Blackout roller blinds: the dark into the room

How to make a room dark

Blackout roller blinds are shading solutions made with a special fabric capable of totally blocking the passage of light radiation and darkening the rooms in which they are installed, thanks to an openess factor and light transmission of 0%.

Blackout roller blinds are the natural answer to the question "How to make a room dark?", representing the ideal choice when it is necessary to achieve the highest levels of darkening such as bedrooms and hotel rooms, to offer the maximum comfort avoiding that the light incoming from the outside disturbs the moments of rest, or meeting rooms and auditoriums, to ensure maximum visibility of the contents projected on the video.

How blackout roller blinds work

A blackout roller allows to darken a window (without shutters, thus reducing the costs of construction or renovation of a building) thanks to the contribution of various components, such as:

  • Side brackets, for ceiling or wall application
  • Control device: cord and chain in manual blinds, wall buttons, remote control or BMS in motorized blinds
  • Winding tube
  • Bottom rail to keep the fabric stable, tensioned and fold-free.

These elements support, operate and stabilize the main element of the blind, the blackout fabric: moving the fabric varies the amount of incoming sunlight and the maximum level of darkness is reached with the blind is completely lowered.

The darkening and reflecting properties produce the maximum effect when the blind covers the entire surface (windows, sliding windows, facades, etc.), blocking the entry of light and reflecting heat outwards in order to avoid overheating of the interiors and obtain important benefits both in terms of thermal comfort and optimization of the energy needs of the building.

Blackout fabrics: energy performance, aesthetics and safety for people and the environment

All the fabrics used by Pellini for the production of the blackout roller blinds block the passage of light but each one has specific properties that allow to meet project, aesthetic and budget requirements.

The specifications about solar reflection, emissivity, etc underline the possibility of reaching different energy performance objectives while the options of materials and colours combine pursuit of performance and aesthetic taste.