Gentex updates electronically dimmable window

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At EBACE 2017 (held in Geneva, Switzerland on May 22-24), Gentex showcased a second-generation electronically dimmable window (EDW) for aircraft.

The electrochromic-based solution gives passengers control over the amount of light and heat entering the cabin, without restricting the view. A gel that darkens in response to a low-voltage electric current is sandwiched between glass panels. The gel returns to its transparent state when the current is removed.

With the latest EDW, Gentex has improved the chemistry to achieve 0.001% darkness – 100 times darker than before – and enable faster transitions.

The new EDW also eliminates UV rays and an additional IR coat can be applied to improve thermal management. The product is compatible with wireless Bluetooth control via handheld devices, smartphones and CMS.

May 31, 2017

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