Automotive

ENHANCE YOUR DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Aircraft

IMPROVE YOUR FLYING EXPERIENCE

Architectural

LIVE AND WORK IN COMFORTABLE, SECURE AND ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES AND BUILDINGS

Marine

CRUISE AND SAIL IN COMFORT AND STYLE

Museum

VARIGUARD – THE BEST PROTECTION FOR YOUR LIGHT-SENSITIVE ARTIFACTS

ENHANCE YOUR DRIVING EXPERIENCE

  • Block out heat
  • Create an “open air” feeling
  • Expand design freedom and creativity
  • Enhance your view
  • Better connection to the environment
  • Reduce heating and air conditioning requirements
  • Reduce your fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
  • Reduce hazardous glare
  • Protect interiors
  • Increased privacy, security and acoustics
  • Eliminate shades and visors
  • Reduce heat build up inside the vehicle even when parked
Visible Light Transmittance: As low as 99.96% light blockage
As high as 65% light transmission
UV rejection:: As high as 99.9% (full-time), Protection up to 400 nm
As high as 65% light transmission
Solar Control: Dark state: As high as 95% heat blockage
Clear state: As high as 57% heat transmission
Intermediate States: Infinitely tunable
Switching Speed: 1-3 seconds
Switching Uniformity: Completely uniform – no blotchiness or iris effects
Maximum Power Draw: As low as 1.8 mA/ft2
Size: Length: No limitation
Width: Up to 1 meter (larger widths available when film is seamed)
Shapes: Any
Substrates: Glass
Acrylic
Polycarbonate
Composite glass
Bullet and hurricane resistant composites also available

ENHANCE YOUR FLYING EXPERIENCE

  • Daylighting control
  • Enjoy view with variable tint
  • Control glare instantly
  • Cooler and quieter cabin
  • Privacy on demand
  • Eliminate shades
  • Control by passengers or crew
  • Programmable automated light-control
  • Modern design options
  • Low maintenance
  • Save weight and increase cabin space
  • Protect interiors
Visible Light Transmittance: As low as 99.96% light blockage
As high as 65% light transmission
UV rejection:: As high as 99.9% (full-time), Protection up to 400 nm
As high as 65% light transmission
Solar Control: Dark state: As high as 95% heat blockage
Clear state: As high as 57% heat transmission
Intermediate States: Infinitely tunable
Switching Speed: 1-3 seconds
Switching Uniformity: Completely uniform – no blotchiness or iris effects
Maximum Power Draw: As low as 1.8 mA/ft2
Size: Length: No limitation
Width: Up to 1 meter (larger widths available when film is seamed)
Shapes: Any
Substrates: Glass
Acrylic
Polycarbonate
Composite glass
Bullet and hurricane resistant composites also available

ENHANCE YOUR HOME OR OFFICE EXPERIENCE

  • Eliminate blinds and shades
  • Preserve daytime and nighttime views
  • Enjoy shading on-demand
  • Minimize glare
  • Reduce heating and cooling requirements
  • Maximize daylighting
  • Protect interior furnishings and artwork from fading
  • Operate your windows using a home or building automation system, or even with an iPhone or IPad
Visible Light Transmittance: As low as 99.96% light blockage
As high as 65% light transmission
UV rejection:: As high as 99.9% (full-time), Protection up to 400 nm
As high as 65% light transmission
Solar Control: Dark state: As high as 95% heat blockage
Clear state: As high as 57% heat transmission
Intermediate States: Infinitely tunable
Switching Speed: 1-3 seconds
Switching Uniformity: Completely uniform – no blotchiness or iris effects
Maximum Power Draw: As low as 1.8 mA/ft2
Size: Length: No limitation
Width: Up to 1 meter (larger widths available when film is seamed)
Shapes: Any
Substrates: Glass
Acrylic
Polycarbonate
Composite glass
Bullet and hurricane resistant composites also available

ENHANCE YOUR YACHT EXPERIENCE

  • Eliminate blinds and shades
  • Enjoy sleek and luxurious interior designs
  • Preserve daytime and nighttime views
  • Reduce glare
  • Block unwanted heat, light and glare
  • Control by passengers or crew
  • Enjoy greater privacy and increased security
  • Protect interior furnishings and artwork from fading
  • Responds quickly and automatically to varying operating conditions
  • Reduce the need for multiple types of glass on your boat
Visible Light Transmittance: As low as 99.96% light blockage
As high as 65% light transmission
UV rejection:: As high as 99.9% (full-time), Protection up to 400 nm
As high as 65% light transmission
Solar Control: Dark state: As high as 95% heat blockage
Clear state: As high as 57% heat transmission
Intermediate States: Infinitely tunable
Switching Speed: 1-3 seconds
Switching Uniformity: Completely uniform – no blotchiness or iris effects
Maximum Power Draw: As low as 1.8 mA/ft2
Size: Length: No limitation
Width: Up to 1 meter (larger widths available when film is seamed)
Shapes: Any
Substrates: Glass
Acrylic
Polycarbonate
Composite glass
Bullet and hurricane resistant composites also available

VariGuard SmartGlassTM and SmartPlasticTM are the first and only display panels that offer a wide range of visible light transmission, instant switching between dark and clear states, and >99% UV-blocking at all times. Based on patented SPD light-control technology developed by Research Frontiers, VariGuard display panels optimally protect artifacts by limiting their light-exposure only to those times when people are viewing them.

Applications:

  • Freestanding, wall and table top display cases
  • Picture frames
  • Partitions

Available with high performance anti-reflection and IR-rejection properties.

VariGuard – the best protection for your light-sensitive artifacts.

Visible Light Transmittance: As low as 99.96% light blockage
As high as 65% light transmission
UV rejection:: As high as 99.9% (full-time), Protection up to 400 nm
As high as 65% light transmission
Solar Control: Dark state: As high as 95% heat blockage
Clear state: As high as 57% heat transmission
Intermediate States: Infinitely tunable
Switching Speed: 1-3 seconds
Switching Uniformity: Completely uniform – no blotchiness or iris effects
Maximum Power Draw: As low as 1.8 mA/ft2
Size: Length: No limitation
Width: Up to 1 meter (larger widths available when film is seamed)
Shapes: Any
Substrates: Glass
Acrylic
Polycarbonate
Composite glass
Bullet and hurricane resistant composites also available