The LightBloc ZIP is a motorized shade system designed for complete light blocking and includes a headbox, fabric panel, side and sill channels. More of the window opening is seen with the LightBloc ZIP, because the unit’s side guide channel width is only 1-3/4", significantly smaller than the width of the side guide for a standard blackout system by Draper and other manufacturers. The LightBloc ZIP’s “zip” detail stops the fabric from being pulled out of the side channel—even when the window is open and the wind is blowing—even wind and impacts won't separate the shade from its channels. The zip detail is welded to the two vertical sides of the fabric panel, and the zip edges of the fabric panel run inside inner channels in the side channels. These inner channels are held inside the side guide extrusion and also have cushioning pads to dampen the movement of the fabric panel under windy conditions. The LightBloc Zip also offers other real benefits when compared to other blackout systems from Draper and its competitors. It's available in large sizes—through 12' x 12'. A broad range of opaque and room darkening materials can be used in the LightBloc Zip—this window covering can blend into the decor of any room, and is not limited to institutional vinyl materials. The durable powdercoat hardware finishes available are Silver (standard); Black, White, Ivory, and Charcoal Bronze. Motor Options include a standard 120V shade motor, and RTS Radio Frequency Motor—both with a variety of control options including IR or RF remote or wall switch, and the ability to tie into building automation controls so the shades can be managed with precision.
Reduces solar heat gain, and also heating/cooling loss, helping reduce energy usage.
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Varies with size, operator type, and fabric selected.
Draper, Inc., a Spiceland, Ind.-based manufacturer of projection screens, window shades, videoconferencing accessories and gymnasium equipment, celebrated 100 years as a family-owned business in 2002. The company was founded by Luther O. Draper in 1902 to manufacture window shades for schools, and the company is still owned and managed by Draper's descendants. In 1957 Draper's grandson, Luther Pidgeon, secured a patent on an inexpensive classroom projection screen, marking Draper's entry into the screen business. Today, projection screens and related products are the largest component of Draper's business. Draper-manufactured products closely related to projection screens include rear projection display systems, video projector mounts and lifts, plasma display mounts, presentation easels and communication support furniture. In 1989 Draper introduced FlexShade Systems, a second line of window shades designed for the commercial market. In 1994 Draper entered the gymnasium equipment market. Today, the company's gymnasium equipment products include basketball backstops, gym dividers, wall pads, volleyball equipment, batting cages and wrestling mat hoists. Draper Inc. is headquartered in Spiceland, Ind., a village of 800 people located 40 miles east of Indianapolis, Ind. In addition to its Spiceland facilities, Draper has manufacturing or sales operations in Placentia, Calif.; Blackwood, Gwent, United Kingdom; Nacka, Sweden; Halmstad, Sweden and Hong Kong. Draper products are shipped to dealers throughout the United States and more than 75 foreign countries.