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Philips HF3463 Wake-Up Light With Radio Alarm

by Philips
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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  • Philips wake-up light HF3475 wakes you up in a natural way, by light that increases gradually that positively affects energy hormones
  • The lamp has an expected life of more than 6,000 hours (7 years of normal use) with the light intensity up to 400 Lux for natural awakening
  • With a build in sleep timer the light and radio turn off at set time after you fall asleep, this wake-up light makes use of an incandescent lamp
  • Compact design - doubles as a reading light, saving space and large easy-to-read LCD display
  • 2-years manufacturer's guarantee - Philips will replace the whole Wakeup light even if only the bulb is faulty or you can use a Philips ECO Classic 30 Dimmable 70W bulb (must be Dimmable) A60 240V ES E27 to replace the bulb yourself
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Philips HP3461 - Wakeup Light Philips Wake-up Light - Start your day full of energy with the light that wakes you naturally.

Now you can get rid of your noisy alarm and rise a new way: easily and energetically with simulated sunlight just the way nature intended, thanks to the new Wake-Up Light from Philips. The light gradually brightens to emulate natural sunrise, positively affecting energy hormones to wake you more naturally than and with as much energy as on a sunny morning.
Philips HP3461 - Wakeup Light
Philips HF3461 - 400LUX Up to 400 Lux for both natural awakening and easy reading

The Wake-up Light (HF 3461) offers up to 400 Lux light intensity. It has been clinically proven that you need up to 250 Lux to affect energy hormones in such a way that you wake up full of energy. For easy reading, you need a light level of 300 to 400 Lux.
How does it work?
  • Set your wake-up time and your preferred light intensity and volume setting before you go to sleep.
  • From half an hour before your set wake-up time, light gradually increases to the intensity you selected (250 Lux advised).
  • The light brightens at an optimum rate, following a special curve proven to be most effective.
  • The light falls on your eyes, sending your brain a message to increase the production of cortisol, the energy hormone.
  • This means that at the set alarm time your sleep and energy hormones are better balanced, and you'll feel more energetic right from the start of the day.
  • At your set wake-up the sound will come on very quietly, and will also increase gradually until it reaches the required volume.
Philips Wakeup Light - How it works
Philips HF 3461- Wakeup Light - Phase 1 Philips HF 3461- Wakeup Light - Phase 1 Philips HF 3461- Wakeup Light - Phase 1 Philips HF 3461- Wakeup Light - Phase 1
A sound choice!

1. Three natural sounds

There are three natural sounds you can choose from, morning birds in the forest, waves at the beach, or a frog and a duck in a small pond.
Philips RHF3461 - 3 NAtural SOunds
Philips Wakup Ligth - Friendly beep 2. Friendly beep

At your set wake-up time, you will start hearing a natural sound or, if you prefer, a friendly beep. It starts out quietly and takes a minute and a half to reach the volume level you selected. The gradually increasing sound will make the wake-up process nice and gentle, ensuring you're never rudely awakened. When the sound reaches your selected volume level, getting out of bed is easy.
3. Digital FM radio

The built-in digital FM radio lets you wake up to your favourite songs or news station every day. Just select your favourite radio station, and at your set wake-up time it will start to play, at first gently, gradually increasing over ninety seconds to the volume level you selected.
Philips RHF3461 - Radio
Philips Wakup Ligth - Proven Health Benefits Two years Manufacturer's guarantee

This product is covered by a two year warranty, meaning if any part of the product fails (even only the bulb is faulty) in its first year please return it to the retailer you purchased it from for a free replacement. If the product fails in the second year please contact Philips and they will either repair or replace the product free of charge.

If only the bulb is faulty and you want to replace only the bulb then use a Philips ECO Classic 30 Dimmable 70W bulb. (must be Dimmable) A60 240V ES E27.

