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Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise and Sunset Features

by Lumie
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  • Bodyclock alarm clock wakes you with a natural, gradually brightening light - helping you feel refreshed, alert and energised all day
  • Light cues your body to produce more cortisol, setting a healthy sleep/wake cycle, aiding early mornings and beating winter blues
  • 30 minute sunrise and sunset options, dimmable bedside light, snooze function, back up beeper
  • Certified Medical Device (class 1) designed and manufactured by Lumie, the inventors of the Bodyclock integrated dawn simulator
  • Comes with 2 year guarantee

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Bodyclock Starter gradually brightens over 30 minutes
Bodyclock Starter gradually brightens over 30 minutes

Why are Bodyclock wake-up lights so effective?

Bodyclock Starter 30 is a medical device that wakes you up gradually with a simulated sunrise. The brightening light brings you more gently out of sleep, prompting your body to reduce the production of sleep hormones such as melatonin, while increasing the levels of hormones like cortisol that help you get up and go. This provides a fantastic start to the day for sufferers of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and the winter blues, and helps anyone who is not naturally a morning person to feel brighter and more energetic first thing.

It’s not just a nicer way to wake up. Waking to natural light every day resets your sleep/wake cycle and has been shown to boost your mood, productivity and energy levels throughout the day. Our physiological body clocks are aligned by sunrise and sunset. As most of us experience a mix of early starts, late nights, weekend lie-ins and sometimes travel disruption, our internal sleep rhythms are thrown into disarray. We feel tired and stressed trying to wake up for work, school or sports training. A dawn simulator device re-sets your body clock to run in time with your day, helping you feel more awake during the day and more ready for sleep at night.

79% of people are less productive or are less energised in winter
79% of people are less productive or are less energised in winter. View larger

A perfect introduction to waking with light

As well as the 30-minute morning sunrise from the halogen bulb, the attractively-shaped Bodyclock Starter 30 comes with a sunset feature that helps you to unwind at night. The wake-up sunrise includes a snooze function and a back-up alarm beep for added reassurance. The bright light is dimmable so it can also be used like a normal bedside light, and the digital display dims to a low level, or completely off if you prefer, for sleeping. There is no need to worry about waking should the power go off--the device comes with power failure back-up. Bodyclock Starter 30 comes with a 2-year warranty.

Bodyclock Starter 30 is a certified medical device

Bodyclock Starter 30 is certified to the Medical Devices Directive EC93/42. It has been designed for a medical purpose, to help with SAD syndrome (Seasonal Affective Disorder), winter blues and other physical difficulties with waking and sleeping. As a medical device, it conforms to European manufacturing standards and carries the correct CE mark. Lumie Bodyclock has been tested and proven effective through clinical trials.

Lumie, the light therapy specialists

When you purchase a dawn simulator (light alarm clock), make sure it comes from a specialist, experienced company. A real dawn simulator can cost a lot of money and you want to ensure that it actually works for you. Bodyclock Starter 30 is made by Lumie, the Cambridge-based company who specialise in light therapy products – and nothing else. Lumie invented the integrated dawn simulator back in 1993. Working with the scientific community and gaining vital customer feedback over the years, they have developed the concepts into the best-selling Bodyclock range, as well as applying their specialist knowledge to create other devices for health issues such as SAD, jet lag and acne. They now sell a full range of SAD light boxes, SAD lamps, light alarm clocks and acne lamps.

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 11.4 x 15.2 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: NLT-BOD
  • ASIN: B002TEXEAI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Oct 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (396 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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307 of 316 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Sep 2011
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Lumie Bodyclock

Although Lumie fail to advertise it well, the product in question can behave as both an 'alarm clock' (with sunrise & sunset lighting options, as well as an audible alarm for back-up) and an ambient light, meaning that if you once had a bedside lamp, you could simply ditch it and use the space for this product. This in itself is a wonderful concept since I previously had a habit of waking up to an alarm and feeling around for the right device to bash. Using the product as an ambient light is not a bad idea either, and I have to give kudos to Lumie for making it such a subtle but simple feature.

I'll get straight to the point; Just how good is it to wake up to a simulated 'sunrise'? Really, really good... For myself, it is the equivalent of someone slowly opening the blinds in my bedroom and letting a warm sheen of light enter, which slowly makes me more and more alert to the point that when I do open my eyes, I think to myself "Yikes, did I leave the light on?". The difference I've felt compared to the more startling "BEEP-BEEP... BEEP-BEEP' almost giving me a heart-attack is ridiculously positive. Its incredible to think that a simple light has stopped me from waking up with persistent yawns and a heavy head.

