Japan's toilet bowl is the best in the world. It provides various functions such as warming the toilet seat and washing the buttocks. However, the shining toilet seat is not seen in Japan.
Dave Reynolds, who lives in the United States, has developed the "Night Glow" toilet seat that glows at night. If installed, it will prevent injuries in the bathroom at night.
One night, Reynolds fell from a toilet bowl in the bathroom and was injured. He said it was because he didn't know where the light switch was in the room he had just moved in and tried to do something in the dark. The next day, when I told my family about this story, they all laughed at Reynolds.
Reynolds thought that he had a lot of such sad feelings on his own, and thought of developing "Night Glow".
"Night Glow" is a toilet seat that glows at night by storing light from natural light during the day. It is said that if it stores light for a certain period of time or longer, it will emit light for up to about 8 hours. This keeps the bathroom bright even at night, making it easier to find a power switch for the light. If you're trying to save electricity, you can just use the "Night Glow" light without the lights.
In Japan, bathrooms are relatively small, and most of the lights have power switches in easy-to-understand locations. Therefore, from the viewpoint of injury prevention, the need for "Night Glow" is not high. But Reynolds says "Night Glow" can also help elderly people with poor eyesight and children who are afraid to go to the bathroom alone at night.
Orders for "Night Glow" have come from all over the world, including orders from Japan. Reynolds explains why:
"It doesn't matter where you live or what language you speak, because everyone walks the same way and goes to the bathroom the same way at night."