Nebia by Moen: Our Most Advanced Shower Yet

The future of showers. 2X more coverage saving half the water of standard showers. More finishes, more power. Starting at $160.
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When we started Nebia five years ago, this is the product we envisioned. A powerful and enveloping shower experience that sets a new standard for water savings. We believe a great shower should come with no compromise. For the past year, we have been working side-by-side with the Moen team to make our most advanced shower yet.

We decided to come to you first, the Kickstarter community, where everything started for us as a company. Nebia by Moen starts at $160 on Kickstarter only. 

We’re shower lovers, but we hated how much water goes down the drain every single day. We knew there had to be a better way.

Since starting Nebia, our mission has been to bring the world’s best and most sustainable shower to as many people as possible. Over the past five years, you’ve helped make our vision a reality with Nebia 1.0 and Nebia 2.0. Now, we’re bringing Nebia’s patented atomization technology to more homes than ever. To achieve this, we’ve partnered with Moen, a leader in the shower industry for over 70 years.

By 2050, the Earth’s population is expected to hit 9.8 billion. But as the world’s population continues to surge, our freshwater supply remains the same. With only 0.8% of the Earth’s water available for human consumption, our global water supply is under more strain than ever.

Our future depends on conserving our water, but conservation cannot be the sole course we take to create meaningful change. This is why we started Nebia — to reinvent the way we interact with water altogether.

We began with the shower, one of the home’s top water consumers. Our goal was not only to save water but to develop a superior shower experience, one that made people want to save water. After years of experimentation, we achieved this 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 original Nebia Spa Shower on Kickstarter in 2015. After receiving feedback from thousands of shower lovers and countless hours in the wet lab, we launched the next-generation, Nebia 2.0, in 2019. With Nebia 1.0 and 2.0, we’re proud to say that we have elevated showers around the world and saved over 120 million gallons of water. 

We are a small startup with a big dream — to transform the way we interact with water. We do this by building innovative products that people love and that are better for the planet.

Like us, Moen started with a breakthrough innovation. 

70 years ago, Al Moen invented the first single-handed faucet. Now, together we’ve designed a product that will set the standard for the next era of innovation and sustainability. 

By coupling Nebia’s atomization expertise with Moen’s world-class design and manufacturing capabilities, we created our most thoughtful, versatile, and accessible shower system yet. Our partnership with Moen helps us scale our technology like never before. Our hope is that Nebia by Moen will reach more homes than ever and play a critical role in our ambitious goal to save one billion gallons of water by 2021. We expect overall water savings to reach 6 billion gallons of water by 2024.

*Spot Resist Nickel™ is a trademarked Moen finish which prevents water spots and fingerprints, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home and less time cleaning. Read more about it here.

Nebia by Moen has 2X more coverage and saves about half the water used by standard showers.

 

 

In the age of constant notifications and endless to-do lists, your shower is the one peaceful haven where you can pause and simply enjoy the moment. At Nebia, we believe that making the most of your alone time and respecting our planet shouldn’t be mutually exclusive. All it takes is some resourceful engineering on our part, and an open mind on yours. 

 

Fun fact 💡If you take a 10 minute shower with a regular (2.5 gpm) shower, it would take you 18 minutes to use the same amount of water using Nebia by Moen without the Wand, or 14 minutes to use the same amount of water with the Wand on.

Nebia by Moen is our hottest shower yet. We’ve perfected the ideal combination of droplet size, spray pattern, and droplet velocity that results in the best thermal performance yet, and a shower that feels powerful while also enveloping and spa-like. When compared to Nebia 2.0 the droplets are 61% larger in mass (17% larger in diameter), which significantly increases their ability to retain heat. Our engineers are refining the droplet experience with a degree of precision and on a side of the spectrum that has never been explored in this industry before. 

We measure a shower’s thermal performance in the lab using Manny, Nebia’s thermal mannequin. Manny is equipped with 32 temperature sensors which give an quantitative indication of how warm a shower is. Manny has never been hotter.

For Nebia by Moen, we have also perfected the spray experience, making droplets that are 4X more precise than standard showers.

Precision matters.

 

 

It is the combination of size, speed and location of each droplet that ensures your shower is magical, enveloping, warm and efficient. Nebia by Moen controls more droplets, more precisely, across more showers setups, than anyone else. This control places precise droplets in the right place and at the right speed.

 

 

How did we perfect the spray experience? While traditional showers use flow restrictors or regulators, we use a pressure regulator. Instead of limiting the amount of water that can go through your shower, Nebia by Moen controls the pressure to our proprietary nozzle array to deliver the perfect spray across all showers, from a tiny home in the countryside, to a penthouse apartment in the heart of downtown.

