Bradley Corp. Introduces Light-Powered Handwashing Fixture
January 3, 2005
Bradley Corp. says it has introduced the first light-powered handwashing fixture in the industry. The patent-pending ndite™ technology developed by Bradley converts restroom lighting to energy, which activates the flow of water to its Express® SS and MG series lavatory systems. The technology uses photovoltaic cells integrated into the top of the Express lavatory system. The cells capture light when it is available and store the energy for later use in a battery-free system. This eliminates the need for electrical hook-ups. After an initial charge of 30 minutes, the ndite system will provide years of operation, the company said. The system will maintain its charge even in environments where the lights may be off for up to five days.