If you have ever shuffled into the bathroom at night, either as a child or an adult, odds are that you have not wanted to turn on the overhead light; it is far too bright for sleep-heavy eyes. What if your toilet had its own nightlight? Would you use it?
Kohler‘s Nightlight toilet seats feature two LED lights that illuminate the toilet, guiding people to the toilet in the dark.
Nightlight is battery-operated, so there is no need to worry about additional wiring. To keep things easy, Nightlight also automatically runs on a seven-hour cycle, so you need not worry about constant programming or illumination during the day.
With just the push of a button, you program the first cycle, and the Nightlight will activate at the same time every night.
There are other toilets out there that offer similar functioning as a nightlight, though not all come with timers. Interestingly, most double as bidets. The Numi automatically comes to mind.
It features [bidet] standards: integrated air dryer, motion activated lid and seat, heated seat, and a self-cleaning bidet wand which adjusts position, water pressure, and temperature to your preferences. Naturally, it also comes with a charcoal filter. There is also a foot warmer and ambient lighting. And built-in speakers so that you can listen to pre-programmed audio, FM radio, or connect to your MP3 player through the remote docking station. To top it off, the Numi features a touch screen remote and an automatic flush system.
SensoWash is a two-in-one toilet and bidet combo that features a silent self-closing lid, wash and dry settings, infra-red sensor, and integrated seat heating in addition to illumination.
If you prefer something a little simpler, consider something like the Lav Nav, which glows green if the seat is down, red if it is up. Hopefully, you are alert enough to note the difference and avert any nighttime disasters of falling into the toilet if the seat is up.
Will you illuminate your toilet? Or do you see this as a completely unnecessary indulgence?