Smart Glass Technology has given construction contractors, engineers, architects and interiors designers a completely new way to define interior spaces. Smart Glass Panels use low energy electric currents to control the opacity of the glass via manual or automatic triggers. Smart Glass Technology can be used for skylights, doors, windows, dividers and partitions. Ships and planes can utilise a similar application to Smart Glass but engineered from scratch resistant polycarbonate which is more lightweight.
Whether you are going for the bold futuristic look or an understated modern interior – the ‘openness’ associated with glass elements is an appealing way to increase space. Smart Glass adds to this by allowing you to control privacy levels of defined interior sections with a remote or with the flick of a switch.
Interior application example one: Boardroom
Creating a separate sales or boardroom area with smart glass walls allows you to create spacious interiors which can be switched to privacy mode in an instant. The frosted glass doubles its usefulness by also being an ideal surface for screen projections.
Interior application example two: Featured Display Area for Car Launch
A circular room section containing the new car is installed as a chamber in the centre of the launch room. Guests can be congregate and relax in close proximity to the new product without actually viewing it until the ‘unveiling’. Guests can then view the car from all exterior angles whilst allowing you to control direct access to the product at your discretion.
Interior application example three: Hygienic Room Divider for upmarket Spa
Utilising Smart Glass Technology room dividers allows you to construct eye catching interiors with a clever use of light. Privacy on demand is complimented by the easily cleaned glass panels. No need to worry about fussy blinds and curtains.
Products using Smart Glass Technology provide significant benefits to end-users. These benefits include:
– Immediate Control of light.
– Improvement in users’ comfort, health and privacy.
– Greater security.
– Energy savings through reduced cooling and lighting costs.
– Cost-effectiveness and functional relative to solar shading or other smart window technologies.
– Durability – solid state technology with no moving parts.
– Protection of people and interior furniture and other valuable items from UV damage.
– Exceptional optical qualities.
This technology is available from a variety of suppliers but you will need to be watch out for the companies who promise to add smart glass laminates to existing glass surfaces. Laminates have a shorter lifespan and are less effective than glass panels which are manufactured with the electrochromatic layers in mind from the very beginning