Please click the questions below for answers to frequently asked questions about Smart Film.
Does Smart Film privacy film block harmful UV rays?
Yes, It blocks over 98% of the harmful UV rays in both its energized and un-energized state.
Is Smart Film energy efficient?
Yes, It is considered a green product that consumes between 3 and 6 watts per meter squared.
Can customers install Smart Film themselves?
Yes, we offer a complete prewired custom kit.
What is the difference between Smart Film Self Adhesive and Smart Film NON-Adhesive backings?
Smart Film Blinds offers a Self Adhesive and a Non-Adhesive switchable privacy film that has the ability to contour to the curves of various types of glass. Smart Film is very popular for projection screens, electronic blinds, white boards, and high tech window treatments. Smart Film switchable privacy film provides maximum clarity when energized and extreme privacy when powered off. The only difference between the two switchable films is that Self Adhesive has a peel and stick backing and or non-adhesive can be installed with a double sided adhesive clear 3m VHB tape.
How much does Smart Film cost?
Every Smart Film project is different and we custom manufacture your material into almost any shape or size, pre-wire, test and send you a ready to install kit with a package price. We have the quickest lead times in the business. We have a price match guarantee!
How can I purchase or get a job quote?
If you would like to get a quote, click the “Smart Film” for a no obligation quote and provide us the details of your project.
Can Smart Film be installed on the half of the glass only?
Yes, you can install our Smart Film privacy film on the top half or bottom half only if desired.
Is it less expensive than smart glass?
Yes, it is a fraction of the cost and no construction required.
Do you offer Smart Glass?
Yes, our Smart Glass is all custom cut to order. Call for a Free no obligation quote.
Can you project on Smart Film?
Yes, Smart Film is ideal with its extremely high gain rate to be used as a projection film. We have many happy retail customers that utilize their store glass façade as a video billboard.
Please click the questions below for answers to frequently asked questions about Smart Glass.
What is Smart Glass made of?
Smart Glass is composed of a liquid crystal matrix, laminated between ITO (indium-tin oxide) coatings and glass or plastic.
Can holes be drilled in the smart glass?
Smart Glass panels can be manufactured with holes, notches, and custom shapes. Once the manufacturing process is complete, the panels cannot be altered so any holes or other such fabrication must occur at the manufacturing stage.
Is Smart Glass UL Recognized?
SFB Smart Glass is UL Listed mfg File Number E216500. It is the perfect solution to your need for instantly switchable privacy glass, partitions, bi-folding doors and custom made glass applications.
How much electricity is required to operate Smart Glass?
Smart Glass operates on standard line voltage (110VAC). It’s power consumption is approximately 3-5 watts per square meter of glass area.
Can Smart Glass be used in doors?
Smart Glass is manufactured as either door insert panels, or full glass (Herculite-style) doors. It can also be made for exterior insulated doors as well.
How do you clean the Smart Glass?
Smart Glass should be cleaned with a soft cloth and gentle cleanser. Avoid harsh chemicals and the use of sharp instruments. Make certain to remove liquids from all edges that may have collected during the cleaning process.
Can I get Smart Glass in different colors?
The color of liquid crystal laminated with clear glass is “opaque white” in order to achieve a clear transparent view. A variety of colors and/or tints may be incorporated into a Smart Glass panel to achieve a decorative or colored presence. However, once color has been applied to the laminate, it will always be present.
Is Smart Glass completely clear when turned on?
Smart Glass is “transparent” once electrified. Depending upon lighting conditions in its installed environment, you can expect to see a 5%-10% “scattered light reflection” or haze while in its transparent state.
Can you adjust the level of opacity in Smart Glass?
Smart Glass offers an opaque white privacy while unpowered, and instantly turns transparent when electrified. It is designed to be either “on” or “off” at the flip of a switch. Some customers have also used the panels in a variable voltage/transparency state.
Can Smart Glass technology be applied to my existing windows?
Smart Glass is manufactured either in glass or polycarbonate. It can be designed as a retro-fit panel to be placed inside your existing window opening, or more commonly designed as a replacement glass for your existing window.
What is the expected life-span of Smart Glass?
Based on our factory testing, the panels have a very long life. They have been turned on and off over 7,000,000 times in ten years and still counting!
How does Smart Glass affect the transmission of UV light?
Smart Glass effectively blocks at least 99% of harmful UV rays.