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Switchable Privacy Glass FAQ

  • Q How is my overall glass thickness determined?
    • A

      Overall glass thickness is determined by glass size and application.

  • Q What is the standard layup of a Polyvision™ Insulating Glass Unit (IGU)?
    • A

      A standard Polyvision™ IGU consists of the following: exterior glass panel + air gap + laminated Polyvision™ glass panel.

  • Q What is the operational voltage of Polyvision™ Glass?
    • A

      65 VAC, provided with our step-down, UL-listed transformer.

  • Q Is Polyvision™ Glass energy efficient?
    • A

      Yes. The electric consumption of Polyvision™ Glass is less than 0.5 Watt/sqft.

  • Q What is the percent of transmission (%VLT) of Polyvision™ glass?
    • A

      The transmission of Polyvision™ Glass is approximately 75% when viewed straight on.

  • Q What types of professionals are required for the installation of Polyvision™ Glass?
    • A

      Both a certified electrician and glass installer are required.

  • Q Are there any limitations or restrictions I should know about Polyvision™ Glass?
    • A

      Yes. Polyvision™ Glass is required to be in the OFF state (private/opaque mode) for a minimum of 4 hours in a 24 hour period.

  • Q Where are the busbar and wires powering the glass located?
    • A

      Busbars and wires can be located along either the long or short edges of the glass. The best configuration is determined by glass size and application.

  • Q Can Polyvision™ Glass panels be butt-jointed?
    • A

      Yes, but ONLY with other Polyvision™ Glass panels.

  • Q Why is Polyvision™ Glass not as clear as regular glass?
    • A

      Polyvision™ Glass contains liquid crystal materials that manipulate light. This manipulation can cause haze that can be magnified at larger viewing angles.

  • Q What type of sealant can be used with Polyvision™ Glass?
    • A

      Neutral cure silicone is the ONLY sealant that should be used with Polyvision™ glass.

  • Q Can Polyvision™ Glass be controlled with a remote?
    • A

      Yes. Polyvision™ Glass can be controlled by a light switch, a remote, and other specified wireless devices.

  • Q What is the lifetime of Polyvision™ Glass?
    • A

      Polyvision™ Glass has a lifetime of 10+ years when used in an indoor application.

LED Glass FAQ

  • Q What is the maximum size for PolyMagic™ LED Glass?
    • A

      Polyvision™ Glass has a maximum size of 65” x 135” (1651mm x 3429mm).

  • Q What is the maximum size for PolyMagic™ LED Glass?
    • A

      PolyMagic™ LED Glass maximum size varies. Please contact us for a custom quote.

  • Q What color LEDs are available with PolyMagic™ LED Glass?
    • A

      PolyMagic™ LED Glass can be made in the following 5 colors: Bright White, Blue, Green, Red and Warm-White (Yellow White).

  • Q What are the various glass types?
    • A

      Annealed, tempered, heat- and chemical-strengthened.

  • Q What are the available LED colors?
    • A

      Bright White, blue, green, red, and warm-white (yellow white).

  • Q Is R-G-B available with POLYMAGIC™?
    • A

      Yes, but the R-G-B is laminated with a combination of 4 panels so the glass would be very thick. Alternatively, one can use PolyDigit™ to satisfy the R-G-B requirement.

  • Q What is the operational voltage?
    • A

      The input power is 110 – 240 VAC, which if converted to DC is 6V – 48V, depending on the design.

  • Q What is the power consumption per LED?
    • A

      Each LED requires approximately 0.06 Watts (i = 10 mA, V = 6 VDC; P = iV = (0.01)(6) = 0.06 W).

  • Q Can multiple glass panels be connected together?
    • A

      Yes.

  • Q What are the advantages of LEDs?
    • A

      The benefits of adopting LED lights are safety and energy efficiency, not to mention the savings on maintenance costs and operation. LEDs can last for over 10 years, and they use 90% less power than the conventional incandescent lights. LEDs require minimal maintenance and can continuously produce lights that are uniform in color and brightness.

  • Q Are there any wires in the glass?
    • A

      Yes, but they are not readily visible and will not be aesthetically obtrusive.

  • Q Where are the busbar and wires used to power the LEDs located?
    • A

      Normally, the busbar and wires are located both on either the long sides or the short sides of the glass or it can be on a single side depending on the design.

  • Q What is the environmental operating temperature range?
    • A

      –20oC to 80oC (–4oF to 176oF).

  • Q What is the lifetime of the POLYMAGIC LED Glass?
    • A

      10 years or more.

  • Q What is the warranty?
    • A

      1 year.

  • Q Is the brightness equally represented on both sides of the glass?
    • A

      No, the front side will be about 15% brighter than the back side.

  • Q What type of shop drawings do you need in order to proceed?
    • A

      Any dimensional drawings from any software showing the locations of the LEDs would suffice. However, we prefer AutoCAD.

  • Q What is the lumen level of the LED?
    • A

      Typically, white 1000 mcd; warm white 1000 mcd; red 180 mcd; green 600 mcd; blue 200 mcd, which are approximately 1 – 7 lumens (white/warm white are 6 – 7 lumens).