Nebia Spa Shower 2.0: Better for You. Better for the Planet.
The next evolution in showering: more heat, more power, more coverage; now in matte black. Huge savings.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, March 14 2019 4:06 AM UTC +00:00.
Nebia’s mission is to fundamentally change the way that we interact with water. The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 transforms your mundane shower routine into a ritual, and also contributes to preserving the planet.
Collectively, Nebia showers have already saved over 100 million gallons of water. This is just the beginning.
With Nebia, you can indulge guilt free. During your 10 daily minutes of belting out your favorite tune, dreaming up your next big idea, or just feeling the water flow over your body, Nebia drenches you completely while saving up to 65% on water.
Change starts by thinking about how we can use water differently at home. Showers alone won’t solve water crises, but we are proud to contribute to a global, water conscious movement. We are excited to inspire the next generation to take up the water saving mantle. The average American uses 20 gallons of water per shower. 328 million Americans use nearly 50 billion gallons of water.
We’ve developed a superior shower experience through atomization, the process of breaking up water into tiny droplets. This solution creates the sensation of more water while actually using less.
We launched the Nebia Spa Shower 1.0 on Kickstarter in 2015 and have elevated millions of showers and saved 100 million gallons of water since.
With Nebia 1.0, we built a shower that looks better, feels better, and is better for the planet. But we weren’t done innovating. We took each piece of feedback from our community of backers to heart, reevaluated everything under the hood, and designed the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0.
This campaign is a launching point for our goal to save 1 billion gallons of water by the end of 2021.
Step in and turn it on. Powerful streams of water immediately envelop you, wrapping you in an embrace that was made for you. This is Nebia: inviting, effective, indulgent.
When someone tries Nebia for their first time, they emerge radiating an aura of cleanliness and awe. We call this the “Nebia Glow.”
Nebia 2.0 keeps all of the amazing features customers loved in our first product:
Nebia tilts backwards and forwards, shifting between an overhead spray and shoulder-to-shoulder coverage.
Nebia easily slides up and down 25 inches, which provides a comfortable experience for people of all heights, and is perfect for those days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
Nebia also includes a wand that can be hand held or docked on a dome-shaped magnet. The wand provides an even more enveloping shower, which augments Nebia’s signature experience.
Designing a bathroom is hard and can be a very particular process. We wanted to make sure that Nebia fits into your home aesthetic as well as it fits into your wall.
Nebia 2.0 comes in multiple colors to fit your bathroom aesthetic perfectly.
From the way the water enters Nebia 2.0 to the way it hits your skin, nearly everything in the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 has been redesigned and improved.
The Nebia 2.0 spray nozzles have been re-engineered for optimal warmth, rinsing, and body coverage. The nozzles are perfectly positioned to maximize the water that comes into contact with your skin.
Nebia 2.0 now works in 95% of homes in the U.S. If you live in an area with low water pressure, don’t worry. Nebia 2.0 shines in homes with water pressure as low as 20 psi (1.4 bar).
The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 is not only warmer than Nebia 1.0, it also provides considerably more coverage.
Beyond warmth and coverage, the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 also provides incredibly rinseability through its quick-moving droplets.
We took our obsessive user-centric product design approach to the rest of your shower. The Nebia Shelf is the first product in this expansion. Keeping your shower products clean, organized, and easy to access is a vital part of a great shower. So we designed the most elegant, easy to install shower shelf on the market. With sustainability in mind, we made the shelf out of aluminum, one of the most recyclable metals on the planet.
Dimensions: the Nebia Shelf is 11" wide x 3.7" deep x 4.7" tall (28cm wide x 9.4cm deep x 11.9cm tall). It's just the right size to fit three or four bottles and hang a few additional shower products on the hooks.
At Nebia, we want to provide a stellar shower experience for everyone, everywhere.
We love our community of supporters and care deeply about the feedback we’ve received over the past few years. Thanks to your input, we identified a few key areas for improvement.
After countless hours of research and design iteration, our engineering team refined our patented H2Micro™ technology to make the water feel even warmer, fuller and more powerful as it envelops you.
Years of research and development went into creating the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0. We utilized many of the core principles that make the Nebia Spa Shower 1.0 great, while incorporating customer feedback on the shower experience.
We began by performing an iterative set of experiments to determine the effects of various internal nozzle geometries on spray temperature, rinsing efficiency, and droplet sensation. The results of these studies led to the design of our Nebia 2.0 spray nozzles.
To measure the extent of our improvements, we asked the most objective (and least talkative) member of our team, Manny the Mannequin, to hop in the shower. Manny is outfitted with an array of sensors to measure temperature at specific locations on the body in a realistic way.
Guided by Manny, we arrived at a spray nozzle configuration that was ready to be tested by real people (sorry Manny). The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 is the conclusion of years of experimentation in the lab and detailed reviews from beta testers.
