On my last training session for the certified Hunter Douglas Installer Program, we were introduced to the new Platinum Technology Wireless Wall Switch by Hunter Douglas Platinum.
I find it is a great add on to use with the wireless Platinum Technology Product Line.
It works with all PowerRiseÂ® and PowerTiltâ„¢ systems and also the new PowerGlideâ„¢ 2.0 system for both Luminette Privacy Sheers as well as the Skyline Gliding Window Panels.
The wireless wall switch is powered by 2 AAA batteries at the back of the switch, the device sends radio frequency signals (RF) to any Hunter Douglas Platinum-powered system to make the window treatment raise, lower, tilt, or traverse.
The wall switch has an UP/DOWN directional button, four Radio Frequency (RF) Group Buttons (1, 2, 3, 4) and an “ALL” button that are used for RF operation. The RF Group numbers and the ALL button will light up, green of course, when a button is pressed.
The wireless wall switch has other additional features, too. With the wireless wall switch, multiple RF (shades) groups can be selected and operated at the same time. So if you select RF Group 1 and RF Group 3, the 1 and 3 buttons will light up. Then press the up or down button and both groups will operate at the same time. The Platinum Wireless Wall switch also has a built-in memory, so it will remember the last group or groups that were selected. So, if your last operation was to raise groups 1 and 3, you won’t have to push the group buttons to lower them. Just push the down button and all the shades or blinds programmed for these groups will lower. The switch will remember always the last group selection.
Using A Switch And A Remote Together
The wireless wall switch can be cloned with a Platinum remote so that your customers can have the option of controlling their blinds or shades with either the switch or the remote. I find the wireless switch is a great add-on for every PowerRise/PowerTilt or PowerGlide Product from Hunter Douglas and provides an easy way to operate shades and blinds. So even if you misplace your remote control you can use the wireless switch.
Surface or Flush Mount
The Platinum Wireless wall switch was designed with a slim profile for surface mounting directly to a wall. Using the mounting screws provided, the wireless wall switch can be secured to any wall in a room. At less than Â¾-inch deep, the switch is unobtrusive.
For a more flush mount, the switch may also be installed in a standard electrical gang box. (Check your local electrical codes before installing the Platinum Wireless Wall Switch into any recessed electrical box.) Should you have any questions, needs or looking for troubleshooting the Platinum Technology Products by Hunter Douglas give us a call at 914.299.8160