How does Smart Glass Windows work?

Glass Apps® Smart Glass is a laminated glass product consisting of a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive interlayers. The PDLC film is what allows you to change the visual appearance of the glass from opaque to clear on command (or dim anywhere in between).

Our UL approved technology provides unprecedented control over the amount of light, privacy and heat that enters a space and is ideal for Residential, Commercial Interior, Retail Store Front, Healthcare and Higher Education applications. Glass Apps® Smart Glass is available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and compositions.

Finished Smart Glass ClearFinished Smart Glass Opaque
Move the slider right and left on the image to see CLEAR and OPAQUE states.

PDLC Smart Glass Technology

Glass Apps® Smart Glass is a state of the art laminated glass with a liquid crystal PDLC interlayer sandwiched between two sheets of glass.
Finished Smart Glass

UL Listed Switch Glass

UL Listed

Glass Apps® is one of only two UL Listed smart glass products on the market. State laws require that electrical fixtures be tested by a recognized, independent safety-testing agency before they can be legally sold and installed. We offer a UL/CSA listed finished glass option that will speed up approval and reduce the likelihood of code issues when being inspected.

How It Works

In clear mode an electrical current is passed through the PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) interlayer which aligns the microscopic crystals along a number of parallel axes, thus allowing vision through the glass.
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