There are a couple ways to power your motorized blinds or shades:
Ideal if you don’t have outlets near the window
Easy to set up
Attaches at the top of the window treatment and blends in seamlessly
Plug-In (Required for larger blinds and shades - over 50 sq ft)
Fully electric blinds don’t require batteries
Ideal if you have outlets near the window
No setup required
When customizing your product, you’ll be asked to choose your power supply after you select the motorized lift option.
How long do the batteries last?
Battery life will depend on your specific product and how often you use your blinds or shades. On average, they should last up to a year. To learn more, read our blog post about how long batteries last in motorized blinds.
Are motorized blinds difficult to set up?
While setup difficulty will depend on your product and the power supply you choose, it’s well worth the effort when you consider the convenience of having automatic blinds in your home!
Generally speaking, the setup process consists of the following steps:
Install your blinds or shades — You’ll receive detailed instructions in your product’s delivery box. For general instructions check out our How to Install page.
Attach your power supply — Attaching the battery pack to your product is quick and easy. If you choose electric power, all you have to do is plug in!
Program your remote — Instructions will be included on how to program your remote.
Why are motorized blinds more expensive?
Motorized blinds are more expensive simply because they’re more complex than manual blinds, requiring specialized mechanical parts and more time to assemble.
Despite their higher cost, motorized blinds and shades are a sound investment for any home. They provide the utmost convenience, especially if you have hard-to-reach windows or if persons in your home have mobility issues. Motorized products are also safer for kids and pets since they don’t have potentially dangerous cords.
With proper care, you can enjoy the numerous benefits of motorized blinds and shades for years to come! To learn more about motorized blinds, their benefits, and how they work, visit our Motorized Blinds information center.