On day 2 of using the wake up light and so far so good! Easy set-up and directions. I am NOT a morning person and do not hear "real alarms". Love the way it gradually comes on and wakes up slowly, it makes for a gentle natural awakening. I selected the birds for the first day and the tones for the second, birds were more effective for me, so far, will try the radio next. Would like to have more options of sounds or at least have the bird sounds be a bit different, perhaps a mockingbird through all of it's calls? seems that the bird calls on there now end sort of at an "odd" time, right before it starts to repeat.
This is a great alarm. It has helped me wake up easier and the alarm slowly getting louder is a great feature. I do wish there were differant alarm sounds but that would not stop me from using this product and reccomending it to a friend. I love being able to use this for a night light however if the lamp is left on to long it gets very hot. I would be worried to leave it unattended
I have been using the Philips Wake up Light for a week... and I love it. Fall and Winter is always so dark and grey, the wake up light in the morning makes a such a difference. Before the wake up light I would wake up 15 minutes before I had to get out of bed and turn on a light to help my body adjust but not anymore the Philips Wake up light helps my body wake up gradually.
I don't really require to be woken up since my working schedule is in the afternoon. I am however, the girlfriend of a man who has to wake up super early in the morning. We've been using the Wake-Up Light for about 3 days now and each time has been a peaceful wake up session. Day one, we both woke up when the light was almost at full brightness, fell back asleep and then again woke up once the birds started chirping. I had asked how he liked the light and had said that it was a lot easier and less groggy-like. Unfortunately on day two, he was sleeping in the opposite direction of the light and so, wasn't fazed at all by the alarm. Both days, however, I've woken up. Day 3, I was the one who was completely asleep. In general, I think we both really like the Wake-Up Light.... even if the results differ. It's much more pleasant than a startling alarm. The one thing I would have liked to see would have been more options on the alarm settings - you get 3 (radio, a music note kind of thing, and birds).
I used my Philips Wake Up Light this morning for the first time. Wow, I had neglected to set the sound part of the alarm, but the light alone was enough to rouse me ffrom my slumber. It was wonderful the way the light hit my eyelids like the sun streaming through a window, I could almost feel the warmth. I'm going to set the sound to birds chirping to get the full effect this coming week. I can't wait to tell friends and family about this fantastic device. What a great gift idea.
I have been using the wake up light for about 5 days now. the first couple of days I hated it! The second the light even started to come on it woke me up. this is about 30 minutes before I normally wake up. I was not able to go back to sleep so it was really frustrating. The next couple of days have been better. I do like how the radio come on gradually so it doesn't startle me awake like my other alarm clock did. Looking forward to using it more and seeing how I feel.
I just received my wake-up light this afternoon and with my and my husband's anticipation we immediately plugged it in and programmed it. My first impression was "Wow" this is larger than I had expected even though I had previously viewed and read about them on Phillip's website. My mind was thinking small - as usual. The wake-up light was extremely easy set up and we easily got my favorite radio station that is playing continuous Christmas music - wonderful all the way around. So now I am anxious to try it out in the morning and see how it wakes me up. Thank you for this opportunity and the early Christmas gift of rested mornings.
I just got mine today..Will get it up and running need to say I am excited..I always wake up so grumpy..I hope this helps my mood.......
I just got this over the weekend and tried it out for the first time this morning. Lately I have been having trouble waking up in the morning so this came at just the right time. I woke up initially when the light was low but it was soft enough that I was able to go back to sleep for the extra few minutes. The radio alarm was great because it didnt jar me awake by suddenly be so loud, instead it slowly increased in volume so I was able to wake up slowly. It was the first time in a long time that I woke up feeling refreshed and got out of bed quickly, instead of laying there for another ten minutes trying to wake up enough to move. I highly rcommend this to anyone that dislikes the traditional jarring alarm clock and am thinking of getting one of these for my boyfriend for christmas. The only setback I saw was that I wish the display was larger because I couldnt read the display very well with my glasses off.
After using the Philips wake-up light for a few days I have noticed that I wake up easier than before. I always feel more awake and ready to start my day . The first time I used it the bird chirping woke me up but as I have used it, I wake up when the light is bright before the chirping so a great start. I think I might give some to my family for christmas.
My wake-up light just arrived this afternoon! I'm definitely anxious to try it out as I am not a morning person either. I have only one question: out of all the options, where is the "Sizzling Bacon scent?" ;-) Looking forward to reviewing this "officially" in the next few days...thanks so much for sending me one!
So far my son is using the Wake-up light and he really enjoys the radio as it has some decent speakers. However, he is using it more as a night light then an alarm. We haven't needed to use the alarm yet as he in on Thanksgiving break from school, but once he starts school again next week we can test out the alarm light and see how it works. From the reviews so far is works great and I would really enjoy him getting up on his own for school, instead of the time it takes for me to wake him up myself.
The first night I used it I woke up over and over again, sensitive to every sound and light because I wanted to see the alarm in action! since then I have gotten used to how it works, although I do usually wake up before the sound simply by the light filling my room, but it is a nice way to wake up. I like the light/sound/radio functions too. My children also love this little light. I am trying to start me days off on a more positive foot, and the Philips Wake-up light is really helping!
I have to admit, I love it. For the past couple of days, I have woken up gradually with no grogginess, awake and alert! I'm not a morning person, so that's pretty impressive. I've been on time and haven't felt jarred awake as usual.It's subtle, easy, and quiet. I didn't even fall asleep on the bus this morning as I usually do. I didn't need caffeine as urgently either, which is a real plus in my book. I would get one for everyone I know if I could.
I am not a morning person. I hate waking up to the buzzing alarm clock in the dark. I've used the light for the past 3 days and LOVE IT! Its so nice to wake up to a gradual "sunlight" and birds chirping. I'm going to get one for each of my family member for chirstmas. I know they will love it as much as I do!