Wake-up lights have evolved over time to become a comprehensive solution for a natural waking process. Some models have evolved into well-rounded products, while others have struggled to provide a realistic simulation. The Totobay 2nd Generation Wake Up Light is more of the former than the latter.
It starts with the actual simulation effect, which can give you an artificial dawn or an artificial dusk. This makes it just as easy to go to sleep as it is to wake up in the morning. The simulation goes from 1-100% or in reverse, depending on your needs, so you’re not jolted awake with a light that is suddenly bright in your room.
Here are some of the other features you can expect to use with this Totobay alarm clock.
- There is a snooze function that has been included with this alarm, giving you a 5-minute pause in the audio alarm process.
- The audio alarm will sound for 2 minutes and features 6 natural sounds or a FM radio that can be used to provide the cue.
- Two unique sounds are included with this product that aren’t on others: bagpipes and violins.
- You have access to a mood light mode, allowing you to choose your favorite light from one of 7 different options. There are also 10 different brightness settings that can be used when in this mode.
Our Observations of the Totobay 2nd Generation Wake Up Light
This wake-up light is a little brighter than other entry-level options. It produces just under 100-lux, which serves most standard needs. It provides that light through 18 LEDs, with half being white and the other half being RGBs.
The touch keys on this alarm are very sensitive. They sometimes even activate as you move your finger toward the button. You must be extremely precise with your movements to make sure you’re able to set the exact features you want to have with this sunrise simulator.
You have three brightness options with the clock for this light, with one of them being an “off” setting.
As for the FM radio, you can scan the channels to choose the one you like instead of having the clock automatically set the stations based on the strongest signals. If you do have the FM radio on, then it will display the station instead of the time, which might be bothersome to some users.
The nature sounds are only provided as part of the alarm process. They cannot be used in the sunset mode at all.
Our Grade for the Totobay 2nd Generation Wake Up Light: A-
There are some definite advantages to find with this wake-up light, including the FM radio design and customization features that are with the light itself. It’s very easy to use, especially if you’re looking for a basic sunrise or sunset alarm. If you need a bright final light to wake up, this might not be the best option, but it is still brighter than most other entry-level clocks. Give it a try and we think you’ll be quite pleased.