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How to cut and trim

How to cut and trim in the field

Cut and trim the material at your own risk. This technology is delicate and we always recommend you provide us the correct measurements so we can professionally cut to size at our facility eliminating any risk of material fault.

Measure 3x and we will cut once.

DO NOT use a razor knife

Ideally provide us the correct measurement's and we will send a laser cut perfect ready to install piece. However if you have to trim a pair of stainless steel or titanium scissors will do the trick. Do not use a razor blade or knife it could cause delamination or leave a burr on the opposite side of the material causing it not to sit flush on the glass.

PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DECIDE TO CUT AND TRIM YOUR SELF TO APPLY AN ACID FREE ADHESIVE ON THE CUT EDGES TO ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBILITY OF SPLITTING OR DELAMINATION. ALL WARRANTIES ARE VOID IF MATERIAL IS CUT OR TRIMMED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN AN AUTHORIZED PROVIDER/INSTALLER OR FACTORY DIRECT.

 

 

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Electrical & Wiring

Smart Tint wiring and voltages

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TV Show Royal Pains Uses Smart Tint

USA Network television show Royal Pains uses Smart Tint on set.



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Aviation Application for Smart Tint

Aviation Application for Smart Tint

For aviation or air transport purposes, Smart Tint switchable film blocks harmful UV rays and helps insulate for aircraft. Below are photos and videos of how Smart Tint technology demonstrates on your aircraft.

boeing dream liner


Click above to check out more aviation videos and images of Smart Tint switchable film!
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Smart Tint Corporate Applications

Smart Tint Corporate Applications

Commercial applications submitted by some of our clients


Click above to check out more commercial videos and images of Smart Tint switchable film!
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 Intel Corp uses Smart Cling Smart Tint in Smart Building Demonstration

Intel Corp uses Smart Cling Smart Tint in Smart Building Demonstration


Intel Corp installed Smart Tint technology for their conference office protecting their windows and glass against UV rays and having complete privacy on demand.

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Bolden the movie set created using Smart Tint

Bolden the movie set created using Smart Tint

Bolden the movie set created using Smart Tint.



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Hospital uses Smart tint for Nursery Windows

Smart Tint used in hospital environment

"6th generation Smart Cling Self Adhesive Smart tint used in the application below"


Smart tint is used widely in hospital and medical facilities. It can be easily retrofit on existing or new glass, hypoallergenic, protects against UV, adds additional sound barrier protection, germ resistant and privacy on demand. Go to SmartTint.com for more details.

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Yachts powered by Genuine Smart Tint

Yachts powered by Genuine Smart Tint



Grey Smart Cling Self Adhesive Powered OFF

smart yacht

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SmartTint Turns Existing Dumb Glass into Switchable Smart Glass

Have you heard about smart glass? What about switchable Glass? No? Well, you’re really missing out on a lot.


Switchable Glass and smart glass are the same thing. The two words are interchangeable and are used to describe a certain type of glass that uses PDLC technology to control the amount of light that gets through it. PDLC film, the thing that is used to control the glass, is composed of PET film, ITO film, polymer and liquid crystal molecules.


When PDLC film has electricity applied to it, liquid crystals inside of the switchable glass align and allows light to pass through. When electricity is cut off from the PDLC film, liquid crystals are positioned randomly and block out light. Switchable Glass / Smart Glass uses a switch to apply and remove electricity from the PDLC film that is integrated into it or on top of it. That’s how the transparency of switchable Glass is controlled.


There are many companies that specialize in this type of glass and we’ve covered the services that many of these companies offer. And, we’re about to cover the services and products of yet another company.


SmartTint is one of the companies that specializes in switchable smart glass. They offer switchable, dimmable, and projectable solutions that are usable for almost all scenarios. It doesn’t matter if you need switchable smart glass for your home, car, or garage because SmartTint always has your back. It should be noted that SmartTint does not offer smart glass panes, but solutions that can be applied to existing glass.


Before we talk about the different products that they offer, we should go over the basic features that all of their products have.


Here are the features that come with all SmartTint smart glass products:


  • Highest clarity in the industry at 98%
  • Most transparent switchable privacy film available
  • UV protection at 98% +/1
  • 42% Solar Heat Reduction
  • Outstanding Tech Support
  • Multiple pieces can be configured to work together.
  • Light Control with variable solutions.
  • Available in Colors: White, Grey, Black, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Pink


Now that you know the features that come with SmartTint’s products, let’s talk about the products that they offer. SmartTint currently offers four different smart glass / switchable glass products. All of the products are smart glass related, but there are differences between them all. Two of the products are just sheets of PDLC that are applied to glass to turn them into smart glass. One is self-adhesive and the other is not. What does that mean? Well, let me explain.


