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NON-Adhesive Smart Tint install with provided  3m-VHB  tape

NON-Adhesive Smart Tint install with provided 3m-VHB tape

Here is one way to install switchable smart film fast and easy. Simply order your smart glass film pre-custom cut to fit and pre-wired.  Then use the self enclosed installation kit .


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How to install both types of Smart Tint switchable privacy film

How to install both types of Smart Tint switchable privacy film

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.
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 Cling Self Adhesive Smart Tint


SMART TINT® INSTALLATION GUIDE
smart Tint Install guide

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.

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.

    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

  • 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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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.
    how to measure smart tint

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.


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smart Tint wiring diagram
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INSTALLATION VIDEOS















"How Smart Tint is manufactured"

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DIMMABLE smart film

DIMMABLE smart film

Dimmable Smart Film

SmartGlass can be manually or automatically “tuned” to precisely control the amount of light, glare and heat passing through a window.  While glass is a favored product for use in building facades; glare, solar heat gain and UV exposure are problematic and can often make the use of glass impractical resulting in the need to invest in expensive solar shading devices.  Glass facades using patented SPD solar control technology reduce the need for air conditioning during the summer months and heating during winter.

Principle

When the power supply is switched on, the rod shaped suspended particle molecules align, light passes through and the SPD SmartGlass panel clears.  SPD SmartGlass protect from damaging UV when on or off.

When the power supply is switched off the rod shaped suspended particle molecules are randomly oriented blocking light and the SPD SmartGlass becomes dark blocking up to 99.4% of light.

- See more at: http://www.smartglassinternational.com/products-services/spd-smartglass-solar-control/#sthash.morkZVlu.dpuf

SPD-SmartGlass can be manually or automatically “tuned” to precisely control the amount of light, glare and heat passing through a window.  While glass is a favored product for use in building facades; glare, solar heat gain and UV exposure are problematic and can often make the use of glass impractical resulting in the need to invest in expensive solar shading devices.  Glass facades using patented SPD solar control technology reduce the need for air conditioning during the summer months and heating during winter.

Principle

When the power supply is switched on, the rod shaped suspended particle molecules align, light passes through and the SPD SmartGlass panel clears.  SPD SmartGlass protect from damaging UV when on or off.

When the power supply is switched off the rod shaped suspended particle molecules are randomly oriented blocking light and the SPD SmartGlass becomes dark blocking up to 99.4% of light.

- See more at: http://www.smartglassinternational.com/products-services/spd-smartglass-solar-control/#sthash.morkZVlu.dpuf
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interactive smart windows

Interactive Smart Windows

A simple ON - OFF mode switches the film from being clear (transparent) to frosted (opaque). In its frosted state the film acts as an electronic blind providing privacy and security for any glass, window or partition.
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interactive tints

Interactive Tints

Taking a stroll through your average city shopping precinct will see you bombarded with a plethora of advertising messages. Making their particular message cut through the visual noise can be a tough prospect for advertisers and plain old billboards and static signs just don’t seem to cut the mustard anymore. Those looking to grab people’s attention might want to take a look at Smart Tint, which can be laminated onto transparent glass or plastic to act as an eye-catching rear projection screen.
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iSwitch Film™ by Smart Tint®

iSwitch Film™ by Smart Tint®

iSwitch Film™ by Smart Tint® 
iswitch film™ is our 4th and 5th of 6 generations of Smart Tint®

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dimmable tint

DIMMABLE TINT!!!!!

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Order Now

 
 If your order is 20 Sq. feet or less please use our online system by clicking the appropriate link below. All online orders are processed within 24 hours include our standard warranty, design time with one of our engineers if needed and the fastest turn around time in the industry!
Please provide all measurement details in the comment section at check out.

Call us for DISCOUNTED BUY IT NOW prices.
1.866.986.9299 ext 200
 

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Get a quote for ALL ORDERS ABOVE 40 SQ. FEET.
All quotes include a buy it now link for fastest processing and DISCOUNT PRICING. We coordinate your project with others to eliminate waste and pass the savings on to you !
 

 

 


"Smart Tint offers a Smart Cling Self Adhesive that is thinner than our non-adhesive and widely used in the automotive industry because of its ability to contour to the complex curves of automotive glass."


"Our Non-Adhesive is very popular for projection screens, electronic blinds, high tech window treatments, white boards and mechanical installation techniques do to its rigidity. They both provide maximum clarity when energized and extreme privacy when powered off."


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car smart tint

car smart tint

Self Adhesive Car Smart Tint
For car window glass

Car Smart Tint For Car Window Glass / Skylight

PDLC Film is a well know high tech product which can switch from transparent to opaque instantaneously under electricity application. It is transparent when power on and opaque when power off.

Mostly PDLC film is using for laminating switchable privacy glass or stick on float building glass surface, It has a widely use for building and construction area, Like window and doors, partitions, displays and projections etc.

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Smart Blinds




Smart Blinds™ by Smart Tint from Smart Tint on Vimeo.


Smart Blinds

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Q&A

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QUESTION: Do you have any certified installers in my area or can any glass tinting place install your product properly?
 
