Rooflight blinds

Helios RL


Helios RL Wire-guided rooflight system


  • Tensioned rooflight blind system
  • 5 year warranty
  • Sizes up to 3m wide, 3m drop, 4m2
  • Includes neat fascia profiles
  • Includes guidewire support system

System Detail

Helios RL combines the Helios roller blind system with powerful constant-tension spring (CTS) units to create a blind that can operate at any angle between vertical and horizontal, and can draw upwards, downwards or sideways.

100mm deep L-shaped fascia sections at each end of the blind provide easy installation and a neat appearance.  The 3mm steel side guidewires support and guide the hembar.  The fabric itself is unsupported but tensioned via the CTS units.

Helios RL blinds should be motorised due to the force of the springs.  Manual crank handle operation is not recommended but is available if required, subject to size limitations.

Uses & Applications

Helios RL blinds are designed to shade smaller rooflights and skylights up to 4m2.  This versatile system can also be used to make bottom-up roller blinds, including shaped blinds to suit gable-end or sloping-head windows.

Helios RL blinds are simple and fast to install.  They can be used with a wide range of shading and blackout fabrics.  There are no side channels, so light will get around the sides of the blind.  For full edge-to-edge coverage please use our KuroLok RL blinds.

Motorised operation makes operating your Helios RL blinds easy, even when installed in difficult-to-reach locations.  There are many options available for controlling motorised Helios RL shades.

Automation Options

Helios RL blinds can be powered using 240V, 24V or battery motors.  Hardwired or wireless controls can be stand-alone or fully integrated with home automation or building management systems (BMS).

Intelligent digital motors are IP addressable and can be integrated with many control systems such as Control4, Crestron, Lutron, etc; and with protocols such as KNX, LON, BACNet, Modbus, Z-Wave, etc.

Just tell us what you need.  We’re here to help you create the perfect solution for your requirements.

Fabric Options

Helios RL can be used with a substantial range of fabrics to create the optimum level shading or blackout. The Spectrum range of durable flame retardant roller blind fabrics has something suitable for most requirements.  The fabrics from the Spectrum range which are recommended for use with Helios RL are:

  • Spectrum 1050 screen blackout
  • Spectrum 5010 1%, 3%, 5%, 10% open screens
  • Spectrum 5030 contract 3% open screen

Of course, you are not limited to using a fabric from the Spectrum range.  We have access to hundreds of beautiful high performance fabrics and list is always growing; we are keen to work with you to find the perfect one.

Still not sure what fabric is right for your project?  Our wealth of knowledge and support is here for you: contact us to have a chat!

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