You've taken thousands of showers. You've never experienced Nebia. Nebia’s design and engineering provides a significantly superior shower experience in each and every sense.
Nebia is a fully self-installed shower system with an adjustable bracket and a portable wand that showers you with water like you’ve never experienced before. Nebia atomizes water into millions of tiny droplets with 10 times more surface area than your regular shower. With Nebia, more water comes into contact with your body, leaving your skin clean and hydrated all while using less water than a typical household showerhead. In fact, Nebia uses 70% less water than a typical household showerhead. For the average U.S. home, Nebia pays for itself in less than two years.
We have been working on Nebia for nearly 5 years and we have developed numerous iterations and prototypes. Along the way, we adopted technologies from aerospace engineering to optimize every aspect of our shower nozzles and to create our H2MICRO™ technology. The result is a patent-pending breakthrough in an industry that has fostered remarkably little innovation in over a century.
At Nebia, we set out to create a shower that leaves you feeling clean, refreshed, and ready to meet what’s next. Hundreds of people have showered under Nebia and the feedback we have received has been phenomenal. Now we are ready to share Nebia with the world.
"Nebia, a Shower Head Start-up, Receives Funding From Timothy Cook of Apple" - The New York Times
"When Nebia woos investors, it invites them to take a shower." - CNBC
"It’s hard to explain how this is the most beautiful shower head I’ve ever seen” - Wired Magazine
"Today, Gomez Andonaegui and his co-founder Philip Winter are unveiling the fruits of their work with a new shower head that uses 70 percent less water. " - TechCrunch
"Your energy bills are high enough without letting it flow down the drain. The Nebia Shower prevents this from happening with stunning efficiency." - Uncrate
"Nebia, a San Francisco startup, is looking to change the way we shower with its revolutionary shower-head" - San Francisco Chronicle
"This startup is reimagining shower design, so people actually want to save water" - Fast Company
"We take a shower with Nebia: The shower head of the future video" - CNET TV
"Can a Shower Head be Efficient and Luxury at once?" - Fastcodesign
"It was like showering in the middle of a cloud. I was enveloped by awesomely warm, moist air." - Sunset
"This Luxury Showerhead can transform your bathroom (and your utility bill)" - Elle Decor
'Your shower will never be the same.' - Joe Gebbia, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Airbnb
'Best shower of my life. Get excited!' - Sam Altman, President of Y-Combinator
'It immediately sparked my interest, not only as a call-to-action loud and clear by Equinox, but also how this would save our company tons of money'. - Zack Edelsberg, Equinox GM
Nebia embraces you the moment you step into your Nebia shower. A warm and cozy mist hugs your skin, providing more than enough water to get you clean and feel refreshed.
The Nebia sensation stays with you long after you leave your shower. For hours after finishing your shower, you feel rejuvenated. Your skin feels cleansed and refreshed. Your hair shines. Your muscles relax. There is no better way to start your day.
And we know you're all wondering... Yes, it does rinse your hair.
A regular shower vs Nebia. Nebia wins with 70% less water.
Five years ago, we set out to build an amazing new shower experience and dramatically reduce water consumption. We created something so much more than just a shower. Nebia establishes an entirely new standard in water use, reducing shower water consumption by up to 70%. With Nebia, we will enable millions of people to take ownership over their daily shower, save thousands of gallons of water per year, and substantially reduce their overall environmental impact.
Nebia also helps you conserve energy. Traditional household showers consume markedly more energy than a Nebia just to heat the water and the majority of that hot water goes straight down the drain. Nebia is 13 times more efficient at delivering the heat you pay for to your body, making your daily shower in a Nebia 13 times more thermally efficient. The combination of Nebia’s water and energy savings translates to lower monthly utility bills. You’ll not only feel good about using Nebia on a daily basis; your pocket book will also thank you.
We developed Nebia with our users in mind. With the help of world class industrial design firm, Box Clever, we designed Nebia to be beautiful, intuitive, and functional. We chose premium materials crafted to provide an unparalleled visual and tactile finish and an iconic design fit for every home.
The Head built from a high density polymer with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), delivers the perfect frame to nest the H2MICRO™ nozzles. With head rotation up to 45°, the head creates a whole new degree of versatility. The head was designed with all hair types in mind, pet hair included.
The Bracket is the backbone of Nebia. Made of anodized aluminum, the bracket rigidly attaches to your water supply and adheres to your wall, secured to the wall without breaking your bathroom tile. The Bracket houses an internal channel through which water flows to the head and the wand. It is elegant yet incredibly wear resistant.
The Arm slides 27 inches up and down the Bracket to optimize and customize the spray pattern to your body shape and size. In other words, Nebia was built to accommodate everyone from basketball players to children.
The Wand, ergonomically designed, has just the right heft and grip. Paired with the dock, it gives you a portable dimension of water and that extra spray of pure pleasure.
Atomizing nozzles use pressure and geometry to control the dispersion and break up of fluid streams. These nozzles have been developed over the last century for specific technical applications, such as injecting fuel, powderizing metal, and efficient agricultural irrigation. While regular shower nozzles, called plain orifice nozzles, produce a straight stream of water with large droplets, our atomizing nozzles produce 100s of droplets dispersed into precise patterns.
