How Long Do Batteries Last in Motorized Blinds?

Jessica Cruz | 14 Feb 2017 | Motorized

How Long Do Batteries Last in Motorized Shades?

Motorized shades are great for rooms where windows are hard to reach. Think about being able to avoid grabbing a step ladder to raise it or having to climb over furniture to pull it down. They also have a cleaner look without the messy swinging cords that can be hazardous to children.

There are two different options for motorized shades – D.C. power adapter or battery tube. The D.C. power option means you don’t have to change the batteries but will require an electrician for installation. The battery option is better for a DIY install, but you do have to change out the batteries occasionally.

The battery life will vary from person to person depending on how often you open and close your blinds and how large your window is. Heavier window treatments will use battery power more quickly.

If you do choose motorized blinds you may wonder how often the batteries have to be changed out. On average our customers change their batteries quarterly. Your battery lifetime may vary based on how often you open and close your shades. Using rechargeable lithium batteries is recommended because traditional batteries can deteriorate in the sun.

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