This is a problem that could sneak up on someone because most roller shade motors are not UL listed, as such, a vendor and customer could be in for a difficult and expensive problem depending on the local building authorities attitude toward window covering motors. To be fair, many roller shade motors are 110V and as such are hardwired into an electrical system by a licensed electrician. At least in theory, that is how the careful and honest operators function.
Fortunately for us, we utilize a manufacturer that has gone to the time and expense to have their motors UL listed. So, what is so important about UL listing? The designation “UL Listed” certifies that the final assembled shade product meets rigorous electrical safety standards. Our offering is somewhat unique in the industry, the complete system has been approved by the UnderWriters Laboratory with the “UL Listed” designation.
What does the UL Listed Difference Mean?
- That we have met UL’s more stringent requirements for “Listed” designation.
- That continual monitoring by the UL is ongoing to assure continued quality and safety.
- That UL Listing requirements of engineering, certification, inspection and labeling have been met.
- That health and environmental safety has been elevated, by ensuring fire and shock hazard safety with the highest documented standard.
Although most window covering manufacturers use UL Recognized components, they have not met the standards for complete UL Listed motorized window shade systems. That one distinction can make the whole difference.
We would love to work with you on you next UL listed motorized roller shade project. Also, for a rough idea of what you project might cost - check out our online roller shade cost calculator.