Instructions & Specifications

  • Programing Instructions

    • Link Shades to a Remote Control
      1. Choose the channel that you want to link the shade to.
      2. Press the reset button on the shade.
      Shade will beep slowly.
      3. Press the (c) confirm button on the back of the remote control. Shade will beep quickly 3 times and jog to confirm your link.
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    • Operating Your Remote Control
      Raise the shade, or selected rail
      Stop shade if moving, or go to favorite position if shade is not moving
      Lower the shade, or selected rail
      Scroll forward through the channels
      Select middle, bottom or both rails on a Top Down-Bottom Up shade
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    • How many shades can I assign per channel?
      We strongly recommend that one shade is assigned to each channel as needed, in order to make programming and operation easier; however, you can link an unlimited number of shades to an individual channel. You can group shades in Rooms on the smart apps, or you can link individual shades to multiple channels on the remote to create groups of shades also.
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    • Turn on/off Top Down-Bottom Up Control Feature
      If you assign a channel to a Top Down-Bottom Up Shade, this feature should be turned on, on that channel. Otherwise, you should have this feature turned off.

      – Select the channel that you want to use for your Top Down-Bottom Up Shade
      – Press and hold the DOWN and RAIL SELECTOR buttons together until the rail selector # shows up on the left side of the screen.
      – To deactivate this function use the same process
      – The Top Down-Bottom Up function can be activated on individual channels
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    • Setting a Favorite Position
      1. Move shade to desired Favorite Position using the UP and DOWN arrow buttons
      2. Select the proper channel for the shade you want to adjust
      3. Unlink all other shades assigned to that channel
      4. Press the Limit Button and UP button together until the shade responds (shade will beep and jog to confirm setting)
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    • Setting Favorite Position on a Top Down-Bottom Up Shade
      1. Select the proper channel for the shade you want to adjust
      2. Unlink all other shades assigned to that channel
      3. Move middle rail to desired Favorite Position using the proper rail selection, then the UP and DOWN arrow buttons.
      4. Hit stop when you’ve reached your desired position. You can now jog (if JOG Function is enabled) to fine tune your position
      5. Move bottom rail to desired Favorite Position using the proper rail selection, then the UP and DOWN arrow buttons
      6. Choose proper rail setting to address BOTH moving rails
      7. Press the “L” Button and UP button together until the shade responds (shade will beep and jog to confirm setting)
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    • Mixing Shade Types on One Channel
      You should not mix top down/bottom up shades and bottom up only shades on the same channel.
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      1. With Both Shades totally open (window exposed), if you select Rail 1 and hit the down button:
      -The Top Down-Bottom Up will not move
      -The Bottom Up Will close

      2. With both shades covering the window, if you select Rail 1 and hit the down button:
      -The middle rail of the Top Down-Bottom Up will go down
      -The Bottom Up shade will not move

      3. With both shades in the position shown, if you select Rail 1 and hit the down button:
      -The middle rail of the Top Down-Bottom Up will go down and meet Rail 2
      -The Bottom Up shade will close
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    • Creating Groups of Shades
      – One shade per channel is recommended
           – This allows you to change settings on individual shades, without affecting other shades
      – Use extra channels to customize groups if needed
      All shades linked to a remote will automatically be linked to the ALL channel
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    • Unlinking Your Shade from a Remote Control
      – Choose the Channel that you want to unlink a shade from
      – Press the “C” Confirm Button on the back of the Remote Control and release
      – Shade will beep and jog
      – Continue to press and release the “C” Button until the shade confirms the setting
      – Press and release 3 to 8 times
      – Shade will beep quickly 4 times and jog twice, this confirms your command to unlink
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    • Setting Upper and Lower Limits
      Select and Address the Shade you want to adjust:
      1. Select the proper channel for the shade you want to adjust
      2. Unlink all other shades assigned to that channel
      3. Press and hold the “L” button on the back of the remote until the shade responds (beep and jog)

      Set the Lower Stop Limit:
      4. Move the bottom rail to the desired lower stop position. As you get close, hit the stop button.
      5. Now you can use the Up and Down arrow buttons to jog into place.
      6. Press the “C” button on the back of the remote to confirm (shade will beep and jog to confirm setting)

