Blackout Cellular

Blackout Cellular Shades

Insulating Window Shades / Insulated Shades / Thermal Shades

Elegant Blackout Cellular double honeycomb insulated shades have a double layer  of foil lined cells for opacity, insulation and energy savings. With 99% light blocking capabilities they’re great for bedrooms, media rooms and nurseries or anywhere you want to keep the light out.

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Maximum Dimensions:

120″w x 120″h (Depending on lift system)

Manual or Motorized

“We installed the wheat blackout shades in our bedroom last night – very straightforward installation and the measurements were dead-on. All the best.”

 

-HEATHER WARD, ELM CITY, NC
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Insulator Cellular Blackout Description

Double Honeycomb Insulated fabric traps air in its cells acting as a barrier against cold air flow in the winter and locking the warm air inside. In the summer, the cellular air pockets trap cool air inside reducing unwanted heat gain. The Insulator™ uses integrated foil technology to maximize the light block and insulating properties of Double Honeycomb Insulated fabric for even greater fuel savings. Review an Energy Savings Report (pdf) on Cellular Window Insulated Shades. The Insulator™ will add an additional 10% savings to the figures in the report. They also reduce heat loss in the winter because of drafty windows.

North Solar Screen takes cords and child safety seriously. All cord shades have safety tensioners to reduce the hazards of cord strangulation or entanglement or they can be motorized.

Light Blocking Cellular Shades at a Glance

  • Best energy efficient cellular fabric, winter and summer R Value 5+
  • Durable polyester that is washable, dust resistant and will not fade or fray
  • UV Protection: nearly 100% of harmful UV rays are blocked Pleat retention: 3/8″ pleats retain their beautiful look
  • Compact stacking height: The crisp pleats raise to a small, unobtrusive stack
  • Sound Absorbing
  • White to street side for uniform look and summer heat rejection
Care & Warranty

Cleaning & Care
 
Warranty

Lift Systems

Standard
  • Raised and lowered by pulling the thin cord. As you pull the cord, the shade goes up, and the cord becomes longer. Recommended for smaller shades. Breakaway cord for child safety.
  • Max size 120″ x 120″; we recommend Cordloop over 48″ x 120″, 60″w x 96″h, 66″w x 84″h, 72″w x 78″h, 84″w x 66″h,108″w x 48″h

Depth required

  • Flush Mount 2″
  • Shallow mount 3/4″
Standard Top Down Bottom Up
  • Also have thin cords, one on each side of the shade. One cord lowers and raises the bottom rail of the shade, while the other allows you to raise and lower the top rail of the shade. You can open the top of the window shade but leave the bottom of the window covered for privacy. Breakaway cords for child safety.
  • Max Size: 84″ wide x 96″ high (We recommend Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up over 48″ x 120″, 60″w x 96″h, 66″w x 84″h, 72″w x 78″h, 84″w x 66″h)

Depth Required

  • Flush Mount 2″
  • Shallow mount 3/4″
Cordloop
  • Raised and lowered with a loop of thicker cord. Pull on one side of the loop to raise the shade, and the other side of the loop to lower the shade. Cord tensioning devices for child safety.
  • Max size: 120″ wide x 120″ high

Depth Required

  • Flush Mount 2 1/4″
  • Shallow Mount 1/2″
Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up
  • Thicker cord loops, one on each side of the shade. One loop lowers and raises the bottom rail of the shade, while the other allows you to raise and lower the top rail of the shade. You can open the top of the window shade but leave the bottom of the window covered for privacy. Cord tensioning devices for child safety.
  • Max Size 120″ wide x 120″ high

Depth Required

  • Flush Mount 2 1/4″
  • Shallow Mount 1/2″

 

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Push Button Cordless and Push Button Cordless Top Down Bottom up
  • Push button on bottom bar to raise or lower shade
  •  Push Button cordless is a FREE UPGRADE; small upcharge for Push Button Cordless TDBU
  • You must be able to reach the bottom bar of the shade when fully retracted!
  • Depth required
    • Flush Mount 2″ for shade; handle sticks out further
    • Shallow mount 3/4″best-for-kids-badge
Motorized
  • Simplicity12V Rechargeable Battery Operated motor. Operates with handheld  multi channel remote.
  • Max sizes: 48″ w x 120″ h, 60″w x 96″h, 66″w x 84″h, 72″w x 78″h, 84″w x 66″h,108″w x 48″h

