Here is something that will really spice up bath time, not just for the kids, but for adults as well – an LED shower head. You can now get a shower head with a LED that lights up and changes color with the water temperature.
Not only is it pretty to look at, but it saves you getting into a shower that is too hot or too cold. There is nothing worse than stumbling out of bed on a cold winter’s morning, turning on the shower, letting it run for a couple of minutes and then stepping in to find it is only lukewarm.
A LED shower head will tell you the water temperature by changing color as the temperature of the water changes. There are now many different models on the market but generally the light will be green if the water temperature is 90 degrees F or less, changing to blue and then to red from 108 degrees to 115. If the temperature goes above 115 degrees the red LED will start flashing. The color of the light actually affects the water coming from the shower head so that if it is hot your water actually looks red, or blue or green if it is colder.
What is really clever about these LED shower heads is that they need no electricity. From a safety point of view this is good news, because obviously water and electricity do not mix well together. Not only is no wiring needed, but no batteries either. The LED shower head lights work entirely on the pressure of the water flowing through them. Sadly, this means that if your water pressure is low a LED shower head may only operate very weakly or even not at all.
Another advantage of LED shower heads is that you can shower in the dark! No need to switch on the bathroom light, just shower by means of the free light provided by your shower.
Of course, not only is this fun for the adults and has a very practical use from the temperature point of view, but it is great for the kids too. Many parents report being unable to get the kids out of the shower at all.
LED lights are now fitted into many different types of shower head including the rain shower type and the waterfall. Some shower heads have a dual purpose head which can change from rain shower to waterfall and back again giving a different kind of pattern from the LED lights.
Installing a LED shower head is, or should be, simplicity itself. Most of the shower heads will fit most shower hoses and it is usually simply a question of unscrewing the existing head and screwing on the LED head.
You will also find that these shower heads are not really all that expensive, many being available on the market for less than $50.00. So for a small investment you will keep the kids occupied at bath time and at the same time be able to avoid that awful moment when you step into a shower that is either too hot or too cold. Definitely a bonus on a cold winter’s day, or even a hot summer one if you want a quick cold refreshing shower after a day in the sun.
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