Why the variety of light and sound settings?
It is a fact in this day and age that there is no one size fits all products in any niche of the market and the wake-up light is no different. As an individual, you probably want something different from the next person so manufacturers of gradual light alarm clocks attempt to cover all the bases by offering a range of light and sound settings.
With the light settings, you will get anywhere up to 20 brightness options so that you can choose a level that will wake you up without dazzling you.
The heavier a sleeper you are, the higher the brightness level you will need to set. In terms of the sound settings, you will have volume controls and sound options. There may be a number of tracks, a buzzer, and a radio that can be used as a wake-up noise and you should choose the ideal volume for you too. Again, the heavier you sleep, the higher the volume should be.
You can also choose models that allow you to put your favorite songs on it so that you are able to wake up the way you like. It is up to you to choose whether this is an important feature or not and you should also bear in mind that you will need a USB device because they are generally not provided.
Does the wake-up alarm, sunrise alarm clock have any other uses at all?
Yes, it has several uses that go above and beyond its role as a wake-up light but they largely depend on each one’s feature list. Some profess to be an all in one device for your bedside table, offering a lamp, clock, radio, and various other extras.
Others are compact and designed to be taken everywhere with you so that you can use it when you are on your travels and avoid the effects of jet lag. For example, those with a timer can be used as security lights to deter potential burglars. Those with brighter lighting can be used as a bedside lamp for reading.
Most can be used as bedside clocks and regular alarm clocks if you so wish. There are a couple that also has specific functions that allow them to be used as dusk simulators to help you go to sleep or to reduce the impact of SAD and other ailments related to depression.
With all of the above in mind, the best wake up light for you is what you make of it. Take a look at the feature list and you will see exactly what it can be used for. The more you use it, the greater value for its price tag it will offer.
Speaking of brands, who offer sunrise alarm clocks?
There are plenty of huge brands in the wake-up light niche today and they are all reputable. There are also several smaller ones that you may not have heard of but are making an impression at the moment.
Philips and Lumie are perhaps the biggest brands in this niche, with the former having made an impact when they added wake up lights to their product range and the latter having based its business on light therapy and wake-up light alarm clock products exclusively.
Verilux, Soleil, BioBrite, and GPX are smaller brands that have also made quality products that have received rave reviews in recent months. All of the designs and feature lists are different though, and with many models in each brand’s inventory, it is virtually impossible to fail to find one that suits you.
The only way to find out which brands and individual wake up lights are the best for you though is to read consumer reviews online. There are hundreds on sites alone so reading a few will give you a good idea about what each light can offer you.
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