Self-adhesive SmartTint


Self-adhesive Smart Cling SmartTint is a smart glass solution that is targeted towards people who aren’t interested in completely replacing the glass that is currently in their home, office, or wherever. It’s for people who just want to get the features of smart glass quickly.


The Self-adhesive version of SmartTint is a piece of PDLC technology that is sort of like a sticker. It has a sticky side that you can apply to a piece of existing glass to turn it into smart glass. It’s slightly cheaper than a full pane of smart glass, but provides all the features you’d normally get from a complete piece of smart glass.


SmartTint offers the self-adhesive solution in all sorts of colors. Like other companies, SmartTint sells self-adhesive by square feet. It seems most of the self-adhesive SmartTint colors are priced at around $85 per square foot.


If you want to get smart glass in a certain part of your home, but don’t want to go through the hassle of a mechanical install in that area, then this is the perfect solution. Self-adhesive is also great for automotive glass.


Non-Adhesive SmartTint


Non-adhesive SmartTint is pretty much the same thing as the self-adhesive SmartTint. The main differences are that the non-adhesive version requires a special type of tape to be installed and it is slightly thicker. Non-adhesive, mechanical SmartTint comes with smart tape that is used to install the SmartTint technology onto a piece of glass.


With the self-adhesive SmartTint, you can just slap it on glass. With the non-adhesive version you sort of have to lay things out before you proceed. Non-adhesive is mostly meant for projection screens, electronic blinds, white boards, and high tech window treatments. Like the self-adhesive version of SmartTint, non-adhesive SmartTint comes in all sorts of colors.


Smartition


This is a smart glass product that’s pretty unique. Smartitions are smart glass partitions that can be put to use right after they get taken out of the box. If you need privacy at the office, then these are perfect.


Smartitions come with clamps that you install on your desk. After you’ve installed the clamps, you just slide the partition in and plug it into an outlet. After the smartition has power, you can get instant privacy with the press of a button. Pretty awesome.


Enclosures / Smart Cubes


If you know what a normal display case or what an enclosure is, then you can probably guess what this product is. It’s an enclosure that takes advantage of smart glass to provide you with a way to display things and hide them when you need to. Smart Cubes / Smart Enclosures do not have a listed price. Smart Enclosures are made by request and you have to request a quote to get one. So, yeah.


Conclusion


All of the products come with the standard things you would expect to come with smart glass. You get a button that allows you to control the transparency of the glass, and everything else needed to use a piece of SmartTint. With that being said, if you want dimmable features and things like that then it’s going to cost extra. Optional Power Control Units, dimmer systems, and mobile power converters are all something that you’ll have to add to your order if you want them.


Overall though, SmartTint offers a great selection of products and you should check them out when you get the chance. Sadly, they don’t offer full panes of smart glass. Still, they do offer the products you need to turn an existing piece of glass into smart glass. If you would like to check out all the things mentioned above, then head on over to SmartTint.com.

About The Author

Josh P

About Josh P

I'm a tech enthusiast and master procrastinator that currently resides in Saint Louis. My days are usually spent reading and writing, but I do enjoy gaming occasionally as well.

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What is Smart Tint ?

Play video below for an introduction to Smart Tint and our technology!


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Battery Operated Smart Smart Switchable Film(12 vdc)

Battery Operated Smart Smart Switchable Film(12 vdc)

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Smart Home Compatible


Wi-Fi Automation Compatible!

 

Smart Tint® Film can be Wi-Fi enabled by instantly switching windows from opaque to clear in less than a second. You can turn Smart Tint® Film "on" for see-through windows and "off" for private opaque windows from a smart phone, internet web browser or 3rd party control interface. Smart Tint is dimmable and can be integrated for use with touch screen walls, HD quality projection, controlled by remote, Crestron, Control 4, Lutron, DMX, Savant automation system compatible just to name a few..

 

 


smart tint is automation system compatible.



smart tint, john cena, nintendo


nintendo and john cena utilizing smart tint technology

control4 smart tint

smart tintis crestron and lutron compatible

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Smart Goggles by Smart Tint

Smart Goggles by Smart Tint

Remote controlled and operated by a mobile battery pack. These Remote Goggles can be operated with AA batteries and are available in 7 colors.
 



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NON-Adhesive Smart Tint install using 3m double sided clear tape









 

 

Custom cut palladium window retro fit with Non-Adhesive Smart Tint EASILY installed using 3m double sided clear tape on the perimeter of the glass. The customer sent us a template and we cut to match prewired and shipped a ready to install kit. They hired a local tint contractor to install and an electrician to connect the wires to a wall mounted switch. Here is a link to the finished product video they sent us.


For more installation types and tips click here

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