FAQ GLOBAL SMART GLASS

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Is smart glass/film a safety glass?

Yes, smart glass/film is a safety glass. Being laminated, it prevents scattering of glass fragments in case of breakage.

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Does PDLC smart glass conduct electricity?

No, the internal PDLC layer is plastic and does not conduct electricity, since it is electrically insulated. Rather, it behaves more like a capacitor, where the applied signal alternates between positive and negative voltages at the plates of the capacitor, causing an alternating electric field throughout the PDLC dielectric, which is what aligns the liquid crystals with the frequency of the signal (normally 50 Hz or 60 Hz).

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Can smart glass/film be remotely activated?

Yes, smart glass/film can be remotely activated. Transformer can be integrated with various controls as you like: remote contol, wall switch control, dimmer control, wifi-App control, etc.

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Are PDLCs only available as artificial materials?

Not at all; common examples of natural occurrences of liquid crystals include proteins, soaps, detergents, and even some types of clay.

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What is the power source of smart glass/film?

Smart glass/film is operated using 48-65VAC power supply. Transformer will be needed for 110-230V power source.

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How does PDLC smart glass work?

With no applied voltage, the liquid crystals are randomly oriented and scatter the light which enters. When an electrical signal is applied, the liquid crystals orient themselves parallel to each other, allowing light through.

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