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Learn About the Latest Innovations in Wireless Motorized Blinds and Shades

In this, our first in a series of smart window coverings and lighting, we’d like to share our experience with motorized blinds and shades. It’s a smart home technology that has truly transformed throughout the years – from hardwired solutions to battery-powered wireless options and from one-touch control to blinds that automatically adjust to the changing sun.

Show & Tell AV Solutions in Salt Lake City, UT, partners with the best-in-class brands to bring our clients cutting-edge technologies. In the world of window coverings, those brands are Lutron and Smart Innovations. Let’s explore what they’ve been up to.

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Blinds That Move with the Changing Sun

When you first delve into smart window coverings, you’ll feel a sense of freedom. No more wandering to each window to manually lower or raise your blinds or shades. Instead, you control your window coverings in one room or throughout your whole home with just one touch on an in-wall keypad, touchscreen, or remote.

But it gets even better. In 2020, Lutron came out with smart blinds equipped with a natural light optimization feature. These blinds automatically adjust throughout the day to allow the beauty of diffused sunlight throughout your home while blocking the direct rays that damage furniture, floorings, and fine art. Based on the sun’s position, your blinds tilt to the fade-fighting or maximum-viewing position, keeping your home beautiful and protected throughout the day.

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While hardwired window coverings can be the ideal solution for new home construction, today's wireless solutions enable our certified technicians to bring you the ease of motorized blinds and shades without tearing out drywall and disturbing a home's design.

CE Pro’s 2021 Lighting and Shade Deep Dive study revealed that 19% of all installed motorized shades are now battery-powered, and 28% include at least one exposed roller shade—making these integrations two of the most recent trends.

Lutron’s latest Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System brings both features together with an exposed roller and sleek industrial design. These near-silent shades are powered by just six D-cell batteries with a battery life of 3-5 years, the longest-lasting on the market.

Indoor and Outdoor

Screen Innovations has become a key player in the window fashion industry, continually advancing its technology and designs and becoming CEDIA’s fastest-growing manufacturer in this market. The end of 2021 saw their introduction of Zen 2 shade that brings elegance and design into outdoor window coverings.

Custom paintable and up to 25-feet wide and 16-feet tall, they’re transforming decks and patios into comfortable and stylish living spaces. Our technicians can program them to slowly lower as the area warms up or adjust to the changing level of light. We can also synchronize their movements to open and close to preset positions.

In the world of motorized window coverings, almost anything is possible today. To learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Show & Tell AV Solutions today.

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