Water Shows When the Heat is On

Van Mensvoort
June 29th 2009

Designer Carlijn Compen upgraded her watertap with some LED's that shift color along with the heat of the water. A simple yet effective example of information decoration that will seamlessly fit in the ambient bathroom. I don't know whether the electricity for the LED's is generated by water power.

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Sink & Basin Faucets
Posted 11/04/2013 – 06:11

Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was once a
amusement account it. Glance complicated to far introduced agreeable from you!
However, how could we keep up a correspondence?

Martijn Wismeijer
Posted 02/07/2009 – 17:38

@Koert: You're most welcome. I am quite happy with the LED taps myself. (I have the no batt. version)
You are right in that people might expect to be warned for hot water (after all, hot tap water is red) and then sue because "someone should warn you for this". :)
@ Arnoud: Maybe a rainbow of colors is a bit too much for now (should be possible to make so maybe the next model)
The color changing shower head at: http://bit.ly/6X8xS might give you a bit more fun. It has 3 colors:
- GREEN; 46 deg C
good fun and no batteries are required. Problem is the rather high shipping costs compared to the LED Faucet ( http://bit.ly/SIMTj )
Anyway, it is good to read the articles on https://nextnature.net. I have been a fan since your feature on Mora Chicken Knots (1000 animals on a stick) and have read every single post ever since.
Keep up the good work and thank you for running this web site.

Koert van Mensvoort
Posted 01/07/2009 – 11:54

I worry about the claims that might come from people who bought a colored tap and then burn their hands on transparent water at a tap that hasn't been upgraded.
But anyhow, I've ordered a few of those deluxe models straight away. Thanks for the tips Martijn.

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