Everyone loves technology and how it can help make everyday tasks easier. There is a smartphone app for everything these days, as well as smart home devices that can do everything from switch the lights off to recording your conversation.
The latest development on the market that everyone is talking about is motorised blinds. Just as the name suggests, a motor is going to help you open and close the blinds during the day and night. So, instead of going around and adjusting all of the blinds in your home, you are going to be able to do this hands-free.
But, one common question we see quite a lot is; how are motorised blinds powered? Let’s take a look at this topic and find out.
What is Powering Motorised Blinds?
A lot of people are fascinated by how motorised blinds work. Well, technology has made it pretty simple. Most of them are powered using a tubular motor that is integrated into the design of the blinds. This is what allows the blinds to open and close on their own. Motorised blinds are easy to operate and this can make your day-to-day chores simple and quick. In particular, they are going to be useful if you have a lot of windows in your house. We all know it can tedious to open and close all of the blinds every day.
There are two ways that a motor for a blind can be powered. This includes battery power and it can be from 240V mains power. There are many reasons why you might want to pick one type of power over the other. For example, battery power can be a good option if your blinds are not going to be near to a power source. But, you will have to change the batteries in order to keep them operating. Alternatively, you can use 240V main power. This is going to provide continuous power to the blinds and you do not have to worry about them.
There are different types of blinds that are now motorised and this means there is something to suit your home. This includes:
- Vertical blinds
- Venetian blinds
- Roman blinds
- Skylight blinds
- Roller blinds
Something that all of these blinds have in common is that the motor is going to be hidden and discreet. For example, on vertical blinds, the motor is going to have a slim profile so that you cannot see it. Then, with wooden Venetian blinds, the motor is hidden within the track so it does not stand out.
How Are Motorised Blinds Operated?
So, we now know that motorised blinds are often powered by a motor. But, how are they operated by a user? Again, thanks to the development in motorization technology, it is easier than ever to operate motorised blinds. After all, the whole point of them is to make your life easier and ensure that opening and shutting the blinds is an effortless task. So, let’s take a look at the different ways motorized blinds can be operated.
With a Remote Control
First of all, one of the ways you can open and shut motorised blinds is with remote control. So, instead of manually having to use a string or pole, you are going to be given a small remote control. This will have a few buttons you can use to control the blind. This makes it a lot easier during the day and at night to adjust the blinds to how you want them.
Using a Smart Device App
Next, there are going to be modern motorised blinds that can be used in combination with a smart device app. This is going to make your life a lot easier if you love to use your smartphone for everything. Simply, you are going to be able to operate the motorised blinds you have in your home from your mobile. You will have an app that makes this easy to do. For example, you can lie in your bed and be able to open the blinds without getting up in the morning.
Enjoying Voice Operation
The latest development when it comes to motorised blinds is being able to open and close them with a simple voice command. Home automation is something that everyone is investing in right now. You can switch off lights with a simple command and even turn on the television. So, why not also control your blinds this way? This makes opening and shutting blinds effortless.