Electric blinds or motorised blinds are available and popular across most of our range of window blinds. The recent improvements in motor technology, smart home devices and battery life mean that electric blinds are more affordable and readily available for your window blinds.
Types of Electric Blinds
The following blinds are available with an electric or motorised control:Let us guide you through the options?
At Blind Technique, we have a lot of experience in electric blinds and we manufacture many of them locally in our workshop. We also have a showroom with the motorised blinds on display where we are happy demonstrate to you how they work and explain the differences. When it comes to electric blinds, we only use high quality motors and we are therefore pleased to offer the following brands; Somfy or Louvolite.
Mains Powered Electric Blinds
These motors are designed for internal window blinds and are hard-wired into a mains electricity supply either directly or via a transformer. The obvious advantage of mains power is that you don't need to recharge and as a general rule the lifting capability is better. The disadvantage is getting the power source to the window in the first place. When retro-fitting mains powered blinds you will need to deliver a power source to the window recess. If you are building or extending you have the advantage of planning this early and doing it as part of the build.
Battery Powered Electric Blinds
You do not need a mains electrical supply to power your electric blinds. Battery powered motors are quick and easy to install without any damage to your décor or the requirement for an electrician. This latest innovation in motor technology gives you a motor with very low power consumption, only using what is required, and only being used when the blind is operated to maximise battery life. The majority of our battery motors need to be charged approximately once every 6 months depending on use. This is usually achieved by simply plugging in a phone type charger overnight.
The blinds are operated using RTS technology, basically radio waves, via a wall mounted switch or battery operated remote control. The blind will be programmed to stop in the fully open and fully closed position, and can be stopped at any position you chose. Depending on the handset, you are either able to operate one single blind, a group of blinds together, or several blinds individually.
Our motors can be integrated into your home automation system. We are able to offer you the following systems which we can install for you with your blinds; Louvolite Home Hub or Somfy TaHoma system. Both of these will allow your products to be controlled via smart timers or remotely with the associated app, as well as integrating with some well known voice activated systems.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are electric blinds expensive? A lot less than they used to be and some of our battery motors are very good value these days. You can upgrade your blind to motorised control for as little as £99 per blind, depending on which motor, and we quite often have further promotions. Why not find out if we have one running?
Are electric blinds easy to operate? Yes they are. We will set up and install the blinds as normal for you. We will also pair the remote control handset and set the upper and lower limits for you. This means that a single press of a button or interaction with the app, will power the blind to the fully open or closed position or any position of your choosing.
Can I fit them myself? In theory yes you can, depending on the product and your own level of experience. We do however recommend a proper survey and install by ourselves especially for our motorised products as they can be more challenging to set-up initially if you haven't done this before.
Do I need a remote control for each blind? Some remote controls are single use, however others can control multiple blinds at the same time or individually.
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