Mira Showers has enhanced its range of digital showers with the introduction of Mira Mode: a high aesthetic, accessibly-priced mixer that offers users the added convenience of app control from smartphones.
Mira Mode is said to respond to a growing consumer demand for technologically advanced home appliances that are also simple and intuitive to use; while meeting the needs of a demographic that increasingly requires multi-generational bathroom installations. As the ‘Smart Home’ concept takes hold, insights into consumer attitudes towards technology purchases suggest that digital could rise to up 59% of shower installations in time.
The Bluetooth app allows on/off operation, while enabling the user to programme maximum temperatures and shower duration. Additional features include switching the shower on via the app to warm-up, remote control set up and up to 10 personalised bath-fill settings (with the appropriate Mode variant).
As the ‘Smart Home’ concept takes hold, insights into consumer attitudes towards technology purchases suggest that digital could rise to up 59% of shower installations in time.
For the commissioning installer, the app allows for straightforward set up, maximum temperature setting and easy troubleshooting. A crucial benefit is the ability to configure feeds and outlets with the app. This means pipework can be installed as convenient or obviates the need for awkward additional work – such as passovers – when trying to align with existing pipework; as outlets can be nominated subsequently through the app.
The Mira Mode wall-mounted main and remote controls are clean, contemporary devices that provide on, off or outlet selection at the touch of a button. Twelve Mode product options are offered with either ceiling or rear fed fittings available, and a choice of valves – a high pressure valve for mains pressurised systems or combination boilers or a pumped valve for low pressure or gravity fed systems – to choose from. Eight valve-only options are also available.
Outlet options include a single outlet shower; a dual outlet with a 200mm drench head and handset that can be used together or independently; a shower and bath fill option (rear-fed, single shower outlet only) and a solus bath-fill.
Installation is swift and simple. Connection between the controller and valve unit is by low-voltage data cable – typical for these kind of applications – and such is the flexibility of Mode that the valve can be sited somewhere discrete be it in the loft, under a bath or other convenient location up to 10 metres from the controller.
The launch of the Mira Mode provides upselling opportunities, flexibility and ease of installation to the trade
It comes complete with an elegant fittings kit, which includes the new 130mm Mira Switch handshower and a friction clamp bracket that can be operated single-handedly. Mira Switch enables users to choose between four unique spray modes by simply pressing a button at the base of the showerhead. Single-hand clamp bracket operation benefits elderly or vulnerable users with grip or balance issues; and is considered ‘inclusive’ by occupational therapists.
The launch of the Mira Mode is said to improve choice, convenience and control for the consumer; while providing upselling opportunities, flexibility and ease of installation to the trade.