New: Kohler Brings Touch-Free Operation to Toilet Flushing

Kohler Touchless ToiletElectronic, hands-free, touch-free technologies have already been migrating steadily from airports and other commercial spaces to the home, with numerous kitchen and bath faucets that operate by touch or by sensor. Now, Kohler has taken the concept even further, with the introduction of the Touchless Toilet.

Instead of a traditional lever handle (or high-end push button), the new technology has a sensor in the tank; wave your hand over the sensor to activate the flush. According to the company, the sensor projects an electromagnetic field that is more accurate and reliable than technologies that rely on breaking a beam of light.

The device operates on four AA batteries that should last from six to 12 months.

Touchless Toilet technology is available on new Cimarron or San Souci toilets or can be ordered as a retrofit kit that will work on nearly all single-flush toilets with a canister or flapper-style flush mechanism.


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