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Bought for less on eBay a while back. Same price plus $15 off coupon.
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I know it's been a while since it happened, but I don't know why they changed the design to block off the light on one side. I have the old version where the light shines in all directions except for the bottom base and the top cover which you can remove to change the bulb. That old style seems more functional to me.
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toomuchpie wrote:
May 30th, 2018 2:48 pm
I know it's been a while since it happened, but I don't know why they changed the design to block off the light on one side. I have the old version where the light shines in all directions except for the bottom base and the top cover which you can remove to change the bulb. That old style seems more functional to me.
Are you sure it's not the 3510 you had?
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fudge_u wrote:
May 30th, 2018 4:55 pm
Are you sure it's not the 3510 you had?
I didn't mean the old version of the 3520... I just meant the old version of the Philips Wake-Up Light. No, I did not have the 3510. That one seems to be 1 directional as well.
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If only it had a micro sd slot so you could use your own music. Sent mine back. The "natural sounds" are irritating synthetic bird chrips mixed with cellphone ring type music. If you have a favorite music station this could be a good deal for you. I found the light helped for waking up.

Someone needs to design an arduino mp3 player and natural light dimmer setup.
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Gooddeal2012 wrote:
May 30th, 2018 8:54 pm
Someone needs to design an arduino mp3 player and natural light dimmer setup.
I'm sure you could throw something together with Smartthings w/a couple RGB bulbs and a bluetooth speaker but I imagine most people use the radio rather than the built in sounds anyway
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EliteJay wrote:
May 31st, 2018 5:50 pm
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I'm sure you could throw something together with Smartthings w/a couple RGB bulbs and a bluetooth speaker but I imagine most people use the radio rather than the built in sounds anyway
I have one similar to this, and I turn the volume off entirely, and just use it for the light. I set an alarm on my cellphone as backup using whatever sound, so you're not limited.
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I would jump on the deal with an extra 15% off coupon, we had a code even 2 days ago
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Why not buy a Philips hue starter kit (currently $130 at best buy) and turn your entire room into a wake-up light? It's a hub plus 4 bulbs, so all you really need. These go on sale regularly for less than $130 or you can grab a hub off Kijiji and 4 Ikea bulbs for a likely total of $80-90 all in.

I'm not trolling here, just a suggestion from someone who used to use an old wake-up light and now has my room programmed to fade the light on over time in the morning.
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Smartchen wrote:
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I would jump on the deal with an extra 15% off coupon, we had a code even 2 days ago
Updated w/ 20% PICKDADSGIFT code. Even lower now.
Nuprapture wrote:
Jun 1st, 2018 8:54 pm
Why not buy a Philips hue starter kit (currently $130 at best buy) and turn your entire room into a wake-up light? It's a hub plus 4 bulbs, so all you really need. These go on sale regularly for less than $130 or you can grab a hub off Kijiji and 4 Ikea bulbs for a likely total of $80-90 all in.

I'm not trolling here, just a suggestion from someone who used to use an old wake-up light and now has my room programmed to fade the light on over time in the morning.
Probably due to simplicity and the fact it fades smoothly from dim red-orange-yellow-white instead of just "slowly turning on" as it would with light bulbs on a timer.
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Nuprapture wrote:
Jun 1st, 2018 8:54 pm
Why not buy a Philips hue starter kit (currently $130 at best buy) and turn your entire room into a wake-up light? It's a hub plus 4 bulbs, so all you really need. These go on sale regularly for less than $130 or you can grab a hub off Kijiji and 4 Ikea bulbs for a likely total of $80-90 all in.

I'm not trolling here, just a suggestion from someone who used to use an old wake-up light and now has my room programmed to fade the light on over time in the morning.
I did exactly this but it doesn’t work very well. The white Hue bulbs simply don’t go dim enough so when they come on it’s a pretty big jump in brightness. I’m told that the colour hue bulbs can go dimmer though than the white ones.
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I bought this before and returned it. Waste of money
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EliteJay wrote:
May 31st, 2018 5:50 pm
Updated w/ lower price


I'm sure you could throw something together with Smartthings w/a couple RGB bulbs and a bluetooth speaker but I imagine most people use the radio rather than the built in sounds anyway
Gooddeal2012 wrote:
May 30th, 2018 8:54 pm
If only it had a micro sd slot so you could use your own music. Sent mine back. The "natural sounds" are irritating synthetic bird chrips mixed with cellphone ring type music. If you have a favorite music station this could be a good deal for you. I found the light helped for waking up.

Someone needs to design an arduino mp3 player and natural light dimmer setup.
I built my own using home assistant, milight light bulbs, and a google home. I have a piano version of an ed sheeran song that plays after 3 mins of the light on soft volume and gradually increases. I can say ok google i'm up or snooze (7mins), and i get an ios notification with actionable notifications as well for awake/snooze. I built the automation in yaml then ported to nodered :)

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