For many people taking a shower at the end of the day is the ultimate way to wind down and relax. With technology there are now other things you can introduce into your shower to make it an even better experience. Shower radios have been around a while but with Bluetooth technology you can stream your music from your device straight to your bathroom. And with increasing interest in chromatherapy, or color therapy, you can now also use lights to lighten the mood while showering. In this article we look at some of your options for introducing music and mood lights into your shower using showerheads, shower speakers or a combination of both.
Unfortunately it is actually quite hard to find showerheads that do both speakers and LED lights at the same time. They usually do one or the other. In fact we could only find one showerhead that does both, the ThermaSol Rainhead, but it is very expensive – more about that later.
But don’t worry there are other ways to combine music and lighting in the shower – essentially you have these 3 options:
- Use shower speakers that have LED lights
- Use a combination of showerheads/speakers/lights to combine music and lighting properly
- the ThermaSol Rainhead
Showerheads with LED lights
These showerheads omit colored LED lights, depending on the temperature. The power is generated by the running of the water, so no batteries or wiring needed. These don’t have speakers so you would have to combine this with shower speakers.
LED lights: Yes
Shower speakers with LED lights
There are actually some shower speakers that have LED lights built in. These would actually provide both the speaker functionality and the lights, although the lights may not be as powerful as some of the other options.
LED lights: Yes
Bluetooth-enabled showerhead speakers can be synced to your phone, tablet, laptop, or other device. The speaker even pops out of the showerhead, allowing you to use it as a wireless speaker in other applications as well. The most popular and high quality model is the Kohler Moxie Showerhead and Speaker. Since these only fulfill your speakers needs, you would need to combine this with LED lights, maybe something like dimmable colored ceiling downlight lamps.
LED Lights: No
More about Kohler Moxie Showerhead and Speaker
Kohler is a well known and trusted brand that makes a wide range of different high end fixtures for bathroom and kitchens. Their Moxie Showerhead and Wireless Speaker is impressive fixture that gives you good sound quality and can connect with your device up to 32 feet away. A lithium battery provides on average seven hours of playtime. Re-docking the speaker capsule is simple, using a strong magnet located in the dock’s base to maintain a secure hold.
The sprayface features 60 angled nozzles to deliver a full, enveloping spray. It’s silicone build makes it easy to wipe away mineral buildup.
It isn’t cheap but if you are looking for quality from a trusted brand this is a good option. You can read customer reviews and purchase the Moxie Showerhead on Amazon.
For the ultra high end experience, the Rainhead showerhead by ThermaSol is the ultimate in luxury. These are expensive and sophisticated showerheads that require installation and are not the kind of showerhead that can just be added to an existing fixture connector.
It features a wide range of different water pressure and configuration settings. It also features enhanced chromotherapy. Additionally, it features a wall unit that allows you to easily control every aspect of your shower, including piping in your favorite music. It features a Bluetooth enabled interface, or you can use one of the two RCA audio inputs.
LED Lights: Yes
These go for over $3000 and require a lot of installation. You can read more about the ThermaSol Rainhead on the Thermasol website.
As you can see combining speaker and mood lights into your shower or bathroom is not that straightforward. There isn’t one product that does it all perfectly (except the pricey ThermaSol Rainhead), so you may want to combine two different products to do this. Good luck and I hope you find the right combination that works for you!