DuoLight and DuoShade: What’s The Difference?

November 5th, 2015 in All About Blinds

First off, let’s start with the most important question…

What are DuoLight and DuoShade blinds?

DuoLight and DuoShade are our very own pleated blinds. That means that rather than being made up of a flat piece of fabric, they’re made of hollow honeycomb tubes stacked beautifully together, one on top of another, to make a pleated look, hence the name.

Instead of rolling them upwards, the pleats fold up, pressed against each other. Just think of a paper fan when it’s closed.

Also, the honeycomb pockets work to trap the air between your windows and the rest of your home, stopping the frosty draught in the winter and the sweltering air in the summer. This gives them their great energy-saving properties.


So what’s the difference between the two?

The main difference is an easy one to remember…

DuoLight – Lets light gently filter through

DuoShade – Completely shade your home


How are they different?

They both have the same amounts of pleats, in the same size, in the same fabric, but with the DuoShade blinds, we add an aluminium coating to the inside of each honeycomb pocket to make the blind blackout, whereas the DuoLight are unlined to allow the natural light through.

Any other differences?

Since the DuoShade blinds have the aluminium coating, it makes them that little bit more thermal in properties, giving you that ideal temperature you were looking for. Other than that, the only other differences are the colours. We don’t want to overwhelm with choices, so we’ve made sure that the colours we stock lend themselves well to the collection they belong in. With most of the colour choices, there’s only subtle differences between the DuoLight and the DuoShade, but it’s those differences that make them so beautiful.

Now that you’re clued up DuoLight and DuoShade blinds, why not head on over to Blinds 2go and find the perfect one for your home; http://bit.ly/1HNeQPO

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6 thoughts on “DuoLight and DuoShade: What’s The Difference?

    • By all means, you can hang them in a bathroom, but for extra steamy ones, we don’t recommend them as water can gather in the pleats if there’s not proper ventilation. Hope this helps Karen!

  1. I live in a ground floor flat in a busy location. How transparent / translucent are the DuoLight and DuoShade blinds? I’d like to go for top-down blinds and am debating which fabric is best. The main thing is privacy, but it would be nice to have a bit of light coming in during the day.

    • If you don’t need blackout then go for the DuoLight fabric – it’s not see-through so you’ll keep your privacy, but even with it lowered it’ll still let light through

    • Hi Matt – very little; they’re a really slimline system and the fabric pleats themselves stack up really flat, so in general I’d say it’s only about 10% of the overall length of the blind that’ll be left at the top of the window when the blind’s raised.

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