Eco-friendly, solar powered integral blinds from Morley Glass & Glazing have been given a stylish makeover and an energy efficiency boost.
Renamed the “W Smart” system, the former W Swipe system, is a range of Venetian, pleated or black-out blinds encapsulated within a 20, 22, 27, 29 or 32-mm cavity, equipped with a 3.6V internal motor, and powered by a lithium-ion battery housed in a restyled battery module. The battery can be either recharged via a micro-USB connector or by means of an external solar panel, both available as options. The blind can also be controlled by a 99-channel remote control, associated with the radio receiver that is integrated in the battery module as standard.
Ian Short, managing director at Morley Glass & Glazing said: “We are long term partners with Pellini who manufacture the “W Smart” ScreenLine blind system in Italy, and the latest innovations will deliver added value to installers and their customers. Installers will see our Uni-Blind brand name on the new system, which is a sign of quality and reassurance of our five star service.”
The innovation brought by the new battery module is not only about style, which was developed by professional designers in Italy, but also about the functionality of the device, which has been improved by the introduction of two L.E.D. arrows that intuitively show the commands given to the blind through the module or the need for recharging. The slim size of the device (only 18 mm deep) allows it to be placed on sliding windows, in vertical or horizontal positions.
Moreover, for the first time in the field of integrated blind systems, the new “W Smart” system allows the information about each blind to be stored directly on the battery module attached on the glass or the window frame, thus avoiding the need to associate a specific control device with a specific window.
The battery module is available in a choice of four colours: white, silver, anthracite grey, and black.
The “W Smart” system is ideal for residential and commercial environments and can be used in all types of windows, including retrofitting into existing ones. The system can be fitted quickly and easily and is a halfway option between a manual system and a hard-wired motorised system.