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Lutron’s Sivoia QED™ Offers increased Roller Shade Coupling Capability

The Sivoia QED™ (Quiet Electronic Drive) controllable shade system by Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. now provides the ability to group multiple roller shade panels on one electronic drive unit for enhanced control and greater efficiency.

The new Sivoia QED roller 200CW controls up to six shade panels from one electronic drive unit (EDU), providing all the same features and benefits as other shades in the Sivoia QED line. For commercial projects with large windows and banks of windows, this means installing multiple individual drives is not necessary and therefore, energy usage is reduced.

“The Sivoia QED line has provided architects, designers, installers and end-users with a precise, elegant and convenient way to control shades,” said David Weinstein, Vice President of Window Systems with Lutron. “We saw the opportunity to provide greater control in a more economical design for larger commercial window projects. By offering enhanced coupling capability within the Sivoia QED line, we’re able to provide increased control while preserving the features and benefits of Sivoia QED technology.”

A single Sivoia QED roller 200CW drive can operate a shade measuring up to 200 square feet, weighing up to 35 pounds. The system installs in a small 4.75” by 5.0” pocket with minimal 1.5-inch, symmetrical light gaps on both the left and right sides of the shade.

Sivoia QED™ Shading Solutions: Breakthrough Technology

Sivoia QED shades, introduced in 2003, are engineered to provide elegant and precise movement through enhanced digital technology. The Sivoia QED family includes roller shades, Roman shades and drapery track systems. Sivoia QED shades feature a low-voltage electronic drive concealed within the roller tube or as an external drive on the drapery track. The system offers near-silent operation (44dbA at three feet) and intelligent control through seeTouch™ keypads, IR remotes or integration with Lutron lighting control systems. The system can be programmed with preset positions for the most effective control of daylight in a space.

Sivoia QED roller shades move with accuracy and precision, controlling unwanted glare while preserving outdoor views and maintaining the curb appeal of the structure by aligning shade hembars within 1/8” of each other.

Sivoia QED can be integrated easily into a Lutron lighting control system to provide control of both daylight and electric light. The system can be linked to other systems like audio/visual, security and climate control to increase the functionality and efficiency of the room or building.

All Sivoia QED roller shades can be specified using fabrics in a variety of colors and options for optimal daylight management, including SheerShade™, SheerShade Designer™, Privacy and Blackout. Lutron offers over 100 styles of fabrics, including PVC-free solar fabrics and customer-provided fabrics.

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