Light sleepers and rude alarm clocks don’t usually make the best combo. You wake up in a panic, which would most of the time end up with you being in a very bad mood all day. Depending on how well you take the shock, you may even end up with a splitting headache or a trip to the hospital. What a better way to start the day than with a heart attack, right?
Some people may, however, not agree with you on that. For them, the best way to wake up is in a peaceful manner that won’t send them down to the crazy hill. They want to wake up with a smile on their face like those happy people in commercials. That’s why Philips came to us with the Wake-Up Light.
The Wake-up Light from Philips is the perfect thing to get if you want to wake up feeling energized, happy – and without an intense wish to smash your alarm clock into the wall. This device will slowly light up every morning, like the rising sun, and will naturally give you that state of wakefulness, telling you it’s time to rise and shine.
The features of this alarm clock are the following:
Are you the type of person that likes to listen to their favorite radio station when they wake up? Maybe you have one that played all kinds of softies that you like, and you want that to be the first thing you hear. If that’s the case, then you can set this alarm to start playing the radio when it’s time for you to wake up.
On the other hand, if that isn’t really your thing, you may simply choose one of the device’s preset sounds – all of which are natural and soothing. You have everything from birds chirping in the forest to seagulls squawking over the seas or soothing piano songs.
Regular white lights are pretty disturbing for most people, and never really help with the mood. However, the reddish yellow hues that actually mimic the colors of the sunrise will make it more pleasant for you. The brightness can be adjusted according to preferences.
If you need something extra, then you have the tap-to-snooze option. You simply have to tap on the front light, and it will snooze the sounds for 9 minutes while keeping the light on.
If your partner needs a different alarm than you, then this one will let you set two separate times, each with its own settings.
Are you sensitive to intense light? If that’s the case, this alarm clock allows you to change the max brightness to a level that is tolerable for you.
For starters, let us say that if you are a light sleeper, this is the alarm for you. If you are the kind of person that wakes up at the slightest sounds, so you don’t need a lot around you to wake you up.
This alarm clock is a great investment - instead of waking you up with annoying buzzing sounds that could leave you in a bad mood for the rest of the day – not to mention put the alarm clock in danger – waking up will be a pleasant experience.
Light on this alarm clock will turn on before the alarm goes off, and act like a sunrise. When the lights get brighter, and you are more or less awake, the alarm goes off, and the birds will tell you it’s time to go.
Most customers had the same opinion as we – it is a very effective wake-up light. However, some said that if your partner is a lighter sleeper than you, they may need a mask not to be woken up. The lights are pretty strong. Customers also liked that this alarm clock can also be used as a lamp. When it’s at maximum intensity, it can easily light up the whole room.
We really like the fact that the manufacturer decided to use yellow and warm colors instead of the traditional white. Plain white reminds us of hospitals and other such environments, which people usually don’t like.
The snooze button is also convenient because sometimes you'll want to grab an extra couple of minutes. The sound goes off, but the light stays on to make sure you don’t go back to sleep.
What customers didn’t like were the sounds of the alarm because they are pretty similar to each other, and the programming mode can be rather difficult. It could take you a couple of attempts to figure out how to use it.
This alarm clock is a bit over $100, but we believe it to be a good investment. Plus, if you go to Amazon to buy it, you have all the chances of finding it at a discount, since they offer pretty generous coupon codes (we had 20% off when we got ours, for instance). Plus, you can get free shipping, and who can say no to that?
This is a very good wake-up light and we definitely recommend this alarm clock. It has a lot of advantages, and the disadvantages aren’t enough to make it a deal-breaker. It will allow you to wake up with a peaceful state of mind.