Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up Review
Review By 25th June 2015-
- Rated 3.5 stars
- Very Good
- Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up
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- DesignEditor: 80%
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- Ease of UseEditor: 80%
- PriceEditor: 92%
Summary: A popular choice when it comes to sunrise wake up alarms, the design and style is looking a little dated but it does everything for you need and is one of the cheapest on the market. It uses a halogen bulb so be careful as the unit will get warm.
The Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Alarm Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock is one of the cheapest sunrise wake up alarm clocks on the market as at the time of writing is also the best seller on Amazon UK and has over 600 customer review.
As one of the best selling wake up sunrise alarms we can see why, it has everything you need, sunrise function as well as sunset, an audible alarm back up too, it can be used as a reading light and the clock can be dimmed and turned off. There is also a setting that allows the display to turn off when the light is not in use, which is useful to save electricity.
The light will come on 30 minutes before your alarm, so if you wanted to wake up at 7am then the light shall start to come on at 6.30am and will slowly get brighter and brighter over that 30 minute period before being at its brightest.
It is a simple design and reflects a sunrise, a white base with a greyish circle in the middle which displays the time and has 3 buttons, the top is then curved over where the light shine through.
Overall the design is basic and but it does the job and doesn’t take up much room, it does look a little cheap and compared to the Philips models it doesn’t look as good.
The buttons on the front work fine but are a bit ‘clicky’, again reflecting a cheaper feel, but at a £40 price point I am being a little picky.
The LED display can be dimmed and turned off completely which is great where as on the Philips models you cannot turn it off completely, however the clock display is quite small so isn’t very clear or obvious, it could have been a little bigger.
The sunrise light itself use a halogen bulb so if reading in the evening and using it as a lamp, or when it comes on in the morning the 42 watt bulb does get warm which makes the top of the unit quite hot, so be careful if you have children who may come near or within contact of it. It would be better if it used LED’s like the Philips Wake Up range.
Ease of Use
The instructions are clear and easy to understand, in the box it includes a 42 watt bulb which just needs screwing in which only take a minute. The power cable is already wired into the unit so it just needs plugging into the main socket.
Due to the small screen and limited buttons it does take a little bit of time to initially get it set up as you flick through the onscreen menu system. However once set up there is little you need to then do.
You can download the Lumie bodyclock starter 30 instructions here.
Included in the box
- 1 x Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock
- 1 x 42 watt bulb
- Instruction manual
- 2 year guarantee
The Lumie Bodyclock STARTER 30 Wake-Up does what you want it to do, it is well priced at around £45 but also feel like a budget option. The design is simple and while not horrible does feel a little dated, the buttons are a bit ‘clicky’ and the clock display is small. Although it does what you want it to do and works well it could be better, however for the price it is good value, however if you wanted something that looked a little more modern and well designed then I recommend taking a look at the option Philips have.
If you wanted one for your kids then I would recommend looking at a model from the Philips range just because the Lumie wake up light uses a halogen bulb which will get very hot and warm up the top of the unit, wheres as Philips use an LED light which doesn’t get as warm.
Overall this is a good sunrise alarm, ideal if you wanted to try waking up to light instead of your traditional alarm clock, it does everything you want and will work great, it is a popular choice on Amazon and we can see why.