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Innovative Products: Window Shades That Create Natural Light


Innovative Products: Window Shades That Create Natural Light

Wait, shouldn't window shades keep light out?

By Caroline Broderick January 29, 2024
illuminated shades hunter douglas
Photo: Hunter Douglas
This article first appeared in the January/February 2024 issue of Pro Remodeler.

Aura Illuminated Shades go a step further than traditional window coverings. The product doesn’t just block light and provide privacy—it also creates light.

Manufacturer Hunter Douglas says its Aura Illuminated shades can replicate natural sunlight, offering homeowners the ability to enjoy any kind of light at any time of day, customizable through the manufacturer’s PowerView app.


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Aura Illuminated Shades | Photo: Hunter Douglas


Aura shades feature three features: a textured front shade, room-darkening shade liner, and built-in illumination. All three pieces work independently to offer a variety of light control and privacy.

Through the PowerView app, homeowners can control how many lumens of light they receive from the Aura shades, plus select any type of light temperature, from cool to daylight, and white to warm. Favorites can be saved as preset scenes, making shade positions, light levels, and color temperature automated.

Aura shades come in customizable customer favorites from Hunter Douglas: Vignette modern Roman shades, roller shades, and cellular roller shades.



written by

Caroline Broderick

Caroline Broderick is the Managing Editor for Pro Remodeler. Most recently, she served as the associate editor for PR's sister publications, Pro Builder, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS where she covered design, building products, trends, and more in the residential construction industry. She can be reached at cbroderick@sgcmail.com.

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