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Natural Light Waking up Alarms - Recommendations?

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Found 7th Apr 2010
I'm looking to buy one of those light waking up devices.
I'm looking at the Philips ones, Naf Naf , and Lumie Bodyclock. Any recommendations/thoughts? Links below

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I have 10 alarms and I leave the blinds open and that doesn't wake me up. I wish one of those would!!!

I was looking at getting one of these but figured it wouldn't be much use in the summer months when the sun will rise earlier than me anyway!

I have the Lumie Bodyclock - the one above the bottom one of your pics. I usually wake with the light before the alarm, and find the going to sleep sunset light really helps me.

ETA - Also has snooze function.

I think that the main thing is to make sure that your lamp is actually the daylight spectrum, rather than a so-called 'full spectrum'.
These have recommended products:
sad.org.uk/

One of my sons has had a natural light waking up lamp for years. It gets gradually brighter - I can't remember the make sorry - and he swears by it.

I have the newer version of the philips. Very happy with it. it is this one - amazon.co.uk/Phi…d_3
BUT it has been significantly cheaper from them. I paid £70, so if you can wait a little, I would recommend that one

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I use a lumie. it's awesome.

KrispiiDuck;8309947

I have the Lumie - the bottom one of yours. I usually wake with the light … I have the Lumie - the bottom one of yours. I usually wake with the light before the alarm, and find the going to sleep sunset light really helps me.



oh i hadn't thought of that... might give it a go.

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baffledsalmon;8309886

I have 10 alarms and I leave the blinds open and that doesn't wake me up. … I have 10 alarms and I leave the blinds open and that doesn't wake me up. I wish one of those would!!!



Try one of these :-D

kimbyanne;8309892

I was looking at getting one of these but figured it wouldn't be much use … I was looking at getting one of these but figured it wouldn't be much use in the summer months when the sun will rise earlier than me anyway!





KrispiiDuck;8309947

I have the Lumie - the bottom one of yours. I usually wake with the light … I have the Lumie - the bottom one of yours. I usually wake with the light before the alarm, and find the going to sleep sunset light really helps me.



Thanks for the tip

chesso;8309992

I think that the main thing is to make sure that your lamp is actually … I think that the main thing is to make sure that your lamp is actually the daylight spectrum, rather than a so-called 'full spectrum'.These have recommended products:http://www.sad.org.uk/One of my sons has had a natural light waking up lamp for years. It gets gradually brighter - I can't remember the make sorry - and he swears by it.



Thanks for the tip

tango42;8310094

I have the newer version of the philips. Very happy with it. it is this … I have the newer version of the philips. Very happy with it. it is this one - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Wake-Up-Light-HF3475-01/dp/B002BA5FB6/ref=pd_sim_d_3BUT it has been significantly cheaper from them. I paid £70, so if you can wait a little, I would recommend that one



The only problem with the Philips is that you can't change the bulb if it blows out, making me reluctant to get that one

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bykergrove;8310111

I use a lumie. it's awesome..



Can I ask which one you use? I'm thinking of getting the Starter one, the last one in the first post.

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hdizzle;8312690

Can I ask which one you use? I'm thinking of getting the Starter one, the … Can I ask which one you use? I'm thinking of getting the Starter one, the last one in the first post.



I have this one brah lumie.com/sho…100

my ex bought it for me. think she got it from boots and got points or something... if you don't have a boots card then just get one from the store as you get a temporary one straight away and it works out at 4% back in points. if you register and wait a little while they send you your plastic permanent card and little starter vouchers that give you like double points. so 8% off aint bad.

i've had mine for about 2years now and it is still working off it's first bulb. you can get replacement bulbs off ebay.

the one i have is great but the only thing i wish it has was a snooze button. i dunno if the other models have that/is a feature you want

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Why do you need one of these lights?

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bykergrove;8313052

I have this one brah … I have this one brah http://www.lumie.com/shop/products/bodyclock-sunray-100my ex bought it for me. think she got it from boots and got points or something... if you don't have a boots card then just get one from the store as you get a temporary one straight away and it works out at 4% back in points. if you register and wait a little while they send you your plastic permanent card and little starter vouchers that give you like double points. so 8% off aint bad.i've had mine for about 2years now and it is still working off it's first bulb. you can get replacement bulbs off ebay.the one i have is great but the only thing i wish it has was a snooze button. i dunno if the other models have that/is a feature you want



Thanks for your reply byker

I've been looking at a few, and quite like this one:
]http//ww…lus.
It's also available at John Lewis for the same price.

