A smart home is incomplete without smart window coverings. There are a variety of smart blinds and shades available in the market that can be controlled easily with the push of a button. Now imagine blinds that automatically adjust to the sunlight – Lutron, a US-based electronics company, is launching wooden automated window blinds that make it possible.
These new smart window blinds can be controlled using a mobile app, remote control or they can open/close themselves automatically to allow in just the perfect amount of sunlight. The window blinds are equipped with natural light optimization feature that automatically tilts the blinds to preset angles throughout the day to diffuse direct sunlight and maximize comfortable daylight in your space. All schedules are based on the location and orientation of your house as well as the location of the blinds.
In the morning, the blinds on the East facing side of your home will tilt to minimize direct glare of the sun and blinds on all other sides of your home will shift to the Max View position to let in natural light and views. In the afternoon, the blinds adjust to fade fighter tilt position to defuse direct sunlight from coming in. It helps in protecting floors, furniture, and artwork from harmful UV rays that can cause fading or discoloration.
Finally, in the evening, they close completely for privacy and peace of mind. These smart automated window blinds also work with Lutron’s smart lighting control systems, allowing homeowners to create a smart lighting setup at home. Just like Alexa-enabled Lutron Serena smart shades, these blinds can also be controlled with voice commands when paired with a companion bridge.
Handcrafted from North American basswood, these automated blinds are available in battery-powered, wired, or full manual options. There will also be different finishes and styles to choose from according to personal taste and interior style.
Lutron’s wooden automated window blinds will be a durable and elegant addition to your home. There is no official word on pricing and availability yet, you can head over to the brochure of Lutron smart automated wood blinds for more details.