Proven Health Benefits

The positive effects of dawn simulation on the body are supported by the Medical Device Directive, and the Philips Wake-up Light is certified as a medical device.
Light positively affects energy hormones

Research shows that light stimulates the senses, giving you more energy and helping you to feel less lethargic – that is why it is so much easier to rise during the summer months as opposed to the dark winter months. As the light falls on your eyes, a message is sent to your brain that positively affects the production of cortisol, the energy hormone. This means that at your required wake-up time your hormones are better balanced and you’ll feel more energetic right from the start of the day.

So, make that change today and choose light to wake-up naturally.
Philips RHF3461 - Wakeup Light
Philips HF 3461 - Wakeup Light 100 years of Lighting Expertise

Philips is a leading company worldwide in the field of lighting technology. With more than 100 years’ experience in this field, Philips is a true expert on light and its effects on the human body. The Wake-up Light combines all this expertise in a meaningful, technologically advanced and easy-to-use product that will improve the wellbeing of many.

The Wake-up Light wakes you easily and naturally, leaving you with as much energy as on a summer’s morning. Drawing on Philips’ 100 years of lighting expertise, the Wake-up Light offers medically proven benefits.

Box Contains

  • 1 x Philips HF3463 WakeUp Light Alarm Clock

  • Product details

    • Boxed-product Weight: 2 Kg
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    • Item model number: HP3461
    • ASIN: B000VI7K2C
    • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 28 Aug 2007
    • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,634 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    207 of 212 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Function over form 16 Feb 2008
    By Perry Duke VINE VOICE
    Verified Purchase
    If you're thinking about buying one this may help.


    If you haven't already tried wake-up lights, and find getting up to normal alarms is jarring, then I recommend these. They really do seem to help, in winter at least (though bear in mind winter doesn't last forever). This one does that job easily as well as the Lumis I've used, and is in some ways better, though worse in others.

    This review compares the Philips to other light alarms, not to other alarm clocks.

    Here is the review:

    The bad
    - It's quite big, and frankly a bit ugly.
    - User interface not the best - e.g. too many turns needed to adjust light & volume
    - No radio presets, so if you want to change, you use the search function
    - Radio OK for talk stations, but not audiophile quality.
    - My radio makes a nasty squelch noise when switching on (as it searches for the station?)
    . (n.b. not as bad as I'd feared if using to wake up, as it fades in,
    . so squelch not too intrusive on waking up)
    - Both the light and sound come on at the volume you left them at.
    . (so if you need 100w of light to read, but 60w to wake up, you'll need to adjust. Every night.)

    The good
    - It works. Wake up light fades up perfectly. It wakes me up gently.
    - Mine seems to be absolutely silent when radio etc not on
    - 100w light means it works as a bedside light, which others (e.g.
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    112 of 123 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Glorified lamp but still very good 17 Oct 2007
    I bought this yesterday so have only woken up to it once. I did wake up very well though and wasn't drowsy at all.

    The dawn effect is very good and I wasnt aware of any sudden noises or lights when I woke up. Even the radio fades in so as not to jolt you awake.

    It is quite a plasticy product and doesnt feel very sturdy when you press the buttons. The radio sounds quite hollow but the beeping is very nice and gentle.

    It is set to take 30 mins to light up and you cant change it but thats the time I'd choose anyway. I like how the light fades out when you turn it on or off so theres no sudden changes. If you're using it to read at night you have to remember to turn the brightness back up for the morning.

    My main complaint is the price. For 100 I want something really well made, all singing, all dancing. This is basically a lamp with a dimmer switch and a timer and that really is what you get. They are cashing in on the fact that it's a 'medical device' (proclaimed at every opportunity)but not invested in the small things that make you feel like you've got a quality product. It feels a little flimsy and there arent many options to personalise. The snooze, lamp and radio buttons are on the top and it's quite tall so its a stretch to reach from lying down.

    Having said all that I like it. It wakes you gently and the highest setting is really very bright. The brightness is on a dial so you can get exactly the brightness you want. Its a really nice way to wake up and I expect it to be invaluable through the winter.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth 10 21 Jan 2009
    By MSmith
    I was really keen excited to receive lamp but after one week, returned it. The light is not bright enough to wake you up. So whilst you wake up with a light-on, I slept through it everymorning and still needed a second alarm clock. If you can sleep with a light on, they don't buy this. The bulb is just a regular bulb, the radio does make a weird crackling sound at first (as reported in other reviews), and the dials are quite flimsy.

