Most people who get motorized roller shades from Kempler Design prefer battery operated systems. Usually we agree with their selection for a number of reasons. For some applications, we suggest that our customers go with a wired shade. Here are some of the reasons.
- Large Openings- Simply put, battery operated shades can’t lift oversized shades.
- Large Openings Part 2- Bigger shades drain batteries more quickly.
- Uniformity- Did you notice that in the video, the shades all move at the same pace? That is because the power going to the shades is identical. With batteries this is rarely the case.
- Home Automation- If you want the shades to function perfectly every time, you need to wire your shades. The controls should also be wired in this case.
Keep in mind that when you hard-wire your motorized roller shades, we will have to select some technical thingees. Some do plug into the wall, but others require a transformer and power distribution panel. These things CAN require an electrician. Either way, we walk you through the process.
In the video, we use an RTS remote control transmitter. This means that it sends the signal via Radio Signal. It is guaranteed not to work 100% of the time. There are radio frequencies bouncing around your house all the time. When one of them decides to act like a linebacker and knock your remote control signal to the ground, the signal won’t go through. No biggie though. Just press the desired button again. Chances are that it will work this time.
Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.