INDIANAPOLIS - Delta Faucet is expanding its selection of electronic lavatory faucets with the introduction of optional hands-free and Touch2O® Technology on its DrydenTM bath collection.  The clean lines and geometric forms of this collection draw inspiration from the glamorous heyday of Hollywood and the Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s, delivering sophistication to the bath.

 

"With its transitional square shape, the Dryden collection offers style flexibility to suit a variety of settings - from old world to arts and crafts to modern," said Carol Anne Kemper, Delta® brand product manager. "Now available with optional Touch2O.xtTM Technology, the new Dryden line offers the perfect blend of beauty and functionality to complement any home environment."

 

About the Dryden Bath Collection:

 

Full suite of products available

The Dryden collection includes lavatory faucets, showerheads and Roman tub, as well as a full collection of coordinating accessories. A coordinating In2ition® two-in-one shower featuring H2Okinetic® technology is also available.

 

Optional Touch2O.xtTM Technology

Touch2O.xt Technology will be offered on both the single-handle lavatory and single-handle vessel lavatory faucets in the collection. In manual operation, the user can control the flow and temperature of water by moving the handle to the desired position. With Touch2O® Technology, once the handle is moved to an on position, the user can tap anywhere on the spout or handle to start or stop the flow of water. Water turns off automatically within one minute after the faucet is tapped on. Touch2O.xtTMTechnology also offers the user an entirely hands-free experience in addition to the tap functionality. Touch2O.xt Technology features a 4-inch sensing field around the entire faucet. Once the handle is moved to an "on" position, the faucet automatically responds when a user approaches the sensing field - no infrared sensor is used. Moving hands out of range intuitively shuts off the water flow within seconds when not needed, helping to save water. When hands are messy, you can start the flow of water without touching the faucet, helping keep you and your bathroom cleaner. For additional information about Touch2O.xt Technology, visit http://www.deltafaucet.com/smart-solutions/touch2oxt.html

 

WaterSense® Labeled [1]

Delta Faucet Company takes its role as the 2011 WaterSense® Partner of the Year very seriously and is committed to working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to encourage efficient use of water resources and actively protect the future of our nation's water supply. All lavatory faucets in this collection meet WaterSense requirements, flowing at a rate that is less than the industry standard of 2.2 gallons per minute (gpm) [2]. The WaterSense labeled lavatories of the Dryden bath collection provide up to 32 percent water savings over standard lavatory faucets. The WaterSense labeled showerheads in this collection provide up to 20 percent water savings over standard showerheads [3], all without sacrificing the comfort and convenience of the user experience or the durability and life span of the product.

 

H2Okinetic® Showers

H2Okinetic® showers look different because they are different. The science behind H2Okinetic technology creates a shower experience like no other. Each showerhead and handshower contains an internal system that sculpts the water into a unique wave pattern, creating a consumer-proven feeling of more water, all without using more water. Showerheads in the Dryden collection feature H2Okinetic technology. The coordinating In2tition two-in-one shower with H2Okinetic technology features a detachable handshower, which can run separately or simultaneously with the showerhead base. It gives the user the comfort of water streaming from the showerhead position and the flexibility to accomplish other tasks, such as bathing children, washing pets and cleaning the shower. When not in use, the shower employs MagnaTiteTM technology to lock the handshower back into place using a powerful magnet. MultiChoice® Universal Valve Trim. Once the MultiChoice® rough-in valve is installed, future shower function upgrades or style changes can easily be made without altering the plumbing behind the wall.

 

Availability

Finish options for Dryden products transform the faucet to make it a versatile choice for any bath. The Dryden bath collection is available in Chrome, Brilliance® Stainless, Champagne BronzeTM or Venetian Bronze® finishes. To find a local dealer, visit: http://www.deltafaucet.com/where-to-buy/index.html.

 

About Delta® Products

There is a philosophy at the heart of every Delta® product: there is a better way to live with water. It goes beyond excellent design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs. From proprietary Touch2O® Technology that turns faucets on and off with just a touch to H2Okinetic® shower technology that sculpts water into a unique wave pattern, giving you the feeling of more water without using more water, Delta products incorporate thoughtful features that delight. Paired with beautiful and inspirational design, it's another way that the Delta® brand is more than just a faucet. A WaterSense® partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Delta Faucet Company is a global organization that offers kitchen faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, shower systems, toilets and related accessories, selling products in more than 53 countries. For more information, visit www.deltafaucet.com.

 

Links to additional resources

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[1] WaterSense is a registered trademark of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

[2] Based on flow rate for lavatories of 1.5 gpm versus Industry Standard ASME.A112.18.1/CSA.B125.1 of 2.2 gpm.

[3] Based on flow rate for showerheads and handshowers of 1.5 gpm or 2.0 gpm versus Industry Standard ASME.A112.18.1/CSA.B125.1 of 2.5 gpm.