Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blackout Means Black!

Prior to 1939, the Air Ministry in Britain believed that night, air attacks were coming. By September 1, 1939, night lighting regulations were imposed that prevented ground lights from being seen by enemy aircraft. The regulations required that all windows and doors be covered with heavy curtains, cardboard or paint. Today, technology has improved to such an extent that enemy aircraft don’t need to see light to find their targets.

The need for shutting out light is still needed. Some people suffer from migraines and need a room that is light free. Some live in Alaska where during some months of the year the sun never sets, making it difficult to sleep. Sanity is maintained by sleeping in a room that lets in no sunlight. Others work night shifts and must sleep during the day. Or maybe the glare from the sun is blocking you from seeing the big game. Of course, there are vampires, too, but you know about them.

Back to the UK, interior design solutions for a light free room range from blackout curtains to Blackout roller blinds by Tuiss. Who should know more about blackout blinds than the British? Right? Blackout roller blinds come in a plethora of colors and varieties of white and textures to match almost any d├ęcor. They can be patterned and even vertical. And when it’s cold, like we’ve had here for the better part of January, they keep the heat in and the cold out. The roller blinds can fit inside the window frame or outside the frame.

Our friends at Tuiss conducts themselves in a way that is kinder to the environment and maintains a membership in Landlife: Landlife works for a better environment by creating new opportunities for wildflowers and wildlife and encouraging people to enjoy them.

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