Leland®

Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® and ShieldSpray® Technologies

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9178T-SP-DST is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 98.
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  • 1 or 3-hole installation (optional deck plate included)
  • Featuring Delta Touch2O Technology: touch it on, touch it off
  • ShieldSpray Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
Finish: Spotshield Stainless
List Price*: $600.90
Base Parts
9178T-SP-DST
List Price*: $600.90
Configurable Parts
Touch it on. Touch it off. Whether you have two full hands or 10 messy fingers, Delta® Touch2O® Technology helps keep your faucet clean, even when your hands aren’t. A simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle with your wrist or forearm activates the flow of water at the temperature where your handle is set. The Delta TempSense™ LED light changes color to alert you to the water’s temperature and eliminate any possible surprises or discomfort. Delta® MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to pull your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use. Delta® ShieldSpray® Technology cleans with laser-like precision while containing mess and splatter. A concentrated jet powers away stubborn messes while an innovative shield of water contains splatter and clears off the mess, so you can spend less time soaking, scrubbing and shirt swapping. Delta® SpotShield™ Technology helps to keep your faucet cleaner, longer by resisting water spots and fingerprints. Keep your space spotless with SpotShield Technology, available across a variety of finishes for the kitchen and bath. Delta® faucets with DIAMOND™ Seal Technology perform like new for life with a patented design which reduces leak points, is less hassle to install and lasts twice as long as the industry standard*. Kitchen faucets with Touch-Clean® Spray Holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger. You can install with confidence, knowing that Delta faucets are backed by our Lifetime Limited Warranty. Electronic parts are backed by our 5-year electronic parts warranty. *Industry standard is based on ASME A112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles.
  • With Touch2O® Technology a simple touch anywhere on the spout or handle will start and stop the flow of water
  • Helps keep your faucet cleaner, because washing the mess off your hands shouldn’t involve making a mess of your faucet
  • LED light signals blue when touch mode is active and flash red when batteries are running low
  • Automatic water flow shut-off after four minutes helps conserve water
  • Integrated TempSense LED light shows water temperature, changing from blue to magenta to red as temperature increases
  • Battery operated (6 AA included) for up to 2 year battery life or 6 C (not included) for up to 5 year battery life
  • Intuitive Touch2O® Technology can sense the difference between a touch and a grab, reducing the chances of activation
  • Optional A/C adapter EP73954 may be ordered separately
  • MagnaTite® Docking uses a powerful integrated magnet to snap your faucet spray wand precisely into place and hold it there so it stays docked when not in use and doesn’t droop over time
  • ShieldSpray® Technology powers off the mess without making a mess
  • Concentrated stream cuts through messes and innovative water shield reduces splatter
  • SpotShield Technology helps your faucet or shower stay cleaner, longer by resisting water spots and fingerprints
  • Soft, rubber Touch-Clean® spray holes allow you to easily wipe away calcium and lime build-up with the touch of a finger
  • DIAMOND Seal Technology is less hassle to install and helps your faucet perform like new for life, reducing leak points and lasting twice as long as the industry standard
  • Everything you need is together in one convenient box, including integrated InnoFlex® PEX supply lines
  • 1 or 3-hole 8" installation
  • Optional escutcheon included for use with additional mounting configurations and a cohesive look
  • ADA Compliant
  • High-arc pull-down swivels 360degrees

Installation Information


1 or 3-hole 8" installation


  • Escutcheon: Optional Escutcheon Included
  • Flow Rate: 1.80 gpm @ 60 psi, 6.8 L/min @ 414 kPa
  • Fittings Type: 3/8" compression fittings
  • Supply Lines: Innoflex
  • Valve Type: Euromotion DIAMOND Valve
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the features great for the chef in the family
Date published: 2019-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the way it looks ! Love the way it works! Looks and Works flawlessly
Date published: 2019-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient! Beautiful! I love this faucet! Touch anywhere on the neck or the lever and the water goes on and off. The sprayer head does not turn it on or off, which is wonderful. I got the spotless version and it is! I have been using it for a couple of weeks and I have not had to "clean" it or wipe it down for prints or water stains and we have hard water. I would highly recommend this faucet. We bought the cord separately to plug it in to the outlet instead of thinking about replacing batteries. We had the electrician add more outlets under the sink to be able to use it this way.
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I've had this faucet for about 2 weeks, works great!
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touch feature is great,touch with your elbow. Delta replaced my faucet free because of certain issues. It works very well to the touch.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Faucet Everything we needed and wanted in a kitchen faucet, from function to first class style.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the touch on/off feature! I bought this and really wasn't sure if I'd enjoy the touch on/off feature! With 3 kids and ease of use this faucet is awesome.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great faucet with super features So happy I bought this faucet. Very easy to use and it looks beautiful on my new counter top.
Date published: 2018-09-12
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Will the faucet still work if the owner goes out?? We have ours hard-wired and don’t use the battery pack. 

