By todays standards, motorised blinds are not a new technology. For this reason, we want to be sure we can offer our customers a brand that is synonymous with Bang & Olufsen’s exacting standard of simple control, great design & flawless integration.
Lutron Electronics are the forefathers of controlling light in your home. The founder of this great company in fact developed the rotary dimmer switch in 1959. Joel S. Spira invented a dimmer based on a diode and a tapped autotransformer which saved energy and allowed the dimmer to be housed in a normal electrical wall box – yes, the simple dimmer was “new technology” at one point in history! Mr Spira went on to found his company and it gradually evolved to be the responsible for over 2700 worldwide patents.
In 2003, after many years of research, Lutron were one of the worlds first to market with motorised blinds. They were popular for new builds but of course retro fitting them was a messy business. For the following 7 years Lutron invested their time to develop the Triathlon blind which was a revelation to the market due to its ability to draw its power from standard household batteries.
As you will see from our customer videos, these blinds are smooth and speedy in opening and closing and the finish to both the fabric and the motor is extremely high in standard.
As previously mentioned, Lutron initially worked with lighting prior to expanding into motorised blinds. It makes sense then that Lutron lights and blinds are a popular combination and work seamlessly together. When a customer uses just blinds in a room, they have a small remote to allow them to do so. Similarly when using lighting, they will have an elegant Lutron switch to replace their current light switch.
When using them both together, we create ‘scenes’. A wall mounted pad will allow you to select from different blind positions and light settings that have been programmed in by our installers to suit whatever mood you wish to create.
For those who have a Bang & Olufsen TV in the room, you can go one step further! The Bang & Olufsen remote can control more than just the television. In fact it has the ability to control a wide range of things around the home, not least your lights and blinds.
Why not simplify and use only one remote for your TV, lighting and blinds?
On a similar principle to the last, our install team will programme various preset scenes with your lights and blinds that can be actioned by one touch of the remote. If you have the new BeoRemote 1, you will have ‘mybuttons’. Using a mybutton you can perform more complex operations with only ONE touch such as switching on your TV & blu ray player at a certain volume, lowering the blinds and dimming the lights to transform your front room into your very own cinema.
Download the Lutron Fabrics App to browse the expansive collections available to compliment your home interior perfectly.
Better yet, why not pop in and see us at Merchant City as we have a number of Lutron blinds available for demonstration along with many of the sample books for the most popular fabric collections!
Bang & Olufsen of Merchant City are official resellers, installers & servicing of Lutron lighting and blind solutions.