Virtual Cord Z-Wave Blackout Cellular Shades

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Virtual Cord Z-Wave Blackout Cellular Shades
Virtual Cord Z-Wave Blackout Cellular Shades

Graber's Virtual Cord Z-Wave Graber Blackout Cellular Shades

can be used with any of the following

Google Home*

Hey Google, set my shade to 25%

Amazon Alexa*

Alexa, set my shade to 75%

Z-wave Remote

Use a remote to Open or Close

Z-wave Hubs

Works with most Z-wave Hubs

SmartThings Hub*

Supported and Works on SmartThings

*Voice control using assistants such as Google Home, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Amazon Echo control requires a Samsung SmartThings Hub, Hubitat Elevation Hub or a Graber Gateway/Smart hub. Voice control may work with other hubs however, it is dependent on the hub itself. These smart shades work with most z-wave hubs such as Samsung's SmartThings, Hubitat Elevation, Homeseer, Vera, Wink, Nexia, Homeassistant with a z-wave module and others.

Virtual Cord Z-Wave Blackout Cellular Shades Product Detail


Works With Z-wave

To connect to your Z-wave smart hub no additional dongles or bridges are needed. It allows you to check the status of you window shades on the hub's app

Works With Voice

Control you shades with voice commands. These smart shades are voice compatible with Amazon Alexa and Echo and with Google's Home and Assitant. Voice control requires a compatible z-wave hub such as SmartThings, Hubitat or the Graber Gateway or Graber Smart Hub.

Control Remotely

Control your shades using your smarthub's phone app, check their status from any part of the world. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and a Z-wave hub.

Multiple Power Options

Comes with the option of battery or plug-in power. Battery can last up to 6-12 months (rated with one open and one close operation each day). Power is swappable and you can switch it later if desired. The shades are recommended to be used with non-rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Versatile Automation

These smart shades can be automated with endless possibilities. You can schedule them to rise at certain times of the day in some rooms and lower them as evening sets in. Open or close based on temperature, time of day, position of the sun, or in concert with your other smart Z-wave devices. A compatible Z-wave hub that supports different rules is all that is needed for their operation.

Simple Setup

Installation of these smart shades is no Herculean task. They come pre-programmed. You just need to pair them with compatible hubs and follow the instructions included in the manual.

No Hazardous Lift Cords

All these smart shades are cordless as they are motorized and automated. This is good news if you have toddlers or pets in the house for whom cords pose the danger of strangulation. Be at peace with smart shades.

Fabric Blocks All Light

An added blackout liner allows your fabrics to block 100% of the light through the fabric itself. This allows any color to have blackout properties. Note that light may still leak through the sides where there are gaps.

Ultimate Privacy

If you want complete privacy go for opaque fabric and secure the inside of your homes from outside views.

Reduces Heat Transfer and Provide Insulation

The honeycomb design of these shades offer good insulation and prevents heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer. They also protect against harmful UV rays.

Product Detail

Cellular shades from the Springs Window Fashions stable that is Graber provide the best solutions for thermal comfort within the confines of a home or a commercial building, their single or double cell layers of varying sizes – either 3/8-inch or ¾-inch – offering varying degrees of thermal insulation depending on user’s needs by trapping air that forms a barrier between the window and the room. Add to this a blackout component, and you have a dynamic system that controls light, temperature, and sound! 'Blackout’ as it sounds doesn’t necessarily have to be ‘black’ shades – among cellular shades, blackout blinds are designed to be 100% impervious to light due to the layer of metalized plastic or Mylar the interiors of the cells are given, stopping light in its tracks before they can even dare to get past the window face of the shades. This allows the blackout shades to include white or any shade of pastel in its bouquet. The ‘Cocoon’ blackout shades have the luxurious Spunlace sandwiching the Mylar for better aesthetics; also, the thicker the shade material, the better it can function as thermal and acoustic insulators.