What I was wondering about is, does the whole waking up with a gradual light thing actually work for you?

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hdizzle;8313066

Thanks for your reply bykerI've been looking at a few, and quite like … Thanks for your reply bykerI've been looking at a few, and quite like this one:]http://www.boots.com/en/Lumie-Bodyclock-Starter-Plus_983843/?CAWELAID=358555304&cm_mmc=Shopping%20Engines-_-Google%20Base-_---_-Lumie%20Bodyclock%20Starter%20Plus. It's also available at John Lewis for the same price.What I was wondering about is, does the whole waking up with a gradual light thing actually work for you?



Don't forget quidco

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hdizzle;8313066

Thanks for your reply bykerI've been looking at a few, and quite like … Thanks for your reply bykerI've been looking at a few, and quite like this one:]http://www.boots.com/en/Lumie-Bodyclock-Starter-Plus_983843/?CAWELAID=358555304&cm_mmc=Shopping%20Engines-_-Google%20Base-_---_-Lumie%20Bodyclock%20Starter%20Plus. It's also available at John Lewis for the same price.What I was wondering about is, does the whole waking up with a gradual light thing actually work for you?


yeah it does, if i had a really late night then the sound alarm (built in also) wakes me up but because the light is on too it makes getting out of bed easier. if i have a better nights sleep then i wake up before the alarm goes off because of the light.

the light comes on gradually its not a sharp switch on.

the one you linked is just an updated version of mine, go for it.
DLM;8313064

Why do you need one of these lights?



its an alarm clock. not as jarring as a sound alarm!

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bykergrove;8313147

its an alarm clock. not as jarring as a sound alarm!



Thank god I don't have to get up earlier than 11am on a work day :-D

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bykergrove;8313147

yeah it does, if i had a really late night then the sound alarm (built in … yeah it does, if i had a really late night then the sound alarm (built in also) wakes me up but because the light is on too it makes getting out of bed easier. if i have a better nights sleep then i wake up before the alarm goes off because of the light.the light comes on gradually its not a sharp switch on.the one you linked is just an updated version of mine, go for it.its an alarm clock. not as jarring as a sound alarm!



Thanks for that! I think I'm going to go for it :-D

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dcx_badass;8313235

Go to sleep with your curtains open, much cheaper.



err and in winter?


anytime HD

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hdizzle;8313218

Thanks for that! I think I'm going to go for it :-D



Free trial here:-

lumie.com/sho…-30

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DLM;8313289

Free trial here:-http://www.lumie.com/shop/products/bodyclock-starter-30



Thanks I saw that before, its basically just a 30-day returns period sugar-coated as a free trial. But thanks anyway

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hdizzle;8313316

Thanks I saw that before, its basically just a 30-day returns period … Thanks I saw that before, its basically just a 30-day returns period sugar-coated as a free trial. But thanks anyway



They might send you a money off voucher :thumbsup:

baffledsalmon;8309886

I have 10 alarms and I leave the blinds open and that doesn't wake me up. … I have 10 alarms and I leave the blinds open and that doesn't wake me up. I wish one of those would!!!


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You should go to the doctors.

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DLM;8313320

They might send you a money off voucher :thumbsup:



Worth a try :-D

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hdizzle;8315385

Worth a try :-D



Everything is worth a try ;-)

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dcx_badass;8315460

Suicide? I'd rather not try that.



Product wise :-D

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DLM;8315513

Product wise :-D



:w00t:

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hdizzle;8315385

Worth a try :-D



wouldnt bother, hardfly a free trial if they charge you £10 i think to return. plus postage back

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sassie;8326146

wouldnt bother, hardfly a free trial if they charge you £10 i think to … wouldnt bother, hardfly a free trial if they charge you £10 i think to return. plus postage back



Yeah it seems like a bit of a con :thumbsup:
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