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Pure Twilight: A New Dawn In Radio?

David Gilbert


Pure Twilight: A New Dawn In Radio?

Are you sick of being rudely woken up by an annoy buzzing or ringing sound every morning? Would you rather gently and quietly be roused from your slumber by a natural increase in the light around you and the sound of a babbling brook or tropical forest? Well, the PURE Twilight dawn simulator and digital radio aims to do just that.

While there are a number of dawn simulators on the market – primarily the Lumie Bodyclock and the Philips Wake-Up Light – none have a built-in digital radio like the Twilight. On sale currently in John Lewis Stores for £129.99 and in a number of independent retailers over the coming months, the device combines a number of functions into one unit on your bedside locker.

Offering dawn simulation, mood lighting, built-in natural sounds and lullabies as well as a reading light and four independent alarms, Twilight looks to create the ideal ambiance for getting a good night’s sleep and waking up revitalized and refreshed. The dawn simulator aspect of the device is what intrigued us most and seeing it in operation at the launch of the product last night, it certainly did seem more appealing than listening to a buzzer in your ear every morning.

However, so relaxing was the demonstration, that we were initially happy for the light to gradually brighten and the sounds of the ocean to gurgle away without any impulse to stop it and this could prove troublesome for the more bed-loving of us. It is certainly not a product for everyone but it will soothe some people who want to take a more holistic approach to their sleep pattern.

The light can be used for reading and can be dimmed or brightened simply by holding the device’s glass dome. It can be switched off or on just by touching it briefly. It also allows for a phone to be charged via a USB socket and you can also connect you MP3 player if you can find nothing to your liking on any of the digital radio channels.

Twilight is also pretty energy efficient thanks to its LED-based light solution, which provides the same light output as a 45W incandescent bulb for just 5.4W when the lamp is on. Twilight consumes less than 1W in standby. The Twilight can even be used as a night light in a nursery as it has lullabies preloaded on its system - though at £129.99 it could be a little extravagant.

For more information visit PURE’s website.

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