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Can't believe I slept without this
on 5 August 2016
Absolutely love this thing.
I used to work nights, which meant I was getting up at all sorts of hours, and throwing my biorhythm way out of whack. Having this helped bring me awake carefully, rather than feeling like I'd been hauled backwards through treacle.
It took a week or so to get used to it, because whilst it does turn on silently, I wasn't used to any light at all, so as soon as the wake up sequence started, I woke. Once I'd gotten used to it though, I found it a nice and peaceful way to wake up. The birdsong is also nice, and can be set at whatever volume you want, even if it does come on quite suddenly. This is a bit jarring, as the light can take 20 minutes to fully brighten. The sleep function is pretty good too, again with a variety of settings, and it makes falling asleep nicer too.
I don't like the display - it has four brightness modes, and ones suitable in the dark aren't suitable when the light itself is on. It is a minor gripe, and it is really simple to change, but it is worth noting.
Also, as another benefit, on higher levels you can use the light as a bedside lamp for reading. At the highest setting, it can fully illuminate my bedroom by itself, although I tend to keep it on much lower.
If you've got the money, I'd definitely say this (or something similar) is worth getting.