Philips Wake-up Light Plus HF3485/60 USB playback and Dusk simulation
Works great...until it doesn't.
I absolutely love my Wake-up Light. The problem is that I'm on my second one and it too has broken.
First, the light burned out after 10 months and I had to return the whole unit to get a replacement. (I think they've changed that now...but still...odd.)
Now, the light is fine but I can't keep the unit plugged in because the radio turns on and scrolls from the loudest setting to the softest setting and back up and down and up again. Last time this happened, it was about 1:30 AM and I nearly threw the thing across the room.
I love the function. I love the features. I hate the misbehavior.
4 December 2012
Lamp Burns Out
After two months the lamp stopped working. Sent it back and got a new one two months later. Unfortunately the lamp burned out again. Now the radio mysteriously turns on for no reason. Poor engineering.
23 November 2012
I have been using the wake-up light for about a week now and the verdict is in! I LOVE it! During the summer I have no problem waking up to go to my 6:00am job. The sunrise does a good job of that, however now that I get up in the dark I have an extremely hard time waking up. My husband sets the alarm for me and hits snooze (its on his side of the bed) atleast 3 times. I hated that when the alarm went off my heart would be pounding, explatives coming out of my mouth, and my anxiety would be through the roof! Great way to start a very long day. With the wake-up light I gently wake up at about an 8-10 intensity, happy and ready to face a new day. I usually lay in bed for a little while and just "bathe" my face in the light. I dont yawn all morning, I dont need time to fully wake up, I'm happy and I even have constant energy throughout the day. I work two jobs. I teach 7:15-2:15 and then work at the family bakery 3-7pm. From 5:10am-7:00pm I feel great, no 3:00 blahhs either. This wake-up light has been a life-saver! I love the sunset function too. I put it on while I get ready for bed then I lay down close my eyes and dont open them again until the "sun" rises.
People may include reviews that the menu is hard to navigate but it really isnt, just familiarize yourself with it. I can change settings in the dark without my glasses.
23 September 2012
Kind of ugly, but works great!
I love my wake me up light. I feel more refreshed when I wake up than I ever have before. I love how my body wakes up gradually over a period of time, rather than just a blaring radio that screams "WAKE UP!". This product is great. A few things that could be better is the ease of use. The menu could be reconfigured. The style is kind of ugly as well, but it gets the job done. And a job well done! Thanks Philips!!
17 September 2012
Top of the Line
I love this lamp in the dark Seattle winters. My wife loves using it as a bedside lamp as you can adjust the lighting. The Phillips customer service was AMAZING when the light bulb burned out, and got me a new one right away. I have recommended this to all of my friends and family that have trouble waking up in the mornings. It will take you a couple minutes to figure out the buttons, but it might have been easier if I read the instruction manual.
12 September 2012
Perfect for not being a morning person and a student
I hate waking up even to my favorite music can sometimes be annoying and so I bought the best wake up light alarm I could find after days of research. I LOVE THIS!! Took me a few days to get use to and figure out how it all works and make it work best for me. I love that I can have nature sounds and change the set volume, even plug in a USB with music of my choice or set the radio. I listen to NPR or jazz in the evenings with the lamp on a dim setting and it really helps me wind down for the day. The color is good for any interior design. I like how you can adjust the alarm modes in between 2 times. I AM A NIGHT PERSON & have had serious insomnia issues my whole life and this has really helped me naturally wake up in the mornings and I live in the Pacific Northwest so lack of sun light... this is my sun. I keep all light off at night and on the lowest setting of the LED time its dark enough not to bother me but bright enough for me to read. The clock does get warm if put to brightest settings but its not suppose to be a room light, its an alarm and bedtime reading lamp. I like the shape and the fact i can just snooze if I need to by a touch anywhere, or a stuffed animal thrown at it. It hasn't collected dust and and has a decent speaker.
8 September 2012
Works as intended.
After using the light for a while I find I wake up naturally with the light and do not need the 'birdsong" that I prefer. The radio is not as good as you would expect.
18 June 2012
Good Product but noisy alarm tones
I love this product because I like to wake up gently. I had the previous version of the product and upgraded to this one which has much more benefits. However, the sound quality of the nature sounds it has to wake you up is not very good.
18 June 2012