Stylish, Functional & Saves Energy: The Bedol Water Clock
According to The California Energy Commission, the average electric clock radio uses about 44 kilowatt hours of energy per year. While that may not seem like a lot compared to the major energy hogs such as central air conditioning or a hot water heater, it adds up when you consider how many people use electric clock radios.
I typically wake up without the help of an alarm, thanks to my early riser, Nicholas. My husband, though, needs one every morning to get up at 6 for his long commute to work. He actually works from home...but he walks the dog and has breakfast before heading down to his home office.
As you know, every little bit of energy we can save is imperative for not only our own lives, but for future generations. Little things like turning off lights when leaving one room for another, not standing for long with the fridge door open, etc. all are ways to save energy.
There is a fantastic product on the market now that I have been trying since last Saturday morning. It's called the Bedol Water Clock and I am crazy about it!
There are no batteries and no electricity needed to power the clock. All you need is water!
You unscrew the cap, fill it just under the Max Fill line and set it. I can have a difficult time setting little gizmos such as this one, but I had it out of the box, filled, and set in less than 5 minutes. It's that simple.
It keeps time and functions as well as any other traditional clock and the alarm is dependable.
While it may be a bit more expensive than the basic alarm clock radios from Walmart, you'll never need batteries for it and you'll never have to plug it in and use electricity.
I am one of those worriers who cannot sleep when there's a thunderstorm because I am worried that the power will go out when we're sleeping and the alarm clock won't wake Tom up. With this, I won't have to worry.
The only thing you need to remember is to change the water every 6-12 weeks. This is because everyone has different chemicals and minerals and things in their water supply, so it's a good idea just to add fresh water.
At $29, this is a great investment considering it'll save you money and help conserve energy at the same time. I think it'd be a great gift, too!
Note: As I always do when I am sent a product to try, I am disclosing that I did not pay for this items. This was sent to me to try out and review. While it was free, I pledge to be fair and honest with my reviews, positive or negative. I do not write positive reviews in exchange for free items.