The least flexible in terms of alarm slots (only one is programmable), alarm sound options and sunrise settings (let alone offering a sunset), it is nowhere near as feature-rich as its competition. Choose Auto-Play from the left panel and for When visiting other websites at the bottom of the window, select Never Auto-Play or Stop Media with Sound (if you are okay with muted videos playing) and sit back and rejoice in the silence. What’s left over in the color spectrum is hued yellow. Four color films can DIY 15 colors. The ink stamp is about the size of a dime, usually silver, although red, white and other colors were also used. In addition to sunset and sunrise options, radio and melody alarms and multiple mood light colors controlled via smartphone app, it also has a Bluetooth connection for playing back songs from your smart devices. Well, at least until I started playing with the mood light settings! That’s hard to say – so many factors can affect a mood during a day. But I’d say that having it on while working certainly made me feel more alert. Throughout most of his filmography, as good or great as much of it is, there aren’t a lot of what you might label “showy directorial touches,” but there are quite a few present in Sunset Blvd., from the simple but odd choice of beginning an entry to the mansion from the point-of-view of Max’s gloved hands playing the organ to many overhead shots and lots more movement than you see in most of the Wilder film canon.
If you want to take full advantage of the advanced technology and sharp images possible with a 4K projector, purchasing a 4K screen is a good idea. Do you want to know more about the BenQ HT2050? You’ll want to keep the instruction manual handy for the first few days. There are a few too many buttons for all the controls and alarm combinations, and there’s a little construction involved outside the box – you’ll need to insert a regular lightbulb, and clip on the glass shade, too. Not only does it wake you with a gradually building light (along with one of a selection of natural alarm sounds), but it also offers the best sunset feature, helping you drift off to sleep – which most of the competition do not offer at all. It also has built-in FM radio and an alarm with lots of different sounds to choose from.
In a nice touch, a simple tap of the lamp sets its alarm into snooze mode. But affordability comes at a price – its LED offers one of the harshest, most-sterile of white lights of any lamp on this list, while the touch buttons on the front (paired with the process with which settings are navigated) made it a chore to use. That’s understandable, given the relative affordability of the HF3505. That’s aside from the iconic lighthouse nearby, which also serves as a landmark and trail marker. This particular lamp boasts improved LED lighting tech, which serves up an even more convincing sunrise and sunset lighting experience. While it was great to walk into a lavender-scented bedroom, it could sometimes feel a bit overwhelming to have the perfumes released so close to my head (with the lamp sat on a bedside table – a placement I’d expect to be somewhat unexceptional). The Beurer WL90 has all the trappings of a great bedside SAD wake-up lamp, and definitely has the most feature-rich spec sheet. On table: GEO TABLE LAMP, £35, Next. Yes it’s yet another Lumie lamp, but this is one of the newest from the brand and promises one of the best wake-up lamp experiences for under £150.
It’s a reasonably attractive device too, with stereo 3W speakers sat either side of a relaxed lamp with a semi-circular shade. Slim and standing about a foot tall, it’s attractive and discreet enough to have in a shared office – I’ve had it on in TechRadar towers every day for about a month now, without complaint. You either have to hike it or have an authorized vehicle to make it around the bend. Did it make me feel any cheerier overall? The Philips HF3520 is perhaps the best-looking wake-up light on this list, and one of the best overall performers from our test. 0.3 then test render the results. You can fill two diffusers, tucked away underneath the lamp shade, with different smelling oils which will then be heated by the IRIS 500 and released in line with your morning wake-up and bedtime routines. A SAD wake-up lamp with a scented twist, the Lumie Bodyclock IRIS 500 also doubles up as an aromatherapy gadget.