electronic smart film for windows and glass
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FAQ: Electronic control of window transparency - do you have self-adhesive window film that is electrically controlled?

If you have ever wanted a method of electrically controlling glass window transparency, our new stick-on film may be just what you're looking for. This 'smart film' is known by many names: privacy glass, smart window, magic glass, smart glass, switchable glass window, etc.

But it all comes down to the same thing, it's a material known in the scientific and engineering community as 'Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal' or PDLC, providing noiseless instantaneous electronic control of window glass transparency.

Here's a quick demo of our low-voltage PDLC smart film, powered by 12v DC (plugged into wall outlet), with wireless wall switch:

For a no-obligation quote, please use our Electronic Window Glass Film Quote Request System. Our low voltage product is competitively priced, and cut-to-size with electrodes installed. Our high transparency film can also be operated on a step-down transformer, powered by grid voltage. We also have a comprehensive 3 step automation system, if you are interested in remote control.

Our goal is to provide our customers with an easy and safe way to install and control this very useful product, with a remote control system that is also compatible with our window/skylight openers and roller shade motors. In the above demo, we wanted to be able to see who is at the front door of our home, just with a simple button push. Mission accomplished! We can also set the transparency level with the adjustable dimmer provided with the inverter, or we could have used an ordinary dimmer to power an alternative transformer.

PLEASE NOTE: Our prices include custom rectangular cut-to-size and installation of copper electrodes onto film. It will work as soon as you connect the power source.

This material can be cut to whatever shape you need with scissors, then applied to your glass window or partition. Connect the wires, assign the remote - presto, you can now adjust the opacity of the window by electronic remote control. We also have interfacing modules for Z-Wave automation hubs like Vera and SmartThings (and all other automation systems via simple low voltage relay control).

There have been some exotic types of dichroic and electrochromic 'smart glass' made that can have the opacity controlled by applying a DC voltage, but these have been very expensive and the cost of retrofitting glass windows or partitions has been very high. Now there is an affordable new solution that anyone can easily apply (DIY).

Solar shade film has also been in use for many years, but it has a fixed transparency, whereas this glass film material can be adjusted from its transparent state to its blacked out state simply by the flick of a switch. You can also provide a varying voltage that will adjust the amount of transparency accordingly.

This system is compatible with our remote control systems, including the ability to extend control to your phone, tablet, or PC using wifi and the internet. The low voltage version uses a relatively safe 12v DC control voltage that uses an inverter to up-convert the voltage to about 65v AC to control the film itself. Note that this is the latest generation product that uses a safe voltage considerably lower than that required by earlier generations.

This special glass film is manufactured with a self-adhesive cling layer on one side (peel and stick). It can be cut to any size and retro-fitted to any existing window or glass partition without the need for complicated equipment. After it has been applied to the glass, just connect our remote control system (or ordinary switched outlet) to the film and turn it on.

We think this is one of the most exciting window treatment technologies we have ever seen; please stay tuned to this website for more product information, coming soon. Here are some pages that may be of interest:

Smart Film - unpacking your shipment

Smart Film - testing your smart film

Smart Film - installing your smart film

Smart Film - setting up remote control & phone app

Smart Film - specifications for high transparency 65v material

Smart Film - Evaluation Kit

Customer Testimonials See what others have to say about us!

We are now offering this product for sale (cut to custom sizes, with wired electrodes installed); please see our Smart Film Quote Request system.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our advanced technology products; if you have any questions, please contact us at any time!