What is smart glass?
If you are in the market to replace your windows, you have probably come across something called smart glass.Smart glass is a kind of two pieces of glass with a layer of film of product . When electricity is applied to the film the liquid crystals line up, changing the glass from opaque to clear.
You have probably come across the word a few times but never took the time to investigate. Smart glass (also known as switchable glass, magic glass, switchable windows, and electronic glass) is, basically, the glass of your dreams.Wouldn’t you love to have windows that allow light through when you want and reduce it when you want—without the need for curtains and blinds? That’s exactly what smart glass does!
There are different types of smart glass (electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, suspended particle, micro-blind, and liquid crystal devices) but they all use various scientific principles to create the same effect: controlled light transfer. It is like having windows that can, at the push of a button, become tinted. Push the button again and you are right back to traditional windows. Say goodbye to heavy drapes and ugly blinds. Say goodbye to unwanted drafts and sweltering summer heat. Smart windows not only reduce light when you want, but they also reduce heat when you want. This means they can lower your heating and cooling costs in the winter and summer months.