Top positive review
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A morning and evening lifesaver.
on 4 December 2015
It took me a long time to finally buy the Lumie lamp. Having read many reviews and deliberated over whether it was worth spending a relatively large amount of money on an alarm clock, I am so glad I did make the purchase.
I have only had the lamp for a couple of weeks, but I already feel like it has revolutionised the quality of sleep that I get. I sleep all night, undisturbed and wake up feeling far better than I ever have with an audio alarm.
Many people will probably buy this light for the 'sunrise' feature, however, unexpectedly I have found the 'sunset' mode to be my favourite bit. Being able to wind down at the end of the day, with the light slowly fading is so relaxing. I think there is a great benefit from not going from a bright light to pitch black (as I previously did when using a standard bedside lamp). The gentle dimming light allows the body to drift off far more naturally.
I do also love the main 'Wake Up' feature. I always set the light to also come on with the inbuilt radio alarm, however, I am always awake by the time the radio comes on. I agree with other reviewers that the radio isn't top quality, but it does the job. It is an analogue radio so there will always be crackling and it won't ever be a crystal clear sound, but it is perfect for a quiet, gentle wake up, and far better than a standard alarm bell. I have taken to waking up with the Lumie radio and then once out of bed, I turn on my usual DAB radio. This suits me fine, but I can see that others may find the sound quality frustrating if they are used to DAB quality sound.
Having read reviews stating that the light is rather complicated to set up, I have to disagree. As long as you read the manual carefully and follow the instructions step-by-step, you will be fine, and will get the hang of the settings very quickly. I have had no trouble setting up the alarm.
Aesthetically, it is not the most beautiful light, but this is definitely a function over form item. It is actually smaller and less bulky than I had anticipated, and it fits well on my bedside table.
My one little gripe, which is in line with other comments, is that the buttons are rather 'clicky'. They may be a pain if you are setting the alarm when someone else is already asleep. You certainly can't set the clock silently.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Bodyclock. I feel that it has improved my sleep pattern, energy and mood greatly, and I would recommend it to anyone who has trouble sleeping well, waking up in the morning, or people who take a long time to get going in the morning.