Reviewed by Mel Magnan
My daughters brought me this clock as a surprise as I had trouble in sleeping and then trouble waking up in the mornings…
The Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 is a wake-up light (aka a dawn simulator) and can be an alarm clock with sunrise and sunset lighting options which come on gradually when waking, and an audible alarm clock for back up in case the light only does not wake you. It can also be used for light therapy treatment for people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a lack of bright light during the dark winter months. It is classed as a Class I medical device and comes with a 3 year warranty.
The instructions are clear but I did look on YouTube to help to set the clock up correctly. It is possible to wake up with just the light but the room needs to be dark. There is a bulb (42w SES halogen) that comes with it but needs to be put in before switching the clock on.
It is quite funky looking, a dome which lights up gradually with a grilled back (when on in a dark room looks like it is projecting sun rays on to the wall behind it) and has a built-in digital display.
- 30 minute sunrise wakes you naturally
- 30 minute fading sunset helps you to wind down for bed
- Dimmable lighting for use as a bedside light / dimmable display
- Sunray effect
- Snooze feature
- Back-ups: optional alarm beep, power failure back-up
I have had all round success with my sleeping now and am starting to wake up easier in the mornings, so the Lumie Bodycock is doing its job. My only problem is that I just have to remember to close the curtains before going to bed!
For more information or to buy visit www.lumie.com.