Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 Wake-up Light

Product information

Active is an alarm clock that wakes you with a gradually brightening sunrise so when you open your eyes you feel properly awake and refreshed. Waking naturally like this helps to regulate your sleep/wake cycle and has even been shown to boost mood, energy and productivity levels for the rest of the day.

Bodyclock Active has a range of wake-up options. Choose how long you want your sunrise and maybe add one of the audio features too; early birds might like the dawn chorus or a rooster wake-up call or set the FM radio to come on.

If you have trouble nodding off, Bodyclock Active has a slowly fading sunset – plus two optional sleep sounds - and you’ll find this helps you naturally relax and unwind ready for bed. Other features include a nightlight and a security option that turns the light on while you're away. Bodyclock Active is also really useful as a dimmable bedside light.

A wake-up light like Bodyclock Active is not only a much nicer way to start the day, especially on dark, winter mornings; it can help beat the winter blues and is a useful complement to a lightbox in treating SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

Warning: Please note that this item is not suitable for use with CFL type energy saving bulbs.

Main features:

  • 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute sunrise and sunset
  • FM radio with digital tuning
  • Five optional sleep and wake-up sounds (alarm beep, dawn chorus, rooster, waves, white noise)
  • Nightlight option
  • Security option
  • Snooze
  • Fully dimmable display
  • Dimmable lighting
  • Sun ray effect
  • Power failure back-up
H19 x W22 x D14cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Recommended bulb
1x42w SES Candle Eco Halogen
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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Q & As


Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 Wake-up Light 3.7 5 15 15
Expected more refinement Radio comes on at full volume rather than gradually. DAB would be better as bit crackly. Like the go to sleep feature. Display bright if not using the alarm, when it does go dimmer. Better than a normal alarm but expected more refinement for the money. Tricky to set at first. Did consider returning but kept as having woken to this type of alarm for last 10 years keen to have a replacement when its predecessor broke down. 04 February 2014
Actually works I am really impressed with this product, like other reviewers am waking up with the sunrise but have a back up alarm on my iPhone just in case! My only complaint is the difficulty I've had to change the alarm time despite following the instructions I haven't managed to do this without unplugging the clock and going through the initial set up again which surely can't be right. Any suggestions would be great. 11 January 2014
great alarm clock! Love this alarm clock (although had to return the initial one due to it having very erratic behavior switching on and off randomly, before the bulb blowing on day 3 of use - but the replacement has been fine)! I find that it does indeed help me to both drift off to sleep and wake in the morning. I have yet to be brave enough to rely on if solely for early morning wakeup's (using a backup traditional 'noisey' alarm) but I think as a pleasant sleep aide it is a great product. Good quality sound from the radio. 29 November 2013
Lumie made my night The product is simple to use once you spend few minutes reading the user manual. I particularly liked the white noise feature: it improved the quality of my sleep by cancelling those background noises that used to wake me up in the night. The sunset and sunrise features are a great combination. I would give the product full marks if it was possible to adjust the snooze time: the 9 minutes snooze before the alarm goes off again it is too long. 01 February 2013
Struggling to use it for its purpose Im gutted, not waking up naturally to the sunrise. Still needing to use my normal alarm clock too. 01 January 2013
Hope this review doesn't hex our great results! My husband has suffered from insomnia for many years. Because there is a streetlight shining into our bedroom, we have a blackout blind - but that means we don't get the morning light either. My husband has been using this product for four weeks - both the light and the optional alarm (he has chosen the birdsong) and is really impressed with the results. He gets about 6 hours' good quality sleep and feels refreshed when he wakes up. The only downside to this product was the enormous difficulty in getting the top off to insert the light bulb: we finally achieved this more by luck than judgement and with "telephone support" from a member of the John Lewis staff. I'd suggest that Lumie might like to look again at this aspect of the product's design. Otherwise, full marks so far! 09 December 2012
Fantastic product I bought this for my son who struggles to get up for work on winter mornings, He has been totally transformed by the lumie bodyclock. I would recommend it to all. 21 November 2012
Light is good but radio poor. I bought the Lumie 250 but unfortunately I have had to return it and exchange it for the Lumie Starter 30. The reason was simply that the radio would not tune. I had read similar reviews on here and on Amazon, but I thought it was just people not locating the Lumie in the right position. I wish I had taken these reviews seriously! I could not get the radio to be static-free at my own house, nor at my parents' house. I tried everything with it, including attaching an extension to the aeriel! I ended up feeling that I shouldn't have to take such measures for the price. Also, I have a 20-year-old radio alarm that works perfectly in the same position. So, I have returned it and I am now using a Lumie Starter Lamp alarm, along with my old radio. There are some positives to the Lumie 250. There are a range of settings which you don't get on the other Lumie lamps. There are various noises - bird song etc - and a meditiation setting. However, if you are keen to have a radio along with the lamp then I advise you to shop around and don't make the same mistake I did! 28 October 2012
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