Hillarys ireland customer using remote control for renzo navy electric roman blinds

5 reasons to choose electric blinds

Discover all the benefits of battery powered electric blinds

Hillarys content executive and author, Chloé Jones

by Chloé Jones

Window Solutions and Styling Expert

Published: 10/08/2022

Updated: 01/02/2023

Discover all the benefits of electric blinds

For effortless control at your fingertips, choose our innovative electric blinds.

Available with our Roller, Roman, Day & Night, Wood and Faux Wood and Pleated roof products, our motorised technology lets you operate your blinds with the simple remote control.

Discover how electric blinds can not only transform the look and feel of your home, but your lifestyle too, with clever voice activation and timer options for the ultimate in comfort and convenience.


Hayden Graphite electric roller blinds

Why our customers love electric blinds

Three delighted customers share their own reasons for choosing electric blinds and how our innovative range has transformed their homes and lifestyle.

1. An effortless solution

Lots of our customers tell us it’s the freedom and convenience that they love most about battery powered electric blinds.

With our handy motorised control system you can you can open and close all your electric blinds at once with just the touch of a button.

They’re a super helpful solution if your windows are in awkward places like behind furniture, or high up out of reach in a conservatory or at a bay window, and are perfectly suited for customers with mobility issues.

Mark Scott, South Dublin advisor
We’ll show you how to use the system, so you feel totally confident operating your new battery powered Electric blinds.
Mark Scott, South Dublin advisor

2. Enjoy the freedom of smart

For even greater flexibility to control the light, privacy and security in your home choose to make your electric blinds smart.

Compatible with your mobile phone, Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, you can now control all the blinds in your home via a mobile app or voice command.

Integrate with your other devices such as lights and heating to create your perfect smart home environment.

Evan, Hillarys customer
When I want some privacy, I can just tell my smart assistant to close the blinds and it’s done! It’s as easy as that.
Evan, Hillarys customer
Hayden Graphite electric roller blinds

3. Perfect for families

A bustling family home certainly comes with its challenges, and if you have young children or pets you’ll know that they are not always the perfect partners for blinds with operating chains!

Electric blinds offer a great child-friendly solution. With the motor hidden inside the headrail of the blind and wirelessly connected to an remote control or your smart device, everything is neat and tidy, and there’s no operating chains to worry about.

Martina, Hillarys customer in Kilkenny
Having Electric blinds is really convenient. You don’t have to lean over the kitchen counters to adjust the blinds. They’re so handy.
Martina, Hillarys customer in Kilkenny
Somfy Smart hub

4. Boost your home security with timers

Pairing your electric blinds to a Somfy hub lets you control your blinds with ease whether you’re at home, or travelling abroad. It’s an additional accessory that links your blinds to a smart home device, as well as your remote control.

With the Somfy hub, you’ll benefit from the 'scenarios' or timer function, a clever tool that lets you set your blinds to automatically open and close at different times of day.

Programming your blinds to lower at night will stop your home looking empty when you’re away.

John Ryan, South Dublin advisor
Set your blinds to close during the hours of harshest sun to help prevent your furnishings from bleaching.
John Ryan, South Dublin advisor
Karma Spring roller blind in a bedroom window

5. Master your sleep routine

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to fall asleep in a room that’s not quite dark, or being jolted awake by your noisy alarm clock. 

Electric blinds provide excellent coverage across the whole of your window so less light leaks in through the sides. When it’s time to wake up, setting your electric blinds to gradually open in the morning will let you rise slowly and naturally.

Ger Breen, Kilkenny advisor
Choose a blackout lining to minimise light levels even further for a restful setting.
Ger Breen, Kilkenny advisor

Expertise and quality you can trust

A huge range to choose from

We’ve got plenty of colours and styles to suit any home

Expert in-home service included

We take care of measuring and fitting, for a perfect fit the first time

Everything’s guaranteed

All our products are covered by a 12 month guarantee for peace of mind

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Discover more about our range

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    Combining the sleek functionality of blinds with the style status of curtains.

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    This Day & Night blind works like a Venetian, giving you total control over light and privacy

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