PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) glass and film are a revolutionary innovation that has transformed the way we use glass in various applications, ranging from windows, skylights, and partitions to projection screens, etc. The PDLC technology allows the glass to change its transparency from opaque to clear by applying an electric current.
This feature allows that with just the flip of a switch or a simple voice command, glass or window can go from transparent to opaque, providing instant privacy. But how exactly can you control PDLC glass and film? In this article, we’ll explore the most popular ways to do so.
1. Remote control
Using a remote control is a convenient and simple way to control PDLC glass and film. With the push of a button, you can switch the glass from opaque to clear or vice versa from a distance, without physically touching the glass. Most orders of switchable glass or film come with a remote control, allowing you to easily turn the glass on and off. While convenient, remotes can be easily misplaced, so many users opt for more modern control methods.
2. Wall switch
Wiring your switchable glass or film to a wall switch is the most popular option for both residential and commercial applications. Like turning a light on and off, a simple flick of the switch transforms the glass from clear to private.
3. Smart plugs and smartphones
With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), you can control PDLC glass and film using smart plugs and smartphones. Simply connect the transformer to a smart plug, and you can use your smartphone to turn PDLC glass on or off, or set up schedules or routines. This method offers the convenience of controlling the PDLC glass from anywhere.
4. Voice command
Voice-activated PDLC glass and film is the future of home and office automation. With the help of smart plugs and apps, smart glass and film can be controlled by voice command, you can control the glass without lifting a finger, using popular virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, or Google Assistant.
5. Dimmer control
Using a dimmer adapter to control PDLC glass can provide a convenient and modern solution for adjusting the transparency of your windows. Our Dimmer adapter allows you to control the amount of voltage going to the PDLC glass and therefore the degree of transparency. This means you can adjust the privacy level of your PDLC glass in a smooth and gradual manner, rather than simply turning it on or off. With a dimmer adapter, you can also achieve different levels of transparency depending on your personal preference and lighting conditions.
6. Door lock
PDLC glass and film can also be integrated with door locks to create a secure and private space. By locking the door, you can switch the glass from clear to opaque and block any unwanted intruders or prying eyes, such as using in bathrooms or other private areas.
7. Motion sensors
Motion sensors can be used to detect the presence of people in a room and automatically adjust the PDLC glass or film accordingly. For example, if someone enters a conference room, the glass can switch from opaque to clear, allowing the person to see inside.
8. Home automation system
PDLC glass and film can be integrated with a home automation system, allowing you to control all aspects of your home from a central hub. With a home automation system, you can control your lights, thermostats, security system, and PDLC glass and film from a single app.
9. Security system
PDLC glass and film can also be integrated with a security system to create a safe and secure environment. For example, if an intruder tries to break into your home or office, the glass can switch from clear to opaque, preventing them from seeing inside.
10. Smart blinds
Finally, Special laser-etched smart glass can be designed to operate as a switchable blind. Through layering techniques, various switchable patterns can be created, including artistic designs. The glass can be completely clear, completely opaque, or partially clear/opaque. (Note: This control way the PDLC glass shall be specially designed and produced during production)
The ways to control PDLC glass and film are diverse and flexible, allowing you to choose the best option for your specific needs and preferences. Whether you prefer remote control, voice commands, or a home automation system, PDLC glass and film offer a range of benefits that can enhance your privacy, security, and overall comfort. That’s why more and more people are choosing smart PDLC glass and film now!