Questions That Need to be Asked When Installing Switchable Glazing
Switchable glazing is a type of privacy glass that is commonly found in office buildings. This glass is a technology that uses electricity to switch between opaque and clear glass. Each panel of glass will have a liquid crystal matrix. Electrical current activates this matrix to activate or turn off the glass. Review a few questions that are typically asked about this product.Can Any Alterations Be Made to the Glass? Glass panels cannot be altered once they are shipped from the factory. However, various options can easily be incorporated into a glass panel during the manufacturing process. This will include adding holes and creating a custom shape. How Much Electricity is Needed? Switchable glazing that is installed in an office building 110 standard voltage. This means that the glass can be installed without any special requirements for wiring. Each square meter of glass will require up to five watts of energy. Calculate the total energy consumption of the switchable glass by adding all the measurements of each panel together and multiplying by five. Who Can Install Switchable Glazing? A typical installed or glass partitions can install panels with switchable glazing. The only consideration is the use of caulking and required wiring. Businesses may need to hire an electrician to connect all the panels to the electrical system of the building. This may also be required by the manufacturer to have a valid warranty. Can This Product Be Used Indoors? Indoor installation is typically the main purpose of switchable glazing. However, panels can be made to use with a regular exterior glass wall or a sliding glass wall. Insert panels for doors and even full glass doors are available. How Is Switchable Glazing Cleaned? Cleaning switchable glazing is the same as regular glass. However, do not use harsh chemicals. A clean cloth with a mild cleanser is all that is typically needed to clean the surface. Make sure all the edges are free of liquid as it can damage the internal components. How Does Switchable Glazing Work? Switchable glazing is typically looks frosted when it is turned off. Flipping a switch supplies electricity to the glazing that makes it appear transparent. The glass is in privacy mode when it is turned off. Turn the glass on or off to set the mode that is desired. This product will have a lifespan of over ten years and will be a great investment for any business.
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