02381 290120 sales@theelectricblindcompany.co.uk
The Electric Blind Company

Electric blinds work at the touch of a button; the blind fabric glides effortlessly up and down the window driven by a small motorized unit. But how are motorised blinds actually powered? Here we give you an overview of three options to power motorised electric blinds…

Lutron Solar Protection Electric Roller Blind - The Electric Blind Company

Electric blinds work off a small motorised unit which creates a smooth rise and fall movement of the blind itself. Our electric blinds can be powered in two ways – either wirelessly using standard batteries or they can be run off your household mains electricity.

Battery Powered Blinds

If you are installing electric blinds to screen hard to reach windows, battery powered blinds are a fantastic option. There is no need to install a plug socket nearby or run any new wiring. You also avoid having any unsightly wires running along the walls. All of our battery powered electric blinds use standard alkaline D cell batteries and the small motorised system is so efficient that the batteries can last up to five years based on an average use. The batteries sit within the barrel of the roller blind itself, creating a neat and tidy finish. There are also many different styles of wireless motorised blinds to choose from so you are bound to find one that suits your home.

Click here to view an example of electric blinds powered by batteries >

Plug In Electric Blinds

If you have a plug socket located close to the windows that you would like to dress, you can opt to have the electric blinds plugged in via a DC adaptor. The wires can then be run neatly along the wall into the blinds fascia or bracket for a neat finish. This is an easy option to set up with minimal cost, but the plug socket will need to be located nearby to ensure the wires don’t need to be run too far. The running costs with this option are very low.

Hardwired Electric Blinds

Hardwired electric blinds run off your home’s mains power supply. If you don’t have a main plug socket located near to the windows a new fused spur can be wired in specifically for the blinds. This takes a bit more effort to set up and a qualified electrician would be required to carry out the work, but this is a great option for the long term or if you are fitting the blinds into a new build home, extension or renovation. Running costs are minimal and all of the wiring is hidden from view.

Click here to view an example of electric blinds powered by a hardwired system >

Electric Lantern Roof Blinds by The Electric Blind Company

Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about how electric blinds could be powered in your home, contact us for more details. Simply call 02381 290120 or email sales@theelectricblindcompany.co.uk