Purelux Tulip Specifications
Let’s talk for a little bit about the actual size of the Tulip fixture. It is 8.4 x 2 x 15.7 inches. The most crucial part of a kitchen renovation is making sure that the sink is the right size for where it is going to go. I can assure you that there is nothing more irritating than trying to make a sink fit into an area with limited space.
As for build quality and style, the Purelux Tulip is made of a composite material with a beautiful brushed nickel finish. It weighs about four pounds and has an outstanding flow rate of 1.8 GPM.
Lastly: If you like to go camping, to the beach, or have kids that play sports, then you might own a water cooler. The Purelux Tulip is the perfect sink for this, because it has a twenty inch hose! That’s right, almost two whole feet. That is plenty of distance to get the water from the sink into the cooler without the hassle of trying to hold the cooler up to the sink with one hand and trying to balance it on the counter and your knee to fill it up.
- Self-retracting 3-function spray head: Pause, Shower Spray, Stream
- 360° Rotating Spout, Quick Connect Hoses, Ceramic cartridge - 500,000 cycle endurance test passed.
- Install with or without deck plate (included), fits 1 or 3 hole installations.
Purelux Tulip Features
The Purelux Tulip is a pull down sink, which is my absolute favorite faucet, as compared to a pull out faucet. Many people do not quite understand the difference between a pull down and a pull out sink, which is not all that surprising considering that many are very similar, and the differences are more about personal option rather than functionality.
Now, a pull out faucet will have a handle that locks in places by securely slipping into the faucet base which is of course attached to the sink. A pull down faucet, like the Purelux Tulip, however, will attach vertically inside of the faucet. This just means that only the head of the faucet detaches from the fixture, as opposed to a portion of the spout with the head, like in a pull out faucet.
As I mentioned earlier, pull down models, in my opinion, are much better sinks than the pull out model. With the pull out models the grip is absent, other than the buttons on the head of the faucet. This can make using the pull out feature quite cumbersome, even more so if water splashes back on handle.
If your hands are wet while trying to operate a pull out sink, there is a high possibly that you will drop the detachable piece into the sink. Dropping this piece could result in a malfunction of the attachment, or could potentially result in a damaged attachment through the fall. Pull out models aren’t the best for filling up pitchers, vases, or other tall items.
With any pull down sink the buttons that change the stream speed act as a grip on the head of the faucet, and with the Purelux Tulip faucet, there is a third button for this feature also. The pull down faucet is more ergonomic and comfortable to hold as well – it requires only one motion (downward) for use.
Moving on, the Purelux Tulip offers an extremely useful feature that many other sinks do not. This new feature is called the pause button. The name offers its own description, but in case you miss it, there is a button that will now pause the stream. This feature is very beneficial if you are someone who experiences a great deal of back splashing. It is even better if you are like me and you like to multitask in the kitchen.
There was one instance where I was filling up the pitcher of lemonade with water from the sink while trying to prepare dinner, and instead of having to step away from the stove to turn the water off, I just reached over and hit the pause button. It is just so convenient.
Purelux Tulip Extras
Let’s get serious for a second – lead poisoning is not something anybody wants to have. With the abdominal pains, and loss of fertility/pregnancy, lead poisoning is no joke. That is why I always recommend this sink to anyone who wants to remodel their kitchen. The Purelux Tulip is certified as a low-lead compliant faucet. There is also a ceramic filter inside that works to filter for approximately five hundred thousand glasses of water before it needs to be checked up on!
When I remodeled my sister’s kitchen I used this model of sink, so I figured it would be appropriate to ask her what her favorite feature of the Purelux Tulip was. I’m a professional renovator, so her opinion is more of a “true consumer” opinion than mine.
My sister said that her favorite part of the sink was “…how I can press that little multi-stream button, turn the sink off, back on and it still is in multi-stream mode…”. I never in a million years thought that this would even be considered a feature of the appliance, let alone someone’s favorite feature. But hey, I wanted an opinion that was not professional, and I can see now how they differ.
Finally, the Purelux Tulip has a pretty nifty 360 degree swivel feature. Now, a few people will see this feature and they get a kind of skeptical because nine times out of ten, they do not need a sink to turn 360 degrees, and they know that in some faucet models this feature can cause the faucet to gradually rotate when it is in a certain position, because the weight is improperly distributed.
Purelux Tulip Conclusion
If you’re anything like me, then you are a “penny pincher”. I am always trying to cut costs where I can in any way possible. Even if you are just the run of the mill conservationist, this sink works! No matter what, this sink model is the perfect model for most cost-conscious people. The Purelux Tulip faucet offers an incredibly low flow rate – the flow rate is measured in gallons per minute (GPM) and it is just how much water you use.
With a normal sink, the flow rate can be anywhere from four all the way to seven entire gallons of water per minute! But, with the Purelux Tulip, the flow rate is less than two gallons of water per minute. It is the ideal sink, I’m telling you.
Out of all the renovations that I have done in the past, and all of the sinks I have installed and ripped out, the Purelux Tulip is truly one of the best faucet models out there. It offers style, functionality and design. From its nickel finish to the three hundred and sixty degree swivel feature, this faucet has it all.