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Philips HF3490 Wake-up Light with Dock for iPod

by Philips

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  • Gradually wakes you up by light for a more pleasant feeling
  • 20 different brightness settings allows you to use as a bedside lamp
  • Detachable dock to charge your iPod/iPhone and play your favorite music
  • Optional FM radio, 4 nature sounds
  • Dusk simulation helps you drift to sleep by gradually dimming light and sound

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Product Description

Product Description

Introducing the new Philips Wake-up Light, a more pleasant and natural way to wake-up in the morning. Light gradually increases for 30 minutes before your wake up time to gently prepare your body to wake up and feel more energetic at the start of your day. With optional FM radio, nature sounds or music from your iPod or iPhone, waking up will be a pleasant experience. Its innovative design includes a light that can be adjusted to 20 different brightness settings, making the product suitable to use as a lamp in any bedroom. A detachable dock for your iPod or iPhone allows you to charge your device as well as play your favorite music. At the end of your day, set the dusk simulator to drift you off to sleep by gradually dimming the light and sound.

From the Manufacturer

Wake up naturally. Gradually wakes you up by light. The Philips Wake-up Light gradually wakes you up by light for a more pleasant feeling. The light gradually increases for 30 minutes before your wake up time to gently prepare your body to wake up and feel more energetic at the start of your day. With optional FM radio, nature sounds, or music from your iPhone or iPod, waking up will be a pleasant experience. It’s innovative design includes a light that can be adjusted to 20 different brightness settings, making the product suitable to use as a lamp in any bedroom. A detachable dock for your iPod or iPhone allows you to charge your device as well as play your favorite music. The Wake-up Light also includes a dusk simulation that drifts you to sleep by naturally dimming the light and sound.

Technology Explained


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Light intensity

Up to 300 Lux for natural awakening

The senitivity to light differs a lot per person. In general, when using a higher light intensity a person needs less time to become fully awake. The light intensity of the Wake-up Light can be set up to 300 Lux. This makes sure you can wake up to the light intensity that suits your personal preference best.



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Dusk simulation

Drift to sleep with gradually dimming light and sound

The gradual decreasing light and sound help you to drift to sleep. You can set your preferred time for the duration of the dusk simulation.



Light wakes you gently

Energy saving lamp

Wake-up Light is the only dawn simulator that makes use of an energy saving lamp. It consumes up to 24% less energy compared to a Wake-up Light with a normal light bulb.



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Gradual light prepares your body to wake up

Light gradually increases in 30 minutes before your set wake up time. Light falls on your eyes and positively affects your energy hormones, preparing your body to wake up. This makes waking up a more pleasant feeling.



Wake up to your favorite sounds

Choice of 4 natural and pleasant wake-up sounds & FM-radio

At your set wake-up time, you will start hearing a natural sound or the selected radio station. It starts out quietly and takes a minute and a half to reach the volume level you selected. There are four sounds you can choose from: morning birds in the forest, a relaxing beep, the sounds of the African jungle or soft chimes in the wind. The gradually increasing sound will make the wake up process even more pleasant, ensuring you are never rudely woken up.



Wake up to your favorite tunes

Great sound quality thanks to the integrated sound box

The speaker in this Wake-up Light is backed up by an integrated sound box, assuring a great sound quality when listing to the FM radio or when waking up with the natural wake-up sounds.



Play & charge your iPod / iPhone

Play your favorite music from your iPod / iPhone. Your iPod / iPhone will be charged when it is in the docking station, so you are always ready to use it when you are ready to go.



Wake up to the tunes from your iPod / iPhone

The iPod / iPhone docking station lets you wake up to your favorite songs. Just select your favorite song from from your iPod or iPhone and at your set wake-up time it will start to play, at first gently, gradually increasing over ninety seconds to the volume level you selected.


Specifications

Easy to use
Anti-slip rubber feet
Yes
Alarm test function
Yes
Snooze button for sound and light
9 minute(s)
Compact size
Limited bedside table space required
Electricity back-up function
15 minute(s)
User interface
3 wheels (push & turn), 1 switch
Technical specifications
Voltage
110 V
Frequency
60 Hz
Cord length
200 cm
Type of lamps
Philips Energy Saving Lamp
Insulation
Class II (double isolation)
Lifetime of lamps
expected >6.000 hours
Safety
Cenelec certified
Yes
UV-free
UV-free
Logistic data
Country of origin
China
CTV code
884349060
Display
Display brightness control
4 settings, increases to max during 30 min wake-up
Hidden LED display
Invisible display projected to the product
Sound
Digital FM radio
Yes
Compatible with iPod / iPhone
Yes
Sound off function
Option to mute sound immediately
Wake-up sounds:
4 natural wake-up sounds, Digital FM radio
Premium sound box
Integrated sound box
Light
Light on/off function
Yes
Sunrise simulating process (0-selected intensity)
30 minute(s)
Light intensity dimmer
0-300 Lux at 40-50 cm

