Glow Bowl

This motion-activated toilet light solves a common dilemma for nighttime bathroom trips: risk jolting yourself awake with the overhead light or bump into stuff in the dark. IllumiBowl softly lights up the bowl, guiding without blinding you. Suction cups keep IllumiBowl secure on the toilet’s rim. Kids going through potty training will think a glowing toilet is pretty great, especially when they get to choose from eight different color settings. Anyone who has fallen into a toilet with the lid up (so most women, right?) or bumped into it in the dark will appreciate this dutiful bathroom attendant.

IllumiBowl

Motion Activated Toilet Light

Glow Bowl

This motion-activated toilet light solves a common dilemma for nighttime bathroom trips: risk jolting yourself awake with the overhead light or bump into stuff in the dark. IllumiBowl softly lights up the bowl, guiding without blinding you. Suction cups keep IllumiBowl secure on the toilet’s rim. Kids going through potty training will think a glowing toilet is pretty great, especially when they get to choose from eight different color settings. Anyone who has fallen into a toilet with the lid up (so most women, right?) or bumped into it in the dark will appreciate this dutiful bathroom attendant.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Matt
    Matt

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce IllumiBowl to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Sonja
    Sonja
    4/26/2016 10:15 AM

    This looks cool! From what distance does it detect motion?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:18 AM

    @Sonja It will pick up motion from 10-15 feet if it is direct line of sight.

  • Tom
    Tom
    4/26/2016 10:24 AM

    I like the look..... How hard is it to clean?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:37 AM

    @Tom Thanks! It is very easy to clean. Just use a bleach wipe a rag.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    4/26/2016 10:48 AM

    Hello!

    Battery questions:

    does unit come with battery installed

    what type of battery does unit take

    what is ease of battery installation

    what is battery life

    thank you.

    Leslie

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:51 AM

    @Leslie

    The Illumibowl takes 3 AAA batteries. They are not included.

    Just slide the case and insert the batteries, very simple.

    Our units average about 7-8 months.

    Thanks for the questions!

  • Adam
    Adam
    4/26/2016 10:49 AM

    What if your toilet lid is down, how do you see the light then? I have a dog and can't leave my toilet open like this.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:57 AM

    @Adam I totally understand! The light is best visible when you have the lid up but it is still visible when the lid is down.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    4/26/2016 10:53 AM

    Is this the same product I saw recently on "Shark Tank"?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:57 AM

    @Patricia Yes! we had so much fun on the show!

  • Carmen
    Carmen
    4/26/2016 10:58 AM

    The cleaning thing is my biggest question. There are no holds or cracks that are hard to get urine out of? I will buy on today if that is the case but I don't like cleaning pee off ANYthing much less a hard to clean device. Thank you so much!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:03 AM

    @Carmen It is all very easy to clean. Pee cleaning is among my least favorite activities too! It cleans up super fast with just a wipe. Also, we have made it with an adjustable length so that it can be placed in the most convenient place possible. THANKS!

  • Leland
    Leland
    4/26/2016 11:26 AM

    Do they have a warranty, and if so how long.?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:32 AM

    @Leland Yes they do! Contact us within the year and we will take care of you. but if it is a year and a day from the date of purchase... we will still take care of you :) our contact is on the package, [email protected]

  • James
    James
    4/26/2016 11:29 AM

    Matt, I don't have a question, but I just wanted to say thank you for an AWESOME invention. I work in a museum and I have my computer on the counter and I've been showing to customers. VERY positive responses!!

    I currently have a small motion-activated light in my bathroom so I don't have to turn on the main light (which is attached to a noisy ceiling vent fan), but I think having an actually toilet light is brilliant - and I really think that the colors will actually have an important mentally "comforting" effect after stumbling out of a comfortable bed into a cold bathroom in the dark.

    Sold!!

  • James
    James
    4/26/2016 11:31 AM

    Sorry for the typos... for some reason they don't allow us to edit our own comments.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:37 AM

    @James Thanks so much! You are absolutely right. waking up to the cold cruel porcelain can be shocking. We know you will love it and we always love to hear from our customers. Keep us updated on how you like it at [email protected] or on our facebook page.

    Thanks again. and no worries about typos. it makes things more INTERETSING.

