Last year we were asked if we would like to review a child’s roller blind from Luxaflex. As I knew we would be moving I thought it pretty pointless getting a blind that may not fit the new house so I held off until we moved and was sent a blind to use in Ryan’s room last month.
Luxaflex are only too aware of the recent safety concerns around children’s blinds and have created a brochure Designed with safety and comfort in mind providing parents with information on how to keep window coverings safe.
At Luxaflex®, creating new and innovating lifting systems that help keep children protected and secure is a top priority.
They offer numerous child safe operating systems on their blinds. These are the available options:
LiteRise® – Eliminate pull cords altogether with the unique LiteRise® system. This cordless push up, pull down system raises and lowers the product with the touch of a finger. LiteRise® helps reduce potential hazards, while also offering more user comfort and a streamlined appearance.
SmartCord® and UltraLift™ – Luxaflex® SmartCord® and UltraLift™ are revolutionary and patented cord lifting systems. They feature a retractable pull cord that maintains a constant length, and allows the user to effortlessly raise and lower the shade. In addition, the SmartCord® system will automatically lower the blind to the preferred position after one simple pull of the cord.
PowerRise® and motorised operation – A wide variety of Luxaflex® products are offered with motorised options that allow the product to be operated at the touch of a button. The remote control operation or wall switch eliminates operating cords for enhanced child safety and user comfort. Options include wired and battery-powered motorisation.
Softraise – The cordless Luxaflex® Roller Blind Softraise system uses a spring mechanism for easy lifting and lowering.
Skylight, Nano Blinds and tensioned models – These systems are designed to fit neatly into the frame of your windows, doors and skylights and eliminate the need for free hanging cord loops.
Quick release cord connectors – Quick release cord connectors are fitted as standard on many Luxaflex® blinds. These connectors break apart and separate when pressure is applied to them.
Crank or wand operation – Many Luxaflex® products are available with a crank or slide wand system. The slide wand allows you to effortlessly slide vertical blinds. Our special crank operation integrates both lift and tilt functions into one easy-to-use crank.
Cord and chain operations –
If you prefer a cord or endless chain, safety for your child is increased with extra safety devices. All Luxaflex® products are supplied with a cord or chain safety device.
• Cord cleats and tensioners enable any cords or chains to be fastened to the wall – out of the reach of children.
• A breakaway chain connector makes sure that any loop in the chain will break when an excessive force is pulling on the chain.
• A cord cleat is supplied with every product which has pull cords. Be aware that these need to be installed at a minimum height of 1.5 m from the floor.
• A chain tensioner is supplied with every product which has an operating chain.
• Detailed instructions of how to install the devices in a safe manner are always attached to the blind.
• A warning tag which highlights the dangers to children is attached to every cord or chain operated blind and is also repeated in the installation instructions which come with the product.
Luxaflex blinds come in many colour options and several different patterns such as these.
There are so many styles and themes to suit both boys and girls of varying ages and any bedroom decor. The blinds are made to fit and don’t just come in standard factory made sizes. After all every window seems to be a different width or length so it’s important to get a correct fit. I have to admit I did have a few problems measuring Ryan’s window but the people at Luxaflex were only too happy to assist and I got there eventually.
Ryan is almost ten and gradually turning into a pre teen. He is getting past the stage of patterns and kids themes unfortunately and wanted pattern free royal blue blind instead.
Ryan’s room is at the front of the house and gets a lot of light and sun. Therefore I was glad that this is also a blackout blind and blacks out any light helping him get a much better sleep as it stops the light coming through in the morning. This will come in much use in the Summer months with lighter nights when Ryan tries his best to tell me “It’s too light to go to bed”
I’m hopeless at any sort of d.i.y. I always end up doing something wrong so I had someone fit the blind for me. It went up very easily at simply attaches to two included fittings which can be placed in numerous positions around the window. (Recess, ceiling etc)
The blind is fitted with a safety chain and is very easy to operate. One chain for up and the other for down.
The blind came with a Safety P Clip which are installed with the blind to keep the chain at constant tension.
Ryan’s room is a box room and awkward shape with one of those large bulkhead stair boxes (which he enjoys using as a desk). The way it’s shaped means Ryan’s bed had to go near the window. Before we had the blind there seemed to be a very slight draft (unsure why) and also a build up of window condensation. Since the blind has been up, Ryan said he has felt warmer and not felt the draft and I have noticed there has been much less condensation on the window too.
I found the Luxaflex blind to be very well made, easy to fit, safe and extremely good at blocking out any unwanted light and it makes the room much warmer too aswell as looking great.
Prices of the blinds will depend on your specific specifications and measurements.