 

In addition to being our hottest shower yet, Nebia by Moen delivers an overall better shower experience. Here’s why: 

 

Exceptional coverage
 

Our patented spray nozzles deliver 2X greater coverage than a standard shower and we can prove it. In the lab, we measure body coverage using the EPA WaterSense coverage test, which measures how much water from a shower falls into each of several concentric rings at a distance of 18” from the Rainshower. At this 18” distance, Nebia by Moen covers a diameter of 20”, twice that of a similarly sized standard 8” showerhead.  

And we didn’t stop there. The Nebia by Moen Wand is the perfect accompaniment to your shower experience. Not only does it help target those hard-to-reach areas, it also delivers a fully immersive experience, together with the Rainshower. 

 

More rinsing power than ever

Compared to other showers on the market, Nebia’s droplets are smaller, creating a more immersive, spa-like sensation. Our droplets also travel faster, providing more rinsing power per unit of water than any other shower on the market. In fact, Nebia by Moen Rainshower and Wand together are 81% more powerful than other atomization showers on the market.

How do we know? We can measure rinsing effectiveness using the EPA rinsing test, the Nebia-designed Rinsing Efficiency test, or by talking to users. We’ve done all three, and Nebia by Moen passed with flying colors.

Easy self-install

Nebia by Moen delivers a blissful spa shower experience which you’ll enjoy for years to come — and it won’t take long to install. 

Unlike a traditional overhead-handheld combo shower system, which often costs thousands of dollars including extra valves, in-wall plumbing and an expert to help, you can install Nebia by Moen yourself. Simple and intuitive “click together” features assure watertight seals without complicated plumbing tools. If you can change a lightbulb, you can install Nebia by Moen. 

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Adjustability to optimize your experience

Not only does the Wand complete the enveloping spray of Nebia by Moen, but now the Rainshower is more adjustable to your needs than ever. Check out these cool features: 

Want to learn more about Nebia by Moen features? Click below to watch Philip Winter, one of Nebia’s co-founders explain further:

You asked for it, and we’ve delivered. We worked hard to make Nebia by Moen compatible for waist-high water outlets (most common in Europe). For the first time ever, Nebia by Moen was built to not only work with the standard North American plumbing setup but also with the standard European setting of a waist-level water outlet. You can let us know which setup you have after pledging.

Ready to pledge? For the first time ever, you can experience Nebia in two different configurations:

🚿Nebia by Moen Combo offers the complete Nebia Experience with both the Rainshower and the Wand for only $199 ($70 off retail price). Use the Wand to rinse hard-to-reach areas, to assist while shaving, or leave it mounted on the magnetic dock for a fully enveloping body spray.

🚿Nebia by Moen Rainshower is our most affordable option starting at $160 (save $40 off retail price). It does not include the Wand but it still delivers our most powerful and effective shower experience yet.

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 People have been enjoying Nebia showers for years. Here’s what they have to say:

 

Will Nebia by Moen wash shampoo and conditioner out of my hair effectively?
 

💧🚿Despite their small size, our atomized water droplets are mighty. Nebia engineers have even developed a rinsability test to ensure that our droplets are able to effectively rinse shampoo and conditioner out of even the thickest hair. We soak wigs of hair in heavy salty water and measure the salinity after rinsing with Nebia by Moen compared to other showers. Nebia by Moen was 33% more powerful than one of the leading showerheads on the market, while using considerably less water. 

Can I really install Nebia by Moen myself?
 

💧🚿Yes, you really can! The installation process was designed with the user in mind and only takes about 15 minutes. 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. If you run into any trouble along the way, we’re here to help. 

 

Can I easily uninstall Nebia by Moen?
 

💧🚿Nebia by Moen was designed for an easy install and uninstall, without needing any help from a plumber. Renters, you have nothing to worry about! To uninstall the shower, simply press down on the release button, located at the top of the bracket,  lift the shower off of the bracket retainer and away from the wall. That’s it you’re all done!

How should I clean Nebia by Moen?
 

💧🚿We recommend cleaning your Nebia by Moen with a mild soap, rinsing thoroughly with warm water and drying with a clean, soft cloth. For hard water, you can use white vinegar. Never use cleaners containing abrasives (including abrasive sponges or steel wool), ammonia, bleach or sodium hypochlorite, organic solvents (e.g. alcohols) or other harsh chemicals (e.g. lime scale removers) to clean, as they may damage the finish. 

How much energy does Nebia by Moen save compared to a standard shower?
 

💧🚿Nebia by Moen saves 41% of the heating energy used by a standard shower. 

How much water have Nebia users saved?
 

