Brondell LumaWarm – Best Heated Toilet Seat Without Bidet
Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by toilethaven
The Brondell LumaWarm, the heated toilet seat, is one of the most popular heated toilet seats. So what makes this toilet seat popular among homeowners?
The following is a detailed review of the Brondell LumaWarm heated toilet seat. I have included all the features and specifications to help you make an informed choice.
Features and Specifications
- Available for round and elongated toilets
- White or biscuit
- LED Nightlight
- Set and forget settings
- Soft close
- Plastic material
- 4.6 pounds
- 320 pounds maximum weight limit
- Bolt spread: 5.5/6.25 inches
- 55 watts
- Ergonomic seat
- Intuitive controls
- Top mount hardware available
- Plug format: A – US style
- Temperature range: 97-104 degrees Fahrenheit
- Elongated seat dimensions: 20” x 14.3” x 2.8”
- Round seat dimensions: 18.5” x 14.3” x 2.8”
- 1-year limited warranty
Elongated or Round Toilet Seat?
In our opinion, the Brondell LumaWarm heated toilet seat is the best-heated toilet seat. It is available for round and elongated toilets. It fits most big toilet brands like Toto, Kohler, and American Standard.
If you are unsure about your toilet, measure the distance between the two toilet seat bolt mounting holes and the front of the toilet. Place the tape measure between the two holes and take the measurement straight to the front of the toilet bowl.
If the distance is roughly 18.5 inches, then you need to order an elongated toilet seat. If the distance is 16.5 inches, then you need to order a round Brondell LumaWarm heated toilet seat—more on how to measure for a toilet seat in this post.
Soft/Slow Close Toilet Seat
Soft-close toilet seats, or slow-close toilet seats, are made to disrespect gravity. If you have been using an ordinary toilet seat, you know that when you want to put the toilet seat and lid down, unless you take them down slowly, they will come slamming on the bowl.
The Brondell LumaWarm is a soft close heated toilet seat, a functionality that also extends to the toilet lid. You can therefore be assured that the sound of a toilet seat slamming on the bowl is not something you will need to deal with.
Imagine waking up at 2 in the morning with the urge to use the bathroom. Your eyes were probably accustomed to the darkness of the bedroom.
In this case, you would only need to switch on your bedside lights but not the bright lights of the bathroom. This is where the LED nightlight toilet comes in place.
A cool blue light illuminates your toilet bowl, which is, therefore, easy to spot and use.
Heated Toilet Seat
Imagine sitting on a cold toilet seat on a cold winter morning. It is certainly not something you would look forward to. Heated toilet seats came to take care of that.
Brondell LumaWarm heated toilet seat comes in 4 heat settings which range from 97-104 degrees Fahrenheit. You can customize it further with their ‘set and forget’ feature, which allows you to set the temperature to a certain setting you don’t need to reset again.
For your comfort, this seat has been ergonomically designed. It, therefore, takes into account the shape of the human body and is designed to accommodate it comfortably.
You will not need to call a plumber to install this toilet. It is absolutely easy to install. Just remove the bolts and nuts holding the previous toilet in place and proceed to install this one in the same way.
In case you want to know how to install the Brondell Lumawarm heated toilet seat, check out this post
If you have a skirted toilet with no means of accessing the toilet bowl underside to install the toilet, this toilet seat has a solution. Top fixing/mounting hardware is available, which helps you to mount the seat from the top of the toilet bowl.
Toilet Seat Dimensions
The dimensions of the elongated toilet seat are given as 20” x 14.3” x 2.8”, whereby the 20 inches is the depth. The round toilet seat’s dimensions are given as 18.5” x 14.3” x 2.8”, with 18.5 being the depth.
Here comes the problem. The length of an ordinary elongated toilet seat is 18.5 inches, while that of the round seats is 16.5 inches.
The dimensions above are measured from end to end of the toilet seat, not the standard way of measuring from the bolt mounting holes.
If you are not careful enough, you might buy a round toilet seat, but you need an elongated toilet seat.
These toilet seats have bolt spread dimensions of 5.5 or 6.25 inches which will be adequate for most toilet bowls in the market.
Electrical Power Requirement
The Brondell LumaWarm is connected to a standard GFI wall power outlet. It comes with a 4 feet power cord and is rated 120 volts. Assuming you are facing the toilet, the power connection will be on the left-hand side.
The LumaWarm is made of plastic and weighs 4.6 pounds. It can comfortably support the weight of human beings weighing up to 320 pounds.
The Brondell LumaWarm is available in white and biscuit and comes with a one-year warranty after the day of purchase.
- The major issue most people have and that you are likely to notice is the power cord. A lot of people feel that for a toilet seat that costs as much as this one does, it should not have a power extension.
- If you have a skirted toilet, you will need to order the installation hardware separately and at a fee. This looks a little unprofessional.
The Brondell LumaWarm heated toilet seat is a beautiful and well-designed toilet seat. It has all the features you would probably need from a heated toilet, and it is therefore not difficult to see why it is the best-heated toilet seat on the market.