    I really don't recommend this product.
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    19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Philips v Lumie 29 Oct 2008
    By Natasha
    I have had a Lumie bodyclock (100) for 6 years and my husband has been using it on his side of the bed for a couple of years and it wasn't effective in waking me up properly from a distance. I decided to buy another dawn simulator and wanted to try something new (also the special price of 66 was appealing!).
    I agree with Cazzy's review in that the buttons on the top of the light are hard to reach and you don't know what you are pressing (although you get to know the feel of them). I have found it to be more effective in waking me up than the Lumie as I am normally awake bfore the back up sound comes on, whereas, with the Lumie, I usually needed the back up beep. I also like the extra sounds on the Philips, particulary the birds and the pond noises! The waves make me need to use the bathroom!
    Since I have 2 brands of dawn simulator, I have noted the main differences between the Philips and the Lumie:

    1. Lumie can be set to come on 15,30,45,60 or 75 minutes before the alarm, the Philips is 30 mins and cannot be changed.

    2. The radio and other wakeup sounds on the Philips as opposed to the back up beeper on the Lumie

    3. You can set the brightness of the light (which will depend on whether you use a 75 or 100 watt bulb) and the level of the sound, whereas the Lumie cannot.

    4. Lumie has a frosted glass dome which is very sturdy, the Philips is more plastic and not as sturdy.

    5. You can dim the clock display on the Philips whereas the Lumie remains bright.

    6. You can adjust the sound level of the back up alarm on the Philips which you cannot do on the Lumie.

    7. The Lumie has a fade down option (the light goes down gradually as you fall asleep) whereas the Philips does not.

    I do like both dawn simulators, however, my preference would be the Philips as it is more effective in waking me up. Definitely a must for the winter.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work
    Didn't work correctly from getting it out of the box - unfortunately couldn't return it as postage would have been prohibative
    Published 10 months ago by jan e roberts
    5.0 out of 5 stars Phillips HF3463 Wake Up Light with radio alarm
    I bought this product some time ago and it is brilliant in helping me get up on the dark winter mornings. Read more
    Published on 13 July 2011 by JS
    2.0 out of 5 stars constant buzzing
    The product looked good and seemed to be of a good quality. The instructions were easy to follow and the dawn simulator worked well. Read more
    Published on 28 Dec 2010 by Amazon Customer
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good for those dark mornings
    Great little unit.

    My only gripe is that the radio tuning is fairly annoying - you can tune up and down through the spectrum, and use a seek function, but here in... Read more
    Published on 14 Nov 2010 by Steven McGahey
    2.0 out of 5 stars Buzzing hindered sleep, not helped it
    This review is for an older model the HF3461. Before I bought it, I read reviews of various models but opinion was always mixed. Read more
    Published on 11 Aug 2010 by Gracella
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant way to wake up
    Completely superb way to wake up in the morning. No more beeping alarms. Works better than I could have hoped for.
    Published on 28 Feb 2010 by Blue Coffee
    5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing clock
    I bought this product as a Christmas present for my son. He found it extremely difficult to wake up during the Winter months and was exasperated at feeling tired all the time. Read more
    Published on 17 Feb 2010 by Margaret Main
    5.0 out of 5 stars wake up in winter
    This is the best alarm clock ever! I used to really struggle with early mornings in winter - but ths is no longer a problem as the gradual buid up of light really seams to wake you... Read more
    Published on 11 Feb 2010 by Mrs. A. L. Towler
    3.0 out of 5 stars HF3461 Lasted a year, has gone nuts.
    This review is of an older but similar model, HF3461 but I hope useful as it covers general issues during the 1+ year before failure. Read more
    Published on 8 Feb 2010 by Philip Thorne
    1.0 out of 5 stars Fail
    It didn't go off in the first week so don't use as an alarm clock anymore :( nice light and radio
    Published on 1 Feb 2010 by Jabba
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