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The Uni-Blinds® W Smart integral blind system from Morley Glass is enabling homeowners to benefit from the convenience of a motorised shading and privacy solution for their windows and doors without adding to their electricity use.

Using power generated from a small photovoltaic panel mounted on the exterior frame of the window or door, the W Smart operates completely independently of a home’s mains electricity supply. The ‘free’ solar energy from the sun ensures a rechargeable battery is continuously charged-up to give the integral blind more than sufficient electricity to operate it under normal conditions.

W Smart blinds in bi-fold doors

Available in a Venetian or pleated style, as with all Uni-Blinds® the W Smart is manufactured exclusively using the world-renowned ScreenLine® integral blind systems to guarantee superior long-term performance and excellent aesthetics. It is simple to operate using a slide touch button control device magnetically attached to the window or by a remote control unit, both of which raise and lower the blind – and, in the case of the Venetian, tilt the slats.

W Smart represents the latest in innovative and ecological Italian design, providing an integral blind that can be encapsulated within a 20, 22, 27 or 29mm cavity double-glazed unit. The blind does not require hardwiring into a home’s mains electrical system, which makes installation straightforward without the need for an electrician.

Ian Short, Managing Director of Morley Glass said: “Never before have homeowners been so conscious of electricity usage which means that energy efficient and 100% renewable energy powered products are in great demand. The beauty of the W Smart is that it can operate totally free of mains power apart from a very occasional boost using a micro-USB connection, giving homeowners the benefits of a motorised integral blind without adding to their electricity bills.”

Another exciting development of W Smart, due for release in early 2023, is a smart home enhancement. A new plug-and-play smart hub called ScreenHub®, developed by ScreenLine® manufacturer Pellini, enables the blind to be controlled using a smartphone app – a further benefit in addition to the remote control device already provided.

The eco-credentials of W Smart can be enhanced further through the manufacture of the double-glazed units by Morley Glass using advanced glass products that offer superior thermal insulation and solar control. Specifying glass such as Planitherm One for W Smart blinds will deliver a complete integrated solar-powered blind unit with ultra-low U-values, and solar control can be boosted by choosing Saint-Gobain COOL-LITE SKN 176 glass to prevent summertime overheating.

W Smart, as with all Uni-Blinds®, is supplied in the industry’s shortest lead times – manufactured to order in Leeds by Morley Glass in as little as 10-12 days, when an order is placed by 10am on Thursdays, with complimentary nationwide delivery. Find out more at www.morleyglass.co.uk.

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