What is switchable privacy Smart Glass?

Privacy Smart Glass is defined as glass that changes transparency and privacy in response to external stimuli, such as electricity.

Smart Glass uses Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. When an electric current is applied, liquid crystals align to make the glass transparent. When the current is off, the crystals scatter, making the glass opaque.

How does Smart Glass technology work?

Smart Glass uses Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. When an electric current is applied, liquid crystals align to make the glass transparent. When the current is off, the crystals scatter, making the glass opaque.

What is the difference between Smart Glass and Smart Film?

Smart Glass is a glass panel with integrated PDLC technology that allows it to switch between transparent and opaque states.

Smart Film, on the other hand, is a thin film with similar technology that can be applied to existing glass surfaces to provide the same switchable functionality. While Smart Glass is usually used in new construction or full window replacements, Smart Film can be added to existing windows, offering a more flexible and potentially more cost-effective solution.

This distinction allows for different applications and choices based on project needs and budget considerations. Feel free to contact our project managers for more details on which option might be best for your specific requirements.

Where can I use Smart Glass or Smart Film?

Smart Glass Technologies' products can be installed in homes, offices, hospitals, hotels, and other commercial spaces, providing solutions for windows, doors, partitions, and more.

How much does Smart Glass and Smart Film cost?

PriWatt Glass is priced at $135 per sqft, and PriWatt Film at $65 per sqft. Customized quotes are provided based on the specific requirements of the project.

How do I get an estimate for my project?

You can request an estimate online, and a project manager will contact you to discuss your specific needs and provide a detailed quote. Request Estimate

Can I install Smart Film or Smart Glass myself?

While Smart Glass Technologies manufactures the products, installation should be carried out by trained and certified installers to ensure optimal performance and adherence to safety standards. Check with us if you have an certified installer in your area.

Where is Smart Glass Technologies located?

We have manufacturers in Miami, USA and Toronto, Canada and installers in various cities across the USA and Canada. 

Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Phoenix, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver etc.

What is the lead time for manufacturing and installation?

The lead time for PriWatt film is 10 business days, and for PriWatt Glass is 30 business days. But it may vary based on the size and complexity of the project.

How long do smart glass last?

Smart Glass from Smart Glass Technologies is designed to perform for a minimum of 15 years. We also provide warranties and multi-year service plans to ensure long-lasting satisfaction.

Is there a warranty on Smart Glass products?

Yes, Smart Glass Technologies offers a warranty and multi-year service plans to ensure customer satisfaction and product performance.

Does smart glass block sunlight?

Smart Glass allows natural light to pass through when transparent. When switched to the opaque state, it provides privacy and reduces glare, but still allows some light to come through.

How do you clean Smart Glass or Smart Film?
  1. Cleaning PriWatt Glass is simple and similar to regular glass. Using a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaning solutions will keep your PriWatt Glass looking and functioning at its best.

  2. Cleaning the PriWatt Film is required with 99% isopropyl alcohol only. 
Can you make existing glass - Smart Glass?

Yes! Existing glass can become Smart Glass by applying switchable PriWatt film to the glass. Smart Glass Technologies offers retrofit films and installation service for: 

  • Windows 
  • Doors
  • Skylights 
  • Interior glass partitions  
  • TV Studios
  • Ultrasound rooms
  • Galleries, where art can be damaged by sun exposure
  • etc
How much energy does smart glass consume?

The approximate power consumption is 0.5W/sqft.

PriWatt typically consumes minimal energy, using a low-voltage electrical system to switch between states. Exact consumption varies based on size and usage.

Does Smart Glass require power?

Yes, Smart Glass requires a low-voltage electrical system to operate and switch between transparent and opaque states.

What is the largest available size of Smart Glass?

PriWatt Glass can be customized to fit various sizes. Maximum size is 70 inch x 165 inch.

For specifics, please consult with our project managers.

Is Smart Glass available in more than one color?

PriWatt Glass is generally available in White and Gray  transparent form, but customization may be available depending on the project requirements.

What control system options are available?

Control options for Smart Glass include wall switches, remote controls, mobile apps, and integration with existing home automation systems.

What happens when a building has a power outage?

In the event of a power outage, Smart Glass will remain in opaque state (private) until power is restored.