They are not available in the US yet even though the US website listing has gone ‘live’. You can check the stock of all the stores on IKEA’s site - they’re simply not available yet. (Release date is Oct 1st)
To @Automated_House’s point, IKEA uses a standardized communication protocol and command set even if the physical / electrical characteristics of the product vary between regions.
He’s provided a bunch of meaningful insights though. Why be dismissive? You are not going to find someone who has personal experience with US versions of a product that hasn’t shipped yet.
@joshua_lyon That’s all I’m looking for. If the product isn’t available in the US then why would anyone respond? I’m looking for experience. If no one has experience then why would anyone respond? I can only tell you that I don’t find general feedback, without experience, of any help. Are you suggesting that all devices work exactly as designed in all countries?
In Europe it’s one blackout colour option- a mid grey - and It was previously cited this would be the only option in US markets. In Europe they may later launch different colour/pattern options (Kadrilj?) in non blackout varieties.
You can’t adapt other IKEA blinds by adding this mechanism. However I see no reason with a bit of dexterity you couldn’t replace the fabric with another suitable alternative.
It’s not a zwave module. As @Automated_House (who follows product releases closely) mentioned above, it’s a zigbee 3.0 device
The motor is calibrated for the specific weight and length of the shades they ship with. You could try it with something else, I’m sure there will be some people who do that, but there’s no guarantee it will work in the sense of opening and closing to the settings that you want.
The official release date is October 1. Although they are on the US website, you cannot order them yet and they are not yet in any US stores.
You asked why there is a UK section of the forum. That’s because the device selection does vary somewhat from region to region. And of course Zwave is on a different frequency in the two regions. In addition, safety codes vary as well so there can be other differences for that reason.
Ikea does make an effort to keep their devices similar where possible, but it’s not always possible. We won’t know if there are any significant differences to the US version until they start actually selling there.
These are battery operated (which is the same specs in both countries), and have a single zigbee certification. That said, the US model will have to have FCC certification, and they may be going for UL listing, I’m not sure. Both of those are a US specific process. Cord safety requirements also vary a bit between the US and the UK. My personal expectation, based just on the previous documentation, is that there will be some slight physical differences but the same DTH will work. But we will have to wait and see.
The following Reddit post has links to a number of helpful videos on unboxing and installation and even cutting to size. Note, again, though if this is the European model and we can’t yet be sure that the US model will be identical.
I have installed 2 of the screens in my livingroom, had to cut of a bit to make them fit ( nice video on youtube shows how to),. Had installed dh ahead of installing, but it looks like they use a generic handler as I installed the handler for " Fyrtur" but has the Kadrijl, and it shows up as Kadrijl in the classic app.
Did not use the signal amplifier, it works great without.
Use webcore to automate them to go down at daytime if it goes over a specified temperature. Also set to go up at sunrise and down at sundown.
So far I have no success integrating the switches to ST ( I get them up, but can’t set them up to anyhting useful)
Just purchased and installed the blinds here in Toronto Canada. Easy install but haven’t tried to connect to my SmartThings system yet. Not sure which device handler to use as I’m aware there might be a number out there.