Why are Infra-red taps the future
Infra red sensors allows the user of a public restrooms to never come into contact with a button, tap or handle. In turn reducing the amount of bacterial transfer from user to user, therefore
reducing the transfer of illness between the wash room users.
Primarily, the main saving from infra red taps is generated from cutting out wasted water from people leaving taps on or people using excessive water per rinse. Infra red taps achieve this by having features that limits the amount of water omitted when the tap is in use and the infra red sensor makes it impossible for a user to leave the tap on.
In a large settings (i.e. schools and airports) these money saving features add up to be very significant.
In the last year Infra red tap usage has increased from 15% to 30% for all new commercial buildings, clearly showing this is the future for the public washrooms.
Here are some of the leading infra red taps :