No More Peeking Under Doors to See if a Bathroom is in Use
Parking at malls during the holidays can be horrid -- I once saw a fist fight break out at Costco over a space. Thank goodness for those new-fangled red and green lights installed above spaces in parking garages to indicate which spaces are vacant. Even more brilliant, this style of “occupied-or-available” automated LED lighting systems are coming to public bathrooms, in the form of a company called Tooshlights. I learned that the Hollywood Bowl is the latest to have Tooshlights installed over the stalls of their VIP restrooms to streamline the flow, so to speak, of their bathroom traffic.
Finally, a solution to the neck-bending exercise of looking under doors to see if anyone is in the stall, and freedom from worry when using a stall that someone will barge in, or that some noisy body will poke her head under or over the door or peek through a crack to see if a stall is in use.
Tooshlights plans on taking this stroke of design genius even further with an app for smartphones so that those who need to find a restroom can locate the nearest Tooshlights-outfitted facilities and monitor how busy they are. Using the app, potty breaks can be timed for when the most stalls are vacant to decrease restroom wait time. Another nice feature for patrons requiring handicapped stalls is that a special blue light illuminates when those stalls are free.
Besides the Hollywood Bowl, Tooshlights plans to expand to other stadiums, theaters, museums, libraries, convention centers, airports and more.
I can’t wait, to not wait!