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Sunrise-Simulating Alarm Clocks

The Philips Wake-Up Light Uses Light & Sound to Gently Wake You Up

— April 3, 2014 — Tech
The Philips Wake-up Light is a simple but ingenious product that is looking to change the way people start their day. Alarms are annoying, as anyone who wakes up to them every morning will attest. No matter how soothing an alarm tone you choose, there's something very jolting and jarring about being woken up by sound.

The Philips Wake-up light is inspired by sunrise and uses a unique combination of light and sound to wake you in a gentle way so that you wake up feeling refreshed rather than disoriented.

Light alarms aren't a new innovation, but what makes the Philips Wake-up light unique is the fact that it produces sunrise-like light a half hour before your chosen waking time. The light slowly transitions from a dim glow to bright daylight. The alarm also beeps, starting at a low volume and getting louder after a minute and a half.
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