Nebia water-saving shower head: better experience, 70% less water
Nebia, a San Francisco startup, promises a superior shower experience and 70% water savings with its revolutionary shower head.
The product was recently introduced on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and has quickly reached its $100,000 funding goal, with over $2,000,000 in pledges and counting to be paid out to the company on September 11.
According to Nebia, the conventional shower heads use about 2.5 gallons of water per minute — or 25 gallons for a 10-minute shower. By contrast, their product uses about three-fourths of a gallon per minute. Nebia is able to offer such savings by atomizing the water under extreme pressure.
Their system allows the water to break up into millions of droplets, each with more surface area than a regular drop of shower water. That increased surface area means more water actually comes into contact with your body, so you get clean while using 70 percent less water.
The water-saving shower head has two settings: a lighter, mistier option, and a more traditional high-pressure option if you aren’t on board with the airiness of Nebia.
Installing a Nebia shower is easy, no plumber is needed. The unit's head is constructed from a high-density polymer and rotates up to 45 degrees, while its bracket is made from anodized aluminum and can be adjusted to alter the shower's height. A handheld wand is also included.
The product is planned to retail for $399 when it hits the market, but backers on Kickstarter can get in at a discounted price of $299. Nebia promises to pay for itself in a typical home in just two years, because it lowers water usage and also requires less energy to heat the water.
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