As previously noted, one of the most common misconceptions relates to clarity of the PDLC technology because of customers’ preexisting expectation that the optical clarity will be the same as with regular float glass. That level of clarity is not possible with PDLC products, however, as they contain liquid crystal materials that optically manipulate light; therefore, glass products with PDLC technology naturally have some level of haziness to them (even regular glass has some haze, albeit at much more extreme lighting conditions). This haziness effect with PDLC glass products is magnified at larger viewing angles and with certain high-intensity lighting conditions. This, however, does not detract from its wide-ranging use as a practical alternative.Continue Reading
From our television and computer screens to our smart phones and watches, liquid crystal displays (LCD’s) are something we use every day. But, has anyone stopped to consider how this technology works? The answer is actually quite simple.Continue Reading
Smart Glass varies its light transmission properties under light, thermal, and electrical influences. Smart Glass has two broad categories: passive and active. The passive subcategory, includes thermochromic and photochromic. The active subcategory, includes electrochromic (EC), suspended particle devices (SPD), and polymer dispersed liquid crystal(PDLC).Continue Reading
What is an IGU?
Insulated Glass Units are made up of two or more lites of glass with an airspace between them. The two lites are separated around the border of the glass by a spacer, which is then sealed together with the lites to create one unit. By having a laminated inboard, an insulated glass unit can also have the functionality and style of Polyvision® Switchable Privacy Glass.
Also known as Insulated Glass or IG units, insulated glass is most commonly used to control heat transfer. The air space in between the lites of glass helps keep heat out in the warmer months and heat in during the cooler months. When a low-e coating is combined with insulated glass, air-to-air heat transmissions are lowered even more.Continue Reading
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Polytronix, Inc. is currently scheduled as Exhibitors in two glass shows for 2019! We hope to see you there!
The American Institute of Architects Conference is the architectural design event of the year. This is one of the top Architecture Expos in the world. This will be Polytronix Inc.’s 15th appearance as an Exhibitor. This year, AIA will be in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 6th to June 8th.Continue Reading
With the current rise in Smart Home technology, it comes as no surprise that over 39 million Americans have a smart speaker system in their homes. One of the main features of these smart speaker systems is the ability to turn devices on and off with simple voice commands and with the use of the smart phone app. Polytronix, Inc. is taking this technology to the next level by pairing their Smart Glass technology with the Amazon Echo devices. By connecting Polyvision or Polymagic LED Smart Glass to an Amazon Smart Plug and syncing it with an Amazon Echo device, Polyvision or Polymagic Smart Glass can be turned on and off with a simple voice command, by scheduling on and off times, or by turning it on and off with the Amazon app from anywhere in the world.Continue Reading