What is Smart Glass
Smart glass, also known as switchable glass or privacy glass is a type of glass that can switch from transparent to opaque at the touch of a button. This makes it ideal for use in office meeting rooms, where it can be used to create privacy without sacrificing natural light.
Contemporary designers are using Switchable Privacy Glass to add unique flair and practical privacy solutions to homes. For example, it can be used to create a partition between the living and dining areas, or to cover an entire wall. It can also be used as a window glass (smart glass windows), allowing you to control how much light enters the room.
Switchable Privacy Glass is available in a range of different colours and sizes, so you can find the perfect fit for your space.
How Does It Work?
Switchable Privacy Glass contains a thin film of liquid crystal that can be switched on or off by applying an electric current. When the current is turned off, the glass becomes clear, and when it is turned on, the glass becomes opaque.
Why Use Smart Glass
There are a number of reasons why you might want to install Smart Glass in your home:
- To create privacy without sacrificing natural light
- To add unique flair and style to your space
- To control the amount of light entering the room
- To reduce glare and heat gain from the sun
- To enhance security by obscuring views into the home
Is Smart Glass Expensive?
As with most things, the cost of Smart Glass will depend on the size and type of unit you require. However, as a general guide, you can expect to pay around $480 per square metre which is approximately 50% more than standard laminated glass.