💧🚿Nebia users have currently saved over 120 million gallons. With your help we will meet our goal to save 1 billion gallons by 2021!

Will my shower be compatible with Nebia by Moen?
 

💧🚿See compatibility section above* 

Does Nebia by Moen need a minimum water pressure?
 

💧🚿If you live in an area with low water pressure, don’t worry. Nebia by Moen shines in homes with water pressure as low as 20 psi (1.4 bar).

Will I still get a spa-like experience with Nebia by Moen?
 

💧🚿Absolutely! The atomization technology used in Nebia by Moen makes it extra steamy. The combination of warm air and moisture opens your pores (which is great for your skin) and reduces tension so that you can enter full zen mode.

How does Nebia by Moen compare to other atomization-like showers on the market?

 💧🚿For one, Nebia’s droplets are smaller, creating a more immersive, spa-like sensation. Our droplets also travel faster, providing more rinsing power per unit of water. Finally, we’ve custom-designed the Nebia by Moen spray nozzles, as well as their spatial arrangement, to ensure Nebia by Moen is warm enough for everyone.

With Moen as our partner, we are able to deliver Nebia by Moen in record time to your home. Our manufacturing partners are standing by and we will begin shipping to North American backers beginning in March 2020.  2,500 backers (in North America) will receive Nebia by Moen just a month after the campaign ends!

Please note that your delivery date will depend on your backer number, in addition to some other factors. For example, some finishes might be ready before others, international units often take longer to ensure compatibility, and we will not ship your pledge until you have completed your Backerkit survey. That said, we will do everything in our power to deliver your pledge as soon as possible!

For backers outside of North America, we will begin delivering units in August. These units have different compatibility requirements and are part of a different production run. You will be able to select what type of setup (options include North America (NPT) International (BSPT) and Waist-High water outlet) you will need when answering the Backerkit survey.

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.

 These are the dimensions of the Nebia by Moen shower system:

 

 

At Nebia, we’re always thinking about ways to lower our carbon footprint. For Nebia 2.0, we developed packaging that is 70% smaller by volume while still ensuring Nebia is as secure as possible during delivery. For our latest shower system, we are working hard to reduce our packaging size once again, while using as many recyclable materials as possible.

We are always working to make our shower compatible with as many homes as possible. This time around, Nebia by Moen is compatible in almost any shower setup (see requirements below).

Nebia by Moen will be compatible with waist-high water outlets. We did not want people in Europe to miss out on the most indulgent shower of their lives with still an amazing design. Now, Nebia can be installed with no problem in most homes around the world.

To install Nebia by Moen, you will need:

WATER HEATER TEMPERATURE of at least 115°F/46°C

WATER PRESSURE of at least 20psi/1.4bar

SPACING

  • The water outlet must be in a wall (not the ceiling). 
  • The recommended floor to water outlet distance is 72″-84″(183-213cm). If you have a waist-high outlet see the “Compatible for Europe” Section. 
  • The minimum clearance from water outlet to ceiling is 4″ (10cm). 
  • Make sure there is 29″ (74cm) ( B ) of clear space between your shower arm and the top of the trim/temperature controls. 
  • The minimum clearance from nearest sidewall is 5″ (13cm). 

OTHER

  • Your wall must have a 1⁄2″ NPT (or 1⁄2″ BSPT) pipe connection (this is standard in most bathrooms). 
  • For slate surfaces you will have to use the included screws instead of the adhesive pads to secure the bracket. 

 If you have further questions or doubts, please visit https://support.nebia.com/

We are Nebia, a team of passionate engineers, designers, and creative folks that care deeply about planet Earth and our commitment to making everyday products better in every way. We walk the walk and talk the talk. 

Nebia is hiring in Mexico City and San Francisco. If you are interested in joining the team, send your resume to jobs@nebia.com

It takes a village to bring a new product to life 

Over the years we have been fortunate to work alongside many fantastic creative partners. This is one of the most fulfilling aspects of the journey. A special thank you to Moen for their close-knit partnership and for stretching the bounds of what has been done before. We would also like to thank earlier partners who helped us get here, these include: William McLeod (our fearless and committed videographer and #1 advocate), Radicand, PCH, Y-Combinator, Stanford StartX, Julian Bagirov, and may many more!

We would like to extend a special thank you to our industrial design partners for Nebia 1.0 and Nebia 2.0, Box Clever. Founder and Creative Director Bret Recor took a shower in an early prototype in our hotel room (we didn’t tell the hotel we had retrofitted their shower) when we were just getting started with the idea of Nebia. He and his team believed in us and helped us get our company off the ground (before it even existed). Thank you everyone!  

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