Touchless electronic faucets have been a fixture in airports and restaurants for more than three decades, but the products were often unsophisticated and unreliable. Over the last several years, manufacturers have been trying to perfect the technology and make it elegant enough for kitchens and baths.
North Olmsted, Ohio–based Moen believes it has solved the problem with an elegant unit that actually works.
The company’s new MotionSense faucet uses advanced sensors to detect movement in two sensing zones, setting water flow in motion for tasks such as washing dishes, filling a glass of water, and washing hands.
You can control the faucet in three 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 is placed beneath the spout; and the handle on the side of the faucet works for standard operation and allows adjustments to temperature and water flow.
In this video, Laura Garland, Moen’s product manager for wholesale distribution, demonstrates how the unit works.