JasonOfOrillia: Old and busted: Old curtains that actually block out more visible light allowing you to actually darken a room and not worry about urban light pollutionNew Hotness: another LCD based solution, this time in an add-on film that needs to be wired up.
Pardon Me Sultan: [media.tumblr.com image 500x313]Soon...
namatad: I am most curious about the infrared reflection part of the equation.I also like the glare reduction/translucent part of the product.I have large, south and west facing windows in my living room.It would be nice to get the light without the heat. Blinds can do only so much.http://www.epdwindowfilm.com/Page.aspx?content=Products.AllSeasonFil mso this product would solve the infrared problem winter and summer.and now I am wondering if I need anything at all, given that the cool factor is gonedammit, logic, what are you doing to me??!!
SpikesCafe: 1m square sheet of this stuff is $250. Curtains are about $40. Hope you have small windows or lots of money.
picturescrazy: Curtains? Just nail some sheets over there top of the window.
apoptotic: When there is no electric current applied to the film, the suspended particles are arranged randomly and absorb light.This makes the glass panel look dark, or opaqueIs it possible to engineer it the opposite way, so that the current produces the opacity? In the event of a power outage I think I'd want to be able to let more light in from outside, not less.
Thrag: This is not new. Films like this have been around for many years, and networked home automation systems even longer. I had a window with such a film inside installed a couple of years ago in my kitchen, and it is hooked into my home automation system just like my lights are since it is controlled by a regular light switch. I have an interesting looking house that seems to be on some walking tour so I'd have people walking up to my kitchen window and staring in all too often. Now with the smart window and the security camera I have covering the outside things are set up to make the window go opaque when someone walks up to it.
thamike: Ridley Scott strikes again.
basemetal: Curtains, cheap./WiFi enabled digital shade, not so much
YodaBlues: Pardon Me Sultan: [media.tumblr.com image 500x313]Soon...I'll take one Sean Young sex-bot please.
netgamer7k: We're not *that* futuristic yet for automatic window dimming. We don't deserve it yet.*looks out window and notices guy mowing lawn with gas-powered lawnmower, polutting the air with its toxic nastiness*
Pardon Me Sultan: Soon...
Emposter: Maybe I'm missing something, but how can a system that requires electricity be energy-saving when compared to shades, which require no electricity at all?
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