Sunrise Alarm Clock Aldi Sunday 13th October - £24.99
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Sunrise Alarm Clock Aldi Sunday 13th October - £24.99

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Found 8th Oct 2013
Been thinking of getting an alarm with wake up sun light for a while, but they're always so expensive.

This at £25 might be worth a try though now the days are getting shorter.

Details from Aldi website:

Designed to beat the Winter blues, waking you up with gradually brightening levels of light which simulates natural light.

Time and date in 12/24 hour format
9 alarm sounds
Radio alarm clock with 8 channel memories
Snooze function
Light and volume control in 18 levels
Night light in different colours
Includes: Adaptor and 3 x AA Batteries

42 Comments

Wow wonder if it's any good; I've been looking to get one of these for ages

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Tech-Sunrise-Alarm-Clock/dp/B002Y1FD5U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381223562&sr=8-2&keywords=Sunrise+Alarm+Clock

Seems to be almost identical for around £17 incl postage?

Original Poster

nictry

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Tech-Sunrise-Alarm-Clock/dp/B002Y1FD5U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381223562&sr=8-2&keywords=Sunrise+Alarm+ClockSeems to be almost identical for around £17 incl postage?



Not got the best reviews, hope the Aldi one isn't as bad as this, which also doesn't include an adaptor.

nictry

http://www.amazon.co.uk/High-Tech-Sunrise-Alarm-Clock/dp/B002Y1FD5U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381223562&sr=8-2&keywords=Sunrise+Alarm+ClockSeems to be almost identical for around £17 incl postage?



Aldi one IMO a lot better Because as Radio alarm clock with 8 channel memories
Light and volume control in 18 levels
Night light in different colours

Surely it needs to be SAD to be any good?

Looks like it might be worth the money. I paid around £80 for my Philips wake up light, and it was entirely worth that price. It's so much nicer waking up to a room filled with light and birds tweeting. I can understand not everyone is going to spend that sort of money on a fancy alarm clock though, so I hope this is good for those that do purchase it.

Been thinking of getting an alarm with wake up sun light for a while


Leave your curtains open at night.

Infinite Element

Leave your curtains open at night.



You're either never in Britain during winter or you don't need to get up at 6-7 in the morning to go to work or uni etc.

We have had a Lumie for years - wouldn't be without it. So much easier to wake up on dark winter mornings or for very early flights.

A word of warning: if you are sensitive to high-frequency flickering light, this kind of lamp may not be for you. I bought one of the expensive Philips versions when it was on offer from Amazon a while back, and had to return it due to the flickering. It used LEDs for the light source, and fades them in and out using pulse modulation. Sadly, this meant the flickering was visible, particularly at low light levels, which completely spoiled the effect for me.

Not everyone can see it, some notice straight away, and some are aware that there is something unpleasant about the light, even if they can't put their finger on it. Others are not bothered at all. The advantage of the one I bought, was that I was able to return it to Amazon, who collected it at no charge, with their excellent returns policy. Aldi are usually happy to process returns, so it may be worth trying it out at home, to see if this issue is a problem for you.

Krinkle

Surely it needs to be SAD to be any good?



SAD is the disorder not the technology.

I have a the Philips version and the are really good. Waking up to light is a lot better than noise.

Sliwka

bargain … bargain http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sentik-Changing-Sunrise-Natural-Gradual/dp/B00FOLSCF0/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1381258479&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=COLOUR+CHANGING+LED+SUNRISE+WAKE+UP



only review I found is not good
"Difficult to set up and unlike any other sunrise alarm clock I’ve owned, instead of having a progressively brightening white light, you just get an instant pyrotechnic blast of colours! "

just testing one of these right now - bought it today in Aldi in Munich

so far it seems fine - not with the faults of the cheap Amazon ones !

EliTom

louisputtick

only review I found is not good "Difficult to set up and unlike any other … only review I found is not good "Difficult to set up and unlike any other sunrise alarm clock I’ve owned, instead of having a progressively brightening white light, you just get an instant pyrotechnic blast of colours! "



then the review does not refer to this one

very easy to set up - did mine with no instructions - they are in German

light is progressive from up to 30 mins before alarm goes off

EliTom

thats helpful, thanks elitom. how bright is the light to wake you? can you wake up to radio?

