Sunday, April 29, 2012
Nannies Love LED Faucet Lights
The old lather-and-rinse routine just got safer, easier, and more fun, with the Handy Trends Nozzle Light - Temperature Controlled Faucet Light from Hog Wild. This fun LED light system, attaches to most faucet fixtures (it comes with two adaptors) shines a bright light through the water when the faucet is turned on. When the water is cold, the light glows brilliant blue. But when the temperature starts to turn too-hot-for-little-hands, around 89 degrees F, the light switches to red.
These attach easily to nearly any faucet using the universal adapters included with them. The adapters instructions indicate that the adapters will work on 95% of faucets in the U.S., but are not recommended outside the U.S.. When the water flows through, it activates the LEDs and lights up the water. The Color changes with water temperature. It's blue when the water is below 89F. Once the water reaches 89F or above, the LEDs change to red.
Because these are 2.25" tall, they are not ideal for single height kitchen faucets under which one must be able to slip tall pots or bottles. The LEDs are charged with a set of pre-installed G13-A style watch batteries. There are instructions on replacing these, but after 6 months my techno-geeks haven't had to yet.
The lights not only let the children know that the water is hot or cold before they wash their hands they make hand washing and bath time fun.