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Smart Blackout Shades

Regular price $289.00

Alva IQ™ Smart Blackout Shades are an affordable & easy way to darken your room. These motorized blackout shades provide maximum light blockage, are great for nurseries, media rooms, and bedrooms. Control your smart shades via handheld remote, with your smartphone or tablet, or voice command (via Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant Via IFTTT). Maximum Height is 72”.

What's Included:

1 x Blackout Shade
1 x Remote Control
1 x Battery Charger

  • Create a dark, soothing environment. Essential for a good night’s sleep.
  • Battery operated, no wiring needed.
  • Create scenes & timers for complete automation.
  • 30 Day Returns.
  • Easy, 10-minute install per shade.
Snow White
Free Swatch Kit

Add a Smart Hub (optional): Do you need one?

Alva IQ Smart Hub
Add up to 30 Shades.

+$89.00 ( $159.00 )

Alva IQ Smart Hub Added

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Free Shipping

on orders to the contiguous U.S.*

Quick Delivery

From our craftsmen to your home, within 13 Days.

Designed In Barcelona

Euopean design & outstanding quality are the two hallmarks of Alva.

30 Day Returns

Live with your blackout shades for 30 days – if you're not in love, we'll pick it up.


Nothing says convenience like connecting your Automated Solar Shades to your Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Google Assistant. Alva IQ Motorized Shades maximize the benefits that they provide, such as energy savings, privacy, comfort, and convenience.

Free Swatch Kit

Motorized window treatments do more than simply cover a window.

Create custom rooms, scenes, & timers to enable efficient or automatic shade control based on time, weather or schedule.

Simplify Your life

Create scenes with your shade placement to match time of day, the position of the sun, or to suit your moods. Schedule them for energy efficiency or make your own "Movie Night Scene" that turns on the TV and speakers and closes the shades.

Save Money

If you are interested in maximizing your home’s energy efficiency, automated window shades are a convenient way to save energy and money, all while creating a more pleasant home environment.

Understated Cool

Alva IQ is the ultimate pairing of traditional techniques and contemporary style. Our aluminum Enclosure is Matte White, easy to install, without any visible screws. Premium installation brackets makes sure there is almost no light gap between ceiling or wall and the Enclosure itself.

Less Markup, More Design

A common misconception: the more you pay, the more you get. But the truth is you’re paying for more markup. Not better design. We trimmed the fat from motorized shades. So you get automated window coverings at fair and honest prices.

Dimensions & Details

Why choose Alva IQ?

  • Safe by Design: Choosing a motorized shade eliminates the requirement for a chain or cord, making them safe for kids.
  • Easy DIY installation: Our motorized range is easy to install with no wiring.. Simple installation and operating instructions mean your blind is installed and fully functional in no time. /
  • Easy to Operate: Our sleek 1 or 15 channel remote options come pre-programmed.

Product Details

Fabric Weave A subtle texture capable of introducing depth and dimension to any room.
Composition 100% Polyester
Opacity 5/5 - Very Opaque
Mount For inside mount a minimum 2” inch depth is required or a 3.65” inch for a flush inside mount.
Power Adapter Provided free exclusively via our website.
Motor Speed 40 Rpm
Battery Built-in, wirefree, rechargeable battery.
Enclosure Aluminum, in Matte White color.


  • Top Questions
  • The Difference
  • The Shades
  • Payment & Shipping
  • Return & Exchange
  • Alva IQ Warranty
  • Installation
  • Using The Hub
  • Remote Control

Is the shade’s motor loud?

Not at all. If you’re standing 6 feet away from a moving Alva IQ shade, you won’t hear much of anything. The sound levels are less than 44 dBA (decibels) for roller shades: about the same level of sound you’d expect in a library and quieter than most refrigerators.

Can I install Alva IQ Shades on a door?

Alva IQ Roller shades can be securely mounted on doors. Some fabric movement may occur due to the motion involved when the door is opened or closed.

How many devices can I connect to one Smart Hub?

