Unitasker Wednesday: Light Up Toilet Seat

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Whenever I’m cleaning the toilet in my house, I think to myself, “This toilet really could use something to brighten it up.”

I’m sure you think the exact same thing about your toilet. Toilet darkness is a major concern for most people. And, I think we all know that bleach will never be able to brighten our toilets the way we need them to be illuminated.

Well, our days of having toilets that loom in the shadows are gone. We can now install a Light Up Toilet Seat:

For all your lighted toilet seat needs (of which I can’t think of any), the Light Up Toilet Seat is there for you.

Thanks go to reader C. for finding this unitasker and sharing it with us.

39 Comments for “Unitasker Wednesday: Light Up Toilet Seat”

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    posted by Anita on

    … Is this so you can find your toilet in the dark… ?!

    … or maybe the lights spot-warm the periphery of your bum during use?

    … makes it easier to see if the hubby’s aim has been off lately?

    The product description says it’s sound activated, which is creepy enough. But you know what would make it *really* cool? If it had different colour lights and you could sync them to your iPod! Now THAT would be fun for your throne :P

  2. posted by Oliver on

    It would probably work quite well for people with visual impairments.

  3. posted by Rhonda on

    Speaking as someone with a visual impairment…just…no. But colored lights that synch up with the ipod would be highly amusing. :)

  4. posted by ecuadoriana on

    “…Gift-wrap available.
    Only 6 left in stock–order soon…”

    Imagine. Only 6 left in stock.

    Don’t know what is more frightening- that someone invented this or that there’s “only 6 more in stock”.

    Or that there is “Gift-wrap available” for a light up toilet seat.

    Or that I’m actually obsessing over this item now….

    shudder.

  5. posted by Tovias on

    All we did was put in a motion activated nightlight in the bathroom to avoid turning on the light in the middle of the night. Now if they would use Rhonda’s idea of syncing colored lights with my iPod I might reconsider…

  6. posted by Ari on

    The last thing I need is something to make my rear end glow in the dark. If I need to go late at night, I turn on the light.

  7. posted by Amy on

    hmm maybe they’ll have the beeps for a backing up truck in the next version too!

    (I seriously don’t need my rear end lit up at night. It’s big enough to bring enough attention to itself – thank you.)

    (wink)

  8. posted by 'Aunt Amelia' on

    But all you *Youngin’s* please don’t laugh. That silly thing could be a wonderful thing, for some elderly people. Honest! :-)

    Remember, you too will be “Olden,” some day. :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    ‘Aunt Amelia’

  9. posted by L on

    I bet they sell a lot of them for the “naughty santa” or “white elephant” gag gifts…

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    posted by Erin Doland on

    @Oliver and @Aunt Amelia — But you have to turn it on for it to light up (at least initially). If someone has a visual impairment or arthritic fingers, it’s even MORE difficult to use. At least, that is what I can garner from the product description.

  11. posted by Astreil on

    I actually love this. But it doesn’t look very comfortable.

  12. posted by Layla on

    Unitasker, this is not.

    It’s a nightlight and toilet seat all in one!

  13. posted by Linda on

    I’m willing to bet this has helped people who have visual impairments. A home health aide can help set it up.

    Also, if someone has a kidney problem and has to use the bathroom several times a night (I had a roommate with this situation) turning on a light when you’re groggy can be disconcerting, and this lights the way, as it were.

    A night light can do the same thing, but idea of a landing strip for your butt is pretty funny…..

  14. posted by Leslie on

    toilet technology has exploded. Here are just a few. The lights seem to be for those late night trips. One of the slides had a ipod docking station on the toilet paper holder and then there are the smart toilets that also do health checks. Of course, I’m more of a “purge and go” kind of person.

  15. posted by Leslie on

    oops: here’s the link mentioned in previous post: http://www.networkworld.com/sl.....ows#slide1

  16. posted by Sheila D on

    This might be helpful in the dark of night for the guys that have poor aim?

  17. posted by Alix on

    Boy, does that look uncomfortable! And it looks as though the lid can’t even close over it.

  18. posted by DawnF on

    Amy, you are cracking me up!!! Back-up beeps! Hilarious!!

