Hunter Douglas just announced changes they have made to the popular Duette honeycomb shades with UltraGlide (retractable cord) and top down/ bottom up feature. A 3-cell gasket is now being added to the headrail of these honeycomb shades. It is a small three cell flap that attaches and hangs beneath the headrail on top down/bottom up shades. This change is consistent with the top down/ bottom up system already in place for the standard cordlock or cordless operated systems.
What is the added benefit?
All Hunter Douglas Duette cellular shades with “top down” feature have a headrail, which is mounted to the casing, wall, or whatever the mounting surface might be, and an intermediate rail that touches this headrail when in the raised position. Between these two rails was a small gap that allowed light to leak through in the past. By adding a 3-cell gasket, this gap is closed and light leakage is eliminated.
The standard and cordless Duette already featured this gasket, and now the retractable Hunter Douglas Duette does as well J