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Wave On, Wave Off with Moen’s Expanded Touchless Technology, MotionSense Wave™

North Olmsted, Ohio… Imagine the convenience of having a kitchen faucet turn water on or off, without a touch. Moen, a company known for its thoughtfully designed products, has expanded its popular MotionSense™ line to include MotionSense Wave™. Faucets with this hands-free technology feature a single-sensor touchless activation, allowing users to easily turn water on and off with the wave of a hand.

Faucets equipped with MotionSense Wave technology are perfect for when your hands are too full or too messy to turn on the faucet. This functionality also helps to minimize the spread of dirt and germs, since there’s no need to touch the faucet to start the flow of water.

The faucets can be controlled in two ways: 

  • The Wave Sensor, on the left side of the base of the faucet, turns water on or off with the wave of a hand.
  • The handle on the opposite side of the faucet offers manual operation, letting users adjust flow and temperature.

“From cleaning up after a family finger-painting session to washing a delicious – but sticky – bite of peanut butter and jelly sandwich from your hands, faucets with MotionSense Wave provide hands-free convenience when you need it most,” said Maribeth Kwasniewski, director of retail marketing, Moen. “This touchless technology is intuitively simple and designed to improve the whole family’s experience at the sink.”

Moen’s MotionSense Wave technology is offered on Essie™ pulldown kitchen faucets. Essie kitchen faucets with MotionSense Wave will be available exclusively at The Home Depot, beginning in November 2017. Essie’s graceful curves and high-arc spout make it easy to fill large pitchers and containers. Essie also offers a matching soap dispenser to provide a cohesive look and comes with an optional deckplate to fit into a variety of installation configurations.

Essie is available in-store and online in Moen’s exclusive Spot Resist™ Stainless finish, which resists fingerprints and water spots to maintain the faucet’s brilliance. Additional finishes are available online at 

Essie faucets feature the Reflex® system – a self-retracting spray wand designed to put itself away, while also providing smooth operation, easy maneuverability and secure docking.

Also equipped with Moen’s intuitive Duralock® Quick-Connect System, Essie features a propietary, push-button connector that makes installing faucets quick, secure and hassle-free – no tools required. A telltale “click” audibly signals a secure connection.

Faucets with MotionSense Wave feature Moen’s Limited Lifetime Warranty* to ensure superior quality.

For more information about MotionSense Wave, visit or call 1-800-BUY-MOEN (1-800-289-6636). For Essie finish options and prices, visit


*For complete warranty information, visit Important exclusions apply. Warranty only applies to original purchaser.


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