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Smart Window Replacements - Control the Sun With a Switch

11:20 PM Kapil Kumar 0 Comments

The smart glass is one of the latest technological innovations. It is also called the Switchable glass. The smart glass functions by controlling the amount of light entering into your home. Most people are gradually switching to this groundbreaking technological innovation as the glass is made to help moderate light penetrate into your home. Need the best profession for your window replacement? Home Tech is your best option


How does Smart Glass Work

The window panes in a smart glass have the ability to dim and brighten. However, these moderations depend on the type of smart window installed. Some windows come with a switch, used to control the level of opacity. Though there are smart Windows that operate themselves without human control, they have been made to react to the rate of light penetration automatically.  These window panes operate in the same way as sunglasses, which help to adjust the level of light penetration. This technology is referred to as photochromic technology. The application of Photochromic technology enables window to control light penetration automatically.  There are other smart windows built with thermotropic panes, but do not respond to manual operation or level of light penetration. This type of window controls light penetration according to the level of heat detected by the glass.  But the major disadvantage of the photochromic  window type is that the light penetration to your home is already pre determined. It is however impossible to control the level of light penetration into your home. During winter months, thermotropic window can't work properly because low heat won’t allow it tint properly, while the photochromic window will act as radiant barrier thus preventing solar energy from heating the home through window replacement
 Technological advancements in chemical engineering have paved way for improvement in the way smart glasses operate by allowing smart glasses to be controlled manually. A similar advancement is in suspended particle devices where a conductive glaze covers the panes of glass in window replacements. When denied an electrical current the elements block the light and remain opaque until a switch is tripped. When the circuit completes the particles line up and become transparent, allowing light to pass through.
 
 Liquid Crystal Replacement Windows 

Liquid crystal function like the SPD technology where panes are in a black and white until a current is passed through the panes, allowing liquid crystal to come together for light to pass through,  once electric current is removed, the window panes return to their previous black and white state.

 Why Advanced Technology for Window Replacements? 

Though some might wonder why replace your curtains with smart windows when they also perform the same function which is to prevent light penetration. But it is noteworthy to say that curtains still allow some level of light penetration,  no matter how tightly closed; this is not the case with  a smart window. You can't go wrong with smart windows replacements in your home. If there are recurring problems with your traditional window frames,  then it's advisable to opt for smart windows replacement.



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