Philips HF3470 Wake-Up Light White Review

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  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Design
    Editor: 95%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 90%
  • Price
    Editor: 85%

Summary: This is a very stylish light, and certainly one of the best looking on the market. It works very well and includes an FM radio, snooze function and dimple settings for the light and display.

The Philips HF3470 Wake-Up Light is more than a light, on its own it just looks stunning. This would not look out of place in your lounge let alone on your bedside table. This sunrise wake up light includes an FM radio, a choice of two other wake up sounds, and a 20 setting brightness lamp that can be adjusted. There is a snooze button to the side and a clear and dimple digital display to the front.


First off it comes in white and from just looking at it you would not know what it is, it looks like a frosted vase, it could be a stylish speaker or the latest Apple gadget, you would not know that it is a wake up light and alarm clock.

To the side of the light you will find the on / off switch as well as controls for the built in FM radio, as well as the plus and minus buttons to control the light brightness. To the front you will find the clear digital display where it shows the time in digital format in a warm red/orange colour. The display has 4 brightness levels so that it can be dimmed down if you wish, this is ideal for when sleeping so there is no bight light in the room.

Philips HF3470 Wake-Up Light White Review


Below this are controls for the menu, there are for buttons, and plus and minus to scroll through and adjust the time, a menu button to activate the menu and go back, as well as a select button to move between items and settings. These are easy to use and blend in nice with the overall design.


The light itself uses a 100 watt bulb and does get warm, it has 20 lighting settings, so it can be adjusted in terms of brightness, over a 30 minute period it can get brighter and brighter slowly and gradually getting to its maximum brightness ready for you to wake up. This creates a nice relaxing and gentle way to wake up.

There are 2 wake up sounds to choose from, a loud beep or the relaxing sound of chirping birds, there is also the ability to wake up to the FM radio if you choose which is built in and can be set to your favourite station.

To the side of the light towards the bottom is a snooze button that sticks out, it if obvious and clear, it doesn’t look great but it can’t be missed and easy to hit when half asleep.

This model is easy to use and works very well, waking you up gently in a relaxing manner it is an great experience and after a couple of weeks use, you will find there is no need for an audible alarm as you naturally begin to wake up to the light.

The gradual light from the Philips HF3470 Wake-Up Light prepares your body to wake up and is clinically proven to make waking up more pleasant, seeing results in as little as 15-45 minutes a day this is certainly a great investment.

Backed by clinical research “Independent research shows that 8 out of 10 Wake-Up Light users reported that the device made it easier to get out of bed. Additionally, 88 percent of users say the Wake-Up Light is better than their previous way of waking up. It has also been clinically proven that light wakes you up more pleasantly and improves the quality of waking up”. It is safe to use on a daily basis and 100 percent UV free, so this is also a great lamp to use in a childs bedroom too.

The dimensions of this light are 6.5 x 6.5 inches, and 10 inches in height.


This model has now been replaced by the Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation light, this is an LED version and has a new design and extra features included.



This is a very stylish light, and certainly one of the best looking on the market. It works very well and includes an FM radio, snooze function and dimple settings for the light and display. It is pricey but it is very robust, and certainly looks like something you would find in a hotel.

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