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After our toddler killed our last ceiling clock, we were surprised by how desperate we were to replace it. I never thought I'd like having the time on the ceiling all night but it is so much easier than having to roll around and check a watch or cell phone. Anyway, we did a bit of research here on Amazon and saw that this clock would soon be available and that it offers a USB charging port. Always seeking to reduce the clutter on our nightstands, that seemed like a fantastic idea - and one worth waiting for. Turns out, we were right about that one. The issue we have with the clock is the size of the numbers beamed onto the ceiling. We have standard 8' ceilings and the numbers are just small (3-4" tall) and with large gaps between their digital lines. If the gaps were smaller, making the numbers look more solid, it would be more pleasant. We also find that the dots are rather large in comparison with the numbers, but we've decided to be amused by that fact rather than annoyed. However, when we switched to 24hr time, which we normally use as my husband is Active Duty Army, the dots did not disappear as they ought and the zero did not appear before the numbers in the wee hours of the morning. For those who don't know (like me a few years ago) 1:20am should read 0120 in 24hr time. The size and lines of the clock are pleasant and it is possible to turn the face display off for a darker room. There is a blue LED power indicator on the front that does give off a significant amount of light in a pitch black room. I put a piece of electrical tape over it. So we've had a few issues with this clock, but they're matters of personal preference more than performance. The clock is as described and is very convenient to use. It even reset itself for daylight savings time. We only use a clock for the ceiling numbers though so for us, it's a bit of a bummer/source of amusement. But hey, by the next time our toddler gets into our room, maybe they'll have updated the ceiling readout to correct for our issues with it! Because otherwise, this really is a great clock.
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Initial post: May 20, 2014 9:22:19 PM PDT
On the 1:20am vs 0120, the lack of leading 0 and missing : are strictly for military time. Civil 24hr time reads 1:20, no fault on the manufacturer here. As a civilian I would find 0120 a bit confusing in the middle of the night personally, but to each their own. Great review, thank you :)
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2014 4:43:27 PM PDT
David E Poston says:
Even calling the 24 hour clock with the leading null (0) "military time" is a misnomer and stating that it is strictly for military use is absolutely incorrect and saying that Civil 24hr time reads 1:20 is just as incorrect. 1:20 is on the 12 hour clock system, not the 24 hour system. Also,the 24 hour clock is the most common form of telling time in the world. And yes, leaving the leading null off of a 24 hour clock IS the manufacturers fault. A 24 hour clock requires a leading null; regardless of who is using it.
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