These blinds were a good buy - and they do block light where the shade is. But - the paper honeycomb portion of the shade is recessed a bit from the top and bottom brackets (on some sides - not all - quality control is variable). So light does come in at the sides - which has awoken my daughter since her window faces east. The blinds open and close easily - but the handle is a clear plastic piece that attaches to the bottom - and gets in the way of the blind being lowered all the way to the sill. So this is another area where light seeps in. We took the handle off - but I think this risks more wear on the blinds by grasping the bottom to pull it down all the time. Even with the handle removed, the bottom will not stay all the way down. I've been taping it with painter's tape to keep it from riding up the 1/4-1/2 inch that it's inclined to ride up. The way the blinds are on the top rail, some light can seep in there as well. In addition, the color is light grey - it is not white by any stretch. For us that was actually preferable, but if you want white, this is not it. The blind looks good. Cordless is nice. If you are okay with light grey - and don't mind a little light seeping in from around the perimeter, then this is a good buy. If you want better quality control, you'll probably have to look elsewhere and spend more. For the price - and the color grey being just what we wanted, we're going to keep them. I plan to add a velcro piece to the bottom of the track - and the window sill - and hope this will keep the blind all the way lowered. I am not dissatisfied with my purchase - and plan to make it work (including adding a small strip of painted trim to the inside of the window frameb to block where the light comes in. Probably for the same time and expense, I could have custom ordered other blinds but these are fine. Depends on how particular your needs are.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's light grey - not white
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Middling quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fairly accurate except color
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No