Hey All... I'm glad to see this thread got revived. I have some related questions I'm hoping you all will have some experience with.
We are currently building a new home, and I'm trying to integrate as much Smart-Home functionality as I can, with the least amount of physical components. I don't want a big hodgepodge of different components and protocols to deal with. With that said, the basis of my home automation network will be based on Apple's HomeKit. Everything we have purchased so far, or plan to purchase, integrates perfectly with HomeKit and accomplishes what I want.
When it comes to Smart Shades, things get a little more complex. I have decided that I want to standardize on Lutron shades, because they have a Caseta Hub that is HomeKit enabled, so we'll be able to integrate blinds, lights, and now Hunter fans into our HomeKit enabled system.
My one issue is that in one of our rooms, we have a 12 foot wide (144") transom window. It's huge. The only motorized shade I can get that fits a window that big is Bali. As mentioned earlier, they are available and supported by Lowes and Home Depot, which is a major plus. Since Bali is powered by Somfy, I checked their webpage, and supposedly Somfy systems are compatible with Lutron Caseta, although multiple adapters are required.
Has anyone had any experience with getting a Bali/Somfy share to work correctly with a Lutron Caseta hub? Or does anyone have a better suggestion for a HomeKit compatible shade that will go up to 144"?