Is The Colourful Beurer WL50 Wake Up Light Good For SAD?
The big pillar-shaped light has strong saturation with various modes.
It is also meant to work as a wake-up light in addition to improving the ambience of a room. But, does this work as well as users hope?
The Pros and Cons of this Beurer WL50 Wake Up Light.
- There is a 360 degree light that makes this more visually appealing in the home
- That light has some nice colour changing settings
- There are also a few different audio modes
- The light isn’t as adjustable as other cheaper options
- Medical benefits seem to be a secondary concern
The Beurer WL50 Wake Up Light is an attractive product with the shapes and colours of the light.
One of the key selling points of this light is the 360-degree design. Most wake-up lights face forward to direct light at those sleeping. This one is visible from anywhere in a room when out on display on a counter or desk.
It makes it a great lamp for those working from home more than those getting ready to leave for work. The additional mood lighting enhances that with some strong LEDs for saturated colour.
Aside from the light itself, there are benefits in the different audio options for sleep and alarm sounds. You can pick something soothing or programme the FM radio.
There is also a small console with the clock face and an indicator for the battery life. The fact that this is battery-powered is interesting as it makes it suitable in more locations – as long as you remember to charge it at night.
The biggest issue is that this Beurer WL50 Colour-Changing Lamp doesn’t feel like a SAD device.
When you look at medical grade devices for SAD and similar disorders, there are usually lots of options for bright natural light, often with a natural sunrise and/or sunset simulation.
That isn’t quite as effective here as the focus is on the light as a daytime lamp. There are only a few brightness settings for the wake-up light and it doesn’t come across as the most soothing or effective therapy tool.
It is still pleasant to be around, but just not as impactful first thing in the morning. It is also notable that some of the more adaptable sunrise simulators are also cheaper.
Does this limitation mean that the Beurer WL50 only suits a smaller number of users?
Those on the lookout for an effective new SAD device for winter could be disappointed here. The design and mood lighting are great for what they are and there is some potential in the wake-up light and sounds.
But, it doesn’t go far enough. If there were more options for a more dramatic impact then this could be easier to recommend as a therapy device.
As it is, the Beurer wake up light can still offer some help and bring joy as an attractive colour-changing light.