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Outdoor blinds, as the name suggests, is a blind especially suitable for installation outside of a building or structure. These blinds have special characteristics to withstand the harsher weather elements than a standard internal blind.

There are several different types of outdoor blinds that are available, however, at Luminos Blinds we are manufacturing primarily the roller blind in several variations.

We do supply outdoor venetian blinds, however, these are fully imported and are specified for larger projects.

Why are outdoor roller blinds required and what are their salient features?

1. Privacy, often an end-user would like to increase the privacy in an area.

2. Shading, this is usually one of the most important reasons for an outdoor blind.

3. Wind, often this is an important factor for ordering this product, however, herein lies the challenge of ensuring that the Dealer explains to the end-user that almost all Outdoor roller blinds provide a limited wind protection capacity.

4. Having blinds on the exterior of your windows is even more effective at keeping out the heat of the sun than installing just internal blinds. Without outdoor blinds the sun directly hits the glass and heats it up, which in turn increases the ambient temperature inside the room.

5. Outdoor blinds are usually not 100 percent waterproof, however depending on the material and the quality and weave of the fabric, outdoor blinds can be quite water-resistant. For external weather protection, one does not usually require outdoor blinds to be totally water resistant.

Luminos Outdoor Roller blinds do not supply PVC Tarpouline type blinds with clear PVC windows.

All fabrics used in the manufacture of our blinds are fully tested and guaranteed to perform for the application it is manufactured for.

The Components are made of various materials from stainless steel, aluminium, nylon, PVC, polyester, fibreglass and other mainly non corroding qualities.

  • Sun protection 
  • Cooling   
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  • Insulation   
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  • Easy to clean   to  
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  • Close fit   
  • Motorisation available
  • Poor   Not ideal  Average  Good   Excellent
  • Note: Ratings only indicative and are dependent on fabrics chosen as well as individual environments.


Serge Ferrari – Soltis 86 & Soltis 92

Soltis 86 & 92 screen fabrics enable solar protection specialists to meet confidently the most varied, demanding specifications of both professionals and private owners. These fabrics are 100% manufactured in the European Union. Both these fabrics are weather & UV Resistant making it the ideal fabrics external blinds. Soltis fabrics are classy, elegant and will add a touch of style to any living space. Solitis fabrics are environmentally friendly as they are 100% recyclable.


The Vertisol Polyscreen 550 Collection is ideal for external blinds due to the tough composition of polyester. This is the same type of polyester that is used to make seat belts. Vertisol Polyscreen fabrics maintain natural ventilation, whilst still allowing a view of the beautiful outdoors. Vertisol Polyscreen fabrics are 100% manufactured in the European Union. Vertisol Polyscreen is a highly functional vinyl fabric. This vinyl fabric is made of flat-woven polyester fibres coated in very durable vinyl. We have launched earthy, neutral tones of this fabric to our collection. Vertisol fabrics are excellent for large windows and compliment any house or office environment.


Our affordable out door fabrics from Basden offers the purchaser the option to install outdoor blinds within tight budgets.

This collection is certified by the most recognised organisations to conform with environmentally friendly production methods.  Free from volatile or harmful substances, disposal or recycling is safe.  The 300cm width fabrics can be used in both directions with no loss of performance or effect.    Available in three of the bestselling colours Black Panther, Darkest Tan and Charcoal Black, these fabrics carry a three-year warranty against the harsh South African climate.

 Accessories & Options:

  • Wide range of fabrics.
  • Self-supporting option available.
  • Group mounting.
  • Construction available in any colour from RAL palette.
  • Anti-wind system.


  • Cassette dedicated for concealed installation made of aluminium sheet.
  • The cassette has an extension that enables putting plaster on it.
  • Cassette dedicated for niche and facade installation made of extruded aluminium.
  • Extruded aluminium side guides or cable guides made of stainless steel.
  • Revision from the front of the cassette.


  • Luminos is proud to offer this option in association with Somfy, a world-leader in such systems. Our home-brand, Elettrico, is also available for the more price conscious.

Care Instructions:

  • Due to the highly engineered product minimal care is required.
  • A hosing down of the fabric and exposed aluminium occasionally will ensure a longer life for the product.


  • Ideal for external application in areas that require privacy and solar protection.
  • Can be made for large openings.

  • When it comes to specifying a product, you may require expert advice and technical details. We have a country-wide network of expert dealers that will give you the best advice on selecting the correct window covering to achieve maximum effect in both domestic and commercial environments.
  • We can offer advice on UV protection, thermal comfort as well as sound and glare reduction. We can also provide up to date information on all of our more technical fabrics and supply case studies, laboratory testing results and international certifications for production and emissions.
  • Contact our head office for further information: 032 533 4750

3 Year warranty on materials and workmanship