Digital showers are available in either electric or mixer models, and unlike traditional shower systems, provides greater functionality and gives you more leeway when it comes to configuring your bathroom. Digital showers are run with a specially designed control panel that is joined to the heating / mixing unit via wires or Wi-Fi.
How Digital Showers Work
The water inside digital showers emanates from a processor which combines the cold and hot water until the desired temperature is reached. Water is also mixed thermostatically so you won’t feel any temperature surge like when you turn a tap. Apart from uniform temperature, digital showers are equipped with an LCD display control panel for easy management.
The processor is usually concealed, and the water flows in the shower head by way of the ceiling, the wall or riser rail. Regardless which of the three is the source, you won’t need to drill in the tiles to run the unit. Some of the better digital showers are equipped with wireless and Bluetooth technology, which allows you to install the device up to a distance of 10 metres.
With a wireless digital shower you can turn it on and warm the water up before you step in, and you can configure it at the position you find most convenient. Digital showers are also programmable so you don’t have to mess around with the controls every time you step in the shower.
Digital showers are becoming more sophisticated, with the latest models equipped with high resolution LCD displays and colour coded light systems. These lighting systems are especially useful because it can tell you if the water has attained the temperature you’re after. In addition, most digital showers have remote controls and eco settings. Apart from offering numerous functions, digital showers also come in various designs and styles.