Lutron Offering Battery-Powered Shading With Sivoia Roller Shades Lutron's new Sivoia QS Triathlon WIDR battery-powered roller shades integrate with the RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS whole-home control systems.By RS Staff Published: November 23, 2015 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Lutron’s new Sivoia QS Triathlon WIDR battery-powered roller shades integrate with the RadioRA 2 and HomeWorks QS whole-home control systems, and can also be used as a standalone solution by using a remote control or the Lutron mobile app. The new Triathlon WIDR roller shades are available in sizes from 20.5 inches wide by 12 inches tall up to 12 feet wide by 12 feet tall. The shades come in a variety of fabric colors and textures to meet the needs of larger spaces, such as family rooms or sunrooms. As an extension of the Triathlon family, the Triathlon WIDR roller shades include smooth motion for the entire travel of the shade, including stops and starts; adjacent shades track together and maintain alignment; no more than a 3-inch roll up for a 12-foot by 12-foot shade; and a new headrail design for use without fascia in contemporary spaces. The Triathlon WIDR is available with the new Battery Boost option, which enhances battery life by up to 80 percent for any battery-powered roller shades that are 38 inches and wider. Lutron’s Battery Boost uses alkaline balancing technology to improve the efficiency of standard D-cell batteries in an RF shading system, providing up to six years of performance. “There is nothing like Battery Boost in the industry right now,” said Ed Blair, vice president and general manager at Lutron Electronics. “Lutron extensively researched how batteries behave as part of a shading solution and has designed its systems to maximize battery life while maintaining superior performance. The Battery Boost solution extends that battery life even further and is a game changer for everyone.” SubscribeFor more stories like this, and to keep up to date with all our market leading news, features and analysis, sign up to our newsletter here.