IllumiBowl Review and Giveaway

I first saw Illumibowl come up in my Twitter feed. It seemed like a great idea, but as my kids are older I didn’t think it would really be much use to us. I was wrong lol.

My son is 18 and on days he is not as college he stays up to all sorts of odd hours playing X-Box, and at some point he usually goes to the bathroom. We live in a bungalow, so when he turns the bathroom light on, it disturbs us all. One such disruption made me think about the Illumibowl again.


Illumibowl is a small light sensor that fits to the side of your toilet. When it is dark and it detects movement, ie the seat going up it turns on and lights up the toilet bowl. So now my 18 year old night owl can use the toilet without waking us all up (and he has no excuse for missing the bowl lol).

Not only is it great for my son, but also for whoever gets up first on these now dark mornings and any of us that do need to get up during the night. In fact, at the moment I think the kids are getting up and using the the toilet just so they can see it light up. Oh how easily they can be amused at times.

Illumibowl   Illumibowl

The control box has plastic suckers on it so that it sticks to the outside of the toilet bowl and the sensor goes just over the side of the top of the bowl. It was so easy to fit that Booey did it (again, easily amused.). And then just switch it on. You can have it set to one of eight colours or have it rotating through all eight, we have it rotating.

Illumibowl orange   Illumibowl blue

This is a great device, it has solved our night time “bathroom” disturbances, and it amuses the kids (and a few of our friends who want to use our toilet just to see it glow lol.


I think it would be great for families with young children as well, night time toilet trips would seem a lot less scary for them with this.

For more information you can go to the Illumibowl website here.

Disclaimer: I was given an Illumibowl in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions are my own.

Now for your chance to win an Illumibowl in my giveaway.

T’s and C’s

  • All entrants must be over 18 and a resident of the UK
  • No bulk or third party entries
  • Winners details will be passed on ti Illumibowl for prize fulfilment


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59 thoughts on “IllumiBowl Review and Giveaway

  1. the bathroom..perhaps the bath. My partner gets up early, turns on the bathroom light and wakes me up.

  2. What a great idea! Our house is so small I can hear Olivia get up in the night if she needs the toilet but we ave always left the bathroom light on for this reason. I think this would be a great alternative and would definitely save a few pennies on the electric bill too!
    Thanks so much for linking to #KCACOLS. Hope you can come back again next Sunday


  4. I wish that my wardrobe/closet glowed. It’s a walk in cupboard type one with no electrical hook up for a light! It would be very useful if I could see my clothes to select them instead of taking pot luck. Lol

  5. oh my god i need this in my life!!!! i want my bathroom to light uo so i dont wake the whole place when i put the light on as it hums!!

  6. Ah, this is sooo cool!! Call me a little strange, but I’ve always had some kind of fear that a snake or something would be sitting in my toilet bowl one night. I know, I know, but I read it in a news story once and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. This would be perfect!! Thanks for sharing <3 #KCACOLS

  7. What product in your house would you like to glow? . . . . . . . the bathroom seems like such a brilliant idea, l’ll go with that

  8. My bathroom so that when my grandson stays over it will encourage him to use the toilet during the night

  9. It would be the coffee table so that I don’t have to turn on the big front room light on and blind me on dark winter mornings.

  10. Actually, as someone who can’t get through the night without getting up at least once, I can’t think of anything better than a glowing toilet bowl. Maybe a glowing TV remote to make it easier to find.

  11. The shoe cupboard so that we can find the correct pair of shoes without having to get a torch!

    1. (though that said, I suppose I can’t really call him a product! So 2nd to the dog would be the phone – then I wouldn’t lose it :))

  12. As our bathroom light has an extractor fitted and makes a hideous screeching noise when first turned on, we tend not to put it on at night. Hence little “accidents” from my 15 year old occur… So I would love this for our toilet!

  13. The lock in my front door. We have a motion-sensor light outside the front door, but annoyingly when you stand in front of the door you cast a shadow on the lock, so it’s hard to see properly.

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