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on November 18, 2012
The bedside alarm clock I had for umpteen years recently died, and I spent hours searching for a new one. As a nearsighted insomniac, I couldn't buy a tiny clock and have any prayer of reading it, but I needed a dimmable clock whose glow wouldn't wake me up. At first I tried a "dimmable" Timex, but the dimmer switch didn't work, so back it went to Amazon. Then I tried a clock with "amber" lights whose dim setting was bright enough to read by (no joke!). Another return. Finally, desperately, I tried this. It's an excellent size, but still, unfortunately, bright enough to disturb. But then I came across what has proven to be a brilliant solution elsewhere on the web. I purchased a smoke-colored plastic report cover and cut out a piece of plastic the same size as the clock face. A light spritz of water & it adheres perfectly to the clock. I can read the clock easily even in bright sunlight, but its glow is dimmed satisfactorily at night, and the plastic cover isn't otherwise noticeable. Highly recommended fix!