The idea behind motorized window shades is that you should be able to make the room dark on a whim, without having to run all over the room or the house. Having a dark room makes for a better home theater experience. However, for those few rooms that don’t have some type of giant flat screen, it’s also an energy-saving measure.
That’s because cutting out ambient light can keep the room cooler in the summer. Of course, when you have motorized window shades, it’s just as easy to pop open those suckers to let the light in, which can heat up a room and save you a few bucks in heating costs as well.
As wonderful as motorized window shades may be, some manage to let a bit of light leak in. It’s inevitable, unless you’ve got Duck tape—or QMotion motorized window shades. That’s because QMotion Advanced Shading Systems boasts a super-small light gap with its offering of motorized window shades. The company claims it to be the smallest in the industry, at just half an inch.
For some of us, however, half an inch can still bring in some seriously blinding light. A smidge can be even worse, since that tiny light stream can be a major distraction during a movie.
That’s why QMotion is redesigning its tilt-out side channels, all to cover this gap. Those side channels can block out the light that’s desperately trying to peek through. It works on the sides and even at the sill angle at the bottom of the lowered shade.
Another nifty perk is that those side channels can tilt out, making it easy to replace the battery inside your QMotion motorized window shades. It even has an integrated stop to keep the roller shade inside the side channels when it’s fully raised.
“For customers needing room darkening conditions like home theaters, bedrooms or conference rooms, the side channels and sill angles in combination with QMotion blackout fabrics can block nearly all UV light from entering the space,” said Gene Demestre, QMotion vice president of sales and marketing. “QMotion continues to lead the industry in developing customer-focused products. Our battery-operated shades do not need to be taken down to change the batteries, and the new side channels are specifically designed to work in conjunction with easy battery replacement.”
QMotion is making tilt-out side channels available in the standard colors of white, silver, sand, bronze and black. These work with all of QMotion’s motorized window shades, including Qlink and dual shades. Contact the company directly for availability, pricing and installation information.