• Simple, intuitive control by means of the unique Virtual Cord™ (Included with every shade)
• An optional single channel remote is also available to control shades individually or in a group
• Shades can be conveniently operated from virtually anywhere in the home, up to 65 feet
• Consistent motor speed regardless of size or weight
• Efficiently manages energy (heat gain and loss)
• A safer alternative to accessible cords that are traditionally used to operate window coverings; ideal for homes with children and pets
• Clean design with an integrated antenna and LED operation confirmation
• Push button control on shade end cap provides both a programming function at set-up and shade operation should the control be misplaced
• LED feedback on controls simplify operation and programming
• Quiet, smooth shade operation
• New design operates larger shades and narrower widths even in the tallest heights
• Limit safety protection feature simplifies reprogramming, should it be necessary, while protecting the shade from damage
• Convenient soft-start and soft-end add a touch of class to shade travel
• Low voltage motorization requires no costly electrical hard-wiring
• Integrates directly with Z-Wave home automation systems, no bridge required

Google Home, Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Amazon Echo operation requires using a Samsung SmartThings Hub or a Hubitat Elevation Hub; voice commands are only supported using these hubs. There may be other Z-wave hubs that allow voice assistant commands, however, this is limited to the hub itself. For regular use and automation, these shades are compatible with most z-wave hubs including Samsung's SmartThings, Hubitat Elevation, Homeseer, Vera, Wink, Nexia, Homeassisstant with a z-wave module and others.

Motorized shades have been around for a while now, but SWF has introduced the state-of-the-art Virtual Cord control that has revolutionized automated controls for Graber’s blackout cellular shade collection. In addition to being convenient and facile to operate, the blackout cellular shades are the safest options among window shading in homes with children, pets, and the infirm. Offering one-on-one shade controls, every shade is enabled with an individual motor that allows them to be efficient, facilitating ease of troubleshooting, too. Its simplified controls, with just the ‘up’, ‘down’ and ‘my’ buttons, enabled by a silent but powerful and low-voltage thru-shaft motor, operates the largest (144” by 144”) and narrowest (16” by 144”) of shades without any trouble, its soft-start and soft–stop feature adding elegant upward and downward shade travel. The ‘my’ button acts as a stop button when the shade is in motion, and can be programmed to bring the shades to a preferred intermediate position. Operating shades on those hard-to-reach and expansive windows is now child’s play – a click of the card remote, and your shades are on their merry way!

The Virtual Cord motor is powered by either a battery case accommodating 8 AA batteries or a plug-in transformer with a low profile plug, a 6’ power cable, and an 8’ extension cable. The integrated battery case is designed to fit into shallow depths (only 0.75” needed), and can be mounted onto the shade with a bracket – this allows for easy access to the batteries when required, and artful concealment for the battery wire. The virtual cord remote can be conveniently mounted next to the shade or the entrance to the room, or can be kept on a table or drawer. An optional single channel remote enables the control of shades individually, or as a group from anywhere up to 65 feet. Each shade is preprogrammed with an end limit, and this can be changed to customized limits.

The virtual cord also comprises integrated color-coordinated button controls concealed in the shade headrail end cap with LED feedback, offering a control and programming option, should the remote card be misplaced. The virtual cord automated blackout cellular shades offer classy, clean looks, energy efficiency, added security, and comes with a 5-year warranty that obviously excludes batteries.


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Option Standard
Min Width Max Width Min Height Max Height
Virtual Cord 12V RF Motor 20" 144" 9" 144"

Inside Mount Depth Requirements
Option Cell Size Headrail Dimensions Min Depth Mount Flush with Casing
Virtual Cord 12V RF Motor 3/8" Single Cell 1 9/16" x 2 1/8" 5/8" 2 3/8"
3/4" Single Cell
1/2 Double Cell
1 9/16" x 2 3/8" 5/8" 2 5/8"
1 1/4" Single Cell 1 5/8" x 3 3/16" 1 3/8" 3 3/8"

Approximate deductions for Graber cellular shades - Inside mount – 3/8 inch, Outside mount – no deduction. Since all Graber shades are custom/handmade there could be a tolerance of measurement (+/-) 1/8th inch.

Available Options

- Different Motor Packages available (Optional)
- Single Channel Remote Control available (Optional)
- For Power Considerations & Power Sizing considerations click here
- Different Controls and Installation Accessories available (Optional)

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