Each morning gradually ease out of your slumber with relaxing light and sound provided by the new Philips: Wake-up Light Plus ($169.99). This is not your typical alarm clock. The first thing that you will notice is the modern and sleek styling, certain to coordinate and enhance any room décor. The alarm can be set to gradually increase in light intensity 30 minutes prior to your desired wake-up time. It has an adjustable 250 lux light intensity with 20 different brightness settings, which not only make this a relaxing gradual alarm but also the perfect bedside lamp. The variable light setting simulates the sun rising and provides a relaxing way to wake-up each morning.
The alarm clock has dual alarm settings. In addition to the natural light alarm, you can also wake up to FM radio or a selection of nature sounds. Additional nature sounds can be downloaded for free here. If you would like to listen to your own music, you can do so by plugging in your USB device (not provided) into the USB opening. After the alarm goes off, if you want to catch a few more zzz’s, simply tap-anywhere on the unit to utilize the built in snooze feature. In addition to the wake-up features, the alarm clock light also offers a simulated dusk setting to help you gradually fall asleep.
If you want every morning to be bright and sunny despite the weather outside, check out the Wake-up Light from Philips. (Reviewed by Meredith Fire-Hess)