Smart Glass FAQ

Smart Glass FAQ

Do I need to replace my existing glass to use your products?

No. There is no need to change the window, frame or glass in most cases.

What is the maximum size of PDLC film you can supply?

For self adhesive smart film 1500mm*3200mm/sheet. And for non-adhesive smart film is upto 2m width.

What is the average lead time for SmartPro products?

Normally the lead time for smart film is 7-10 working days depending the required dimensions and quantities.

Can SmartPro films be used as projection screens?

Yes. With the use of a projector, image is retro projected onto surface of glass to offer a high definition image.

What is the difference between Laminated and self-adhesive PDLC Smart Film?

There is no difference in their function as the privacy is provided by the smart film itself. However, due to higher resistivity characteristics of smart laminate glass, it can be applied on facade or in humid environment such as pools or bathrooms as DGU smart Glass.

How much is the smart glass?

The liquid crystal film produced by each manufacturer is very different. Although the appearance is similar, the light transmittance is high and low, the quality is uneven, and the price range is surprisi

Smartpro ultra clear self-adhesive smart film is 280 GBP per SQM.

Is SmartPro smart films completely clear when switched on? What about the Off state?

It should be noted that there is always a haze in smart pdlc films and that this can be accentuated by the viewing angle. Normal Visual Light Transmission (VLT) is approximately 80% when switched ON in smart film in the market, however SmartPro ultra clear smart film has more than 85%.

Also, in Off state, it is translucent which means some light still passes through.

Does SmartPro provide a warranty with its products?

In the unlikely event of a problem, SmartPro will provide a 2 year warranty.  We may select either to replace the panels at its cost or to credit refund to the customer.

Can I order a sample of SmartPro film?

Yes. You can purchase an A4 sized sample with controller. Please contact us to discuss further.

How long does it take PDLC smart glass to switch?

Pretty fast – less than 0.1 second to be exact!

How do you clean SmartPro films?

SmartPro smart film should be cleaned with a soft cloth and gentle cleanser. Avoid harsh chemicals and the use of sharp instruments. Ensure you remove all liquids that may have collected around edges during the cleaning process.

Is PDLC smart film suitable for indoor or outdoor use?

SmartPro Ultra clear smart film is typically used for indoor applications. For outdoor applications it is recommened to use Smart laminate glass.

How much power does switchable smart glass consume?

SmartPro smart film consumes under 10 watts per sqm. For perspective: 10 sqm of PDLC switchable glass consumes less energy than one LED bulb

Do smart films require special maintenance?

As long as the proper voltage is maintained, there are no special maintenance concerns apart from the following care:

  • To meet limited warranty requirements and to ensure the longevity of the PDLC film within the glass it is important that smart film is switched off for a minimum of 4 hours out of every 24 hours.
  • Timer: A 24-hour timer is highly recommended to be installed for each power supply/transformer or group of power supplies/transformers to ensure that the privacy glass is turned ‘off’ for the minimal 4 hour period. If a timer is not used, switching ON and OFF daily is encouraged to ensure that the panels remain functional.

What is the expected life of SmartPro films?

The life span for the our PDLC smart film is more than 50000 hours.

How can I ask my question about smart glass?

please send your question via our contact us page and your question with the answer will be published soon in smart glass FAQ page.