Lights Indicating Toilet Seat Position

By:  Frank Engelman   |  Posted: August 28, 2020   |  Updated: April 19, 2023

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The Problem to be Solved

Forgets to Put Toilet Seat Down

Forgets to Put Toilet Seat Down

My brother-in-law forgets to put the toilet seat down causing my sister to almost fall in once during the night

Solution Details


I created a solution that uses red and green lights to let you know if the toilet seat is up or down.

This solution is easy to implement.

It uses a product called the NuFlush Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light (see this product on Amazon*).

After you receive it, do a “test mount” just holding in place before mounting with the tape as its hard to re-adjust.


You may need another piece of tape here to ensure that the sensor is covered when the seat is in the “seat up” RED position.


Here is a YouTube Video illustrating this solution.

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