Operating Instructions are included in a very simple and easy to read manual that, unusually for English labour, appears more akin to an Apple product. A 42 watt bulb is obviously included (with a 2000 our lifetime!) and which you are required to easily screw in, as well as a Support Line card (in case you have any unforeseen problems) and the U.K power cable, which is attached to the device and not un-pluggable.
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119 of 132 people found the following review helpful By HollyS26 on 12 Nov 2011
I bought this item after Google-ing about the winter doldrums (I live in London, England!) and found the reviews on this product to claim an increase in energy and to feel somewhat refreshed when waking up. Much to my surprise the claims are true! I love my light and think it's a great buy. I feel more energetic and generally don't wake up in a slump on these long winter mornings. I would most definetly recommened this product to anyone thinking of trying a dawn simulator. It is cute on my night stand and is easy to use. Even though the light is not majorly strong it is still nice to wake up to SOME light around your face.

I was torn between purchasing this Lumie light or the ever-so-expensive Philips brand and must say that I am glad I went with Lumie. There were cheaper options as well but it is true that you get what you pay for and I am happy to have invested the £60 to get this!

Definetly makes these UK winters somewhat bearable lol.

If you are thinking of getting this light - DO!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By rosey b on 19 Jan 2014
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I love this item , I always awake just as the light comes on and then have 30 minutes of snooze time before the alarm. No more groping for the alarm in the dark after being rudely awakened. I now can get out of bed feeling a lot more alert and able to cope with the hectic mornings and busy workday.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Matthews on 2 Feb 2013
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I have been considering buying something like this for quite a while now - how I wish that I had invested in this sooner. Being woken gently by warm sun rays is the best start to anybody's day, especially if like me you hate getting up in the dark.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Suzann on 11 Aug 2014
When I first bought this I would have given in 5* as it worked brilliantly. However the bulb only has a 6 month warranty and the base has a 2yr warranty. The clock broke just outside its warranty. The cost for repair is £20 + postage to them (must be special delivery which will be at least £10) and then postage back to me £6. The customer services manager tells me that the clocks last for about 2 years and he thinks that's reasonable. I disagree and I'm not willing to spend on average £30 a year for an alarm clock!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fiona on 16 Jan 2014
I bought this from the official website as I had a voucher. Anyway, the light doesn't actually ever wake me up by itself,and I can't bare to listen to the horrible alarm beep on it, so I dont use the sound part, just the light, and use my ipod to go off 5 mins after the 'sunrise'.
Whilst it doesn't wake me up, I do think it is beneficial in that I don't feel as foggy or miserable in the mornings. I think it prepares my brain to wake up as it gets lighter.

The other bonus is that if you fall asleep reading it turns itself off after 90 mins so you don't wake uo at 4am with the light still on. However you do need to press the alarm button every night if you want a sunrise in the morning and this activates a sunset which is fairly useful too in getting to sleep although I usually have to delay it so I can read a bit more.

On the whole it is expensive for what you get and this model has very limited features, and the sound alarm is awful! I think it has helped my state of mind in the winter though.
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149 of 175 people found the following review helpful By Alison TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Sep 2011
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We've used a Philips Wake-Up Clock Radio for some time but the downside with that clock is that the bulb is not replaceable (i.e. when the bulb goes the whole unit is dead if it's outside of warranty). I was really keen to try the Lumie. It's more basic than the Philips unit that we are used to which has all sorts of sounds to wake up to (normal alarm, radio, birdsong, etc.) and the brightness that it reaches can also be changed. With the Lumie it always increases to the maximum brightness over the 30 minute period prior to the option alarm sounding. Although the functions are limited it does exactly what you need in a wake-up clock and I've found it great to wake up with over the last week - I actually set the alarm time for 15 minutes after I want to wake up and I find that always wake up 15 minutes into the illumination period - you might find you need full brightness to wake you so try it out to see what suits. I love the fact that I never have to wait to hear the alarm, the light wakes me gently before any noise is needed. You can actually turn the alarm noise off so it's only the light that works - for new users it is probably best trying the clock out a few times before you rely on just the light!

I couldn't imagine trying to use just a normal alarm clock to wake now, I used to find it really difficult to get up in the dark, now the light gently rouses me and I feel refreshed rather than grumpy in the morning! I also like the sunset mode, it's a nice way to gently get to sleep.

I would highly recommend this clock, it is well priced with a user-replaceable bulb and I would say this is the best way to wake up in the morning!
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