Up to 30. The Alva IQ Smart Hub has an in-home range of approximately 100 ft. on a single floor. Install your Smart Hub in an open location to avoid losing signal.

Can I control Alva IQ Smart Shades with Amazon Alexa or Google Home?

Yes, of course. Your Alva IQ Smart Shades can be controlled using Alexa or Google voice commands.

What types of controls are available for my shades?

Alva IQ Automated Shades can be controlled with a remote control and using smart devices when you purchase the Smart Hub and download the Connector App.

How far away will the remote work?

The remote should operate your shades from a distance of up to 100 feet, but low remote power can shorten the distance.

How many shades can I control via a remote?

This will depend on if you have a single-channel or 15-channel remote control.

Can I control multiple groups of shades with one remote?

You can use a multi-channel remote to operate individual shades or a group of shades with the touch of a button. You can program each button on this remote to a single shade or to a select group of shades that you want to control at the same time.

Is the mobile app free?

Yes. Our Connector App can be downloaded in the App Store or the Google Play store free of charge.

How do I set up the Smart Hub?

The Smart hub can only be paired to 2.4 GHz wi-fi networks. The Hub is successfully connected to wi-fi once the LED light on the face of the Hub shines blue. Note that when connecting the Smart Hub to your wi-fi network, interference may cause the initial connection to fail. If you receive a failed connection message, restart the process.

How do I connect the Smart Hub to Amazon Alexa?

How do I connect the Smart Hub to Google Assistant?

How deep does my window need to be to fully recess my Alva IQ Shades?

For inside mount a minimum 2” inch depth is required or a 3.65” inch for a flush inside mount.

How much of the window will be blocked when the shade is open?

When roller shades are up all the way, 3” inches of headrail will cover the window.

Can I set upper and lower limits on a Alva IQ Shade?

Yes, you can set the limits from the remote control or App you are using to operate the shades.

Why does Alva IQ cost so much less than other Motorized Shades?

We believe Smart Window Shades should be accessible to everyone! That’s why we paid just as much attention to the final cost as we did to sourcing innovative fabrics and top-of-the-line motors while building the Alva IQ Smart Shade. And it’s why we continue to work closely with our shipping and retail partners to keep prices low. We really do pass those savings right on to you.

How does Alva IQ differ from other Smart Shade companies like Lutron or Hunter Douglas?

While shades of comparable quality can be found with other manufacturers, we are proud to offer our heritage quality pieces to the online customer in a way that has never been done before. That is what really sets Alva IQ apart – we will always be offering the best possible value to our customers by eliminating all additional costs (showrooms, salesperson, catalogs, etc.) and shipping directly to our customers through our online model. Along with eliminating the costs you would incur through a local store or big box retailer, we offer additional value through complimentary shipping as well as the added comfort of our return policy.

What is the material type and the durability of the fabric used?

All Alva IQ Roller Shades are made of 100% polyester or polyester/vinyl material and have proved durable under various testing conditions such as high heat and humidity levels.

Do these shades completely block sunlight from entering a room?

Our room-darkening and blackout fabrics prevent light from passing through the shade material. Depending upon the style and installation of the shade. When mounted inside the window frame, a ¾” light gap on either side can enter a room through the space between the edge of the shade and the window frame, allowing some light in around the edges of the window.

How do Alva IQ Smart shades save energy?

Shades save energy by reducing heating and cooling costs. Lowering shades in the summer prevents the sun’s harsh rays from heating up a room (and causing an air conditioner to work overtime), while raising them in the winter captures heat from those rays.

What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal.

Where does Alva IQ ship?

We ship to the following: all 50 States (including Alaska and Hawaii), American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, military bases/APO/DPO/FPO addresses, & Canada.

How much does shipping cost?

We provide free domestic ground shipping. This includes all 50 States (including Alaska and Hawaii) as well as military bases/APO/DPO/FPO.

Ground shipping to American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is calculated by USPS.