      Set the Upper Stop Limit:
      7. Move the bottom rail to the desired upper stop position. As you get close, hit the stop button.
      8. Now you can use the Up and Down arrow buttons to jog into place.
      9. Press the “C” button on the back of the remote to confirm (shade will beep and jog to confirm setting)
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    • Setting Upper and Lower Limits on a Top Down-Bottom Up Shade
      Setting Limits for Top Down-Bottom Up Shades:
      1. Select the proper channel for the shade you want to adjust
      2. Unlink all other shades assigned to that channel
      3. Press and hold the “L” button on the back of the remote until the shade responds (beep and jog)

      Set the Lower Stop Limit (Figure A):
      4. Move the bottom rail to the desired lower stop position. As you get close, hit the stop button.
      5. Now you can use the Up and Down arrow buttons to jog into place.
      6. Move the middle rail to your desired upper stop position
      7. Press the “C” button on the back of the remote to confirm (shade will beep and jog to confirm setting)

      Set the Upper Stop Limit (Figure B):
      8. Move the bottom rail to the desired upper stop position. As you get close, hit the stop button.
      9. Now you can use the Up and Down arrow buttons to jog into place.
      10. Press the “C” button on the back of the remote to confirm (shade will beep and jog to confirm setting)
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    • Setting Upper and Lower Limits with View
      OPTIONAL for Sheer Shadings
      – When setting lower limit, let the vanes open, and continue to let the shade “roll in reverse” before stopping to set lower limit.
           – Do not let shade roll in reverse more than 24” off the window sill.
      – Confirm lower limit, then set upper limit (shade rolled up in normal direction)
      – You can use the Favorite Setting as a middle stop, with the rail on at the window sill, where desired.

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    • Hiding and Un-Hiding Unused Channels
      – Press and hold UP and DOWN buttons together to activate setting (Figure A)
           – Channel display will flash
      – Use UP and DOWN arrows to choose the number of channels you want to be active
      – Press the LEFT and RIGHT arrows together until display stops flashing (Figure B)
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  • Installation & Operation Instructions

  • Smart Home Integrations

    shades with Neo Smart app

    The NEO Smart Controller is required for Smart Home Integrations and Voice Control.

    For specific instructions and troubleshoot download the how to guide below.

  • Troubleshooting

    Motorized Shades Common Troubleshooting Questions:
    Problem Solution

    The motor does not work.

    1. Check that the power source and motor are connected properly.
    2. If using a battery wand – confirm that the batteries are fresh and are placed in the wand in the correct orientation.
    3. If using rechargeable battery – Check charge level. If needed recharge your battery.

    The motor continues to run in one direction.

    The limit setting was unsuccessful and needs to be reset.

    The indicator light on the remote does not shine or the remote-controlling range becomes shorter.

    Replace the battery in the remote (CR2430 for Timer or 5 channel, CR2450 for 14 channel)

    The motor stops working or works intermittently.

    If using a battery wand, replace the batteries in the wand with 8 fresh AA alkaline batteries.

    POWERTOUCH WAND – The shade moves the opposite direction of the arrow on the control button. Press and hold the SETTING button, then press and hold the STOP button.  Hold both until the motor jogs (approx. 10 seconds).
    Why does my shade “beep” when I try to operate? You battery charge level is very low, and you should recharge your battery.

    Can the antenna wire(s) be clipped short so it isn’t visible?

    No! Do not clip your antenna wires.  The motor will malfunction, and will likely not respond to your remote control or app commands.
    Can I add a solar panel? It is possible to add a solar panel to an existing Simplicity Remote Control shade.  Contact your dealer for more assistance. (Solar panels are not compatible with PowerTouch Wand)

    Do the rechargeable batteries ever need to be replaced?

    Rechargeable Li-Ion batteries last for many years and can be charged hundreds of times.  If your batteries will not take a charge, contact your dealer for service.
  • Quietude™ Technology