What's in the Box

Philips HF3490 Wake-up Light, iPod Dock Inserts, Power Cable, Quick Start Guide

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 12.6 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002CGSYQW
  • UPC: 075020008992
  • Item model number: HF3490
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,237 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Customer Reviews

First, the light stopped working after a month.
Heather L. Cottingham
Again, don't buy this thing unless you like wasting money and ruining sleep.
Langosta39
I called Philips and was sent a replacement unit.
jenna C

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

119 of 121 people found the following review helpful By April King on October 22, 2009
I own this product (the Philips HF3490), although most of the review also applies to the Philips HF3480 as well, with the exception of the iPod functionality, of course.

First, let's cut to the chase: this product does one thing really, really well. Luckily for this product's rating, its single proficiency is its main selling point: waking you up with a gentle progression of increasingly brighter light. Over the course of 30 minutes, the lamp in the alarm clock will get brighter until it reaches the maximum brightness setting you have selected previously. I find that the amount of light that I need to wake up varies - sometimes I wake up about 15 minutes in, other times, it takes the full 30 minutes to wake me up. So, I just leave it on its maximum setting (20) and wake up when I wake up.

BRIGHTNESS INFORMATION: I find that the technical information that Philips provides on the bulb is a bit difficult to relate to, without any context. This bulb is rated at 300 lux - not bad, but that brightness is typically given without context. It is 300 lux at *45 centimeters* - only about a foot and a half of distance. 300 lux is a pretty standard indoor room brightness. However, since brightness drops off by the square of the distance, a doubling of the distance (to 3') will halve your brightness. What this boils down to is that the light inside the lamp is roughly equal to a 60W incandescent bulb - good enough if the lamp is on a bedside stand, but because of the covering on the lamp, it might not be bright enough for you if you place it on a dresser across the room.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Sizzle Fitzhizzle on October 22, 2009
I had been searching for a light-up alarm clock for some time. I've always had good experiences with Philips products (even Magnavox!) and though this is a pretty expensive alarm clock, overall I am VERY happy with it. Takes a minute to fully understand how the 3 wheels on the side work, but once you lock into the process, it is very easy to use and program.

Good stuff:
*You can remove the iPod base and just use the lamp if your tabletop space is limited.
*You can adjust the brightness of the display.
*Dock charges the iPod (initially, I thought it just played)
*Sleep timer!!!

Things I wish had been better thought out:
*When you place your iPhone/iPod on the dock, it automatically opens up your music and begins to play. Sometimes I just want to charge the phone, without having to struggle with turning off the music.
*You cannot set the light level for the alarm-- so whatever the last brightness you had used the lamp at, that is the brightness that you will wake up to. The light has a range from 1-20, and at night, I would love to set the light at about 5 and use the sleep timer... then in the morning, I'd like to wake to a light level that hits about 15. Unfortunately, that is not possible-- if I set the light at 5 at night, then I wake up to 5 in the morning. Not a huge deal, but a noticeable drag in my life. :)

Overall, I'm very happy with this product-- I wish that Philips would tweak the circuits to allow for a more customizable use experience, but given the choices out there-- I would still buy this again if anything happened to it...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Tesar on October 26, 2010
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I purchased my first of these lights in October of 2009. It is now October 2010 and I just received my 5th replacement light in the mail. Yes, I said 5th. I've seen from other reviews that many had problems with the bulbs going out. That was never a problem for me. Instead something internally went haywire with each appliance such that the light would turn on & off by itself or the radio would come on & off by itself at random. Other times the buttons would simply not work or they would cause a function to happen that they weren't designed to (e.g. the light button would turn the radio on). I will say that customer service has been wonderful. They have gladly replaced my light with each malfunction. It wasn't until this last instance that I got a bit of a run around. They mysteriously couldn't find any of the documentation from the past year of all my service problems. Thankfully I kept good notes and was able to give them the reference number from every phone call. My ultimate disappointment was being told with this last replacement that the only thing the company is willing to do for me is to continue to send me the same poorly made model or I can opt for a newer model that is lesser of a product (i.e. it doesn't have a personal music option and it doesn't do dusk simulation). Kind of a crappy deal I would say. If they are unwilling to give me a refund they should at the very least offer me the latest fully loaded model that is comparable to the one I originally purchased. The company is well aware that this is a shoddy product. It is really unfortunate because I love what it is supposed to do. When the light is working properly it's fantastic and it has completely transformed my dark mornings. I have to advise you cautiously about purchasing any of these lights.Read more ›
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