Here Comes the Sun – Window Treatments for Light Control

Light Controlling Window Coverings - Southbury CTWe all know the popular song lyrics that say, “Here comes the sun,” right? Sunlight can be a beautiful thing, of course, but when it’s shining brightly through your windows, you want to be able to control it. Too much light can damage your interiors, negatively impact the energy efficiency of your home, and create an uncomfortable environment. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer, we carry a wide variety of blinds, shades, shadings and shutters especially designed for maximum light management. We understand that proper light can welcome the early morning sun or soften the bright midday sunlight without sacrificing your privacy and still protecting your valuable fabrics and carpet from harmful UV rays.

Light Control Factors with of Window Treatments

Window treatments are rated for how they manage light. Hunter Douglas has created a light control key for their window treatments:

1 = Reduces glare, no privacy
2 = Softens light; moderate privacy
3 = Softens light, substantial privacy
4 = Diffuses light; complete privacy
5 = Blocks light, complete privacy

Ratings are affected by the fabric choices. Multiple ratings indicate there are a number of options to select from in that product line. Here are some of the most popular Hunter Douglas Products and their ratings.


  • Duette® Honeycomb Shades 1,2,3,4,5
  • Designer Roller Shades 1,2,3,4,5
  • Provenance® Woven Shades 2,3,4
  • Duette® Architella Honeycomb Shades 3,4,5
  • Design Screen Shades 1,2


  • Parkland Wood Blinds 1,4,5
  • Modern Precious Metals® 1,4,5
  • Vertical Blinds/Cadence® 1,2,3,4,5


  • Silhouette® Window Shadings 1,2,3,4
  • Skyline™ Gliding Panels 1,2,3,4
  • Pirouette® Shadings 1,2,3,4
  • Luminette® Privacy Sheers 1,3,5


Heritance® Hardwood Shutters 1,5

Light Controlling Window Coverings in Southbury and Branford CT

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – one in Branford and one in Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, a nice selection of screen shades, and a wide variety of awnings and shades. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. Contact us for more details.