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Switchable Privacy Glass FAQ

  • Q What is the basis for choosing the glass thickness?
    • A

      Typical glass thickness is 7/16″, however, for larger pieces, we recommend 9/16″.

  • Q What is the standard configuration for a Polyvision™ Insulated Glass Unit (IGU)?
    • A

      Standard IGU consists of tempered glass on the exterior + air gap + laminated annealed Polyvision™ glass

  • Q What is the operational voltage?
    • A

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

  • Q Is it energy efficient?
    • A

      Yes, the electric consumption is less than 0.5 Watt/sq. ft.

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

      The transmission in the clear state is approximately 75% when viewed straight on.

  • Q What types of professionals are required for the electrical and glass installations?
    • A

      Certified electricians and glaziers are required.

  • Q Are there any prerequisites or restrictions before implementing the use of the Polyvision™ privacy glass?
    • A

      Yes, Polyvision™ glass must be in the private mode (OFF state) for a minimum of 4 hours per 24 hour period. The time in the OFF state does not need to be consecutive. Frequent switching is encouraged.

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

      Busbars are located at the long or short edges of the film. Please contact us for configuration options.

  • Q Can Polyvision™ glass panels be butt-joint?
    • A

      Yes, but ONLY with other Polyvision™ panels.

  • Q Why is switchable privacy glass not as clear as regular glass?
    • A

      It contains liquid crystal materials that optically manipulate light; therefore, it will naturally have some level of haziness to it. This haziness effect is magnified at larger viewing angles and with certain high-intensity lighting conditions. We are constantly working on developments to increase viewing angles and lower haze, and encourage you to check in with us to learn more.

  • Q What type of silicone to be used?
    • A

      Neutral cure silicone ONLY.

  • Q Does the Polyvision™ privacy glass have a remote control?
    • A

      No, but a remote control can be used.

  • Q What is the lifetime of the Polyvision™ privacy glass?
    • A

      Indoor use lasts 10 years or more.

LED Glass FAQ

  • Q What is the maximum glass size?
    • A

      It can be up to as large as 63” x 157.5” (1600 mm x 4000 mm).

  • Q What is the maximum film size?
    • A

      LED film can be up to 63” x 394” (1600 mm x 10000 mm).

  • Q What is the thickness of the glass?
    • A

      Our typical thickness is 9/16” OA.

  • 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).