  • Karyn
    Karyn
    4/26/2016 11:34 AM

    I love this! Do you have to pick one color or can you set it so that the colors rotate?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:39 AM

    @Karyn You can have your illumibowl set to the color you love or have it rotate through all of them.

  • Dianne
    Dianne
    4/26/2016 11:36 AM

    Per the photo / video, the location near the front of the bowl seems like it will get in the way or scratch legs of people who sit to pee (rather than stand) - true or false? Thx.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:42 AM

    @Dianne Your illumibowl is adjustable. the mostion sensor has about a 160 degree view and will pick up movement off reflective surfaces as well. SIT or STAND there is a convenient way to place your illumibowl without having to deal with any hazards.

    Thanks for the great question!

    PEE HAPPY!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:43 AM

    oops I meant Motion, but I like the way MOSTION looks. :)

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn
    4/26/2016 11:56 AM

    Do you offer a discount if you buy more than one? It seems expensive for a nightlight.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:09 PM

    @Carolyn We are always looking for ways to make a better value for our customers. The quality is the most important for us to maintain. will look into selling options for bulk. Thanks for the thought!

  • Ainslie
    Ainslie
    4/26/2016 1:25 PM

    I am also interested in buying more than one. I think it is a great idea for my geriatric mom and in-laws, not to mention my household. How will we know that there is a discount for quantities of more than one?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2016 1:30 PM

    We will keep you posted on any pricing changes, Ainslie! Either way, with how much use you'll get out of IllumiBowl, you won't be flushing away your money.

  • Joan
    Joan
    4/26/2016 12:00 PM

    So does it come on during the day, or only in the dark, and also does it turn on when the toilet seat is down or just up?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:10 PM

    @Joan The light turns on only in the dark. the sensor is placed on the outside of the toilet so it will sense motion if the seat is up or down.

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    4/26/2016 12:15 PM

    How does one install?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:30 PM

    @Natalie The illumibowl attaches to the outside of the bowl with suction cups. the flexible allow the LED to point into the bowl for illumination.

  • Darryl
    Darryl
    4/26/2016 12:29 PM

    What are the 8 colors?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:36 PM

    @Darryl Red, orange, blue, green, teal, purple, pink and white! and you can rotate them!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    4/26/2016 1:47 PM

    Once the sensor picks up motion, how long does the light stay on if no additional motion is detected?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 1:54 PM

    @Kimberly The IllumiBowl will stay on for two minutes after no motion is detected :)

  • Jan
    Jan
    4/26/2016 2:16 PM

    Hi! Can I just tell you how much I've enjoyed my pretty lit up potty!! Even one of my cats likes to look inside and watch the lights changing colour! We are all happy to have it. It lights up nicely in the dark and you don't have to turn on a light and blast your eyeballs out!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 2:19 PM

    @Jan That is GREAT to hear! It has changed my life too. Thanks for letting us know how much you like it.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    4/26/2016 5:33 PM

    I have one of these and it works great. Only problem we have is the suction cups are always turning loose and we find it dangling. Other than that it works as advertised. It even turns on when it sees one of my cats walk by the bathroom doorway from about 10 feet away.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 5:59 PM

    @Nancy Moistening the suction cups and making sure the surface is clean tends to do the trick of keeping your IllumiBowl attached :)

  • Heather
    Heather
    4/26/2016 9:19 PM

    @Matt I too, have a problem with dangling suction cups-even with clean surface and moisture. Other than that, we love our IllumiBowl. Our guests are always surprised when they walk past the bathroom!

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan
    4/26/2016 5:44 PM

    Is this, umm ..."waterproof"?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 5:58 PM

    @Jonathan It's water-resistant

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/26/2016 6:09 PM

    I just tried to order one, but it says you can't ship to Canada. Will you be able to in the future?

    Thanks, Simon

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2016 6:18 PM

    Hi Simon, that is definitely in the pipeline somewhere. Thanks for the interest. We hope to get you one soon. Stay tuned!

  • Patty
    Patty
    4/26/2016 6:25 PM

    Going to order one for my toddler grandson...what better way to potty train? Also, I want one just for myself...how fun! Loved you on Shark Tank, glad you got a great Shark to invest! Continued Success!!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 6:42 PM

    @Patty Thanks! I'm excited for you!

