Taking a leak in the dark at 3 AM is fine and all. That is, if you have no problem peeing all over the toilet and the whole area surrounding it. If you’d rather keep a cleaner bathroom without messing up your sleep by switching the overhead lights on, the Illumibowl is exactly the accessory your bathroom has been missing.
A motion-activated night light, it’s designed to turn on as soon as it detects movement, just like the ones you have in the bedroom and along the hall, keeping you from running onto table edges and slipping on remote control toilet bowl carts that, somehow, end up randomly scattered across your floor. Unlike them, this one sits right on the bowl, illuminating that oval area where the water’s supposed to go. That way, you’ll know exactly where to aim, minimizing the chances that your bathroom ends up being another smelly mess come morning.
The Illumibowl hooks onto the rim of the bowl, monitoring any movement around the vicinity, then switching on when you walk in and off when you leave. The device sits along the edge the entire time, so it makes no contact with the dirtier portion of the bowl. It uses 5mm color-changing LEDs that go from one color to another every few seconds, so you’ll be peeing to the sight of slowly-changing changing disco lights at ungodly hours, which can never be a bad thing. It runs on a pair of AAA batteries.
If a glowing disco toilet is suddenly on the list of things you absolutely think your bathroom needs, head on over to Illumibowl’s Kickstarter campaign, where you can reserve a unit for pledges starting at $15.