We are very excited to announce our partnership with Moen, a leader in creating meaningful interactions with water in the home. The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 marks the first of many Nebia and Moen collaborations. For over 75 years, Moen’s thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath products have thrived at the intersection of style and innovation. The partnership between Nebia and Moen enables both companies to leverage their respective strengths. By coupling Nebia’s atomization expertise with Moen’s world-class design and manufacturing capabilities, we will create cutting edge products, paving the way for conservation efforts around the world. This partnership will be pivotal in achieving Nebia’s ambitious goal to save one billion gallons of water by 2021.
We introduced the concept of Nebia and the Nebia Spa Shower to the world almost three years ago. After our humbling success on Kickstarter, and thousands more units sold afterwards, people in over 55 countries experience Nebia daily. We are ready to apply all of our learnings from our first campaign to ensure you have the smoothest Kickstarter experience possible.
We are well past the design phase. Our supply chain is ready to go and our patented technology (nothing is pending over here) is ready to enter your home.
We know you’re wondering if those tiny little droplets are going to get all of the shampoo out of your hair. The answer is yes, absolutely. Despite their small size, our atomized water droplets are mighty. They move 3X faster than droplets from a standard shower, ensuring they effectively rinse shampoo out of even the thickest hair.
Don’t worry, we come prepared. If you have particularly hard water where you live, we’ve designed a custom cleaning cap just for you. Simply fill these caps with vinegar or any other approved cleaner (link here) and click them into place on your Nebia. Wait about an hour, remove, and rinse to get everything back to tip top shape.
We know installing your own shower may seem intimidating. The good news? Nebia can be installed in about 15 minutes without the need for contractors, plumbers, or broken tiles. Taking it off the wall is even quicker. Uninstalling Nebia takes just a few seconds, and removing the adhesive parts simply requires some rubbing alcohol. If you’d like to move your Nebia to a different room or home, just send us an e-mail at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to provide replacement adhesive.
Our long-term vision is to scale the core Nebia technology to enable water saving efforts for millions of people around the world. The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 is our next step towards this vision. Nebia 2.0 is a premium product, made from high-quality aluminum and beautiful soft touch materials. Countless hours of R&D have gone into its creation, and it is built to last. We’ve set a price that we believe reflects the quality of the product and the experience that it delivers.
How much water does Nebia 2.0 save compared to a standard (2.5 gpm) shower?
The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 saves 65% of the water used by a standard shower.
How much energy does Nebia save compared to a standard shower?
The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 saves 60% of the heating energy used by a standard shower.
How much water have Nebia users saved?
100 Million gallons.
Install and Maintenance
If you can change a lightbulb, you can install a Nebia Spa Shower 2.0. The installation process was designed with the user in mind. It doesn’t require any broken tile or fancy tools. Simply unscrew your current showerhead and use the tools provided in the box to get set up. Nebia effortlessly snaps into the wall and the wand attaches with a satisfying Click.
The Nebia box weighs 21 lbs (9.5 kg). It is 24x29x11 inches (61x73x28 cm).
Nebia 2.0 works best with household water pressures between 20 and 100 psi (1.4 and 6.9 bar).
We recommend an inlet temperature of at least 112˚F (44˚C) to get the best Nebia sensation.
Along with the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 itself, every box includes an install kit that allows you to connect Nebia 2.0 to your home’s plumbing.
Any shower shipping to North America (US, Canada and Mexico) will contain an install kit that includes ½” NPT threaded pipe adapters. Any shower shipping outside of North America will contain an install kit that includes ½” BSPT threaded pipe adapters.
- Water outlet must exit the wall (not the ceiling).
- Recommended floor to water outlet distance: 72 – 84 inches (183 – 213 cm).
- Minimum clearance from water outlet to ceiling: 4 inches (10 cm).
- Minimum clearance from water outlet downward to temperature controls (or other obstacles): 27 inches (62.23 cm).
- Minimum clearance from nearest side wall: 5 inches (13 cm)
- Wall surface cannot be slate
*** For showers with waist height water outlets (common in Europe), a special adapter kit will be available for purchase after the Kickstarter campaign. This kit will require screwing into your wall. Please see FAQ for more details.
*** Australian plumbing is slightly different than plumbing in the rest of the world. Australian backers will require a unique installation kit to account for these differences.
If, for any reason (i.e. compatibility issues, shipping, tariffs, etc.), we do not feel we will be able to deliver the signature Nebia experience to any of our backers, we reserve the right to refund your pledge in full after our campaign.
We estimate to begin shipping to our international backers by Fall 2019.
Recipients of orders shipped outside of the United States will be responsible for any and all costs associated with import taxes, customs duties, or fees levied by the destination country. Nebia has no control over such charges and cannot estimate the exact amount. Please contact your local customs office for more information.