Depth required

  • Flush Mount 2 1/4″ for shade
  • Shallow Mount 1/2″best-for-kids-badge

Motorization Options

Simplicity Battery Operated Rechargeable Motors
  • Motor and rechargeable lithium ion battery in motor casing are concealed in roller
  • No special wiring requirements
  • Rechargeable battery comes fully charged from factory, no external battery wand is required
  • Factory programs upper and lower limit stops but does not program channels because that needs to be completed after shade installation.
  • Average battery charge lasts 6-12 months under normal use one cycle per day
  • Battery can be recharged up to 500 times
  • Takes approximately 5 hours to recharge a depleted motor
  • Recharge when shade starts running slow to avoid losing programming
  • Shade will beep when the remote button is pressed.
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Remotes

Simplicity 5 Channel Remote features 5 individual frequency channels and an “All” channel that operates all the shades at once. The Simplicity 5 Channel Remote is available in white or black.

Simplicity 6 Channel Timer Remote The 6 Channel Timer Remote combines the functionality of a hand-held control with the convenience of a programmable timer. The 6C remote allows for up to 18 scheduled actions. The remote comes with a holder which can be mounted to a wall for easy access. The 6C remote is available in white.

 

  • 5 Channel hand held remote is standard
  • 6 Channel timer/ remote combines functionality of 6 channel hand-held control and programmable timer.
  • Timer allows for different scheduled actions each day of the week
  • Manual function disables timer and remote can work as a 6 Channel remote
  • 6 Channel remotes and holders are white
  • Holder can mount to a wall for easy storage
  • Range of remote is approximately 80 feet
Battery Charger
battery charger for motorized shade pull

8.4 volt charger plugs into standard power outlet to recharge

Plugs into charging port of motor

Charger is black and comes with 13 feet of wire

New: EZ Charge Extension Wand Great for Out of Reach Windows
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EZ Charge Extension Wand easily recharges your hard to reach Simplicity Rechargable Shades. The wand extends up to 31” in length. Simply touch the magnetized wand tip to the port to attach. Then plug the charger into the base of the wand.

EZ Charge Wall Mount Receiver can be  easily concealed by a valance

Effortless operation

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EZ Charge Wall mount Receiver
  • The EZ Charge Wall Mount Receiver includes screws and anchors. These can be used for wood or drywall mounting.
  •  Extension cable plugs into charging port of Simplicity Rechargeable shades.
wand and battery charger

Battery Charger – SOLD SEPARATELY. You must specify charger when ordering a Simplicity Rechargeable Motorized Shade. The charger plugs into the wand base. The 8.4 Volt charger requires a standard power outlet to recharge the motor. The charger is black and comes with a 156” wire. The dimensions are 1” wide x 2½” length x 13⁄4” deep.

Simplicity Smart App Controller
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The Simplicity Smart Controller powered by NEO Smart Blinds App is a small device that you install in your home that allows you to set automatic opening and closing times for all Simplicity motorized shades from your Apple or Android Smartphone, voice controlled Amazon, Google home automation device, tablet, or PC anywhere in world.

  • Works with Apple and Android Smartphones
  • Free downloadable app
  • Compatible with previously installed Simplicity motorized shades
  • Can schedule operation up to 14 shades in a single room or every shade throughout the house

GET STARTED IN 4 EASY STEPS

  • Download the free NEO Smart Blinds App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and create an account.
  • Purchase our palm sized Simplicity Smart WIFI Controller
  • Plug into a central location with a strong WIFI signal
  • Add your shades in the app
  • Controller has same range as remote (150 feet) so one per floor is usually sufficient

Simplicity Smart Controller                        One box/2000 sq. ft recommended

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Specifications

Shade Sizes

 