Motor Specifications

Motor Name
Motor Power Source
Front Access Controls and Charging Port
Quietude™ Technology
Soft Start/Stop
Bluetooth Communication
Radio Frequency Communication
SmartHome Integration and Voice Commands with Smart Controller
Solar Charging Option Sound Level decibels Lower = Quieter Adjustable Speed Motor
Bluetooth Simplicity Roller Internal Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery
Panel w/LED ~39 dB
Bluetooth Simplicity Heavy Duty Roller Internal Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery
Panel w/LED ~42 dB
Bluetooth Simplicity Cellular Motor Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel w/LED ~39 dB
Bluetooth Simplicity Cellular Top Down Bottom Up Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel w/LED ~42 dB
Bluetooth Simplicity Odysee Motor Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel w/LED ~49 dB
Simplicity Cellular Motor Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel ~50 dB
Simplicity Cellular Top Down Bottom Up Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel ~50 dB
Simplicity Roller Motor Internal Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery
Panel ~47 dB
Simplicity Cellular Motor Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel ~50 dB
Simplicity Cellular Top Down Bottom Up Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
Panel ~50 dB
Somfy Sonesse Ultra 30 WF RTS Li-Ion Internal Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery
Panel less than or = 45 dBA
Somfy Sonesse 30 RTS DC Plug-in Transformer
N/A less than or = 44dBA~47dBA
Somfy Sonesse 50 RTS AC Hardwired AC Power
N/A less than or = 44dBA
Somfy Sonesse Ultra 50 AC Hardwired AC Power
N/A 38 dBA at 24 rpm
Somfy Tilt Only 50 Wirefree RTS External Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery
Panel Less than 56 dB
Simplicity PowerTouch Wand Roller/Sheer Internal Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery
N/A ~47 dB
Simplicity PowerTouch Wand Cellular Li-Ion Battery Pack inside Headrail
N/A ~50 dB
Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to
Common Questions

What is the difference between the Color Lux Mobile Bluetooth App and getting the NeoSmart hub?

The Color Lux Mobile App allows direct communication with your Smartphone and your Bluetooth motorized shades, with no need for a hub, and no need for WiFi.  With Color Lux Bluetooth motors, you can choose to use Color Lux Mobile, or the NEO Smart App.  The NEO Smart hub allows Smart home integration and voice commands.  (Siri voice commands do not require NEO Smart Hub) 

Can the solar panel be used in any window?

Yes and no. You can use a solar panel in any window to extend the life of your battery charge, however, only windows that receive at least two hours of direct unobstructed sunlight per day, on average, will maintain a battery charge indefinitely; meaning that you never have to manually charge your batter with a plug-in charger.

Can I operate the Color Lux Bluetooth motors with the Color Lux Mobile app with without using Wi-fi?

Yes, When using the Color Lux Mobile app with Color Lux Bluetooth motors, your smartphone can communicate directly with your motors using Bluetooth communication with no need to go through WiFi.

Which home automation systems does the Neo hub work with?
Neo Hub Automation Systems

Hey Google, Amazon Alexa, IFTT, Control 4, Savant, Indigo Domotics.

How do I set up Smart Home integration?

For detailed set up and operating instructions for integrating your shade motors with the various Smart Home systems supported, please visit this link from our partners at NEO Smart Blinds:   https://neosmartblinds.com/smartcontroller-integrations/

If you have further questions, you can contact our Technical Services Team, or contact the Technicians at NEO Smart Blinds directly to help walk you through the process.

What is the operating range of the remote control?
Neo Hub Automation Systems

The range of the RF remote control is approximately 30 Meters or 100 Feet.

What do the lights mean on my solar panel?
Solar Panel LED Lights

Our new panel features smart LED performance indicators on the room side of the panel so you can monitor the amount of sunlight energy collected and confirm that the panel is actually sending energy to your rechargeable battery pack.

Color Lux Motorized Roller Shades in Living room

Features & Benefits
of Motorized Shades

Child Safety
Our motorized window treatments removes the need for cords and reduces potential child and pet safety hazards.

Easy Operation
Raise, lower, and tilt your shades with a click or tap of a button. No more fiddling with cords to adjust the position of your shades.

Bluetooth® Enabled Product

Bluetooth® wireless technology is available on all Color Lux® shades. You can control your shades right from your phone using the The Color Lux® Mobile App. No need for a separate remote or smart controller.

Solar Panel Charging

The Simplicity Solar Panel is our most advanced solar recharging system ever. The solar panel recharges the motorized window treatment’s battery with a simple plug-in. Rest assured that the panel is still providing charging even on those cloudy days.

Simplicity Motorized Window Shade Remotes

Remote Control Options

Simplicity Rechargeable Motorized Shades with remote control use radio frequency transmission to operate the shade. Radio frequency motorization offers the simple convenience and child-safe method of operating shades.