COOPERSBURG, PA (October 14, 2021) – Lutron Electronics, the trusted leader in architectural lighting controls and automated shading solutions, announces the launch of the Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System, a beautiful, sleek shade with a minimal profile, now completely wire-free, giving integrators the utmost in design and installation flexibility.
Lutron first introduced the Palladiom shade aesthetic in 2017 as a wired solution and the pinnacle of design and performance in Lutron’s automated shading portfolio.
Unlimited design flexibility
Eliminating the need for pre-wiring allows this versatile shade to be installed at any point in a project’s lifecycle—even after construction is complete. “Our goal is to provide our customers with flexible shading solutions that combine superior technology with the reliable performance that integrators have come to expect from Lutron,” said Sam Chambers, Vice-President. “The Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System combines that design-centric aesthetic with the simplicity of wire-free operation making it easier than ever to bring beautiful daylight control to any home at any time.”
Powerful technology with ultra-efficient battery management
The first of its kind, the Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System runs on Active Energy Optimization™, Lutron’s new patent-pending battery management architecture designed to optimize the delicate balance of efficiency and power density in traditional alkaline batteries to extend battery lifetime. This shading system uses no more than six D-cell batteries – 60% fewer batteries than other Lutron battery shades – while still maintaining an industry-leading battery life of three to five years.
“Maintaining the simple design of Palladiom shades with battery-powered architecture required many electronic and mechanical breakthroughs,” said Margaret Block, Product Manager at Lutron. “Our goal was simplicity in both design and function. This includes replaceable batteries that are completely concealed within the shade, but accessible when needed, an integrated RF antenna for wireless communication, and a remarkably efficient drive that can run longer on fewer batteries. These features minimize challenges for installers and designers alike.”
Slim silhouette with meticulous attention to design detail
The solution’s clean, minimal profile is designed to flex to match any décor, occupies no more than 3 ¼” of vertical space and covers windows up to 12 feet wide by 12 feet tall. Shade brackets are offered in seven hand-finished materials to complement a range of interiors, and were thoughtfully selected to coordinate with Palladiom wired shade hardware, keypads and thermostats for a unified aesthetic throughout the home. This shade also offers the exclusive Palladiom Bottom Rail, a streamlined hembar style designed to geometrically align with the shape of the bracket, and available in matching finishes.
Additional Features of the Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System include:
• Integrated by design – seamlessly integrates with Lutron HomeWorks systems to ensure a simple and reliable user experience
• App alerts notify users when shade batteries are low, and a simple bracket mechanism allows for quick battery changes without needing to remove the shade
• Whisper quiet movement down to 35 dBA
• Shades always maintain precise alignment to 1/8” using Lutron’s patented Intelligent Hembar Alignment feature
• Flexible mounting options accommodate new or existing windows effortlessly, with brackets designed specifically for wall, ceiling and jamb mount applications
To make specification effortless for dealers and specifiers, Lutron has developed installation training, product presentations and videos, fabric, finish and hembar samples, as well as a portable demonstration tool, all available this fall.
The Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System will be available to quote and order late Fall 2021.