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your toilet as a nightlight

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?

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Nightlight – Lighted toilet seats by Kohler.

Kohler‘s Nightlight toilet seats feature two LED lights that illuminate the toilet, guiding people to the toilet in the dark.

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There is both a guiding and a task light. The guiding light, located in the seat’s hinge, is visible with the lid down. It projects a gentle glow onto the toilet’s tank so users can easily see the toilet area when entering the bathroom. With the lid lifted, users can see the task light illuminating the bowl for improved sight in dark or dim lighting.

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.

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Set and forget.

With just the push of a button, you program the first cycle, and the Nightlight will activate at the same time every night.

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Kohler’s Numi toilet comes complete with a remote to control its many functions.

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.

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Philippe Starck for Duravit: SensoWash

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.

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The His and Her Motion Activated Toilet Night Light, also know as the Lav Nav, uses an infra-red motion sensor to “see” you approaching in the dark. It instantly illuminates the toilet area with gentle colour-coded lighting.

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?


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