Imagine if you could flick a switch or give a verbal command to control the light that comes through a glass window or door, without employing shades, blinds or curtains. Thanks to a manufacturing process that embeds a layer of invisible sensors between two panes of glass, you can adjust the opacity of windows and other glass panels from completely transparent to fully opaque. The process utilizes liquid crystals that are electronically aligned to either block vision or allow you to see through – a big step from old mechanical venetian blinds sealed between glass plates.

Furthermore, this technology can be applied to the treatment of specialized transparent film, which can be applied to glass that has been previously installed. Either of these customized glass treatments can be a true game-changer for homeowners, interior designers and architects, looking to create new design and layout options. Where solid walls and curtains were once essential for privacy in bedrooms and bathrooms, there is now the option to allow daylight to flow through or be selectively blocked by choice.