Medisana Wake-Up Light

Test 06/2019

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Test seal: Medisana Wake-Up Light, Rating 7.9

last modified: 10.06.2020, 10:35

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All rating criteria details:

alarm 25%
Handling 20%
Range of functions 20%
Control panel 20%
Volume 15%
Tested by: Jana

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Resumee

The Light Alarm Clock by Medisana is a solid light alarm clock that does what it's supposed to do. However, there are clear differences to other alarm clocks in terms of quality, such as the somewhat complicated setting options or the only satisfying sound quality of radio and natural sounds. Despite these shortcomings, this light alarm clock proved to be very reliable regarding waking up.

Pro

  • Display can be switched off completely
  • Wake-up without sound possible
  • FM radio with 8 memory locations
  • 10 brightness levels

Cons

  • Operation sometimes not intuitive
  • Display at the right edge slightly more strongly illuminated
  • No radio controlled clock
  • Sound quality could be better

360° View

A good light alarm clock with different functionalities. There are small defects in the workmanship.

The product

Medisana Wake-up light alarm clock
Medisana Wake-up light alarm clock

The Light alarm clock by Medisana comes in a small package that has the most important details about the product written on the outside. The light alarm clock has the shape of a moon/sun and is very wide in its depth but is easy to carry. At first glance, the alarm clock looks quite cheap compared to other light alarm clocks. The display is located at the bottom of the alarm clock with a total of 4 buttons (Set button, Mode button, Light button, Off button, -+ button). The Snooze button is a touch button at the top of the alarm clock. The material is plastic. The loudspeakers and two connectors for the antenna cable and the power cord are located on the back of the clock.

The scope of delivery includes:

  • Light alarm clock
  • Operation instruction
  • Power cable

Usage

Medisana Light Alarm Clock
Medisana Light Alarm Clock

While unpacking and setting the times you will notice that the Light alarm clock by Medisana of the application is not as intuitive as with other devices.

Overview of functions:

  • Sunrise simulation
  • Wellness light (7 different colours)
  • FM radio and MP3 connection
  • 8 sounds of nature (bird twittering, frog croaking, brook running, sea noise, open fire, rain, cicadas or Asian wooden gong)
  • snooze function
  • Alarm function via radio or natural sounds, freely selectable
  • Increasing light intensity: 30 minutes before wake-up time (light intensity adjustable)
  • Backup battery
  • 8 radio presets

The time must be set manually, i.e. this alarm clock does not have a radio-controlled clock. To set the time, first press and hold the "Set" button and enter the digits using the "- and +" buttons. To be able to enter the alarm time, you must perform exactly the same procedure. There are two alarm times. To be able to set the second alarm, you, unfortunately, have to set the 1st alarm time which is a bit of a struggle.

The alarm clock is operated with a mains adapter but the device itself also contains a rechargeable backup battery, which serves as a backup power supply in the event of a power failure.

Fixed sunrise simulation time of 30 minutes, i.e. this setting cannot be changed.

The alarm clock offers the possibility to be woken up without a sound, i.e. only with light.

The sound of the alarm tones is not so good compared to other products. Slight noise can always be heard and there are no clear tones.

During testing, it was also noticeable that if you set the radio as the alarm tone, the alarm goes off at full volume before it adjusts itself to the set volume.

Medisana Light Alarm Clock
Medisana Light Alarm Clock

We have evaluated 4 reviews in the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 50 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 50 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 3.3 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 50% positive and 50% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Simple operation
  • 2 wake-up times possible
  • FM radio with 8 memory locations

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Fixed sunrise simulation time of 30 minutes
  • Not the best sound quality
Manufacturer Medisana
EAN 4015588451102
Scope of delivery Alarm clock, power cable, antenna cable
Quality impression Good
Packaging Good, with picture and short overview with the most important details
Additional warranty 3 years
Quality of instructions Good
Manual language EN, GER, RU, PL, CZ, ES, NL, SE, FR, DE
Width 15 cm
Height 15 cm
Depth 13cm
Weight 364 g
Maximal brightness No comments
Special functions Radio function, 8 natural sounds, sunset function
duration sunrising 30 minutes
Display size 5 cm x 6 cm
Intensity levels 10
shining display Yes
Menu navigation Good
Navigation buttons Yes
emergency power supply Yes
radio-alarm Yes
sunset No
shining buttons No
number of waking up tones 8
number of wake-up times 2
snooze function Yes
variety of wake-up sounds Yes
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Control panel
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2019-10-10
Can the brightness of the display be switched off or dimmed at night?
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Yes, this is possible.
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2019-10-10
Is it possible to set which days the alarm clock should wake you up?
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No, this is not possible. There are two alarm times.
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2019-10-10
Is it possible to choose between the bright colours and a yellow-white tone?
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Yes, this is possible.

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