From sunrise to sunset, here’s our tips on using PowerView® Automation throughout the day

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Managing the light in your home is more than opening your blinds in the morning and closing them in the evening. Take control of the light as it moves around each room, increasing natural light while maintaining privacy and energy efficiency - all with PowerView® Automation our electric blinds solution.

6.30am - Time to rise and shine

Forget the frantic feeling as the alarm goes off and you’re rushing to get ready - how you get up in the morning can set you up for the rest of the day.

Much of our days are filled with hyperstimulation from phones, computers and the TV. Research shows waking up in a calm manner and at one with natural daylight is the best way to start the day.

A regular morning ritual can help you wake up happier - starting with scheduling your bedroom blinds to raise before your alarm goes off and allow the sunlight to stream into your room.

PowerView® Automation, our innovative motorised blinds system, lets you control any Luxaflex® PowerView® window blind in each room in the home - meaning your blinds can open and close at a time to suit you.

Top tips for a calming morning routine

  • Let in the natural light
  • Hydrate, get a glass a water first thing
  • Don’t look at your phone when you wake up
  • Head outdoors for a natural boost of serotonin
  • If you have time, get some exercise to get those endorphins going
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3pm - Afternoon sun

If you’re working from home or reading by the window, you don’t need to completely close your blinds to block out the sun and any glare.

Avoiding the reliance on artificial light, PowerView® Automation allows you to control incoming natural light and program your blinds from your tablet or smartphone, to lower at set times in line with the sun’s movements. The app, voice control or Pebble® remote control also allow for instant adjustment of your blinds.

Not only will this help to keep your home cool in the summer months, lowering your blinds during the day, when the sun is strongest, it will also help to protect your furniture and artwork from fading and discolouration caused by constant UV exposure.

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5pm - The early-evening wind-down

“Alexa, lower the blinds in Charlie’s bedroom”.

For busy family moments, including when you’re trying to start your child’s evening routine, motorised blinds offer a convenient solution. Use voice command to operate your PowerView® blinds - compatible with devices including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Electric blinds also feature cordless operation, designed to offer the ultimate in safety and convenience, making them the perfect choice for children’s bedrooms and playrooms.

“I recently had two Luxaflex blinds fitted in my son’s bedroom, they are superb quality and don't have a dangling chain so gives me peace of mind that my son is safe.” - Olivia Jones, Luxaflex® Customer

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7pm - Getting ready for bed

Do you have a healthy bedtime routine? As crucial as your morning habits, creating a bedtime schedule can help to ensure you’re getting a good quality sleep.

Hands up if you’re guilty of watching the TV and looking at your phone - we’re sure most of us are. Exposure to the blue light emitted from phones can affect your sleep at night.

A Harvard Medical School piece validates this stating: “We may be paying a price for basking in all that light. At night, light throws the body's biological clock - the circadian rhythm - out of whack. Sleep suffers. Worse, research shows that it may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.”

Create calm in your living room as you unwind after a busy day and make your bedroom a zen sanctuary before you drift off. Lowering blinds in the evening not only provides privacy from the outside world but creates a darker space for your body to reset and have a healthy sleep.

Top tips to include in your evening routine

  • Don’t eat too late in the evening
  • Use your phone’s ‘do not disturb’ function
  • Reflect on the day, consider a gratitude journal
  • Ensure your bedroom is cool and dark
  • Indulge in a little self care

Blocking out the sunlight can lead to a more peaceful sleep, when selecting window treatments for your bedroom look for those that offer room darkening properties.

We’ve got a whole page dedicated to room darkening window blinds, browse the page for ideas and inspiration.

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Why choose PowerView® Automation?

  • Increased reliability and range utilising Bluetooth 5.0
  • No additional accessories are needed
  • Manage via the app when you’re away from home
  • Reduced home set-up time
  • Improved sound quality with a quiet motor
  • Dealer support away from the blind’s source

Visit your local Luxaflex® retailer to see how PowerView® Automation could work in your home and how you can integrate it with other smart home devices. Our specialists will show you how to use the electric blinds and advise on the type of suitable window treatments.