February 1, 2023
Lutron Smart blind batteries require replacement or recharging every 6-12 months on average. Some manufacturers offer options that last for years between maintenance.Most smart blinds on the market aren’t hard-wired but use an internal battery, which begs the question: how often do you have to swap or recharge the batteries in your smart blinds? Battery…

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Smart blind batteries require replacement or recharging every 6-12 months on average. Some manufacturers offer options that last for years between maintenance.

Most smart blinds on the market aren’t hard-wired but use an internal battery, which begs the question: how often do you have to swap or recharge the batteries in your smart blinds?

Battery Maintenance Is Highly User Dependent

Just like you have to recharge your phone sooner if you use it a lot, you’ll have to recharge your blinds more frequently if they see heavy use.

Most manufacturers base their time-to-recharge estimates on the premise that your smart blind motors will see four uses per day (wherein use is a single activation to fully or partially raise or lower the blinds).

Given that most people don’t open and close their blinds multiple times a day but typically raise them in the morning and lower them in the late evening, it’s safe to say the battery in your blinds will last about as long as the manufacturer estimates.

After all, even the manufacturers pad their estimates a little bit if you are…

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