I might try and get one of these on Sunday but I've got work unfortunately

alexanderjames0

thats helpful, thanks elitom. how bright is the light to wake you? can … thats helpful, thanks elitom. how bright is the light to wake you? can you wake up to radio?



well the light woke me up well before the alarm was due to go off.

It's not a bright as say a bedside light with say 60w bulb - but it will quite easily illuminate the bedroom.

also good to let your eyes get used to like before you get out of bed

and did not notice any flickering - yes you notice each set ramp up of light but it's not unpleasant

and yes you can wake up to the radio, but the light starts first at the pre-determined time before the alarm

hth

EliTom

elitom

well the light woke me up well before the alarm was due to go off.It's … well the light woke me up well before the alarm was due to go off.It's not a bright as say a bedside light with say 60w bulb - but it will quite easily illuminate the bedroom.also good to let your eyes get used to like before you get out of bedand did not notice any flickering - yes you notice each set ramp up of light but it's not unpleasant EliTom



Do you know what the batteries are for? Is it for backup in case the mains fails? If that's the case, then it's a step up from my Lumie and I might consider replacing that with this.

Also, is it radio controlled for the clock, or do you have to set it manually?

Is the LCD clock display bright as well? The flaw with the Lumie is that it's very bright and illuminates the room, which is off putting when you're trying to get to sleep!

Thanks for any extra info.

Edited by: "mb1" 11th Oct 2013

mb1

Do you know what the batteries are for? Is it for backup in case the … Do you know what the batteries are for? Is it for backup in case the mains fails? If that's the case, then it's a step up from my Lumie and I might consider replacing that with this.Also, is it radio controlled for the clock, or do you have to set it manually?Is the LCD clock display bright as well? The flaw with the Lumie is that it's very bright and illuminates the room, which is off putting when you're trying to get to sleep!Thanks for any extra info.batteries are for back up - but not tested it with no mains. My guess is light function will not work - only basic alarm function when only on batteriesClock is not radio controlled - that would have been the icing on teh cake for meI had the same fear for the LCD .... but there are three settings - off with no back lighting but you then can't read it in the dark !! / dim which I find just fine - angle the display slight;ly away from your eyes and it is just a very very faint yellow glow / brighter - but still not over bright that lights up the room!!hthEliTom

more info here if you can read German !

http://hukd.mydealz.de/deals/aldi-s%C3%BCd-sempre-lichtwecker-montag-23-09-2013-253577

this is teh German HUKD and coincidenatlly the heat is about the same

EliTom

Mixed reviews I think from a translation of that page, though some of the comments are hard to fathom.

translate.google.co.uk/tra…url

I especially liked this one

"I have the previous version and can only say the operation is under the dog!"

Edited by: "deebstermac" 11th Oct 2013

Thank you elitom for replying & answering all my questions!

Very happy with the alarm. Bought this morning from Middlesbrough branch. Only 10 in stock first thing this morning so guess they don't have too many kicking about. Took 20 minutes to setup, go through instructions and test it is working ok. The light has 18 different brightness settings (i chose setting 15) and it lit up my bedroom well enough - hopefully it will ease me out of my deep sleep. The radio has 8 different memory settings and also has a multi-colour night light if you want one for your children.

Very happy with the alarm. Bought this morning from Middlesbrough branch. Only 10 in stock first thing this morning so guess they don't have too many kicking about. Took 20 minutes to setup, go through instructions and test it is working ok. The light has 18 different brightness settings (i chose setting 15) and it lit up my bedroom well enough - hopefully it will ease me out of my deep sleep. The radio has 8 different memory settings and also has a multi-colour night light if you want one for your children.

anyone bought one?

If yes - I have a question to ask about the instructions as there is one item I cannot fathom out from the German version ....

anyone willing to email a pic of the instructions?

thanks

EliTom

Ask away elitom.

