A company called Innovative Glass has brought this amazing technology which has put the usage of blinds or curtains in jeopardy. They are boasting about their glass product which can switch between dark and clear with just the touch of a button.
One of their products called LC Privacy Glass is an electrically activated, switchable glazing that can toggle between transparent to frosted white with just a button. When the electricity is being provided the panels remain clear and transparent, and as soon as they are un-powered the view is obscured.
Another product called SPD SmartGlass is a dynamically variable, quick reaction glazing technology that changes its tint level from soft blue to a dark blue tint while you have the ability to “tune” the amount of light going through the windows. As opposed to simply ON/OFF feature this is infinitely adjustable and can block out over 99.5% of light transmission in its fully opaque state. This allows you to have complete control over the heat/light entering the room, plus the control over the view outside.
And on the same line their Sun-activated, SolarSmart Glass is also a tint level changing glass. But as the name suggests it is smart in its design, and the user does not have to do anything to control it. It is fully automatic, self-tinting glass that continuously adapts to the sun and the changing environmental conditions.
SolarSmart Glass has what the company calls a “Suntuitive” interlayer that reacts to the amount of brightness and location of the sun, while in the process dynamically blocking heat, sunlight and glare as required. And just when you think that all this would require a lot of electricity and energy; SolarSmart does not require wires, controls for operation or any power because it is exclusively controlled by the warmth of the sun. How about that!
Are you intrigued by this amazing technology?