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Future of the Window – Smart Glass

Post Time:Mar 29,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:343


(China Glass Network)Window is not just a hole in the wall for lighting now, it plays an important in role in housing and has various effects in our daily life. Which kind of glass should we choose for our home and what will be the future of the windows? It’s time to consider it.

New technologies are producing increasingly energy efficient windows. Already on the market are “super-windows”, boasting triple layer designs, with two low-E coatings and spaces filled with mixtures of argon or krypton gases. A new generation of windows, however, is being called “smart windows” because they adapt to changing conditions. These windows change properties - like their shading coefficients and visible transmittances - in response to either an electric charge or an environmental signal such as a change in light level. Depending on the mechanism that initiates the change in the window, these “switchable glazings” fall into four categories: electrochromic, liquid crystal, thermochromic, and photochromic.


Sunlight Reactive Thermo Windows are the ultimate “smart” window.  They are perfect for any application, architectural or residential.

Smart glass automatically changes from a clear glass to a tinted glass with the rays of the sun.  There is no electricity or knobs required.  As the sun sets, the glass will lighten up returning to it’s clear state.  This will continue each time the sun is shining on the glass without fatigue unlike film tints and coatings.  It also costs a fraction of the price of other smart windows currently available on the market.

Other glass reflects the harmful ultra violet rays that go back into the Earth’s ozone and are a great contributor to the global warming problem.  Smart glass absorbs the UV rays helping to protect our planet.  In doing this, it reduces the heat transferring into the building and reduces energy consumption and air conditioning costs.


In architectural applications, the automatically tinting glass will create privacy on sunny bright days.  It will also protect expensive office furnishings with it’s 100% UV protection and stop the glare on computer screens and projectors.  It can be made in a variety of colours making each application unique.

In residential applications, homeowners will be able to enjoy the sight out of their windows, protect their furnishings, and save on their energy costs all without curtains or blinds.


Now you see, smart glass is a rather smart controller for your house. We can just believe that it will have a good future in both commercial and residential building. Don’t be hesitate any more, just choose it now!

Source: glassinchinaAuthor: shangyi

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