New technology in window film makes for a bright future in the business of window film. Presently, energy saving films and decorative films are hot and that market is continuing to grow as well as new advancements in these films. Four films have been developed and their use is becoming more present in buildings. By 2020, it is predicted that these films will be used on a large scale. (www.technicalwindowfilms.co.uk/window-tinting-news/future-window-films/) The four films are:
- Photochromic film which darkens when exposed to light like transition eyeglasses.
- Smart glass or electrochromatic changes from a clear glass to a frosted glass or a colored glass with an electrical current. The current is controlled by a switch, a computer, or even a cell phone. This can add privacy to an office, conference room, etc. Another example is film applied in a lobby that is controlled by a computer to change to a darker film when the light is bright and then lighter or clear when it gets dark.
- Photovoltaic film converts daylight into electricity.
- Daylighting or Daylight redirecting film allows more light in at the top of the glass and directs it into the room reducing the need for electric lighting. Presently, a metal shelf can be used for this, but the film is much more attractive and easy to clean.
Solar Vision, Inc is keeping well informed about these new technologies to bring its customers the best available product.