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    Duette® LightLock™ Honeycomb Shades
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Room Darkening Shades & Blackout Blinds

If you–or your family–are suffering with poor quality sleep, it’s time to get the Best Bedroom Window Treatments. Our room darkening shades can help…

  • Block out distracting light
  • Fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer
  • Seal the cracks of pesky light
  • Darken the environment, no matter the time of day

Blackout blinds and shades can help solve any issues you are having with light control and make your home as comfortable as it can be. Room darkening is not just for bedrooms, either. You might need intense control for direct sunshine. And, these window shades are a great way to create the right scene in your media room.

Available product solutions

New Product: LightLock

This revolutionary operating system from Hunter Douglas is making Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock™ the best room darkening shades on the market. Features include:

  • Complete room darkening
  • Energy efficient
  • Adjustable light control
  • Fits custom large windows
  • Cordless and motorized available

Side channels are installed inside your window frame to minimize light gaps, offering 99% darkness. Control the light in your home today.

duette honeycomb shades showing various levels of opacity and light control

Room Darkening VS Blackout

The difference between room darkening and blackout describes the environment of the room simply being darkened, or the light being completely blocked out. There are a number of factors that can influence whether your room is darkened, or if you have it ultra-dark. The opacity of the fabric plays a large role, as does the type of window shades you select. The make-up of the windows can also dictate the way the shades darken the space.

room darkening dual shades offering light control

Dual Shades

One of our most popular features, due to the ability to experience light-filtering and room darkening shades in one headrail, is Dual Shades. Sit back, and relax, as the front, light-filtering shades invite softened light and a dynamic view. Then, when you’re ready to darken thew room, lower the blackout roller shades. These window shades lower in place behind the front ones, removing the entering light.

room darkening duette honeycomb shade detail with lightlock

Light Gaps

Light gaps are slivers of light that can show up along the edges of lowered room darkening shades on bright days. If you have concerns about blocking out light entirely during the day, there a few details to consider. The type of blackout shades you select can increase or decrease the amount of light. The window frame and how the shades are mounted can contribute. With the LightLock system, the installed U-channels seal out the incoming light for complete darkness. Some homeowners also like the idea of using draperies, layered at the edges to block the light.

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades with LightLock™