If you decline to pay the duties and taxes due to the carrier upon delivery of your order, the package may be considered abandoned, destroyed, or returned to the United States (at an extremely high cost charged to Nebia). Under these circumstances, we, unfortunately, cannot consider requests for replacement shipments.
We see this campaign as an opportunity to bring Nebia into more homes and advance our goal of significantly reducing the world’s water consumption. We took to heart all of the feedback we received and can’t wait to introduce our new and improved product to all of you. Nebia 2.0 is redesigned to work in more homes, match the aesthetic of more bathrooms, and provide a better shower experience. We are excited to come back to Kickstarter, where we started, to continue advancing our mission to make a real, positive impact on the world.
We believe that our place on this planet is shared and that we are fortunate to be here. Over the last century, virtually every household appliance has been re-invented except for the shower. We don’t simply want to take shorter showers; we want to reinvent the way we interact with water altogether.
This campaign is a launching point for our goal to save 1 billion gallons of water by the end of 2021.
We know that changing the way we shower won’t in itself solve the world’s water crisis, but it is a step in the right direction. We hope you’ll join this movement with us.
Who we are:
Three years ago, we introduced the Nebia Spa Shower 1.0 on Kickstarter. Thanks to your support we have shipped over 16,000 showers to 55 countries. Together, our community has saved over 100 million gallons of water. Now we are back with The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 and the Nebia Shelf.
We are Nebia, a team of passionate engineers, designers, and creative folks who care deeply about the future—we also love to make everyday products better in every way.
Nebia started as a dream in 2010 when Carlos, one of our founders, wanted to provide a better shower experience for his customers. As the head of a large health club company in Mexico City, water consumption was one of his biggest concerns. He turned to his dad, Emilio, a retired engineer and tinkerer, who led IBM in Latin America in the ’60s and ‘70s. Emilio and Carlos laboured for more than two years, leading them to a prototype that convinced Carlos’ customers that they were really onto something.
Not long after, Carlos and Philip met through Endeavor, a global nonprofit that promotes economic development through scaling entrepreneurship. Philip, working in Mexico City through a fellowship, and Carlos, the Chairman of Endeavor, together crafted a vision to bring Nebia to the world. They would base the company in San Francisco and try to change how people around the world interact with water in their daily lives.
It wasn’t until 2014 that they met Gabe, an engineer, who was working at Apple at the time on the iPhone manufacturing design team. Excited by Nebia’s industry-changing vision, Gabe was on board, and the founding team was born. With Gabe’s expertise, they were able to overcome the difficult engineering challenges Nebia was facing.
We believe to our very core that companies have the responsibility to make a tangible positive impact on the world, and be profitable while doing so. The two ends are not mutually exclusive; in fact, they are necessary for the long-term sustainability of human society.
Nebia’s mission is to transform how people interact with water, by building innovative products that people love to use and that are better for the planet. We hope to achieve our mission by scaling our technology to reach the corners of the world where water conservation is most vital. Nebia was born in the developing world, and the vision has always been to make it affordable enough to go back.
A special thank you to our group of investors who believed in Nebia throughout our journey.
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Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter campaign. To date, we have delivered 16,000 units around the world. We are using the same supply base that we established over the past three years through our first product and, this time around, we have the assistance of a world-class company, Moen.
We feel very confident that we will hit the shipping dates we are providing. That said, Nebia is a complex product and we hold ourselves to incredibly high standards in terms of quality and experience. We won’t ship unless we can meet or exceed these standards.
If an issue comes up along the way, we promise to be as transparent as possible while working towards a solution that will leave our backers proud of us and leave us proud of our company.
We have spent tens of thousands of hours trying to make Nebia 2.0 as universally installable as possible. That said, every country has different plumbing standards and every bathroom is different. There are some setups in which the product cannot be easily installed, and we provide clear guidance on the installation requirements on our website and in our FAQs.
Backers are responsible for reviewing the installation requirements we’ve provided and confirming compatibility when making their pledge. We will also make an adapter kit available for purchase after the campaign to make Nebia 2.0 compatible with waist-level water outlets (will require screws into wall).
Stuff happens. Power goes out, the wrong parts are delivered, machines and tools malfunction. We have worked with our manufacturers and our current supply chain for three years. We have built in time for ebbs and flows, but a big ebb or a far flow can affect how long it takes to build our product.
We have people and processes in place to make shipping as smooth as possible. Just like with the supply chain, however, there are always things such as crowded ports and bad weather that can come up and make things take slightly longer than any of us would like.
Act of God:
We’re based in San Francisco and Mexico City. Earthquakes could happen, a wall could come up between us, who knows? Our main goal is to do what’s right by our customers while setting ourselves up to be a sustainable company so that we can keep building these products for you and for the world.