. You get one lamp for yourself and one for them. When one of you wants to communicate that you’re thinking about the other person, just touch your lamp. The other one immediately lights up in your color, sending them the message loud and clear. No phones, no computers, just pure communication.

Is it Complicated to Set Up?

If you can use a smartphone, it’s as easy as pie. Of course, older users might need a little help with setting it up but that’s only because some of them, like my grandmother, think that Wi-Fi is a “such a cute way to call the Mrs.!” Jokes aside, it only takes a few minutes to set up a pair of friendship lamps.

Is the Friend Lamp Easy to Operate?

Operating a friendship lamp is as easy as touching the sensor plate at the top. That’s all you need to do once you’ve set it up. Even if you move it to a different location within the same Wi-Fi network, just plug it in, turn it on, and you’re up and running. In addition, if you’ve set it up for two different networks, such as your home and your office, it will automatically remember that Wi-Fi signal and sign in as soon as you plug it in and power it up.

I Have a Large Family. Can I Set Up More Than Two Friendship Lamps?

Absolutely! The friendship lamps are connected to a single Group ID in order to work together. Any number of lamps can be securely connected to a Group ID. No limits on that. The only limitation is the number of colors. There are currently 10 unique colors to choose from. If you have a large family of cousins or siblings spread out across the country or across the globe, you can set up one color for a group of cousins. That way, you’ll know that someone from that particular family is thinking about you. “Ah, it’s the Milwaukee Jensens!”

Who Can Use a Friendship Lamp?

To be honest, practically any two or more people who want to stay connected to each other in a simple way will find friendship lamps to be extremely handy. There’s no fussing about with zoom calls or text messaging. Just touch the sensor and your message is received.

Does the Other Friendship Lamp Light Up Immediately?

Yes, as long as the lamps are turned on and connected to working Wi-Fi networks, touching one lamp will light up all other lamps in that network. There’s no perceptible delay unless your connection is interrupted for some reason.

Can I Use it At My School/College/University?

The lamp will work anywhere but there may be some network restrictions that will prevent you from setting it up properly. Please check with the school’s administration department for a clearer picture before you purchase a lamp.

Is it Portable?

The lamp itself is a sleek and lightweight unit. However, it needs to be plugged into a power source to work. There is no rechargeable battery so, technically, it is not portable in that sense.

Does it Ship Anywhere?

Yes, as long as you can provide us with a valid postal address, we’ll ship it to you anywhere in the world. Shipping times vary:

  • USA delivery should be within 2-5 business days
  • International delivery should be between 3-10 business days

How Do I Order Lamps for Different People?

Please place separate orders if you would like these lamps shipped to different addresses. Each lamp will be sent to the corresponding address.

Does FriendLamps Offer Customer Support and Technical Support?

Yes, we’re delighted to offer best-in-class services, and we have a string of 5-star reviews from past customers to prove it. You can either use the contact form on our website or simply send a quick note to support@friendlamps.com to get in touch about technical issues. For sales inquiries, please send an email to sales@friendlamps.com and one of our friendly team members will connect with you as soon as possible.

What if I Don’t Like the Product? Can I Return it for a Full Refund?

Yes, you can! We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If for whatever reason there are issues with the lamps, then you are covered by the 12-month warranty. So, there’s no need to worry at all!

We hope these Friendship Lamp FAQs have been helpful, and we look forward to having you buy them for yourself and your near and dear ones today. Take advantage of our regular offers and discounts.

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