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What is the difference between privacy glass and tinted windows?

Specialty glazing products are highly sought after in the architectural and automobile industries.  With several to choose from there are two types by application that are the most common – switchable tinted glass and switchable privacy glass.

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How to Clean Smart Glass?

While aesthetically pleasing, Polyvision® smart glass requires upkeep to keep it looking clear and performing at it’s best.  Standard commercial cleaners will keep your glass clean but if you want something a bit more eco-friendly, here is a great cleaner that you can make yourself.

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Polyvision®

Why Privacy Glass is Better?

With the purchase of our Polyvision® Privacy Glass we offer a three-year warranty at no additional charge, with an option for an extended warranty for as long as 10 years. 

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Lighting Conditions and Haze in Regular and PDLC Glass

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.

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Polyvision® + IGU

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.

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Alexa + Polytronix® Smart Glass

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.