We’re pretty sure that the idea of decorating your bathroom as a disco has never crossed your mind, but now that someone has suggested it, you’re probably struggling to restrain yourself from doing exactly that.
We’ll discuss more serious decorating ideas in another article, but don’t think this is something only kids will enjoy. All of us who are young at heart will enjoy the idea of showering in a magic waterfall.
The notion is that powerful, long-lasting LED lights within the showerhead shine on the water droplets, turning them different colors. The atmosphere this creates, depending on your age, will remind you either of Blade Runner or My Little Pony.
Significantly from a safety perspective, there are no wires involved – the device draws what power it needs from the water flow itself.
This product from Pission is no more expensive than many other showerheads with features like a water economy function and a hygienic design, but slowly cycles between seven colors as you wash. To install, simply screw it onto your existing hose. Unfortunately, it does not come with its own hose or bracket.
This isn’t the only use LED showerheads have, though. There are few better ways to wake up instantly than stepping into a glacially cold or scalding hot shower, but it’s hardly enjoyable. If, like so many of us, you can’t tell a banana from a toothbrush before the coffee kicks in, telling temperature visually can be a pretty valuable function.
This HotelSpa showerhead works like the above, but instead of gradually changing colors, it shines blue for cold, green for warm, red for hot, and flashes to indicate a dangerously high water temperature. It’s not the most expensive light-up showerhead out there, but its five spray settings, adjustable bracket and digital temperature readout (which may be important to people with sensitive skin) does push up the price a bit.
The two options above both screw onto a hose, meaning that installation takes only a minute and doesn’t require any tools. If, however, your existing showerhead protrudes from the wall, you might want to take a look at this one.
Although it’s perfectly satisfactory in other ways, we like it mainly because of its uncommon design: at about 8 by 8 inches large, you don’t have to dance around to get every part of your body wet. This model also uses color to indicate the current water temperature. Like the other two showerheads we’ve chosen to review, you’ll have to turn off the bathroom light to get the full effect: the light level is enough to distinguish between your shampoo and conditioner, but not blinding.