The cellular skylight shade is installed and the comments haven’t stopped! the coffee color matches the wood ceiling perfectly.. The living room now stays much cooler. Again thanks for your help assisting me thru this process. Please tell all of the staff thanks from the Clise family. You do have a great reference for your people and your product in Morgantown West Virginia.
Operate your cellular skylight shades with the touch of a button. Available with light filtering or light blocking cellular fabrics, these insulating motorized skylight shades glide in white retainer tracks to stay in place. For angled, horizontal, or vertical applications, inside frame mount only. Powered by a rechargeable battery. Recharge either with a plug in or solar recharger.
48″ w x 72″ hFabric stacks at bottom or lowest point in the window
Rechargeable Battery Motors
Simply press the button on the remote and walk away while the radio controlled motor does the work for you! Shades are powered by a discrete and easy to use custom rechargeable lithium ion battery which is fully concealed in the headrail. The rechargeable battery is built into the back of the shade at the top. Simply plug the charger into the charging port (pigtail) in the back of the shade and the other side into a standard household outlet to recharge overnight. The charger is black and comes with 156” of wire. No special installation hardware or wiring requirements are needed. The rechargeable battery comes fully charged from the factory. No external battery wand is required to operate the shade. The factory programs the upper and lower limit stops for every shade but does not program channels for rechargeable motors. Channel programming is completed after shade installation.
The average battery charge will last 6-12 months based on an averaged sized shade that's raised and lowered once per day. The battery can be recharged up to 500 times. It takes approximately 5 hours to recharge the motor when depleted. However, it is best to recharge when the shade starts running slow so as not to lose the programming. If the battery dies and the shade is closed it can be more difficult to pry it open and reset the limit stops.
Plug In Battery Charger An 8.4 volt charger requires a standard power outlet to recharge the
battery. The charger plugs into the charging port of the motor. The charger
is black and comes with 156" of wire. Charger is 1" x 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".
Solar Panel Recharge Option Instead of disposable Alkaline batteries, harness the power of the sun to recharge batteries! The solar panel converts the sun's light into electrical energy providing a constant trickle charge for the rechargeable batteries Great for out of reach applications. Dimensions of panel are: 18 1/2” x 1 1/2”, Rechargeable battery wand is 22” long. Cord is a "y" split that measures approx 12" from the solar panel to the connector, and 6" from the motor to the connector.
Full direct sunlight (minimum 4-6 hrs. per day) to maintain full charged, based on one operation cycle per day one open, one close.)
Solar panel will charge batteries even without direct sunlight. Ambient light will charge the batteries but at a slower rate.
Excessive duration of cloudy weather will impact the rate of charge
Solar Panel Mounting
The solar panel can be mounted to the window casing with supplied brackets or can be mounted directly to the glass using supplied special double stick tape. Solar Panel Location Requirements vary depending on the latitude of your home, angle of the skylight shade and direction the windows face. In general, the more horizontal (flatter)your skylight is, the more southward it faces, and further south of Washing DC you live, the better the solar charger will work. The more vertical, north facing and north of Washington DC you are the more you will have to use the plug in charger.
All hand held remotes have holders for wall mounting and an 80 foot range
5 Channel: white or black, operates up to 5 shades individually, simultaneously or in groups
6 Channel: white, also has timer to create schedules for automatic shade operation
Manual function disables the timer and the remote then operates as a 6 channel hand held remote.
The remote utilizes one 3V battery (CR2032). Batteries are included. Batteries are under warranty for up to 3 months from date of purchase. Motorized shades installed into windows with metal casings may have a reduced radio frequency range or may not operate at all depending on the application. Don’t let the antenna on the motor touch any metal objects. This may interfere with signals from the remote control. Make sure to leave the top of the shade head rail open (motor exposed) do not cover, especially with metal materials. This could result in a reduced radio frequency range for the remote control or the shade may not operate at all, depending on the application. The factory does not program channels for the rechargeable motors. The factory programs the upper and
lower limits of every shade. Channel programming must be completed after the
shade is installed.
Motorized Cellular Skylight Shade
Minimum Width: 18" (if under 20" wide, 1/2" extra depth required)
Maximum Width: 48"
Minimum Length: 12"
Maximum Length: 72"
Side rail depth: 1 1/2" (see below for installation depth needed)
Side rail width: (as seen from room) 1"
Inside Mount Applications only.
Skylights must not be more than 3/8" out of square (measure diagonally both directions and compare) and widest width can't be more than 3/8" more than the narrowest width.
For angled, horizontal, or vertical skylights
Motorized Skylight in Open Position. Fabric stacks at bottom.
When ordering Motorized Cellular Skylight shades, the depth required varies based on how you are supplying power to the shade and how wide it is.
To be operated by internal rechargeable battery, using a plug in charger 2 1/4" (2 3/4" if under 20" wide)
To be operated by solar rechargeable battery wand, with the solar panel attached directly to the glass requires 3 7/8" (4 3/8" if under 20" wide)
To be operated by solar rechargeable battery wand, with the solar panel attached with a bracket to the skylight well (this allows you to angle the solar panel for better solar capability) requires 5 3/8" (5 7/8" if under 20" wide)
Operating and Installation Information
Motorized shades installed into windows with metal casings may have a reduced radio frequency range or may not operate at all depending on the application
Do not let the antenna on the motor touch any metal objects. This might interfere with signals from the remote control
Light vacuuming initially to remove the airborne particles followed by cold water with a mild non-ammoniated liquid detergent on a standard sponge. Avoid rubbing too hard. Rinse by immersing in clean water. Dry by hanging the shade in a rolled-down position. Make sure the fabric is flat.
