When specifying or installing window shades, two important factors to always keep in mind are safety and quality. However, proving that a product is safe can be difficult when the electrical inspector arrives.

That’s why Draper sought and achieved UL Listing for several models of our Motorized FlexShade®. UL Listing is for the entire unit, and not just for some UL Recognized components.

What models are listed?
The following Motorized FlexShade products are now UL Listed as complete units:

  • Motorized FlexShade AC
  • Motorized FlexShade I/O AC
  • Motorized FlexShade 485 AC
  • Motorized FlexShade RTS AC

UL Listing covers both single and dual roller units, as well as coupled shades, up to the largest sizes available.

What does it mean?
According to the UL website, “UL Listing means that UL has tested representative samples of a product and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements. These requirements are often based on UL’s published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety.”

Thanks to UL’s continual monitoring process, when you see the UL Listed label you can be confident in the safety and quality of our complete Motorized FlexShade solutions.

Why did Draper seek UL Listing for these products?
Product quality and safety have always been important to Draper. We have a dedicated quality department that is always proactively seeking ways to improve processes and outcomes. Despite our industry reputation for manufacturing innovative, safe, and sound solutions, however, in more and more U.S. markets local inspectors are asking for all products on projects to be UL Listed. It can be a complicated process to get products approved without UL Listing. We decided to pursue listing to make it easier for our dealers and installers to provide local authorities with the assurances they seek. These products will now carry the UL label, which immediately answers any questions about fire and shock hazard safety that an inspector might ask.

UL Listing for the above products is good throughout the United States and Canada on units manufactured beginning February 10, 2021.

For more information about all of our Motorized FlexShade window shades, click here to find photos, specifications, drawings, and other technical documentation.