Operation Luxaflex Duette® Blinds

The original Duette® Shades are as beautifully stylish as they are energy-efficient. Enjoy stunning designs and colours with a unique honeycomb structure that helps insulate your home all year round.

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Duette® Shades Operation

Luxaflex® Duette blinds are so versatile and come in a variety of operation options. From manual operating systems to motorisation, there is always something to suit a particular installation.

Should you wish to add extras, you can have a home automation system and set timers for when you would like your blinds to open and close.

Luxaflex® has also added unique cord or cordless operating systems such as SmartCord®, Easi Rise and LightRise® systems, ensuring that all avenues and requirements have been covered.

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Cord Or No Cord

Luxaflex® Duette manual operation options come in different solutions. SmartCord® and LiteRise®. SmartCord® is a retractable cord system that ensures that the length of the cord is always the same whether the blind is open or closed, keeping every blind symmetric. LiteRise® is a cordless system where the blind is pulled up or down and stays in place when you leave it. This is a very neat solution best used on smaller windows.

Operation Options

Luxaflex Duette® blinds come in three different motorisation solutions. Plug Point, Solar Pack and Battery motorisation. Plug point ensures that your blinds will be operational all the time except for during power surges. Solar Pack is a battery-operated system that is recharged by the accompanied solar panel and battery motorisation is a rechargeable option that will need to be manually charged. Each of these systems has its Pros and Cons so be sure to discuss all the differences with your sales consultant.

Duette® Fabric R-Values

A product’s “R-value” is a measurement of its ability to resist heat flow.

In a home during winter, R-values indicate the ability of walls, roofs & windows to keep the heat inside. The higher its R-value, the more insulation a product provides. A fully-recessed, reveal-mounted DUETTE® Architella Shade can increase the R-value of a 3mm single-glazed window from 0.13 to 0.78, reducing the heat transfer through that window by 83%. Independent modelling has shown that this in turn can reduce an average home’s heating costs by up to 43%

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The R-values are the combined measurement of 3mm (one-eighth inch) CI glass (R=0.127) plus the window covering and are reported in metric SI units. Thermal properties are determined by a certified third-party laboratory utilising accepted ASTM, NFRC and WES standards and procedures. Measurements may vary based on window type and method of installation.

Savings are based on the installation of fully-recessed, reveal-mounted DUETTE® Architella Opaque Shades in an average home in Sydney, compared with the House Energy Rating standard of Holland Blinds from AccuRate, in that home. These calculations have been modelled by an independent third party. Savings will vary based on the window type and installation.

Based on information from NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System). Test results may vary depending on the testing institute used, the method of testing and the actual fabrics tested. All measurements are indications based on information provided in good faith, but Hunter Douglas cannot guarantee that the results will be duplicated in any specific environment.