ANSWER: any glass tinting company should be able to install the smart tint aspect only. A contractor or electrician should handle the wiring.

We will provide a sample piece for you upon ordering so you can have the tint contractor install a sample piece first. This will eliminate any questioning about how to work with smart tint. Remember smart tint smart cling  is a dry install. As long as the contractor is careful and DOES NOT KINK OR DENT THE MATERIAL OR PULL THE WIRES OUT there should be no issues. Obviously a clean work environment is helpful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
 
QUESTION: Can this product be applied to an existing wood frame door?
 
ANSWER: Yes , The door frame does not matter.
 
 
QUESTION:  Does your company provide installation services?
 
ANSWER:  NO , We are a material distributor and provide complete DIY kits.
 
We will provide a sample piece for you upon ordering so you can have a local tint contractor install a sample piece first. This will eliminate any questioning about how to work with smart tint. Remember smart tint is a dry install. As long as the contractor is careful and DOES NOT KINK OR DENT THE MATERIAL OR PULL THE WIRES OUT there should be no issues. Obviously a clean work environment is helpful. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
 
 
QUESTION: Does this need to be installed by an electrician?
 
ANSWER: NO, We provide you a complete closed system that is ready to install with a plug. If you would like to hire an electrician to achieve your goal that is your prerogative.
 
 
QUESTION: What is the control unit?
 
ANSWER:  Your choice of how to operate the material. Either dim it , standard on / off with remote or internet application accessible by any internet browser.
 
QUESTION: Can  you "trim" the film on site....or do you need an absolute measurement from me before the panels are custom made?
                            
ANSWER:Switchable Smart Film   The material is custom manufactured with special equipment to insure straight cuts however you can cut the material if needed to add a logo, trim etc. with out compromising its effect.
                       
                           
QUESTION: Can we install this film on the top half of the glass only? We were thinking we wanted to keep the existing decals in place and install film from the decal up to the top of the panel.   
                     
ANSWER:YES - You can install on top half or bottom half only.

QUESTION: Is the Smart Tint™ energy efficient?

ANSWER:- Yes, It is concidered a green product that consumes between 3 and 5 watts per meter squared.
 
QUESTION: Is it less expensive than smart glass?

ANSWER:- Yes, A fraction of the cost and no construction required.

QUESTION: Does it block the UV harmfull rays?

ANSWER:YES. It blocks over 98% of the harmfull UV rays in both its energized and unenergized state.

QUESTION:Can we install this product ourselves?

ANSWER:YES, we offer complete do it your self kits with practice pieces. Refer to our "How To Install" section for videos and step by step tutorials.

QUESTION: How much does Smart Tint™ cost?

ANSWER:Every Smart Tint project is different and we custom cut your material into almost any shape or size, pre-wire, test and send you a ready to install kit with a package price. Lead times play a key role in job pricing. We match your material sizes with other orders for maximum efficiency and pass the savings on to you.
 
QUESTION: How can I purchase or get a job quote?
 
ANSWER:If you would like to buy now our online shopping cart allows you to order per sheet of material by the square foot. Simply click the "Order by the Square Foot" link above. If you would like to get a Quote then click the "Get a Quote"  link and provide us the details on your project.

QUESTION: What is the difference between Smart Cling Self Adhesive and the NON-Adhesive backings? 

ANSWER: "Smart Tint offers a Smart Cling Self Adhesive that is thinner than the non-adhesive and widely used in the automotive industry because of its ability to contour to the complex curves of automotive glass." Smart Tint Non-Adhesive is very popular for projection screens, electronic blinds, white boards, high tech window treatments and mechanical installation techniques do to its rigidity. They both provide maximum clarity when energized and extreme privacy when powered off. Contact us today for pricing.

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interactive smart tints

Interactive Window Tints

Smart Tint now provides interactive window tints.  These films are used on existing glass structures and can be used for many applications.  For instance, Smart Tint allows you to have complete privacy, clear affects, or can be projected onto.  the material is also dimmable with the use of a dimmer system that Smart Tint also provides. 

According to reports by members of The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations, when temperatures reach 24 degrees Celsius your workforce productivity can fall by as much as 50% and accidents can increase by 30%.
We can provide you with a Safe, Comfortable Working Environment by Installing Our Non-Maintenance Window Film...
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Interactive Smart Window

This unique film technology provided by Smart Tint, transforms any glass into a high definition rear projection screen allowing you to display corporate presentations, TV images and videos. A truly innovative product making switchable glass technology accessible to everyone while giving your home or business the added WOW factor.
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Digital Window Shades

Digital Window Shades

Switchable Smart Window Film From Smart Tint.

digital window shades provide the following:

  • Instant Privacy/Security at the flick of a switch...

  • Acts as a projector screen, ideal for displays and presentations...

  • Perfect for multi-functional rooms where privacy is sometimes required...

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WINDOWS OF THE FUTURE

New technologies are producing increasingly energy efficient windows. Already on the market are "super-windows," boasting triple layer designs, with two low-E coatings and spaces filled with mixtures of argon or krypton gases.

A new generation of windows, however, is being called "smart windows" because they adapt to changing conditions. Perfect for your man cave

 
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