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A Smart Tint® Project Manager will email you shop drawings to confirm all final details and provide Engineering time to discuss all installation tolerances and logistics prior to manufacturing after you provide us the rough measurements of the visible glass area you wish to utilize our technology on.

Smart Cling Self Adhesive Smart Tint

All or any physical defects or damage are to be reported prior to installation
and removal of the protective coating that is on both sides of the material.


SMART TINT® INSTALLATION GUIDE
smart Tint Install guide

Measuring Recommendations

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Recommended Supplies

  • Window scraper/razor
  • Neutral Cure glass ACID FREE silicone (provided by Smart Tint)
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Microfiber towels
  • Glass cleaner (98% or greater Isopropyl Alcohol)
  • Squeegee
  • Wire stripper
  • Razor Blade for glass cleaning only
  • 18 Gauge Electrical wires
  • Soldering iron
  • Lead free solder
  • Trim of your choice (non-conductive)
-Do NOT use water or any other liquids for installation other than for cleaning beforehand. Installation surface must be clean and dry.
We recommend the outer dimensions of the film be 1/8" shorter than the glass around all edges.
The electrical contact strip and leads should NEVER come into contact with any metal frame, trim, or surrounding objects. The finished trim should be nonconductive. Always ensure the completed project is trimmed with nonconductive materials and that all exposed wires, leads, etc. are covered sufficiently to eliminate the possibility of electrical shock or fire. We are not responsible for improper installations and highly recommend professional installation.
Electrical considerations:

Wiring and Electrical:


POWER TRANSFORMERS: A power transformer or power control unit is required to power Smart Tint® Smart Film®. This lowers the standard household or commercial voltage from 110-120VAC(USA/Canada) , 220-240VAC(Europe,Asia, Australia etc.) to 24-65VAC . Smart Tint manufactures the largest sizes and most efficient Smart Film in the world with 10 square feet only using 3-5 watts of power and manufacturing sizes of 1.8m(71") x No Height Restrictions. The rule of thumb is one 100watt transformer for every 120 square feet of material. All of our material is dimmable and 3rd party smart home compatible.

Zones : It is important to decide on how many zones of independent control, turning Smart Tint® Smart Film® on and off / Dimming or both, that you want to have. This could be all the windows on one wall, separate windows on one wall, or several windows on different walls. Each zone to be controlled needs a minimum of one transformer to power the Smart Tint® Film in that area.

A Clean Working Environment

  • The working environment needs to be as clean and dust-free as possible prior to beginning installation. If there is dust in the area or along the surfaces near the glass it can easily contaminate the Smart Tint as it is being applied. For those who are applying the Smart Film during a renovation or construction project this is particularly important, as there is often debris in the air.
  • If there is dust or debris in the air or you just want to take an extra precaution you can spray water mist into the air an hour or so prior to beginning the installation. This will help remove particulate matter from the air.
  • Smart Tint® has a proprietary Smart Cling® Self Adhesive backing technology that is the only Smart Film® in the industry to out gas on its own with a peel and stick installation method. With this said our smart film® is the only switchable film in the industry that will not cause solar fracturing.and out gas small installation related air bubbles on its own over time.


Handle Smart Tint Carefully

  • Never bend, fold or curve Smart Film®. Always keep the film flat and straight.
  • Do not remove the protective liner (smart cling self adhesive side) until you are ready to install the Smart Film. Doing so gives the film more exposure to any dust and debris in the air that may get stuck to it. It also makes the switchable film difficult to handle and install.
  • The protective liner on the adhesive side should only be peeled away after the Smart Film® has been applied to the glass and all air bubbles have been pressed away with a squeegee.
  • Always be careful with the edges of the film to avoid delamination.
  • When installing large pieces of Smart Privacy Film it is important to have two or more people performing the install.
  • Wipe down both sides of the protective liner of the film with isopropyl alcohol only to remove and dust or debris from the shipping container.
  • Carefully unpack the material and lay flat on a clean surface prior to installation allowing the material to relax and acclimate to the room temperature of the installation environment.

    smart tint handling instructions

Adequate Lighting


  • Ensure the working environment is well lit. It is best to install the Smart Tint in natural light or under bright, even lighting conditions. This helps you ensure that the glass and working environment is clean and see what you are doing as you work.


Dry Installation

Step 1 : Lay Smart Tint® Smart Film® flat and wipe down both sides of the release liner with isopropyl alcohol to remove any debris, dirt and oil.

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Step 2: Scrape and clean glass. Make sure the glass is 100% free of debris, dirt and oil.


Step 3: Dry glass.

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Step 4: Check alignment of Smart Tint® Smart Film® by installing the first 4" only and having film lay on glass flat.


Step 5: Handling and installing Smart Tint® Smart Film® is recommended to have 2 technicians.

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Step 6: Install Smart Tint® Smart Film® with provided squeegee.

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Step 7: Connect electrical connections.

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Smart Tint® film powered off

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Smart Tint® film powered on

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Smart Tint® Trim Kit






Installation Tolerance

  • We Always recommend an installation tolerance of 1/8 of an inch (2-3 mm) off of the measurements of the exposed visible area of the glass. This allows for installation tolerance so you can center the film on the glass. The installation tolerance also compensates for any unevenness along the edges of the window frame and reduces the chances that the Smart Tint will need to be trimmed on site. YOU MUST LEAVE TOLERANCE FOR THE WIRING TO BE ATTACHED TO THE FILM. If you do not the bus bar copper connections can lift from the film breaking the electrical connection causing the film to fail.
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Notification

  • Don’t use water or any other chemicals to wash, install or touching the edges of the film.
    • The Smart film should be 2 – 3 mm shorter than the glass to avoid a direct contact with the frame.
    • Strictly follow the wiring connection guide we offer before testing the film.
    • Strictly use the silicone provided by Smart Tint ONLY to avoid the delamination of the edges. We offer it in custom colors including CLEAR, White, Grey, Black, Aluminum. If you use the wrong silicone you will damage the film.

WIRING NOTIFICATION: VERY IMPORTANT TO COVER ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS INCLUDING THE BUS BARS THAT COME PRE ATTACHED TO THE FILM WITH A NON CONDUCTIVE TRIM TO FINALIZE INSTALLATION. We offer a trim kit solution.

Retro Fit to existing glass surface

Retrofit to any smooth glass surface

or
  flat install on any new glass prior to glass installation

Flatt install om new glass install






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Please note: Check all material prior to installation for any defects.

Test each piece of material easily by powering on for clear
and powered off for opaque.



smart Tint wiring diagram
smart tint wiring


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