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Lighted hinge toilet seat offers soft alternative to overhead lighting

KOHLER, Wis. – Feb. 4, 2014 – Lighting in the home has moved from simply functional overhead fixtures to uniquely designed lamps, above and below cabinet lighting, motion-sensored and timed devices, even in-floor lighting. Every space in the home has its own type of secondary light source, and now with the launch of the Kohler Nightlight toilet seat, so does the toilet.

"Typically overhead lights are bright because daytime tasks call for well-lit spaces. But accessing the bathroom at night is a different story," says Jerry Bougher, marketing manager for Kohler toilet seats. "One of the fastest ways to ruin your chances of getting back to sleep easily is to turn on a harsh, bright overhead light in the bathroom. The Nightlight toilet seat offers a soft, non-disruptive alternative."

The new Nightlight seat features a lighted hinge, illuminating the toilet space sufficiently to allow homeowners to leave the overhead lights off while using the bathroom at night – creating a soft ambiance in comparison to overhead lights. Nightlight casts enough light to allow homeowners easy use of the bathroom space.

Additionally, the Nightlight seat runs on a seven-hour timer, allowing the light to be on during the night and off during the day when it is not needed.

The Nightlight feature is offered on the popular Kohler Cachet and Reveal seat models, in both elongated and round front. Both toilet seats come with Kohler's Grip-Tight Q3 features: bumpers on the seat that help reduce seat shifting, quiet-close seat and lid with quick-release hinges allow seat to close quietly and unlatch from the toilet for easy removal and convenient cleaning, and quick-attach hardware for fast and secure installation.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products; engines and power systems; premier furniture, cabinetry and tile; and owner/operator of two of the world's finest five-star hospitality and golf resort destinations in Kohler, and St Andrews, Scotland.