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What is an LED Shower Head?

Alicia Sparks
Alicia Sparks

An LED shower head is a shower head type that lights up in various colors when in use. Depending on the shower head, the lights might serve a specific purpose or they might not. Usually, installation of this type of shower head is easy because it is designed to replace the existing shower head. The buyer simply needs to purchase a shower head of the correct dimensions for his existing shower pipe or hose. This unique bathroom feature is available at many home improvement stores and from numerous online shops that specialize in items for carrying out a bathroom upgrade.

The most common purpose an LED shower head serves is to turn blue when the water is cold and red when the water is warm. This is a convenient feature for some people because it gives them a touch-free idea of the water’s temperature. On the other hand, some shower heads change colors for no more reason than visual appeal. Shoppers can find LED shower heads that emit as few as one or two to as many as seven or more colors. Those that feature more than one color might show these colors separately or at the same time.

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Installing LED shower heads is similar to replacing most all other kinds of standard shower heads. The most important thing to remember is the shower head must have the correct size dimensions to fit on the existing shower pipe or shower hose. Most do not require any tools for installation. Also, they do not require batteries to work. The lights of the shower head are powered by a turbine, and for this reason this shower head type is considered an environmentally friendly shower upgrade.

Many home improvement stores sell LED shower heads. A shopper might also be able to find one at a regular department store that also sells merchandise for completing a bathroom remodel. If the shopper is not familiar with purchasing replacement shower heads to fit existing hoses or pipes, shopping at a local store with a store associate’s assistance might be the best way to start.

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You can find these online for 20 bucks and a regular shower head is 30.


A shower head that lights up and changes color. Just what I need. As if I can't get the temperature correct by just running my hand under the water. Good grief.

This seems like a colossal waste of money to me, since I'm sure an LED shower head is quite a bit more expensive than a regular one. Well, as my dad always said, "Some people have more money than good sense." In my opinion, unless the lights served a useful function, buying one of these illustrates that saying perfectly.

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