  19. posted by Susanne on

    Well, until last night I’d have agreed that this was pretty dumb. BUT — I got up in the middle of the night to . . . well, you know . . .and, more asleep than not, darn near landed on the floor. Woke me up smartly, I’ll tell you! Scared the cat half to death, too. This morning I’m thinking runway lights to guide me in for a smooth landing doesn’t seem quite so stupid .

  20. posted by Suzanne on

    One could argue it’s a multi-tasker. Task 1 – provide clear line of sight for little boys just learning to aim. Task 2 – a nightlight.

    Ridiculous!

  21. posted by Leonie on

    @ Suzanne.
    run way lights….rflol…..

  22. posted by Rebecca on

    suzanne if this could get my little boys (and husb, ahem) to aim, I would buy it in a heartbeat.

    And wondering if it would be the incentive I need to get my 2.5 yr old daughter interested in toilet training. Nothing else is motivating enough for her.

  23. posted by Lisa on

    Aren’t all toilet seats unitaskers? At least this wouldn’t sit in someone’s home gathering dust!

  24. posted by Cathy on

    I actually saw one of these in a restaurant in San Francisco.
    The bathroom was kind of like an unlighted outhouse – but inside. There were glow in-the-dark stickers on the walls and a f**ing light-up toilet seat. I have to say it was so dark in there I really appreciated the help locating the darn seat. Although I still don’t understand why they didn’t just install lighting…

  25. posted by reinkefj on

    I know a young ten year old lady who would love to have this. She lives with two younger brothers. And, I have been told that one more than one occasion in the middle of the night, she’s “sat” in the toilet. The screams reportedly woke the neighbors. But not her brothers, who she wanted to stuff IN the toilet. This maybe a joke to us, but I bet she’d buy it. :-) LOL.

  26. posted by gene on

    …$42!? Just get a flash light instead.

  27. posted by priest's wife on

    nope. just nope.

    rebel against more plastic.

  28. posted by Java Monster on

    It doesn’t go *far enough*. It should have more lights that blink, like the UFOs in ET, in patterns. Preferably with dramatic movie music playing in the background as your butt alights on it.

    Now, that I would buy for my husband.

  29. posted by Jim on

    “Sound activated” lol

    How about if it said Thank You?

  30. posted by pete on

    hah! fair enough. though it’s just not an item that increases clutter! i stand by that :)

  31. posted by June Lemen on

    Reminds me of the musical potty we bought for our daughter when we were attempting to train her. She sat down, and once she started to go, it began to play ‘Old MacDonald’. She screamed and jumped up! It took us a long time to unfrighten her. The Law of Unintended Consequences (Parents’ Special Edition) had taken hold again. Makes me wonder what some of them could be with this…

  32. posted by Jen on

    One thing that this could help with … toddlers who can’t reach the bathroom light at night. (yes, a nightlight would work if it could light up enough of the bathroom, but those are so *boring*). so then said toddler could see the potty without having to drag mommy out of bed to go in the middle of the night? :)

  33. posted by MiGS on

    This reminds me of a team project in college. We designed and created a comprehensive marketing plan for the “Super Bowl,” which was identical to this Light Up Toilet Seat. It was a theoretical hit. Perhaps we should have brought it to market. :)

  34. posted by mata on

    Aren’t all toilet seats unitaskers?

  35. posted by Pamsc on

    People with dementia tend to have difficulty finding and recognizing the toilet. This thing looks more frightening to me than helpful. But if it was introduced early enough it might be a help. In our home renovations I went for the easier solution of painting the lower bathroom walls a medium blue so the white toilet would be more visible.

  36. posted by Julie on

    I am going to admit to having an incredible (and irrational) fear of snakes in toilets due to an unfortunate even when camping with the girl scouts as a child. To this day I turn the light on in the middle of the night to make sure the toilet is clear. Even I can’t justify this item!

  37. posted by Practical Parsimony on

    Believe me, the nights I have been groggy from sleep and half sat on the commode, this lighted seat would have really been appreciated. I would buy one. It beats being rudely awakened, trying to get situated and not fall between the commode and wall.

  38. posted by Debra Purvis on

    Beats “falling in” :-)

    Debra
    DesignHouse Inc
    http://design-house-plans.blogspot.com/

  39. posted by jodi on

    I know this post is old, but perhaps it is to know if hubby left the seat up at night so wifey doesn’t end up stuck in the bowl with a wet tushie?

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