Using computational fluid dynamics software (CFX by ANSYS)—the same software used to study jet engines— we modeled the fluid mechanics and thermal properties of the water as it flows from the wall outlet into and out of the nozzles of Nebia. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) has allowed us to validate engineering breakthroughs and optimize the Nebia showering experience for temperature and rinse-ability.
Nebia comprises an array of specialized nozzles, each individually focused on warming and rinsing various regions of your body. Users can also choose a Strength mode with a higher velocity spray with slightly larger droplet sizes—yielding larger momenta. This gives you a more traditional sensation of pressure without the excess volume of a regular shower.
Nebia’s greater dispersion of droplets yields a larger volume of air surrounded by—and intermixed with—warm droplets of water. Therefore, the warm droplets heat a larger volume of air faster and more efficiently.
Our nozzle geometries are engineered to release droplets at different sizes and speeds. At any given cross-section of air between the nozzles and you, Nebia comprises 100s more droplets dispersed over 5 times the area compared to a regular shower. Translation: water completely surrounds and gets you wet all while using 70% less water. It’s not magic; it’s science!
Over 61% of the cost of your shower goes straight to heating the water you use. Yet, in a regular shower, 97% of the thermal energy is lost down the drain. The remaining 3% of the heat is transferred into the air and into you. Translation: you may feel warm but the water in your typical showerhead does very little to actually warm you.
More droplets mean greater droplet surface area. Since Nebia atomizes the water into millions of droplets, the total surface area of all of the Nebia droplets is greater than the total surface area of larger droplets emitted by a regular showerhead. Thus, Nebia can transfer 13 times more heat from the water into the environment and into you. This is by far the most efficient way to warm both you and the air surrounding you.
In order to provide the best possible showering experience, we have designed a Multi-Layer mesh filter that is significantly better than the standard single-layer filter included with most showerheads. This means less clogging and more consistent water pressure over the lifespan of your shower.
Multi-Layer Filter “highlights”:
Varying mesh size creates a more consistent flow
Filters particulate and debris of all sizes
Will last the lifespan of your shower
Multi-Layer Filter “in-depth”:
Most typical household showerheads include a single-layer mesh filter upstream from the nozzles so that particles like sand, Teflon tape, and other debris don’t clog your shower. Over time, this one layer clogs with particulate because too much debris remains on that one layer, restricting water flow through the filter and decreasing water pressure. No one likes a low-pressure shower. By including multiple mesh layers of different mesh sizes, Nebia increases filtration surface area and decreases mesh size, allowing us to filter more particulate and smaller particles across multiple layers. Our Multi-Layer mesh filters out large particulate (e.g., sand) in the first layer, intermediate sized particulate in a second layer, and even smaller particulate in subsequent layers. By increasing the filter surface area through which the water flows, we can catch more particulate and minimize pressure drop. Additionally, by including multiple mesh sizes, we can distribute particulate across multiple layers to limit clogging of a single layer of mesh.
To install the Nebia Shower System, you need:
35 – 100 psi / 2.4 – 6.9 bar
Water Heater Temperature:
At least 115° F / 46° C
Water outlet must exit the wall (not the ceiling), recommended floor to water outlet distance: 72 – 84"/ 183 – 213cm.
Minimum clearance from water outlet to ceiling: 4"/ 10cm.
Minimum clearance from water outlet downward to temperature controls (or other obstacles): 27"/ 68cm.
Minimum clearance from nearest side wall: 5"/ 13 cm
A ½" Female NPT (or ½" BSPT) pipe connection in your wall (this is standard in most bathrooms).
Wall surface cannot be slate.
Having troubles with this step?
My water outlet is off-center, can I still install the Nebia Shower System?
Yes, as long as you have a minimum of 5 inches to the left and right of the water outlet, and there are no obstructions in the installation zone, you will be able to install the Nebia shower.
My water outlet is lower than the recommended height, can I still install the shower?
Yes, however as the Nebia Head will rise 3 inches above the water outlet, we recommend an installation height of 72 to 84 inches / 183 to 213 cm to accommodate the vast majority of user heights.
I have a European style shower, can I still install the Nebia shower?
To successfully install the Nebia Shower System you will need a single dedicated pipe exiting the wall at a recommended height of 72 to 84 inches.
Dimensions: 24” x 23” x 10”
Weight: 7 lbs
Flow Rate: .75 GPM
Finish: Matte Anodized Aluminum and White TPU
In the box:
(1) Nebia Shower System
(2) Wand with 5' hose
(3) Nebia pipe connection to female 1/2” NPT (or 1/2” BSP based on country of delivery)
(4) Teflon Tape
(6) Allen key
(7) Wall spacers
(8) User Manual
From a 21 to 88 year old, Nebia’s diverse team is passionate about craftsmanship, design, and innovation. But most importantly, we believe in the importance of conserving Earth’s most vital resources.
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