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MOTORIZED SHADING
much more commonly seen
in Europe than in the U.S.
A recent report from the
U.S. Census Bureau showed
that 61% of all new homes
built in 2020 had backyard
patios - a record high rate.
That means even more opportunity
to install outdoor
shades. Dealers predict
their exterior shade installation
business will surge 7%
next year.
One application for motorized
shades that enables
integrators to show off
their skills is fl oor-to-ceiling
windows. According to the
study, 30% of all shade projects
over the past 12 months
included at least one fl oorto-ceiling
shade. Blackout
shades are common in master
suites and home theater to
try to block out the ambient
light. Dealers report installing
blackouts on one-third of
their shade projects. Lastly,
motorization is not exclusive
to shades. More than one out
of every four projects (26%)
include the motorization of
drapes or curtains.
As noted earlier, home
theaters and master suites
are ideal rooms for blackouts,
so it's not surprising
that those two spaces are
among the most common
applications. On projects
that have shades, 45% of the
time integrators are installing
them in the master suite
- the No. 1 location. Formal
living rooms (41% of shade
projects), great room/family
room/den (40% of projects)
are also common areas.
Home theaters get shades
on one in three projects, as
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Number of Motorized Shades
Per Project
16 to 20
6%
11 to 15
11%
9 to 10
18%
6 to 8
16%
The median number of motorized shades
per project is seven.
21+
6%
One
11%
2 to 3
13%
4 to 5
20%
Median Motorized Shade
Installation Prices
(Percentage of Projects)
$40,001 to
$50,000
7%
$50,001+
7%
Under
$1,000
10%
$30,001 to
$40,000
9%
$15,001 to
$20,000
12%
$20,001 to
$30,000
10%
$1,001 to
$2,500
8%
$2,501 to
$5,000
9%
$5,001 to
$10,000
15%
$10,001 to
$15,000
13%
The median price point for a motorized
shade installation (including equipment
and labor) is $13,152.
Leviton: Think Intelligence Inside and Outside of the Wallbox
Automated lighting is one of the most popular features of today's
smart home experience and if your business focuses primarily on
low voltage solutions, you may be missing out on a lucrative opportunity.
Now's the time to think about intelligence inside and outside
of the wallbox by incorporating smart lighting into every job.
The reality is that some customers may want smart lighting but
prefer a less complicated, less expensive option, that still provides
the luxury of automated control. There are three aspects to consider
when incorporating smart lighting into a project: compatibility,
customization and expandability.
It's important that smart lighting controls are compatible with other smart devices such
as door locks and thermostats and that they can work with voice assistants such as Amazon
Alexa, Hey Google and Apple Homekit/Siri.
Each home's requirements will be diff erent; therefore, lighting controls need to be customizable
to meet each customer's needs.
And lastly, think repeat business by specifying lighting systems that are expandible. A
customer that today wants automated lighting only on their exterior lights may like automating
lighting throughout their entire home in the future.
Leviton's Decora Smart Wi-Fi lighting controls off er the benefi ts of a hub-less solution
that meets all three criteria, allowing you to orchestrate custom solutions with dozens of
devices including dimmers, switches, smart plugs, 4-Button Controllers, and new Anywhere
Companions for wire-free multi-way applications.
Now is the time to think inside and outside of the wallbox. -Greg Rhoades, Director
of Marketing, Leviton Manufacturing
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