Simon the Rooster vs. The Philips Wake Up Lamp

In hopes of proving that the function of the Philips Wake Up Lamp works in helping to coax the body awake while regulating sleeping patterns with gradually fading light, these folks decided to wrangle a couple of participants, Simon the Rooster and a Philips Wake Up lamp, to participate in a little test.

The point of the study was simply this: Could a Wake Up Lamp make Simon crow before the sun’s actual rise? So, Simon’s coop was outfitted with some cameras, and a single Wake Up Lamp… he was then lulled off to sleep in preparation of his approaching earlier than normal morning rise. At 3am the lamp gradually faded in until it reached its maximum brightness, yielding one crowing rooster! Success! The enthusiasm toward the hitch-free experiment is felt as Simon continues to crow into the hours of the early morning.

Here’s hoping that Simon’s Circadian rhythms and sleeping patterns have since been restored!

What do you think? Leave your questions and comments below.


By sad light
30 09 2010 at 01:01 PM

Wouldn’t any animal wake up if a light was put in their face?

By SadTherapyLamps
30 09 2010 at 04:10 PM

I bet they would wake up… but the fading in happens gradually over about a half hour period (obviously lapsed in the video)... making the rooster crow! It’s a cute video smile

By Linda Tingley
06 12 2012 at 06:34 PM

I guess city folks don`t know that roosters crow whenever they feel like doing so ... we always hear them at night… they crow a bit then go back to sleep, repeat, etc. It can be quite annoying and probably the main objection to keeping a few chickens in built up areas.  Some places allow a few hens only for people that want the fresh eggs, but roosters are barred almost any place where neighbours can complain.

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