Motorized Cellular Skylight Shades

Light Filtering & Blackout Options Available

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 or vertical applications, inside frame mount only; minimum recommended slope is 5º. Powered by a rechargeable battery. Recharge either with a plug in or solar recharger.

Maximum Dimensions:
48″ w x 72″ h
Minimum Dimensions:
18″ w x 36″ h
Fabric stacks at the top or highest point in the window

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Motorized Cellular Skylight Shade Description

Made with 3/8″ pleat double honeycomb design, Light Filtering and Light Blocking Cellular Thermal Shades. These help insulate the windows against drafts and air leaks.

  • Applications: angled and vertical skylights; minimum recommended slope is 5º
  • For inside frame mounts only
  • Rail color: white aluminum head, bottom and side rails
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery motors, battery is built into back of the shade: plug recharger into an outlet and the other side into pigtail in back of shade
  • Wireless remote control and holder are available black or white and can operate up to 5 shades simultaneously, individually or in groups (uses one 3V Battery (included)
  • Skylights must not be more than 1/2″ out of square (measure the diagonals and compare) and the widest width can’t be more than 3/8″ wider than the narrowest width.
  • Do not leave charger plugged in for more than 24 hours as it can prematurely age the battery
  • Skylights require at least 2” of space between finished shade and glass to avoid thermal heat buildup
  • Shades stack at the top not the bottom
Care & Warranty

Cleaning & Care


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Choose From 2 Power Options
Battery motor for motor skylight shade
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

If the skylight shade will be hard to reach for recharging, harness the power of the sun to recharge the battery! The solar panel converts the sun’s light into electrical energy, providing a constant trickle charge for the lithium ion battery.  Dimensions of panel are: 18 1/2” x 1 1/2” with a 24″ long cord.

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 Washington 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.

Picture of two remotes side by side, one white and one black, 14 channels to operate up to 14 motorized indoor shades
Picture of hand holding remote in front of indoor solar shades that are motorized in modern kitchen

Simplicity 14 Channel Remote The 14 Channel Remote can automate up to 14 different shades individually or 14 groups of shades. The remote can be wall mounted for easy access. Available in black or white.

  • Motorized lift system raises and lowers one shade or a group of shades with a push of a button
  • Radio frequency motorization is excellent for large, hard to reach windows and multiple windows
  • Simple, convenient, child-safe method of operating shade
  • 14 channel remote can operate up to 14 windows or groups of windows
  • Remote comes with holder to mount to a wall for easy storage
  • Range of remote is approximately 80 feet

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 or vertical skylights; minimum recommended slope is 5º
  • Skylights require at least 2” of space between finished shade and glass to avoid thermal heat buildup

Motorized Skylight in Open Position. Fabric stacks at top.

Depth Required

  • 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

Skylight Well Diagrams

How To Measure For Motorized Skylight Shades
Materials needed for measuring
  • (Photo 1) These shades are only available as an inside mount.
  • (Photo 2) Always use a steel measuring tape.
  • (Photo 3) Measure to the nearest 1/8”. 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
  • Measure the diagonals (top left to bottom right and vice versa)
  • And always, feel free to call us for help and email us photos of where you are installing.
Inside Frame Mount
Measuring diagram for how to measure for skylight shades
  • Width: Measure in 3 places: top, middle and bottom
  • The widest width of the window cannot exceed the narrowest width by more than 3/8″
  • Height: Measure in 3 places: top, middle and bottom
  • Order your product at the narrowest width and the shortest height
  • Measure the diagonals of your skylight (top right corner to bottom left corner and top left corner to bottom right corner). If these measurements differ by more than 1/2” you will have to shim your skylight opening to make room for the shade and retainer track.

Motorized Cellular Skylight Blackout Samples


We are happy to send you up to 6 swatches per shade type


Motorized Cellular Skylight Shades Light Filtering Sample


We are happy to send you up to 6 swatches per shade type

Simplicity Remote – Linking/Unlinking shades
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Skylight Well Diagrams

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