Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stormy Rise and shine!
Love my wake-up lamp! I found it fantastic in helping me wake, and regulate my body clock, especially when working early (5am start) or late shifts. It really does make waking up on bleak winter mornings less painful - I think the warm glow from the lamp mimics morning sunlight remarkably well. I usually use the birdsong audio setting - despite reading complaints on other reviews, I really like this and find it life-like, especially since recently moving to a city and very much missing the sound of the dawn chorus. The dusk setting is also great in helping to wind-down.
My only criticism - there was a fault with the halogen bulb & it blew after only a few months use (I think it's supposed to last a couple of years?) However I got in touch with Philips who kindly sent out a replacement bulb quickly & free of charge - excellent customer service, really pleased! :)
... especially since it means my lamp is now back in action - I really struggled without it.
Details for buying replacement bulbs from spare parts dealer (GY6.35/100W/12V) - not available direct through Philips:
Dutchwest: 01434 323 232
Last thought: Other reviewers complain about difficulties setting alarm & operations. I disagree - I found operations quite intuitive, and alarm-setting easy enough once you've worked it out (and it does come with simple instructions!). Also you have a choice of 2 alarm-settings, so I use one for weekdays and one for weekend lie-ins... simples!
29 October 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Solid product
Works exactly as advertised. More feature-rich and slightly cheaper than the 'major-brand' alternative. I always seem to wake before the alarm sounds, and it's a far more 'natural' way to start the day.
My only minor complaint would be that the operation of the front panel buttons could be more intuitive, and they are difficult to press from the bedside as the product is very lightweight.
25 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clivius Wake up light
I love waking to nature's sounds and in the winter months I expect the gradual light will also be great.
23 July 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by London29 Wake-up light perfect for the winter
This wake-up light is exactly what I was after! After using this, its easy to wake up at any time in the morning - whether it be 6am to go for a run or 4am to make an early flight. I use the birds sounds as the alarm on it, but usually wake up naturally a couple of minutes before they start going off from the gradual increase in light. In the summer months, i'm usually a person that sleeps with the blinds open to wake up to the sunlight, so this was a perfect comparable simulation. This light has definitely made a difference and hugely improved my motivation levels for getting out of bed and exercising in the mornings! Extremely easy to use and very easy to set-up, I would recommend this to everyone who struggles to get out of bed in the morning when its cold and dark outside. Definitely worth the investment!
13 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caroline Fabulous Wake Up Light
Highly recommended, my mornings are not the same as my long drery ones I spent stuck to the pillw.
I feel totally re-energized even with less sleep and I feel less tired during the day.
So happy I now have this in my life!! :)
8 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cattiveriaz Good morning!!!
I purchased this product hoping it could help me to wake up in the dark winter mornings! and it really does... I feel much better and awake than using the usual alarm clock on the mobile; it is for the light function. Some time I even wake up naturally some minutes before the actual ring goes on.
25 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by mitch Trendy light helps you wake up
After looking at the many wake up lights available for a couple of months I took the plunge and bought this one. I can safely say it was a sound investment. The gradual increase in light and sound help to wake you from slumber gently instead of with a startle like most alarms. Highly recommended for anyone who struggles to wake/getup when the mornings become a little darker.
3 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kurt Just what we wanted!
This product does everything Phillips promised! It provides a warm and soft light at the start of the day .The choice of alarm calls is a good feature and the gradual light and glow on a morning is lovely to wake up to.I have recommended this to others as being a great alternative to a traditional alarm clock
2 October 2011