This has bought a smile to my face every single morning. It took a while to review because I could only test the wake up light once everyday which was when I woke up. This is indeed the closest thing to magical. I never have to hear my annoying mobile ringing tone screaming his throat out to wake me up. I can finally wake up with the power of light. The wake up light can also wake you up with added sound. So I picked waking me up with FM 92.5. But after listening to that smooth music, it only inspired me to sleep forever. I have no idea how some people manage to actually wake up with that music station.
Frankly speaking, I had a nightmare just to get it working as it can only work locally with an adapter. After I opened the box I read a handful of warnings to limit the output to 110 Watts. So I went to the local hardware store, all they had was really cheap made in China adapters that I feared might not work properly. So I went to Sultan Center and they too had pretty much the same quality of adapters. I bought an adapter that outputs to 50 Watts.
Do not buy this adapter(If your reading this from a country that has a 110 Watts output then you don’t need an adapter). At the side it says it will output 110 Watts yet it’s name is 50 Watt Voltage Converter. I went ahead and plugged it in, everything worked fine except the next morning it was more like wake up late rather than wake up light. The alarm didn’t trigger, in fact the alarm wasn’t working at all, probably due to lack of Watts. So I went to Ace Hardware after reading its review on 248AM. Bought a good quality 110 Watt output adapter and it worked like a charm.
The wake up light has 20 light intensity levels. It only needed to reach level 10 to wake me up personally. When you set your alarm clock to 7:00am for example, it starts gradually glowing half an hour earlier so that by the time its 7:00am your body has already woken up calmly. You might argue that the suns light coming from your window is proportionally the same light coming from the wake up light. Well not really, the wake up light has a lot more intensity to the point where you feel the light with your eyes closed.
I like the way you snooze, you just tap the metal stick that’s pointing out down and it will snooze for 9 minutes. You only get one alarm set so if you want two you will need wake up light plus. You get to pick from 3 different types of sound to wake you up with the light if desired (Bleep – Birds Singing – FM Radio). You can listen to FM Radio anytime of the day as the speakers that are build in the wake up light are great.
In conclusion, i’m really liking waking up every morning feeling refreshed. Although I don’t read books, this is exactly what you need if you do. It gives a really soft light giving just the right mood. I actually might buy a book just to pretend i’m reading it then brain storm how pathetic I look simutanously. Wake up light does come with a hefty price tag, around 46KD total including shipping(14.5KD). But for a person that hates waking up early every morning, it was worth every fils. If your considering buying it as a mean to not wake up your husband/wife it might not be the best choice as with light alone it can also wake both of you.[Amazon]