Why touch your kitchen faucet when you don’t have to?
You can stop wasting water and improve hygiene with hands-free technology for kitchen faucets.
At the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, Tom Tylicki, senior product manager for Moen, demonstrated new hands-free faucet technology that makes kitchen chores easier than ever. Moen expanded the number of fixture lines that feature the technology.
“We’re delighted to expand our MotionSense line with new modern styles that appeal to a broader range of design preferences,” Tylicki said. “And, the improvements to our already easy MotionSense installation support Moen’s commitment to creating products that are thoughtfully designed and user friendly.”
Faucets with MotionSense are perfect for when your hands are too full or too dirty to turn on the faucet, while also helping reduce the spread of germs. The faucets can be controlled in three unique ways:
- The Wave Sensor at the top of the faucet starts and stops the water flow with a simple hand movement above the faucet.
- The Ready Sensor near the base of the faucet identifies when an object – like a cup or the user’s hand – is placed beneath the spout. It runs water for as long as that item remains in range and automatically shuts off the flow as soon as the object is removed from the sensing zone. This is ideal for water savings, eliminating the possibility of leaving the faucet running when not in use.
- The handle on the side of the faucet offers manual operation, letting users adjust flow and temperature even when in hands-free mode.
MotionSense faucets feature Moen’s innovative Reflex system, which offers a spray wand designed to put itself away. Additionally, Reflex provides users smooth operation, easy maneuverability and secure docking of the spray wand.
MotionSense is powered by a battery pack that utilizes six standard AA batteries or an optional AC power adapter. An LED light provides visual feedback, indicating when the faucet turns on or off; or if the faucet should run low on batteries – typically, after approximately 12 months of use. The battery pack is housed conveniently under the sink, for easy access and quick replacement.
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