Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 57
Rated 4 out of 5 by BenjaminM Nice product, slighty complicated
Is there a worse sound than the jarring beep beep beep of the morning alarm clock? Not to a lot of people. The ability to wake up in a more natural state is ideal. And this is the concept of the Phillips Wake-up light.
I was given a free sample of this product to try out and review. Upon taking the light out of the box it seemed to be of high quality and sturdy. It is a little bigger than I had anticipated. Setting up the clock and alarm and listening to the available sounds (which range from birds chirping to new-agey music) I noticed, although easy to read, the instructions are slightly confusing.
The next morning I was awoken by the steady increase in warm light and the chirping of birds. But I did fumble around in the dark trying to figure out how to turn it off. The alarm buttons are on each side (two alarms) and the light button is on the top, slightly off to the side.... you can tap the top for snooze. So it is a definite learning curve in figuring it out.
Overall I enjoy the light. I like how it wakes me up. But it is kind of confusing. And when I wanted to change a setting I had to go back to the manual, it`s not something I easily remembered how to do. Or could figure out.
My favorite function is the `moonlight`. You can give a light double-tap to the top of the light and a soft orange glow gives a nice night light which is gently on the eyes and doesn`t wake up my wife.
One other note - I have a cat, and as the `sun` starts to rise, IE, the light slowly brightens, she starts meowing. So I don`t quite get to enjoy the full benefit of the chirping birds!
Overall, as I`ve learned to understand the controls, I do like this product and would recommend it.
19 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by sam2014 Great item!
I received this product at no charge in exchange for an unbiased review. In short, I love it! It offers a night gentle wake up tune and light, even a nightlight if needed – which is much better than turning on a lamp in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning. Set up was simple and there are a few buttons to figure out, but it is easy once you read the instructions. I recommend this product for those who are tough to get out of bed – this gentle nudge may be just the ticket for you!
18 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by HilaryG I love this product for waking up & going to bed!
I received this product for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Overall, I really enjoyed using the Wake Up Light for not only waking up, but also settling down and going to sleep. I had two favorite features, one of them was the midnight light, which was extremely helpful when navigating a dark room but not wanting to turn on the light and wake up my husband. The light is bright enough to see your surroundings, but also orange enough to not wake up others and to help you easily fall back asleep. I also loved the rain and wave sounds for bedtime- they were so relaxing and helped me fall asleep like a baby.
Waking up was just as easy as well. The variety of the noises you can wake up to are great, and you can adjust the volume and light, which help customize how you prefer to wake up. With the mix of the light gently waking you up and the calm noises, it helped me ease into waking up, which started my day off more calmly.
Assembling the light was easy. The more difficult part is setting up the alarm and different features. It takes a little getting used to, but the manual is self-explanatory and is easy to figure out if you follow all the directions. I hope that in the future the light will have a bluetooth feature where you can connect it to a phone and use the app to set up the alarm, which may be a little easier.
Overall, I would recommend this product to anyone interested in a Wake-Up light. It`s easy to use and a great tool to help with some zen not only when waking up, but also going to sleep.
17 January 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lojo This product is a great idea
I received a free sample of the Wake Up Light to use and review. I found it very confusing to set up and use without reading all the instructions. There are several pages of instructions and it was too involved to bother to use the product. I like products that are self explanatory and this is not. I like the concept to wake up to a light vs. a sound and if it were less cumbersome to use I probably would use it.
16 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by OhioMike Loved the Wake Up Light
I received the Wake Up Light as a free sample to review. Using it was a pleasant surprise! Although I did have to resort to reading the instructions to set it up, the process went smoothly. The controls are intuitive. It was a novel experience waking up to soft bird sounds, along with the light. Although I haven't used it yet, having the option of using it as a clock radio is definitely a plus. Overall I would definitely recommend this product.
15 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeH Great solution for this cranky, non-morning person
I really enjoy this wake up light more than I expected. I was sent this light as a free sample for review and thought it was a neat concept but that's it at first. I'm definitely not a morning person. I've tried all kinds of alarms and found the ones that gradually fade in to work the best for me. Well, this Wake Up Light has that function and adds gradual light as well. A week into using it and I was impressed that it was actually easier to get up. I didn't feel as groggy or cranky. It's a very warm natural light and gets pretty bright if you need to use it as a bedside lamp, too. Overall, I'm super impressed. I didn't think anything could make me less cranky in the morning but this has done the impossible.
14 January 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by EBrenns The product has very positive results.
I believe that this product makes waking up in the morning much more soothing and enjoyable than my old standard alarm clock. As the light brightens and the soothing morning sounds wake me, it is a great start to my day. I was provided a free sample of this product in order to review, but I would highly recommend it to any buyer.
13 January 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dan391 Overkill for waking up in the morning. One is better off just goign to bed early enough to ensure enough sleep.
I received a free sample of a wake up light in exchange for writing this review.
To be honest, at first glance I did even know what to make of it. It`s a too large device to fit on to one`s bed stand which would only replace one`s alarm clock. I know the intention is to help one rise in the morning through use of the lighting and sound which is pleasant but not something I would spend any money on. If I had seen it in the store I would have through to myself it was an interesting idea but not something I need.
These were the major concerns:
1. It is an awkwardly large item that is expected to sit on one`s night stand but would end up taking up the majority of the space on there.
2. Overly cumbersome to setup. Both my wife & I struggled to get the settings correct even with the instructions in front of us.
3. I still found myself using the alarm on my cell phone even though the wake up light had an alarm
13 January 2017