How Do Motorized Shades
& Blinds Actually Work?

Motorized Blinds and Shades

If you’ve ever thought that the rich and famous are living in the lap of luxury because of their home conveniences, you’re right. One modern convenience that is accessible and affordable however, are motorized shades and blinds. You’re probably wondering “how are motorized blinds powered?” and “how do motorized blinds work?” While they may sound complicated or technical, it’s actually pretty simple. You can even operate your blinds and shades from your phone! Read on to see why we love the simplicity and ease of how motorized shades and blinds work.

Benefits of Motorized Shades & Blinds

In today’s highly connected world, options abound for home and business owners. With traditional blinds and shades, you manually open and close to your desired level. While that’s simple and easy, it requires you to be home and able to physically reach them. Planning a long vacation or recovering from a medical procedure? Color Lux® motorized shades have you covered with a variety of choices for remote powered window treatments.

Color Lux® Motorization Features

Say goodbye to tangled and unsightly cords that detract from your decor and can post a threat to young children and pets. All of our motorized window treatments are free from operating cords, making them safe, secure, and the perfect choice for homeowners of all ages. You can trust Color Lux’s technology too– the Simplicity motor is environmentally friendly and comes with a 5 year warranty. With several motorized window treatment options to choose from you’ll be sure to find the right motor operation for your home.

Quieter than Ever Before

You heard that right – Color Lux® motors just got quieter. As a leading innovator in the motorized window shade and blind industry, Color Lux has developed a new top-of-the-line motor that will be nearly silent during operation, promoting a much quieter smart environment.

Energy Efficient & Sustainable

Color Lux® motorized shades and blinds help boost energy efficiency in your home, allowing your shades to open and close based on the amount of sun coming in at different times of the day. Creating a more sustainable and cost-effective window treatment solution for your home

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Enabled Products

Bluetooth® wireless technology is available on all Color Lux® motorized shades. Now you can control your motorized window treatments right from your phone without the need for a separate remote or smart controller. If you know how your home speakers and earbuds work, then you don’t need to worry about how motorized blinds work! Using modern Bluetooth® wireless technology, you can raise, lower, and tilt your shades with the touch of a button. The versatile and easily recognized technology enables you the ease and simplicity of smart home design with modern capabilities.

Smart Home Integration

“Alexa, open my blinds.” “Google, shut my blinds.” Using simple customizable voice commands, adjust the position of your home’s shades or blinds with ease – just connect your Color Lux® shades to your smart home device. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant systems, and more, our Simplicity motorized products are easy to integrate and use. All that’s needed to get started is the Simplicity Smart Controller and NEO Smart Blinds app.

NEO Smart Blinds App

Are you ready to add blinds to the list of items controlled by your smart home products? Just like the main character Neo in the sci-fi movie The Matrix, you’ll feel like you’re in another world using our most innovative motorized shade and blind controller. The Simplicity NEO Smart Controller is a small device that you place in your home which serves as a bridge between your motorized shades, the NEO Smart Blinds app and your smart home system. The Simplicity Smart Controller powered by the NEO Smart Blinds app uses wifi to communicate and eliminates the need for a remote control. With the app you can set automatic opening and closing times for your motorized blinds and shades, and you can control your motorized window treatments using a smartphone, tablet or PC from anywhere in the world!

Remote Control

Curious if you can control your motorized shades with the click of a remote? The answer is yes! Just like your TV or ceiling fan remote, our Simplicity rechargeable motorized shades can use radio frequency signal transmission (aka Simplicity remote control) to operate. Radio frequency motorization offers the simple convenience and child-safe method of operating shades. Our Simplicity 14 Channel Remote allows you to operate up to 14 individual shades/groups of shades and set them in whichever position you prefer,  for ultimate convenience.

shades with 14 channel remote


Operating your shades and blinds has never been more convenient with several motorization options that fit your budget and lifestyle. Color Lux® Motorization with Bluetooth® wireless technology is available with cellular shades. Simply choose the technology preference that works for you, and you and your home will be one of the smartest on the block.