Smart vinyls, also known as Smart Vinyls, represent a revolution in the management of light and privacy in interior spaces. These innovative devices use PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology to offer a versatile and elegant solution combining functionality and aesthetics.
Essentially, a smart vinyl acts as an adaptive light controller. Its ability to change state, from transparent to opaque, is based on the principle of reorganization of liquid crystal molecules through the application of an electric current. When the device is turned off, the molecules dispersed in the polymer generate an opaque appearance, but not completely dark. Although it does not completely replace traditional blinds in terms of complete light blocking, it provides an effective level of privacy and a modern aesthetic.
The operation is simple but effective. By connecting the smart vinyl to an electrical power source, the liquid crystal molecules align in parallel, allowing light to pass through the film and achieve a transparent effect. This adaptability makes smart vinyl the ideal choice for spaces that require both light and privacy.
These innovative smart vinyls come in two main forms: laminated and self-adhesive. The laminated version is placed between two glass panels and undergoes a special lamination process that ensures airtightness and transforms the panels into smart glass. On the other hand, self-adhesive vinyl has a substrate that adheres directly to already installed glass surfaces, transforming them into smart glass without requiring complicated installations.