Top positive review
Makes so much difference in the mornings
on 1 December 2010
I had been tempted for years to buy one of these things after struggling to get up in the dark my whole life. I'm bright and breezy at 6am on a Summer's day, but in the Winter it is a whole different story.
I chose the Philips light because it is a brand I know and it is also one of the few that are not powered by battery only (what happens if the batteries die over night and the alarm doesn't go off?) and was also powered by a proper bulb rather than LEDS (harsher and less natural).
I have been using it for about two months and it makes a load of difference for me. It takes a bit of getting used to to adjust the brightness to what is right for you, but after a few days I got there. To be on the safe side, I also set the audio alarm of birds singing which gently wakes me on the occasion that the light alone fails.
On the negative side, it does start buzzing when the light comes on but this is near the time you want to be getting up anyway so doesn't cause too many problems. The only thing I would change is the fact that there is no way of adjusting how long before your wake up time the light begins to come on - it is half an hour which personally I find excessive and would prefer about 15 mins.
I also bought it when it was on offer as at full price it is very costly, but overall I have been very pleased and would recommend it for anyone who finds it hard to get going in the dark mornings