Smart glass is an innovative type of glass that can switch from transparent to opaque in an instant. It uses electromagnetic liquid crystal technology to deliver privacy on demand and is used in a wide variety of domestic, work and recreational environments. Here at South London Windows we supply and install smart glass to residential clients across South London, surrounding boroughs – and beyond the capital.
Smart glass – or switchable privacy glass – lets you change the feel of a room in the blink of an eye – from light and spacious one second, to private and cosy the next. It can help deal with glare in an instant. Some types of smart glass also help manage heat transfer.
You may have seen smart glass in hotel room ensuite bathrooms and toilets, office partitions, in hospital as privacy screens and numerous other locations.
Smart glass is fitted with a pane of liquid crystal privacy film between panes of laminated glass. When the smart glass is ‘off’ it is opaque, because the liquid crystal molecules are scattered and therefore prevent light from passing through. But when the smart glass is ‘on’, electricity causes the molecules to line up, allowing light to pass through the glass, making it transparent.
Smart glass is normally controlled via a simple light switch, although some systems can be controlled through:
Established in the 1960s, no firm understands windows and window installation better than Osborn Glass. Since we began, we’ve embraced the very latest in window technologies – with smart glass being one of the most recent and exciting of all.
We’re on-hand to provide expert advice on smart glass for your home, whether you’re thinking of installing it in ensuite bathrooms, skylights, home offices, ground floor windows – or any other location in your home.
South London windows offer a complete survey, supply and install service for switchable privacy/smart glass windows. Most of our clients are located in South London – Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth. However, we’re happy to supply and install smart glass systems in properties further afield.
The friendly, knowledgeable team at South London Windows are happy to answer any questions you have about smart glass. Find out how switchable privacy glass can enhance your home interior and lifestyle.