Amazon have this on special with a $20 off coupon (you have to clip coupon to get discount)
They seem to have really good reviews
Available for Backorder
Voltage confirmed 110-240?
The appliance is suitable for mains voltages of 230V and frequencies of 50Hz
Manual page 7 (English)
Link here http://download.p4c.philips.com/files/h/hf3470_01/hf3470_01_...
any reviews on these?
I'm usually a deep sleeper, would it be able to wake me up?
its supposed to wake you up naturally
The light becomes more brighter over 30 minutes and supposed to imitate normal sun wakeup
I purchased one from Amazon.de (http://www.amazon.de/Philips-HF3471-01-inklusiv-D%C3%A4mmeru...) a while back based on the information I found on some good old whirlpool forums (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1417299).
I quite like mine being someone that is up at 5am and consider myself a deep sleeper. I sometimes use it as a reading lamp as it has a "timer" or "dusk imitation" function that turns the light off automatically, but am aware that power consumption would be considerably higher than other lamps available.
Generally I would recommend one if you are specifically looking for a wake-up light. Otherwise your generic clock/alarm/radio/buzzer would serve it's purpose. Hope this helps.
I bought an older version a long while ago. A bit of a hit and miss.
Seems to wake me up (at least tell me its about time to get up) when your half asleep / tossing and turning but if I am actually sleeping, it didn't work for me. Didn't feel any different after I woke up tho.
However, it is still a good light / radio / clock tho.
or go download sleep cycle from play store or app store. and that wakes you up naturally with sound ;)
I bought this item in July and it is only 110 volt, I had to get a step down transformer. I'm not sure if this is still the case but thought you should know
The manual link above says otherwise
And its a link for the US site too
Yeah I saw that, I'm confused as to why they would sell it in the US though if that's the case
look at it this way, if you intend to buy, contact Amazon first via live chat and inquire, send them the link of the manual
They will confirm its up to 230 volts, ask them to save the chat
After they send it to you, if its no OZ power compatable, email them and they'll refund you
The information seems a little off to me, especially seeing as it says 230v and no mention of 110 volt. I went on live chat with Phillips and this is the information I got back:
"It comes with worldwide voltage feature and can be used in the US and also outside the US"
So there's definitely an error, according to them it should read 110-230 volt.
I'm still sceptical considering as you've bought it.
I use a $10 electronic timer & a $20 ikea bedside lamp (takes about 3-4mins to fully lit up.
Works a treat & is much nicer then an alarm.
$80 for s light with a timer is very exe
whats a clip coupon? and where do i get it from?
so below the price , look a bit further down and you will see a digital coupon with a dotted border and a little button that says, clip coupon
Note that it uses a 100 watt halogen bulb. So power consumption is relatively high, and bulb replacement can be costly.
With the kind of electric price in OZ, it may be very expensive to wake up if you are a deep sleeper.
Nice idea.. I'll stick with my $2 alarm.
What if you roll over and face the other way? Can it light the whole room up that brightly? I know sometimes I wake up with my head in the pillow (sort of) if the sun gets behind the curtains..
I don't know that I would trust this, especially for $80.
According to this website, it needs a step down transformer.
Philips says it doesnt, id trust philips over a website
Amazon will refund you if they give you information that is wrong, no questions asked
I remember seeing a whirlpool forum mentioning US ones need transformer too. Can't find the link on my mobile, but you can look it up very easily. Just saying this to give anyone considering purchasing this a heads up. It certainly put me off.
Edit: there's a UK version that doesn't need a transformer, just an adaptor.
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