  • Standard
    • Min: 8″w x 8″h
    • 120″ w x 120″ h (we recommend Cordloop over 72″ w by 120″ h)
  • Standard Top Down Bottom Up
    • Min: 12″w x 8″h
    • 84″ w x 96″ h (we recommend Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up over 72″ w x 120″ h)
  • Cordloop
    • Min:14″w x 8″h
    • Max: 120″w x 120″h
  •  Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up
    •  Min: 22″w x 8″h
    • Max: 120″ w x 120″ h
  • Push Button Cordless
    • Min: 16″w x 8″h
    • Max: 84″w x 84″h
  • Push Button Cordless Top Down Bottom Up
    • Min: 20″w x 8″h
    • Max: 84″w x 84″h
  • Slumber Tracks: Standard 96″ w x 120″ , Standard Top Down Bottom Up 96″ x 96″, Cordloop 96″ x 96″, Cordloop Top Down Bottom up 96″ x 96″, Cordless 96″ x 84″, Cordless Top Down Bottom Up 96″ x 84″

    Depth Required

    Varies by lift system and track options. Measure depth at the shallowest point for double hung or sliding windows

    • Standard, Standard Top Down Bottom Up, Push Button Cordless, Push Button Cordless Top Down Bottom Up
      • Flush mount 2″
      • Shallow mount 3/4″
    • Cordloop, Cordloop Top Down Bottom Up. Cordless, Cordless Top Down Bottom Up, Motorized
      • Flush mount 2 1/4″
      • Shallow Mount 1/2″

Environmental Impact

Sustainable Manufacturing
Capable of being continued or maintained with minimal long term effects on the environment.

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Energy Thermal Efficiency
Reducing energy consumption and cost by preventing solar heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.

Responsible Materials
Those that have a lesser impact on humanity and the environment. Responsible materials are made from renewable resources or recycled content, they emit low VOC’s such as toxins, allergens and carcinogens, and can be disposed of by recycling or reusing.

They also act as a barrier against cold air flow in winter, locking warm air inside. Available in the same light filtering and blackout options as our regular cellular shades, they are for inside frame mounts only. The cellular insulated blackout shades provide the maximum insulation values.

Measuring Videos
Inside Frame Mount
Outside Frame Mount
Measuring Instructions
Materials needed for measuring
  • Decide whether you want the shade mounted inside the frame of the opening or outside the opening. An inside mount can look cleaner, but if there are obstructions (photo 1) if you want more complete coverage, you may want to order outside mount, or if you want to cover more than one opening with a shade.
  • Always use a steel measuring tape. (photo 2)
  • Measure to the nearest 1/8” (photo 3) Round DOWN, not UP, if it is 1/16th over.
  • Tell us raw measurements. Do not take your own deductions.
  • Always give width before height
  • IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT to take note if any of the adjoining shades meet at a 90% angle, as one or both shades may need to be cut narrower to make sure the brackets don’t conflict with one another.  We recommend that you order only one of the corner shades, and order the second one after you have installed the first one to make sure the brackets don’t impede each other.
  • And always, feel free to call us for help and email us photos of the site.
Inside Frame Mount
Height and width for measuring inside mount window shades
  • Measure width at top, middle, and bottom (A) Tell us the raw measurements. Let us take the deduction for fit. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height (B) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
Outside Frame Mount

To Fit Brackets on Trim/Posts

measuring for outside mount window shades
  • Measure width of the outside of the post to the outside of the post at the top, middle, and bottom (A)
  • Measure width of the inside of the opening (B) to check for fabric overlap. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height (C) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
To Order by Fabric Width
Ordering by fabric width diagram
  • Decide where you want the fabric to overlap on each side. Mark on the post/trim and measure this width (A). We will tell you how much room the shade needs to fit.
  • Measure the height (B) If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
To Cover Multiple Openings in a Row
wall of windows for measuring
  • Measure the width of the full span of space you have to fit the shades in at the top, middle, and bottom.
  • Measure the end to center post and center to center post widths at the top, middle, and bottom. Tell us the raw measurements. Let us take the deduction for fit.
  • Measure the width of the inside of the opening to check for fabric overlap. We will tell you fabric width.
  • Measure the height If not ordering the shade to drop all the way down, let us know.
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Cordless and Cordless Top Down Bottom Up only available in 1/2″ single honeycomb.

We are happy to send you up to SIX swatches per shade type

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