Light filtering cellular fabric is easy to care for. Regular dusting with a feather duster or vacuum cleaner brush is recommended. Most stains can be blotted with a damp sponge and mild detergent. For problem stains, the shade can be removed from the installation brackets and soaked in warm water. When damp, raise shade tightly to re-crisp pleats. Before using anything stronger than mild detergent and lukewarm water, test an unobtrusive corner of the shade. Do not immerse in water.
Cleaning Blackout Fabrics:
Light Blocking fabrics are inherently anti-static and repel dust, but occasional cleaning may be necessary to keep the fabrics clean and bright. The fabric can be dusted with a soft, clean cloth, feather duster or lightly vacuumed with a soft brush attachment. To spot clean, use a cloth or sponge dipped in a light solution of lukewarm water and clear dish detergent and lightly dab. Do not scrub the surface. Rinse thoroughly. Do not immerse in water.
North Solar Screen, LLC. warrants that its window treatments will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original residential purchaser owns the product, provided that the product was installed properly and in accordance with the installation instructions. The limited lifetime warranty is extended to the original residential purchaser only, or for the original purchaser of shades installed in commercial, institutional, or multi-tenant facilities in the original window for which it was installed.
The warranty does not include any conditions or damages resulting from accidents, alterations, misuse, abuse, misapplication, improper handling, installation, repairs, operation or cleaning, exposure to any and all natural and manufactured excessive heat sources. (Excessive Heat sources include, but not limited to: magnification of sun light through cubes of glass, heaters of any kind, ovens, candles, lighting fixtures, etc.) This warranty does not cover variation in color, grain, or texture in natural wood products nor excessive warping of wood slats in high humidity areas. Loss of pleating is not covered if the product is not being cycled (held in the raised position a portion of the time). Normal wear and tear is not covered. North Solar Screen, LLC. will not assume responsibility for any labor installation problems, whether measuring or installing,( including NBI and including the installation of in-warranty replacment parts.) We do not employ installers.
All moving parts, such as cords, will eventually wear out and fabric may fray. North Solar Screen, LLC. considers these things as normal wear and tear and residential applications carry a three year limited warranty. All fabric, including fabric vanes, panels, inserts, and shades carry a five year warranty. All wood alloy and faux wood slats carry a five year warranty. Commercial applications carry a five year warranty on both fabric and moving parts.
This limited warranty does not cover transportation costs to and from the retailer, costs of removal, re-measure, or reinstallation of product, or any incidental or consequential damages.
If a shade purchased through North Solar Screen, LLC. is found to be defective in materials or workmanship, we will, at our discretion, repair, replace or refund the cost of a product which fails to conform to this limited warranty.
We reserve the right to request specific pictures/videos detailing the problem to send to our factory for inspection and final decision. We may require you to speak to factory personnel for assistance troubleshooting to determine what parts need replacing or if the product needs to be remade. We are not responsible for the payment of any labor associated with the re-installation of parts or shades. Colors vary from lot to lot and may not exactly match sample swatch, sample book, or previous purchases. Discontinued components or color selections will be replaced with the closest equivalent current product. This shall be your sole remedy under this limited warranty.
To obtain service, contact North Solar Screen (866) 230-4700
Simplicity motors and controls have a 5 year warranty. Specifically, we warrant the Simplicity motors and controls to be free from defect in material and workmanship under normal and proper use for a periods of 5 years commencing with the date stamped on each product. If the Simplicity product fails within this 5 year period, we will repair or replace it free of charge. We will warranty batteries for up to 3 months from date of purchase; batteries are not covered by the 5 year warranty.
If you have trouble with your motor, contact North Solar Screen and let us have you work with Tech Support. If after going through trouble shooting steps, Tech Support tells you you need a replacement motor, let us know. You will be sent a new motor and a label for returning the defective one, using the box the new one is sent to you in. We will take your credit card information, which will only be used if the defective motor does not come back, or if it is found that the motor was damaged by water or other abuse.
This Warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other obligations, liabilities or warranties. In no event shall North Solar Screen, LLC. or its licensed fabricators or distributors be liable for incidental or consequential damages, or for any other damage, loss or expense, cost or fee associated with such damage. In some states, exclusions for incidental or consequential damages are not allowable.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Policy is subject to change without notice.
Cleaning Light Filtering Fabrics:
The Symphony® double honeycomb fabric is easy to care for. Regular dusting with a feather duster or vacuum cleaner brush is recommended. Most stains can be blotted with a damp sponge and mild detergent. For problem stains, the shade can be removed from the installation brackets and soaked in warm water. When damp, raise shade tightly to recrisp pleats. Before using anything stronger than mild detergent and lukewarm water, test an unobtrusive corner of the shade.
Cleaning Blackout Fabrics:
Symphony® Blackout fabric is easy to care for. The fabric can be dusted with a soft, clean cloth, feather duster or lightly vacuumed with a soft brush attachment. To spot clean, use a cloth or sponge dipped in a light solution of lukewarm water and clear dish detergent and lightly. Do not scrub the surface. Rinse thoroughly. Complete immersion in not recommended.