Rated 3 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by pghjp The light/alarm does everything as promised.
Instead of purchasing the light box, I wanted something that would assist me in actually waking up gradually, and not by hitting the snooze repeatedly!
My husband is sensitive to light, and is not bothered by the display at all. I do agree, though for people who have issues of sleeplessness, having no time display unless unit is touched sounds great.
For me, the gradual light and nature sounds is wonderful. I did notice though the preferred maximum for lux is 10,000 and this is only 200, so I am not sure if I am getting any therapeutic benefit. The product is easy to program. I am really glad I purchased it.
26 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by LEBar Thoughtless design
This light is designed to face you so that the increasing brightness will help you to wake up gently. However, the unit has a large LED style clock face that is in the middle of the light. While this display is dimmable, unfortunately the lowest dimmer setting is far too bright. If the designers had consulted with anyone knowledgeable about sleep issues, they would have been told that people who have trouble sleeping are more sensitive to stray light and need to darken their room, cover clock-radios and charger LEDs, use blackout blinds and otherwise make sure that their rooms are dark during sleep hours. I have made some effort to do this, and it has improved my sleep. This clock is obtrusively bright even through closed eyelids. I find myself trying to lay in such a position that I don’t face the clock display. I guess the designers expect me to go back to wearing eye masks while I sleep? Why is it that I need to know the time in the middle of the night when I am trying to sleep? In fact, sleep experts will tell you not to check the time if you wake up in the middle of the night as it adds to stress, which is counterproductive.
I notice that the unit has a touch-sensor and the controls around the clock face light up when you touch the unit so that you can see them in the dark. Too much , I suppose to ask them to have the clock digits also go out until you need them.
A second design flaw is that the sound that goes with the wake-up cycle is not adjustable. There is one alarm that controls both light and sound, so that your light starts coming up gradually and your sound comes on 30 minutes later, when your light is at full brightness. Even my cheap clock radio has two alarms and a choice between buzzer and radio for each one. I would like the light to start low and the radio to come on about 15 minutes later. Not possible with this unit.
But by far the overwhelming problem is the too-bright display light, which makes it unusable. The best design for this would be an Liquid Crystal Display (NOT an LED) with an “indiglo” style back-light that comes on for a few seconds when you touch the unit.
I am returning it for a refund.
10 December 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by pj12 some good features, time display is a bummer
Although I appreciate the concept of waking up to a gradual intensity of light and I enjoy the choice of natural sounds, I agree with one of the reviewers regarding the zero digit preceding the 12-hour clock time. This feature is so annoying and distracting that I cannot recommend this product. Additionally, for those of us with poor vision, the digits must be at the brightest level to see them, causing too much light during the night.
23 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MommatoT Great except for a couple things
Overall, I like this light a lot. I appreciate the attention to energy efficiency, the slimmer profile, as well as the gradual timing of the light and sounds for the alarm. There are just a couple quirks that bug me. I am a really "light" (ha ha) sleeper and would appreciate having a slightly softer LED setting for the clock at night. And there is always a "0" lit up in front of single-digit hours. I think this is the only LED clock I've ever seen that does that and I'm perplexed by it.
16 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by akash this product ia a ultimate sign of reserch and developement
good to bring out this kind of product in the market which will give you a warm wake up.
14 October 2013