Got one myself and fairly impressed so far, although I'll know more about 6.30 tomorrow morning.

what does section 3.4.5 of the instructions say?

seems a bit of a faff to deactivate the alarm for say weekend / holiday days.

thanks

EliTom

It is a faff. You have to press and hold the alarm button for 3 seconds, then again until you get to the alarm status display (musical note), then the up/down buttons to make the symbol go away.

From messing around with it today that's the first thing I picked up on, that you have to manually set and unset the alarm at the beginning and end of your get-up-early week, which I think was what one of our German cousins thought was under the dog.

Scanned pages of the main bits of the instructions are here

Instructions
Edited by: "deebstermac" 13th Oct 2013

deebstermac

It is a faff. You have to press and hold the alarm button for 3 seconds, … It is a faff. You have to press and hold the alarm button for 3 seconds, then again until you get to the alarm status display (musical note), then the up/down buttons to make the symbol go away.From messing around with it today that's the first thing I picked up on, that you have to manually set and unset the alarm at the beginning and end of your get-up-early week, which I think was what one of our German cousins thought was under the dog.Scanned pages of the main bits of the instructions are hereInstructions



excellent - many thanks

EliTom

bought one today. It looks good! smaller and more pladticy than I was expecting but if it works with all the functions it says it has then I'll be more than happy → it's feature packed!

elitom

what does section 3.4.5 of the instructions say?seems a bit of a faff to … what does section 3.4.5 of the instructions say?seems a bit of a faff to deactivate the alarm for say weekend / holiday days.thanksEliTom



Had it a day now and I find it bonkers they would go to the trouble of adding a clock, where you set the time, date and year (!) then not bother to put in a feature where you can cancel the alarm at the weekend! It knows the days of the week, but doesn't do anything with them. Utterly pointless putting in the calendar in the first place. Likewise for the circuitry to pick up an atomic clock signal. The thing already has a tuner. I also can't understand why there's disco lights either and what purpose that serves.

Jury's out at the moment I think.

Or even a switch to turn the alarm on and off in one go, without having to pick the thing up and press buttons on the front and sides.

I used it this morning and the light was OK but not very bright on a setting of 12 out of 18 (why 18?...). The forest sounds I went for were bloody loud though on a setting of 3.

After the sounds come on the only way to turn them off is to hold down the snooze / light button, which also turns the light off.

These kinds of silly oversights let it down, but it does have a fair few features and mostly does what I need it to, so I'd rather lay out 25 quid on this than closer to 100 on some funked up Phillips just to find that it's also flawed, as many seem to be.

The kids like the disco lights too.

just got one, it's fantastic..

batteries are for backup, the light doesn't work on them but the time and alarm function does just incase there is a power cut.

not radio controlled for the clock, but hasn't lost a minute in the 48 hours i've been using it so far, and if it gets unplugged theoretically timekkeping will be as good (sorry not tried)

The LCD has varying brightness so you can turn it down to next to nothing. under battery it's not backlit at all so just looks like a calculator screen/kindle.

the light and radio can be used separately to the alarm is also a useful bedside light.

thing i wish it has which it hasn't is gradual switch off. it does dim to nothing when you turn it off, but in a matter of seconds. i believe more expensive makes have a function where you can set it to give dusk like slow decline in light which is supposed to help you sleep. similarly the radio (or alarm sounds) ramp up to full volume there is no way to have it gradually get quieter and lull you to sleep.

but for the money i think it's fantastic

Original Poster

The alarm doesn't automatically turn off - or have I missed this setting?

I really like this Light/Clock, it is very easy to set it for any function, it becomes so natural to use the correct buttons, I am pleased with it in every way, you cannot get confused as to what button to press to get what result you want it to do, I have never had a similar product so cannot make a comparison ,very happy very recommended well done Aldi.

Not sure why this is expired, as these are still available? I bought one on Monday from Auchinairn Aldi. Still to try it out though

How are these still working ? Just got one in my local aldi for £14.99 as a reduced item

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How are these still working ? Just got one in my local aldi for £14.99 as … How are these still working ? Just got one in my local aldi for £14.99 as a reduced item



Mine is still going as new, great bedside light very pleased, enjoy yours bargain at £14.99
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