I tend to think of the Philips Wake Up Light as a product of missed opportunity: Good concept, implementation too cheap and illustrative. Especially the crappy bird-sounds are even more annoying than those of any classical alarm clock and certainly do not provide for a more 'natural' wake-up experience.

Perhaps I am just not in the target group of the product – I hate plastic flowers you know. Still, I was curious to see how roosters respond to the Wake Up Light.

Related: This way for survival, Steam Horse, Who wants to drive a fish?, Romantic sunsets. Thanks Sylvain.

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  • I did some research on the invention of time-measurement some ten years ago... Bells were invented to signal people to come to church. Alarm clocks are their derivatives. And yes, there must be a relation between churches and roosters, taken the many churches (in Europe) that feature roosters on the roof. The apparent explanation would be that the rooster is the first domesticated animal to react to the change from night to day, thence it became the symbol of the wake-up call. Luckily today we have Philips to show us the light - when desired.

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  • Also, I wonder... if the wake up light is inspired on the sunrise, then traditional alarm clocks might be inspired on roosters. no?

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  • Oops Heerko! I meant roosters of course and quickly changed the post.

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  • You are a cityboy aren't you... Crows? Srly?

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