  • Ann
    Ann
    4/26/2016 8:30 PM

    I love this idea, but my husband loves it even more! Can you tell me how long the light stay on after you've finished using the toilet?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2016 9:21 PM

    I'm right there with him, Ann. It's flushing fantastic. It's on for two minutes after no movement, helping you enter and exit the bathroom safely.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

IllumiBowl

Motion Activated Toilet Light

Glow Bowl

This motion-activated toilet light solves a common dilemma for nighttime bathroom trips: risk jolting yourself awake with the overhead light or bump into stuff in the dark. IllumiBowl softly lights up the bowl, guiding without blinding you.

Suction cups keep IllumiBowl secure on the toilet’s rim. Kids going through potty
training will think a glowing toilet is pretty great, especially when they get to choose from eight different color settings.

Anyone who has fallen into a toilet with the lid up (so most women, right?) or bumped into it in the dark will appreciate this dutiful bathroom attendant.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Matt
    Matt

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce IllumiBowl to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Sonja
    Sonja
    4/26/2016 10:15 AM

    This looks cool! From what distance does it detect motion?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:18 AM

    @Sonja It will pick up motion from 10-15 feet if it is direct line of sight.

  • Tom
    Tom
    4/26/2016 10:24 AM

    I like the look..... How hard is it to clean?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:37 AM

    @Tom Thanks! It is very easy to clean. Just use a bleach wipe a rag.

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    4/26/2016 10:48 AM

    Hello!

    Battery questions:

    does unit come with battery installed

    what type of battery does unit take

    what is ease of battery installation

    what is battery life

    thank you.

    Leslie

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:51 AM

    @Leslie

    The Illumibowl takes 3 AAA batteries. They are not included.

    Just slide the case and insert the batteries, very simple.

    Our units average about 7-8 months.

    Thanks for the questions!

  • Adam
    Adam
    4/26/2016 10:49 AM

    What if your toilet lid is down, how do you see the light then? I have a dog and can't leave my toilet open like this.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:57 AM

    @Adam I totally understand! The light is best visible when you have the lid up but it is still visible when the lid is down.

  • Patricia
    Patricia
    4/26/2016 10:53 AM

    Is this the same product I saw recently on "Shark Tank"?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 10:57 AM

    @Patricia Yes! we had so much fun on the show!

  • Carmen
    Carmen
    4/26/2016 10:58 AM

    The cleaning thing is my biggest question. There are no holds or cracks that are hard to get urine out of? I will buy on today if that is the case but I don't like cleaning pee off ANYthing much less a hard to clean device. Thank you so much!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:03 AM

    @Carmen It is all very easy to clean. Pee cleaning is among my least favorite activities too! It cleans up super fast with just a wipe. Also, we have made it with an adjustable length so that it can be placed in the most convenient place possible. THANKS!

  • Leland
    Leland
    4/26/2016 11:26 AM

    Do they have a warranty, and if so how long.?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:32 AM

    @Leland Yes they do! Contact us within the year and we will take care of you. but if it is a year and a day from the date of purchase... we will still take care of you :) our contact is on the package, [email protected]

  • James
    James
    4/26/2016 11:29 AM

    Matt, I don't have a question, but I just wanted to say thank you for an AWESOME invention. I work in a museum and I have my computer on the counter and I've been showing to customers. VERY positive responses!!

    I currently have a small motion-activated light in my bathroom so I don't have to turn on the main light (which is attached to a noisy ceiling vent fan), but I think having an actually toilet light is brilliant - and I really think that the colors will actually have an important mentally "comforting" effect after stumbling out of a comfortable bed into a cold bathroom in the dark.

    Sold!!

  • James
    James
    4/26/2016 11:31 AM

    Sorry for the typos... for some reason they don't allow us to edit our own comments.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:37 AM

    @James Thanks so much! You are absolutely right. waking up to the cold cruel porcelain can be shocking. We know you will love it and we always love to hear from our customers. Keep us updated on how you like it at [email protected] or on our facebook page.

    Thanks again. and no worries about typos. it makes things more INTERETSING.

  • Karyn
    Karyn
    4/26/2016 11:34 AM

    I love this! Do you have to pick one color or can you set it so that the colors rotate?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:39 AM

    @Karyn You can have your illumibowl set to the color you love or have it rotate through all of them.

