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Pilar Touch-Activated Faucets From Delta

Pilar Touch-Activated Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with ToucH2O Technology (Image courtesy Delta)
By Andrew Liszewski

Instead of fumbling with handles while your hands are dirty, spreading the mess everywhere, Delta’s new Pilar faucets feature the company’s Touch20 Technology which lets you simply tap or touch them to turn the water on or off. The faucets use two capacitive touch sensors in the handle and the spout to detect when you’ve touched them, but are smart enough to know when the handle or spout have been grabbed instead so you can adjust their positions without turning the water on or off. A chrome version of the Pilar faucet will set you back $495 while the stainless steel model is a bit more at $547.

[ Delta Pilar Touch Activated Faucet ] VIA [ Popular Science ]







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  • mcman

    I've got something that's touch activated! Huh! Huh! Ladies?! Woo Hoo!

  • samuelk

    I hate fingerprints on my faucet. This thing would eliminate that problem easily. But…$500 is a bit pricey for a fingerprinteless faucet. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19701276 facebook-19701276

    Cool product. The ironic part about is though is that if you want to change the temperature you still have to grab the knob.

  • charliehorse43

    Not everything needs to be touch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1096939220 facebook-1096939220

    My 11 year old saw this online and desperately wants one for her bathroom for Christmas. A little steep in price but definitely a buy if it's falls to about $200-$250. I'd even get one for the kitchen.

  • StratMan9000

    I'm just a little curious, what's better about this than a motion controlled?

  • jonro

    Why don't they just do an IR-activated version since that technology exists is bathrooms around the world and can't be too expensive. It might save some water, too.

  • designsince

    Interesting but how do you move the faucet without turning it on and off?

  • http://twitter.com/cervantas18109 cervantas18109

    Eh while this seems like it might be useful, I would imagine it make a bad habit of wasting water for the owners. The one reason you don't want to touch the faucet would be while cooking. Therefore as a cook, you usually use a towel or rag to wipe your hands prior to using the faucet. Eliminate that and you would be constantly running your hands under water instead. Maybe I'm just crazy but hey will all this green, eco-friendly technology lately, this doesn't seem to fit in.

  • wikasa85

    Damn why no one didnt think of it sooner i really think its handy. Everytime i got to wash the damn thing because i got it dirty with my hands

  • bresslergroup_mg

    And so timely, with swine flu issues looming.

  • franco1975

    This is super super super cool but $500…( waits patiently for the made in china version)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000419076120 facebook-100000419076120

    Nice… I'm getting this for the new kitchen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000419076120 facebook-100000419076120

    Nice… I'm getting this for the new kitchen!

  • http://www.vesselfaucetsz.com vessel faucets

    That’s really cool. I have always thought that touching the handles when my hands were messy sucked, but never thought something like this was possible. I would love to have this in my house, but I will need to save up for it first.

  • Gregg Tracton

    because this does not turn off when you wash the pots in the sink. this is an awesome device. we had one for 18 months and it’s failed. i called Delta and they sent out a $200 part (solenoid and electronics) for free.

    BTW, the price is down to $350, and it’s a little more complicated to install than a standard faucet, but well worth it.

    the water temp is whatever the last person used, so make sure to set it to cool or you can burn someone. not really an issue in our house, but with small kids it might need some teaching.