Remote control cellular shades

2013-05-11T03:00:00Z Remote control cellular shadesMichelle Krueger Times Correspondent
May 11, 2013 3:00 am  • 

Press a button and up they go. Press another button and down they come.

New technology is constantly being introduced to make life easier at home. Some things catch on – like automatic washing machines - others not so much – think Betamax tape.

My guess is that Lutron’s Serena™ remote controlled cellular shades are here to stay.

I can already imagine the next generation rolling their eyes when someone mentions how they once had to manually open and close every single window shade throughout the house.

In the last 50 years, Lutron has invented hundreds of lighting control devices and motorized window treatments, expanding their product offerings from two to 15,000. Starting at $299, Serena shades give homeowners the opportunity to experience luxury and enjoy effortless energy savings (they can double the R value of your windows – the larger the R value – i.e. thermal resistance – the greater the insulating power) all for an affordable price.

Controlled via a remote, Serena shades can be installed as quickly and easily as hanging a picture, but without any damage to the walls. They use standard D batteries and feature new, patent-pending Triathlon power technology to extend the battery life up to three years.

Ideal for any room, Serena shades can reduce harsh glare and provide just the right light for reading, cooking or relaxing. They are especially beneficial in hard to reach place like tall foyer windows and conveniently provide privacy - as you get into the tub for example - and then easily reopen so you can enjoy the view. In the nursery, you can slowly and silently lower them to create a soothing environment that lulls your baby to sleep.

Available in three styles of fabrics - single-cell light filtering, double-cell light filtering or single-cell blackout - and more than 50 different colors, Serena shades will compliment any décor. Learn more at

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