Stepping into a relaxing, fragrant shower at the end of a tough day is basically the best. Cleaning said shower is pretty much the worst. We鈥檝e scoured the web for ways to make this most-taxing task a little less arduous, even turning to power tools at one point. But the truth is, cleaning the shower is just one of the most annoying parts of #adulting. Between grimey groutlines and dubious mildew stains, it鈥檚 an item on our monthly checklist that we鈥檇 just as soon abandon forever. But if you鈥檙e someone who doesn鈥檛 really *feel* like the shower is clean even after a scrub-fest, you鈥檙e in luck: High-tech home company Ellumi recently launched their bacteria-killing light (originally designed for under-cabinet applications in the kitchen) in a new, shower-friendly model.

Their Germ-Killing Recessed Shower Light may look unassuming, but don鈥檛 be fooled. It鈥檚 armed with the power to kill mold, fungi, and bacteria. A simple switch between the light鈥檚 鈥渘ormal鈥 setting and its 鈥渄isinfect鈥 setting eliminates up to 99 percent of germs on surfaces, including those that can lead to staph/MRSA, E. coli, and Salmonella. Instead of using potentially harmful UV rays, Ellumi鈥檚 technology uses an LED light that鈥檚 safe for everyone in the household, including pets and children. (The company says you can leave it on 24/7 without any adverse effects, should you choose.)

Best of all, Ellumi鈥檚 light goes beyond disinfecting in the moment: It actually inhibits future growth of fungi and mold so your shower stays pristine in between regular maintenance AND is easier to clean next time around. Sure, it doesn鈥檛 eliminate the need to ever whip out your scrubber sponge, but it certainly amps up the impact that normal cleanings have. And for $89, we鈥檙e definitely willing to give it a try, especially if it means we can rest easy knowing our bathroom is *really* clean at the end of the day.

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