  • Dianne
    Dianne
    4/26/2016 11:36 AM

    Per the photo / video, the location near the front of the bowl seems like it will get in the way or scratch legs of people who sit to pee (rather than stand) - true or false? Thx.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:42 AM

    @Dianne Your illumibowl is adjustable. the mostion sensor has about a 160 degree view and will pick up movement off reflective surfaces as well. SIT or STAND there is a convenient way to place your illumibowl without having to deal with any hazards.

    Thanks for the great question!

    PEE HAPPY!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 11:43 AM

    oops I meant Motion, but I like the way MOSTION looks. :)

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn
    4/26/2016 11:56 AM

    Do you offer a discount if you buy more than one? It seems expensive for a nightlight.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:09 PM

    @Carolyn We are always looking for ways to make a better value for our customers. The quality is the most important for us to maintain. will look into selling options for bulk. Thanks for the thought!

  • Ainslie
    Ainslie
    4/26/2016 1:25 PM

    I am also interested in buying more than one. I think it is a great idea for my geriatric mom and in-laws, not to mention my household. How will we know that there is a discount for quantities of more than one?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2016 1:30 PM

    We will keep you posted on any pricing changes, Ainslie! Either way, with how much use you'll get out of IllumiBowl, you won't be flushing away your money.

  • Joan
    Joan
    4/26/2016 12:00 PM

    So does it come on during the day, or only in the dark, and also does it turn on when the toilet seat is down or just up?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:10 PM

    @Joan The light turns on only in the dark. the sensor is placed on the outside of the toilet so it will sense motion if the seat is up or down.

  • Natalie
    Natalie
    4/26/2016 12:15 PM

    How does one install?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:30 PM

    @Natalie The illumibowl attaches to the outside of the bowl with suction cups. the flexible allow the LED to point into the bowl for illumination.

  • Darryl
    Darryl
    4/26/2016 12:29 PM

    What are the 8 colors?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 12:36 PM

    @Darryl Red, orange, blue, green, teal, purple, pink and white! and you can rotate them!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    4/26/2016 1:47 PM

    Once the sensor picks up motion, how long does the light stay on if no additional motion is detected?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 1:54 PM

    @Kimberly The IllumiBowl will stay on for two minutes after no motion is detected :)

  • Jan
    Jan
    4/26/2016 2:16 PM

    Hi! Can I just tell you how much I've enjoyed my pretty lit up potty!! Even one of my cats likes to look inside and watch the lights changing colour! We are all happy to have it. It lights up nicely in the dark and you don't have to turn on a light and blast your eyeballs out!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 2:19 PM

    @Jan That is GREAT to hear! It has changed my life too. Thanks for letting us know how much you like it.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    4/26/2016 5:33 PM

    I have one of these and it works great. Only problem we have is the suction cups are always turning loose and we find it dangling. Other than that it works as advertised. It even turns on when it sees one of my cats walk by the bathroom doorway from about 10 feet away.

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 5:59 PM

    @Nancy Moistening the suction cups and making sure the surface is clean tends to do the trick of keeping your IllumiBowl attached :)

  • Heather
    Heather
    4/26/2016 9:19 PM

    @Matt I too, have a problem with dangling suction cups-even with clean surface and moisture. Other than that, we love our IllumiBowl. Our guests are always surprised when they walk past the bathroom!

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan
    4/26/2016 5:44 PM

    Is this, umm ..."waterproof"?

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 5:58 PM

    @Jonathan It's water-resistant

  • Guest
    Guest
    4/26/2016 6:09 PM

    I just tried to order one, but it says you can't ship to Canada. Will you be able to in the future?

    Thanks, Simon

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2016 6:18 PM

    Hi Simon, that is definitely in the pipeline somewhere. Thanks for the interest. We hope to get you one soon. Stay tuned!

  • Patty
    Patty
    4/26/2016 6:25 PM

    Going to order one for my toddler grandson...what better way to potty train? Also, I want one just for myself...how fun! Loved you on Shark Tank, glad you got a great Shark to invest! Continued Success!!

  • Matt
    Matt – Special Guest
    4/26/2016 6:42 PM

    @Patty Thanks! I'm excited for you!

  • Ann
    Ann
    4/26/2016 8:30 PM

    I love this idea, but my husband loves it even more! Can you tell me how long the light stay on after you've finished using the toilet?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    4/26/2016 9:21 PM

    I'm right there with him, Ann. It's flushing fantastic. It's on for two minutes after no movement, helping you enter and exit the bathroom safely.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.