Window Treatment Motorization with Lutron Systems
There are many benefits to installing custom window treatments in your home, including improved light and temperature control, reduced utility costs and the ability to enhance the look of a new or existing design scheme.
One additional benefit of customization is motorization, which allows you to operate motorized shades, blinds or other coverings using a remote control or a wall panel instead of by hand. The experts at Aero Shade have decades of experience installing custom motorized systems designed to work with all types of window treatments. Whether you want to equip just one room or your entire household, we can help you find an option that fits your rigorous demands for quality and affordability.
Now it’s simple to adjust large, tall or hard-to-reach blinds and shades. Expertly automated motors offer ease of operation, allowing you to effortlessly and conveniently control the light, heat and view with just the touch of a button.
Also perfect for rooms with many windows, now you can easily lift multiple shades with quiet precision – positioning them exactly where you want.
Too much sunlight is harmful to home furnishings, floor coverings and artwork. Motorized blinds and motorized shades can be automatically lowered throughout the day to accommodate the setting sun, block harmful UV rays, and protect your valuable interiors. Enjoy greater comfort and energy savings by eliminating harsh glare from television and computer screens, while controlling heat gain and loss.
Take control of your lighting environment and create the perfect atmosphere in every room of you home – enjoy the sunlight and view, or create a more restful, relaxing mood with total privacy.
What Is Motorization?
Traditionally, adjustment of the window coverings in your household has required some sort of hands-on manipulation. Many coverings feature a pull cord attached to an internal adjusting mechanism. In this type of system, manipulation of the cord gives you the ability to raise or lower blinds or shades, or tilt the angle of the slats found in blinds. Some window coverings have a cordless mechanism that lets you directly adjust their position with your hand.
A motorized system differs from both of these approaches. To operate this type of system, you press the buttons on a wired control panel or a wireless remote control. Each button on a panel or remote control helps you position a shade or blind in a specific way (e.g., lowering, raising or tilting).
Why Choose Motorization?
There are several reasons to choose a motorized window covering system over a hand-operated system. First, a motorized system makes it easier to adjust the position of your blinds and shades. This added convenience greatly simplifies the control of light and temperature in your home, especially if you have blinds or shades that are located in hard-to-reach places, or are too tall or large to easily manipulate by hand.
A motorized system also helps you control light and temperature by making it easy to precisely control and coordinate the position of all of the shades or blinds in a room. In addition, you can program motorized window coverings to open or close automatically at specific times of day. In turn, this gives you the ability to conveniently protect your furnishings and other valued property from the penetrating, harmful rays of UV radiation found in all sunlight.
At Aero Shade, we can help you determine if a motorized system will suit your needs. If you decide to go with motorization, we can explain all of the available options, help you choose the right type of system for your home, and help you address any special issues or circumstances. After installation, our professional staff will fully check out your new window coverings, ensure their proper working order, and show you how to use them in daily operation.
At Aero Shade, we feature Sivoia QED (Quiet Electronic Drive) motorized systems from our trusted manufacturer: Lutron. Each system in this product line is based around a low-voltage electric motor that creates almost no noise during operation and allows you to make precise, synchronized adjustments of your window coverings. In addition, Sivoia QED systems let you recall a variety of preset positions from a remote control or a wall-mounted keypad. You can also create, store and recall a customized set of presets that meet your specific or unique needs. Even if your home experiences a power failure, the drives will remember your presets throughout a full decade of everyday use.
Compatible Window Treatments
Lutron Sivoia QED systems are designed to accommodate the use of a wide range of window coverings or treatments. Examples of the compatible options include popular coverings such as roller shades, Roman shades, venetian blinds, and draperies. The option list also includes curtains, cellular shades, skylight shades, horizontal sheer blinds, pleated shades, tensioned shades, cable-guided shades, and fashion honeycomb shades.
Each type of window treatment comes with its own particular set of available customizations. For example, if you want a Sivoia QED system outfitted with roller shades, you can determine the size of each shade, as well as the fabric type and thickness. If you want a system outfitted with Roman shades, you can use your own preferred material or choose from a number of preselected materials, including fabrics and woven woods. Aero Shade’s expert staff can walk you through each type of compatible window treatment and help you choose the Sivoia system that best suits your aesthetic and practical requirements.
Integration with Your Other Systems
You can install a Lutron system in one room, several rooms or throughout your entire house. Whichever option you choose, you can integrate your remote-controlled system with other wireless networks in your home, including your security system, your lighting system, your home entertainment system and your cooling/heating system. What’s more, Lutron wireless systems are designed to work with remote controls made by a number of other manufacturers. All told, installation of a wireless Sivoia QED can take you a long way toward creating the “smart” home of your dreams.
The professionals at Aero Shade are well-versed in each step required to seamlessly integrate a wireless, motorized window covering system into your home environment. At every stage of planning and installation, we can help you stick to your integration plan and achieve the end results you desire. After installation, we will walk you through the ins and outs of operating your window coverings in coordination with all other existing systems.
In addition to Lutron motorization systems, we carry Somfy motorization systems with voice control. The Somfy myLink allows you to easily control your blinds, shades, awnings and curtains with the touch of a button on your phone as well as Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, including the Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap or Fire.
The Motorization Experts
Aero Shade has a rock-solid history of time-tested expertise and responsiveness to technological innovation. Together, these qualities make us Los Angeles’ preferred source for the design and installation of motorized window coverings that meet even the highest standards of excellence and durability. Visit us in our Beverly Hills-area showroom to see working examples of Lutron’s Sivoia QED systems. We’ll explain every feature of these systems and help you make a selection that fits your home layout and your choice of window covering. As always, you’ll receive expert advice combined with clear cost estimates, flawless installation, and unparalleled customer service.
Bring the best out of your windows with motorized blinds and motorized shades.
Smart homes which have long been portrayed as a popular concept are fast becoming a reality.
Today as a result of technological and product developments, integrated lighting, home entertainment, security, heating and cooling systems and motorized window coverings can all be controlled through one network.