25 Sep Now You See It, Now You Don’t
Who knew that glass was smart? There’s a cutting-edge technology that is being embraced by corporations, hospitals, hotels, and many other institutions that allow multifunctional environments with the flip of a switch. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will.
Smart glass is an innovative product that can be altered instantly. When the electrical supply is switched on, liquid crystal molecules align, light passes through, and the privacy glass panel immediately clears. When the power is turned off, the molecules are scattered causing transmission properties to be altered, and the glass becomes opaque or private. Think “now you see it, now you don’t.”
The applications for this state-of-the-art glass cross multiple platforms and have made news around the globe.
- Hospitals welcome the ability to create a smooth and seamless partitioning system along corridors, wards and specific rooms. Medical staff have the ability to monitor patients without compromising their privacy or dignity. Also, smart glass can easily be cleaned, cutting down on the spread of germs or superbugs that shades or curtains can carry.
- Hotels incorporate this luxurious, modern design feature that transforms a space on demand. Guests can enjoy a breathtaking view or relax in a seemingly open space and then flip a switch when privacy is desired.
- Corporations use this technology to stimulate creativity, redefine spaces and enhance the overall functionality of the workplace. Conference rooms can easily move from a team briefing to a confidential meeting. Another benefit is that natural light can easily be enjoyed until peak sun hours. If glare becomes a problem, the privacy option takes care of this immediately.
- Government and law offices where confidentiality is always a concern are other sectors where smart glass is extremely useful. Top secret meetings where discretion is necessary are no longer an issue.
Smart glass can make our lives more productive, enjoyable, and safe. The benefits are plentiful and privacy on demand is easier than ever. Sunbelt Glass is proud to offer smart glass and can advise if this innovative design would be a good choice for your next project. Sunbelt Glass has been in business over 20 years with projects ranging from healthcare facilities, educational institutions, office buildings, top retailers and small businesses. For more information on smart glass and other groundbreaking design possibilities, please contact our team by calling 205-595-8112 or clicking here.