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An ability to control the sun, heat and light, while also enjoying the view, is one of the features of Luxaflex Sunscreen Rollershades

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How to best deal with natural light is often a key consideration when designers plan work environments. While natural light is easier on the eyes than artificial light and creates a more pleasant atmosphere, it can also have its drawbacks – heat, glare and UV rays.

Luxaflex Sunscreen Rollershades are designed to allow the best features of natural light to be enjoyed, while blocking out its less desirable aspects. Because they are made from a translucent fabric, glare and heat transfer is reduced, and the interior of the office is protected from harmful UV rays. Luxaflex Sunscreen Rollershades offer precise control over natural lighting in the workplace, says Kim Jarman, commercial division manager for NZ Window Shades, the distributor of Luxaflex.

"They also allow you to look out and enjoy the views while preserving the office's daytime privacy," she says.

The fine basket weave of the PVC-coated fabric gives the blinds a sheer mesh-screen feel, and weaving light and dark yarns together creates a textured look.

The blinds are suitable for a range of decors and are made in 20 Colourfast shades. Hardware is available in a choice of white, ivory, black, grey and chrome. The blinds can be operated manually, by chain control, or by fully automated remote control.

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A Linx roller system offers greater flexibility, as multiple blinds can be connected to one drive. With a twin roller option, a window can have two blinds, one a sunscreen and the other providing total blackout for complete privacy.

For more information, contact the Luxaflex Commercial Division of NZ Window Shades, PO Box 12-785, Penrose, Auckland 1135, phone (09) 574 2200, fax (09) 573 6198. Email: salesandmarketing@nzwindowshades.co.nz.

First published date: 13 February 2006

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