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John Frazer
10-24-2010, 04:37 AM
Realistically, I need one, but my current one is too bright (green light, to boot).

Can anyone recommend a good clock radio that doesn't light up the whole stinking room?

Garrett Smith
10-24-2010, 06:36 AM
Wristwatch with vibrating function. No light at all, except for when you want to see it.

Matt Edwards
10-24-2010, 08:08 AM
I've heard placing electrical tape over the front display of an alarm clock works really well. Or, you could do what I do and just place a hat over the alarm clock at night.

sarena kopciel
10-24-2010, 10:50 AM
I have this one (http://www.now-zen.com/Digital_Zen_Alarm_Clock.html) for years. But honestly, I dont even need the alarm function. I set my mind to when I wanna be up, and it happens!
http://www.now-zen.com/graphics/dzc/photo1.jpg

Jarod Barker
10-24-2010, 11:38 AM
I heard that there's an alarm clock that stays completely dark until just before your alarm, it lights up and wakes you with increasing light intensity to simulate a sunrise. I saw it in a magazine once and never came across it again.

Derek Weaver
10-24-2010, 12:44 PM
I heard that there's an alarm clock that stays completely dark until just before your alarm, it lights up and wakes you with increasing light intensity to simulate a sunrise. I saw it in a magazine once and never came across it again.

http://brianstpierretraining.com/index.php/the-simulation-of-dawn/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00196LFGW?tag=thehomofbrist-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B00196LFGW&adid=01ZKRXHBJE5ANV91E7MR

John Frazer
10-24-2010, 08:02 PM
I'd rather not sleep with a wristwatch.

The dusk/dawn simulators (BioBrite, Phillips and others) seem to get too many bad reviews for unreliability on Amazon. And they all seem to have green or red LEDs.

The Zen clocks don't have radios (now, there's a surprise).

My problem isn't waking up, it's sleeping well during the night. The ideal clock would be a normal clock radio with a display that turns off during sleep hours. Who needs to know what time it is when he should be sleeping anyway?

Jarod Barker
10-24-2010, 08:07 PM
http://brianstpierretraining.com/index.php/the-simulation-of-dawn/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00196LFGW?tag=thehomofbrist-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B00196LFGW&adid=01ZKRXHBJE5ANV91E7MR

Great find. That's not the one I saw in the article I read, but I think I like this one better. I'm a very light sleeper, even with my black out curtains, as the smallest amounts of light start to shine around the edges, it's enough to wake me up. I'm sure this clock would do the job for me.

I'd rather not sleep with a wristwatch.

The dusk/dawn simulators (BioBrite, Phillips and others) seem to get too many bad reviews for unreliability on Amazon. And they all seem to have green or red LEDs.

The Zen clocks don't have radios (now, there's a surprise).

My problem isn't waking up, it's sleeping well during the night. The ideal clock would be a normal clock radio with a display that turns off during sleep hours. Who needs to know what time it is when he should be sleeping anyway?

Have you looked at Brookstone? They make a basic alarm clark that doesn't have illuminated numbers on it for something like $30.