History of Smart Glass


smart glass installation in Flagstaff, AZ from Diamond Auto Glass can literally and figuratively be a smart investment in many ways. As for how this technology developed in the first place, here’s what you need to know about the history of smart glass.

A Complement to Tinting

The technology behind automotive smart glass was initially developed in the early 2000s. Previously, the only way to adjust light filtration was with tinting. What smart glass technology does is complement tinting technology by altering the amount of visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light that’s transferred through glass in a different way.

Types of Smart Glass

There are two basic types of smart technology: active and inactive glass. Active smart glass is automotive glass that’s activated by electrical charges. The stimulation provided by electricity activates specially designed privacy glass films and coatings in active smart glass. An example of passive smart glass is glass that changes in response to temperature changes.

Dynamic Light Control – and Convenience

If you opt for smart glass replacement when traditional vehicle glass needs updated or replaced, you’ll be treated to dynamic light control. What this means is that your vehicle’s glass areas go from transparent to opaque or vice-versa with the flip of a switch or touch of a button in your vehicle. The ability to make this shift can come in handy as you use your vehicle in various conditions and during different times of the day.

Contact Our Auto Glass Pros

Diamond Auto Glass is the company to come to for new installations, smart glass repair, and replacement. We also offer traditional options with auto glass for your consideration as you explore the possibilities with top-quality auto glass.

Contact us today about our customizable smart glass services.

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