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Powered Glass
« on: Oct 15, 2006, 02:29 pm »
Hi, everybody,

My theatre is thinking about installing "powered glass" in the booth (so I can see the deck in the dark).  Does anyody know a company that makes this stuff?

Thanks!

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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #1 on: Oct 15, 2006, 10:06 pm »
I've never heard of powered glass. What is it?

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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #2 on: Oct 16, 2006, 04:18 am »
The way it works is that by passing an electrical current through glass, you can change how dark the glass is tinted. So what you can do, is have it dark whilst the audience walks in and have the lights on in the booth, then when the lights go down, and you have lights off in the booth, you can make the glass opaque.

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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #3 on: Oct 24, 2006, 07:41 pm »
Oh wow, that sounds nifty. Very nice. If only they could make a fingerprint resistant glass too.
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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #4 on: Oct 25, 2006, 10:19 am »
I'm confused as to how that allows you to see the deck better in the dark?

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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #5 on: Oct 25, 2006, 04:46 pm »
A lot of theatres use tinted or "one way" glass - these types of glass do not allow all the light through, in fact they only allow a small percentage of light through. Electric glass offers privacy pre show, and maximum light comming through during the performance

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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #6 on: Oct 26, 2006, 08:36 am »
Ok, now I understand.  Thanks!

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Re: Powered Glass
« Reply #7 on: Oct 26, 2006, 10:15 am »
Oh wow, that sounds nifty. Very nice. If only they could make a fingerprint resistant glass too.

It's been done, somewhere..
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