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Marvin Releases Switchable Privacy Glass Window

The privacy glass windows can be purchased from Marvin's Direct Glaze windows


By Caroline Broderick February 7, 2024
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Photo courtesy Marvin | John Kraemer

Leading window manufacturer Marvin has introduced switchable privacy glass to its Modern Direct Glaze window.

The CLiC switchable privacy glass features a proprietary liquid crystal technology developed by Cardinal Glass Industries to veil glass, providing an instantly opaque window. CLiC utilizes electricity to move the liquid crystals into the desired state. CLiC also provides UV and acoustical protection.

When switched to a privacy mode and removed from an electric charge, the liquid crystals in the glass scatter to create a diffused look. This provides privacy but welcomes light in. When in clear mode with power applied, those liquid crystals align to create a clear glass.

"A pane of CLiC glass 8 ft. x 5 ft. uses less energy than a 25 watt lightbulb, and there is no limitation to how long CLiC glass can remain in clear mode," explains the CLiC company.

The switchable privacy glass is also known as smart glass or dynamic glass. The latter term falls into the Inflation Reduction Act, which outlines the IRA-applicable use of dynamic glass is to heat or cool a structure. This means homeowners could potentially receive 30% back on dynamic glass in their homes.

 

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Photo courtesy Marvin

 

Marvin’s switchable glass release coincides with ongoing homeowner demand for more, and larger, windows. The National Kitchen and Bath Association and Houzz have found a high desire for greater connections to the outdoors. 

 

 

Enhanced natural light and windows as a connection to the outdoors are top commodities for homeowners.

“As many homeowners continue to gravitate toward modern home designs, large expanses of glass and uninterrupted sight lines are critical elements of that design philosophy,” said Marvin Vice President of R&D and Product Development David Goulet. “Leveraging the benefits of switchable privacy glass is an ideal way to stay true to modern design principles while enjoying the ease of opening up or closing off the view from a space at the push of a button.”

Marvin’s Direct Glaze window is one of its most expansive windows with a thin frame offering clear sightlines. It comes in rectangular and polygon shapes, fitting openings up to 12 feet by 8 feet.

 


written by

Caroline Broderick

Caroline Broderick is the Managing Editor for Pro Remodeler. Most recently, she served as the associate editor for PR's sister publications, Pro Builder, Custom Builder, and PRODUCTS where she covered design, building products, trends, and more in the residential construction industry. She can be reached at cbroderick@sgcmail.com.
 


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