Italian faucet brand Gessi has updated a large number of its bath faucets with sensor technology that allow users to operate the units without touching them.
Sensor Taps, the company says, pairs beauty and function in perfect symbiotic balance.
“The complete collection of award-winning faucets has been infused with advanced technology to create a new class of hands-free faucets,” the company says in a release announcing the line. “Their elegant minimalist beauty and efficient performance make the touch less Sensor Taps by Gessi a true stand-out in luxury bathrooms worldwide.”
The Sensor Tap line includes the brand’s most sought-after faucet designs, such as Inciso by David Rockwell, Rilievo by HBA, Rettangolo and the Gessi 316. Gessi says the products are ideal for residential baths, especially powder rooms, but they are also “a smart choice for commercial and hospitality settings too, bringing a refreshing upscale elegance to public settings where usually only plain mediocrity prevails.” Every model in the Sensor Tap line is offered in a wide array of finishes, from gleaming metallics and sophisticated mattes to exotic textures and patterns.
To convert its faucet lines, Gessi uses a highly sensitive infrared sensor that is designed to promote good hygiene, improve efficiency and reduce water consumption. “Water flow is activated as hands approach the tap or sensor plate within an adjustable detection distance, completely eliminating the need to touch a faucet lever,” the company says. “The flow automatically shuts off within two seconds of the hands’ retreat.”
The motion sensor can be connected to an electrical network or powered by battery. Depending on the design of the faucet and on the model, the sensors are located in the tap plate, faucet base, or a separate control in coordinating style and finish depending.
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Gessi offers Sensor Taps in various configurations, including basin mixers, wall-mounted designs, or as stand-alone units with separate controls that become the bath’s focal point. The Inciso, Rettangolo and Rilievo are constructed of solid brass, and Gessi 316 Collection is stainless steel. All collections offer a flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute at 43 PSI and 0.2 gallons per cycle.
Gessi, like many building products manufacturers, is now acutely aware of the importance of adding touch-free performance technology to their line based on today’s emphasis on frequent hand-washing. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, creating a healthy environment has become crucial.
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Even before COVID-19, manufacturers had been ramping up their production of electronic and smart lavatory faucets and shower systems to create a healthier home environment. The commercial sector has always embraced touch-free faucets, but now residential suppliers and homeowners have fully embraced the category.
Lately, many companies have integrated touchless technology into their offerings and some such as Kohler and Moen off voice-activated products.
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