Asked by: Spud
Hello Jill, Thank you for your question. The Delta Leland Touch2O Kitchen 9178T-SP-DST faucet is designed to only activate when touched. We recommend to turn the handle to the off position if leaving on vacation or for an extended period of time, but you can leave it on/open for day-to-day use. Best regards, Tanya
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-08-15

I have 15 1/4" from my counter to a a shelf above my sink. Is there a pipe attached to the faucet making it impossible to fit the faucet in the counter opening?

Asked by: Cove
Hi, Cove! Thank you for your question. The 9178T-SP-DST faucet does have a spout shank and PEX lines that do have to be installed above the sink so the lines and spout shank can fit through the hole of the sink. Here are the manual instructions for this unit: https://media.deltafaucet.com/MandI/92834%20Rev%20E.pdf Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-03-13

Is this faucet made in the USA? Delta Leland 9178-AR-DST

Asked by: Jeff
Hi, Jeff! Thank you for your question. We manufacture Delta faucets in our plant facilities in Greensburg, Indiana; Jackson, Tennessee; London, Ontario, CA (and Panyu, China). As a global manufacturer, we also source and assemble a number of parts around the world. No matter where in the world our products are sourced, manufactured or assembled, they are built to Delta Faucet Company’s exacting specifications and are quality tested to ensure long-lasting performance. The location information on the back of the box will tell you where your specific faucet model was made. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-07-11

Will the faucet work if the power goes out?? Ours is hardwired and we don’t use the battery pack. 

Asked by: Spud
Thank you for your question, Jill. We recommend connecting the battery pack as a backup. The faucet will not work by touch if the the power goes out and the batteries are not installed. You may use the battery box to turn the faucet on and the remove it to put it into manual mode. If you are unable to activate it by touch, you may also bypass the solenoid assembly completely by connecting the pull-out hose directly to the faucet. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-08-18

What is wrong with a Delta Leland kitchen faucet with a RP50587 cartridge when you pull the handle straight down and it won't shut off? I have to push it up to the right and then pull down to cut off the water. This faucet when new has not worked right.

Asked by: Donald
Hi, Donald. Thank you for your question, and I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing a leak from your Delta faucet. We recommend to clean the bottom puck on the valve cartridge assembly and retighten the bonnet nut to stop the leak. To do this, turn the water off at your shut off valve. Remove the handle. Unscrew the bonnet nut. Pull the valve cartridge out and clean the bottom puck on the valve cartridge assembly. Reinstall the valve cartridge assembly and retighten the bonnet by turning clockwise, to the right. Install the handle back on and turn the water back on. Test the faucet. If the faucet still leaks, we recommend to replace the valve cartridge assembly, RP50587. Here is a link to the part: https://www.deltafaucet.com/parts-product-detail?modelNumber=RP50587 Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2018-11-06

Dear Delta, We recently ordered a 9178T-SP-DST from Home Depot after looking up the P/N on the Delta website. After ordering, we realized the Home Depot site does not say anything about ShieldSpray. Has the 9178T-SP-DST always had ShieldSpray?

Asked by: Chambersohana
Hi, Chambersohana! Thank you for your question. The 9178T-SP-DST did not have ShieldSpray technology unitl Winter of 2017. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: DeltaFaucet11
Date published: 2018-04-19

For the last ~2 months, the lt @ the base flashed red when start/stopping the water (indicating a necessary battery change), but worked fine. After no use for a few days the faucet wouldn't work in touch or manual mode until new batteries. Is this normal?

Asked by: boilerbob
Hi, boilerbob! Thank you for your question. This is normal. Batteries would need to be changed when the red light is flashing and won't turn on manually for the Delta 9178T-SP-DST faucet. Best Regards, Rosanna
Answered by: Delta Faucet
Date published: 2019-01-03

With model 9178T-AR-DST which finish, the Arctic Stainless or the Spot Shield Stainless would match better with GE profile stainless appliances?

The GE stainless has a hint of gold color in their stainless. Should we just try and match the stainless steel sink or the appliances?
Asked by: Mark
Hi Mark, Thank you for your question. Arctic Stainless features cooler metallic tones, with more blue in the color spectrum. Our SpotShield Stainless finish has a warmer tone. Best regards, Jon
Answered by: DeltaFaucet3
Date published: 2017-03-21
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