BROGRUND Shower set with thermostatic mixer, chrome-plated
How to get it
A head/hand shower set with different spray functions. Feel secure with the 38°C safety stop that prevents water from getting too hot, and “cold touch” feature keeps a safe temperature on the mixer bar.Article Number203.425.35
SustainabilityPeople and planet
Sustainable life at home
Shower with a clean conscience
Each of our head/hand showers has a small pressure compensating washer (PCW) that reduces water flow while maintaining the pressure. It’s a small part of our bigger effort to conserve water. We’re committed to being water positive by 2020, that is, conserving more clean water than we use. And every water-saving action adds up.
Energy and resources
Did you know using water more efficiently can reduce your energy bills and help tackle climate change?
Heating hot water accounts for 25% of home energy usage. Using water efficiently reduces energy bills and ultimately reduces carbon emissions. Look for the unified water label and start making a difference. The label has a clear colour coded system to show how much energy and water the product uses. Green rated products use less than those rated Red. Visit www.uwla.eu to find out more.
Efficient showers for everyday indulgence
With VOXNAN, BROGRUND and VALLAMOSSE showers, we want to help you save water and energy while enjoying a warm and nice shower. To succeed, we had to find just the right balance between the pressure in the water spray of the showers and water consumption. So how could we find out that the balance was right? It was all about changing into swimwear and turning on the mixer.
But before we got that far ― even before looking at all the technical details ― we interviewed people in different countries about their bathrooms and shower habits. Then we understood how important a few minutes under spraying water can be. Since it's not just about being clean, getting in the shower can also be a way to rinse off stress and unwind ― to take a moment for yourself or just wake up to a new day. When you rub the sleep out of your eyes in the shower, the spraying water naturally helps. But did you know that only 3% of all water on the planet is freshwater? And most of it is actually bound in ice. Since this limited freshwater is a vital resource for all of life, we must help to nurture it.
The engine of the shower
This is where the shower range comes in. We want to make it simple to save water and energy. With smart technology, the thermostatic mixer and shower arm make this simple. Antony Smith, who was part of the shower development team, has worked with mixers and showers since he finished university long ago. He describes the thermostatic mixer as the shower's engine "It's the mixer which ensures that there's an even water flow and the right temperature". Antony explains that it's thanks to the thermostatic mixer that your shower water is not affected if someone turns on the water in the kitchen. You can calmly continue singing in the shower ― without the risk of being burned or getting a cold shock. The mixers that the team developed also have a 38°C safety stop button, so there's no risk of you or any child accidentally raising the temperature.
Shower testing in swimwear
Another important key to creating both a comfortable and sustainable shower range is the small washer that sits in the shower arm which regulates the water flow. The challenge for the team was to find just the right balance between the water flow and pressure, so that you can use less water without affecting the shower experience. There was only one way for the team to see if they succeeded: "When we went to the supplier in China to test the first prototypes, we all packed our swimwear," says Antony smiling. With his swimwear on, he tested different water spray functions: full, mesh, mist, massage and various combinations of them. "How people prefer to shower is individual, and with the different streams, we allow everyone to adapt their shower experience. And maybe you'll enjoy showering a little more when you know that it's both water and energy efficient."
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A shower just the way you like it
Our head and hand showers provide individual comfort with the option to choose between 1, 3 or 5 spray functions. Choose FULL for a wide and even coverage; MESH to boost the force; MASSAGE to vary to flow; or MIST to de-stress with fine, gentle droplets. You can also choose combinations like FULL/MIST, FULL/MESH or FULL/MASSAGE. All shower mixers have a pressure compensating function that reduces water-use and gives you an even flow – even when the water pressure changes.