Geberit. This infrared battery-powered faucet operates off a 6-volt battery that lasts for 200,000 washes, says the maker. The high-arc fixture features all above-deck electronics for easy access. It is available in polished brass, brushed nickel, polished nickel, satin chrome, chrome, and a brass/chrome combination. 800-225-7217. www.us.geberit.
Dornbracht. Created especially for residential use, the battery-powered eMote faucet features an infrared sensor and a manually set on/off timer to control how long the water runs. The tap is available in wall- and basin-mount styles with chrome or matte platinum finishes. The battery provides for daily household use for at least five years, says the firm. 800-774-1181. www.dornbracht.com.
Hansgrohe. The Axor Starck battery-powered electronic lav mixer uses infrared sensor technology to activate water flow. The stainless steel faucet delivers water at a constant pre-set temperature and stops within several seconds after the user steps away. Additional fixtures and fittings for the kitchen and bath are available. 770-360-9880. www.hansgrohe-usa.com.
Grohe. The Europlus E battery-operated infrared electronic faucet features a 6-volt battery with an estimated lifespan of 3-1/2 years, the firm says. Additional features include a safety shutdown circuit and optional flow controls for added water conservation. The chrome faucet's electronic components are completely accessible from above the counter. 630-582-7711. www.groheamerica.com.
Delta. Designed for the home, the e-Flow faucet is available in chrome and pearl nickel finishes with six handle color options. The faucet features a 30-second run time and functions for roughly one year or 150,000 uses on one set of batteries, says the maker. It comes standard with a temperature-control knob that can be adjusted before and during use. 800-345-3358. www.deltafaucet.com.
KWC. Available in battery-operated or electrical connection models, the Tronic touch-free faucet comes in single-hole or wall-mount models for the basin. The faucet comes standard with a temperature selection knob and integral stop wall unions for easy filter maintenance, says the firm. Chrome, white, and polished brass finishes are available. 877-592-3287. www.kwcfaucets.com.
Symmons. The battery-powered Ultra-Sense electronic faucet features a temperature limit stop to regulate outlet temperature. The battery lasts for about 10 years at 105 cycles per day. The faucet can be installed in one of three supply configurations right out of the box in new or retrofit applications. 800-796-6667. www.symmons.com.
Taiko USA. Featuring a manual temperature adjustment lever on the side of the spout, the TSS-2002 electronic faucet can be run on electricity or battery power. If it operates on electricity, the batteries can be used as a back-up power source, says the maker. It comes standard in a chrome-plated brass finish. Other electronic faucets are available. 800-874-7822. www.taikousa.com. Published in BUILDING PRODUCTS Magazine, November/December 2002 Spec out Faucets on ebuild, the Professional's Guide to Building Products(TM).