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HALIO SMART-TINTING GLASS

The world’s most advanced smart glass for windows, interior walls, and skylights.

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What is Electrochromic Glass?

Electrochromic glass, also known as dynamic or smart-tinting glass, tints when it receives an electrical charge, reverting to a clear state when the voltage is reversed. The electrical charge can be automated or happen on command, making electrochromic glass very easy to control and truly smart. In contrast to other smart glass technologies, electricity is used only during transition in Halio Smart-Tinting Glass. Its ability to responsively control visual light transmittance (VLT) and solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) make electrochromic glass the preferred smart glass for facades and skylights.

Halio Advancements in Electrochromic Technology

Superior color
Halio looks like clear glass in the clear state and is a neutral gray color in the tinted state. There are no shades of honey yellow or bright blue.

Tinting speed
Halio responds within 15 seconds to provide fast relief, achieving its darkest tint 10x faster than other electrochromic glass products. Halio is the first electrochromic glass fast enough, powerful enough, and smart enough to keep up with the weather.

Tint uniformity
Halio tints uniformly – no matter the size of the glass. The continuous tints affords occupants an unlimited number of tint level options.

Protection from direct view of the sun
Halio Black is the only electrochromic product that can tint down to a visible light transmission of 0.1%.

Cloud-based automation
Halio was built from the ground up with a cloud computing architecture that delivers smart glass performance that cannot be matched by any other system currently on the market.

User-friendliness
While Halio was designed to be fully automated, it also comes with manual control options, including a wall-mounted Tint Selector and a Halio Control smartphone app. Halio can be its own standalone system or it can be integrated with the most popular building management systems.

Energy Savings from Electrochromic Windows

Electrochromic windows can reduce a building’s energy consumption by up to 20%. In a recent study, Halio’s method of continuous tinting, rather than tinting to just a few settings, can increase savings by 8% more. The savings come from reduced HVAC energy and reduced electric lighting use resulting from daylight responsive lighting controls. Actual savings will depend on climate, site context (dense urban vs. open field), facade orientations, HVAC system, lighting system, and other factors.

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