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Rural Barn Sunblock & Privacy with Switchable Film

The owner of a residential barn in Ware, UK wanted a product which can reduce the heat from the sun during the day and switch when required to give complete privacy at night through double-glazed units at the entrance to their barn.

Our self-adhesive switchable smart film transmits over 88% of light when switched on (transparent) and transmits over 60% of light when switched off (hazed/private). Up to 98% of UV is also blocked in both states.

We manufactured and installed self-adhesive switchable smart film to the interior side of eight newly-fitted 30 x 200 cm double-glazed units. All the sections of film are electrically connected at the top to the same 50V (200VA) transformer and controlled by a ground level wall switch. When the power is switched on the film becomes transparent. The transformer comes with a 3-pin plug attached which was removed and wired directly into a fuse spur.

Our installers worked with the the customer to determine a safe and effective way of installing the smart film at height using scaffolding without causing damage, especially near the stairs.

We received positive feedback from the customer: "I would like to say thank you to the 2 guys who installed the Smart Film on Monday. Very thorough and conscientious about the finish and stayed late to get completed."

Our installers survey the property in advance, taking measurements for the film. During installation, the film shape is refined with scissors/blades for a perfect fit. The switchable smart film has a self-adhesive layer for convenient application. If the film is removed it does not leave any residue.