We calculate the cost of shipping, taxes and duties upfront for international orders so that you don't have any additional fees when your order arrives. Please note, duties and other international shipping charges are non-refundable.

What is your return policy?

We're confident you'll fall in love with your Alva IQ Smart Shades, but just in case you don't, we offer a return policy unheard of in Motorized Shades. Contact us within 30 days of delivery to return your smart shades and we'll come pick it up. Unless it is damaged, soiled, or excessively used, we'll refund you the full amount minus 15% of your purchase price to cover the pick-up and donation of your piece. All pieces must be successfully delivered before we can initiate a return.

Please note:

  • Pieces that have been damaged, scratched, stained, or altered in any way are not eligible for return or exchange.
  • We can only accept one return or exchange per household (identified by delivery address).
  • 15% of your purchase price is withheld from all refunded pieces, including those that encounter manufacturing defects or transit damage. In these instances, every effort is made to restore the piece to its specifications, which may include a repair or replacement.
  • All items must be sent back in the original packaging. If the original packaging is unavailable, the customer is responsible for arranging equivalent packaging.

What is your exchange policy?

Contact us within 30 days of delivery to exchange your Alva IQ Smart Shades for a new piece. Depending on the new piece ordered, we will either send you a custom invoice or refund you for the difference, this will include our 15% return and exchange fee. Please note we can only accept one exchange per household so the new piece will be final sale. Same-product exchanges only. Changes are restricted to size only. No cancellations on exchanges are allowed. Shipping fees are non-refundable.

How do I initiate a return or exchange?

To initiate a return or exchange, please contact us at within 30 days of receipt of your Alva IQ Smart Shades.

What is your warranty policy?

  • We stand by our Motorized Shades with a warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for one year, starting on the date of delivery. There are no fees to repair, replace, or return an item that's covered by our warranty. Get in touch with our team to get the process started.
  • Please note that our warranty isn't transferrable; that is, it can't be extended to cover a re-sold item. Defects or damage caused by negligence, misuse, accidents, abnormal use, modifications, or commercial purposes will not be covered by the Alva IQ warranty.


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Great motorized shade for our guest bath

I really like the ease of the motorization. The color and quality are great for the space! We got slightly narrower than most probably would because we wanted privacy (as window is in front of a shower and bathtub) but also a little light to come in to the room. Worked out great!

Michelle Kuhn
Alva Smart Shades

We were starting from scratch in our two bedrooms and I stumbled across Alva Smart Shades during a Google search. I was interested in remote controlled blackout roller shades for my windows; very cool and lots of selection here. My walls are a off white (gray) matte finish so I ordered the fabric swatches to confirm my initial thoughts. The purchasing process was so easy because we had Stephanie guiding us, asking questions and making recommendations. I can’t say enough about the value for money. Buying smart shades online sight unseen was a bit worrisome, but I have no regrets and only good things to say. The scheduling feature on the app is so good and keeps the family on schedule.

Violet Scott
Perfect solution to lighting problem!

Who would've expected we would all need video studios in our homes??? Working from home these days means a lot of zoom meetings, which means creating the best lighting situation as possible. The scenes and automation are perfect for our daily routines, & the remote control is easy to control at a moments notice. I chose a color that matches the wall and mounted it above the window. When not in use, it sort of disappears. Great product!

Riley Robinson
The best shades are the kind you forget about

They just plain work! My original 6 blinds go up at sunrise, down at sunset. I had one motor that did not seem to be functioning as well after about 3-weeks. It was promptly replaced under warranty. So I bought 8 more. I now have 14 blinds tied to sunrise/sunset. 11 go the whole way up, the other 2 go halfway until 11AM due to the angle of the sun. Then they open fully. I don't even have to think about them. COMPLETELY Satisfied!

Jake Moore
Installed easier than expected

Being a partially disabled Veteran, I can't always jump up to close or open our blinds, but with the IQ, I don't have to worry about that. It was easy to connect to my wifi and very easy to install. The directions are clear and simple, the best I've seen on a product like this.