Automotive

ENHANCE YOUR DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Aircraft

IMPROVE YOUR FLYING EXPERIENCE

Architectural

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

Marine-Rail

SAIL AND RIDE 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
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