SUNTUITIVE THERMOCHROMIC
SUNTUITIVE THERMOCHROMIC
SUNTUITIVE THERMOCHROMIC
SUNTUITIVE THERMOCHROMIC

SUNTUITIVE THERMOCHROMIC

Suntuitive is a self-tinting laminated glass which uses thermochromic technology to change from clear to tinted with the heat from solar radiation. Window darkens as solar radiation intensifies.

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Suntuitive is a self-tinting laminated glass which uses thermochromic technology to change from clear to tinted with the heat from solar radiation. Window darkens as solar radiation intensifies.

Suntuitive is designed to help manage the building’s changing needs for passive solar heat gain and natural light.

  • Suntuitive is a Grade A safety glass made to AS*2208 standards.
  • Suntuitive is offered as:
    • Toughened laminated glass
    • Double glazed with low-e on surface #3

Suntuitive in heated to 100 degrees Celsius

Suntuitive responds to heat rather than light. In this demonstration we use heated water to illustrate the tinting capabilities of Suntuitive glass. Thermochromic technology draws parallels with photochromic technology, however while transition-lenses used in a pair of specs utilise the sun’s light, thermochromic technology utilises the sun’s heat. 

Some Benefits

  • Glare control for computer screens.
  • The circadian rhythm relies on natural light to maintain energy levels throughout the day.
  • Temperature controlled, comfortable office environment. Light in, heat and UV rays out.

Installation

iGlass Suntuitive can be quickly and easily installed by an experienced glazier.

Thermochromic technology differs from electrochromic technology in that the level of tint is controlled by solar radiation rather than an electrical current. Suntuitive is easy to install in bi-folds, remote holiday houses and is the perfect solution to the visual interference caused by skylight blinds.

In preparation for the hot summer months iGlass' Suntuitive was installed into this north facing residential townhouse by our team of glaziers.

Operation

Intuitive - Suntuitive - No operational knowledge required.

This off-grid technology requires no operational knowledge.

After your Suntuitive windows and doors have been installed all you have to do is wait for the summer months to experience the magic of this self-tinting glass.

You will find that south facing windows will not achieve the same level of tint because they do not receive the same intensity from the sun. Where parts of your window are shaded by awnings or trees you may notice that these areas will not darken as dramatically as the rest of your glass façade.

Specifications

Suntuitive Insulated Glass Unit (IGU) Visible Light Transmission (VLT) and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) vs. Temperature

Outboard: 6mm clear, 0.047 Suntuitive, 5mm Clear, 7/16 Air Gap 90% Argon 10% Air, Inboard: 6mm Solarban 60 on Clear.

Outside Glass GAP Inside Glass Outside Temperature (°C) Tvis UV Trans U factor W/m2-K SC SHGC Rel Ht Gain W/m2 Ke W/m2 Gap1 Ke W/m2
Suntuitive Toughened Lam 12.6mm 12.5mm AIR Low E on #3 Toughened 6mm Clear 15 0.573 0 1.834 0.696 0.605 453 0.0358 0.0358
25 0.519 0 1.834 0.668 0.581 436 0.0358 0.0358
45 0.293 0 1.834 0.546 0.475 359 0.0358 0.0358
65 0.087 0 1.834 0.412 0.359 274 0.0358
85 0.019 0 1.834 0.338 0.294 228 0.0358 0.0358
95 0.01 0 1.834 0.318 0.277 215 0.0358 0.0358
Suntuitive Toughened Lam 12.6mm 12.5mm ARGON Low E on #3 Toughened 6mm Clear 15 0.519 0 1.583 0.696 0.606 451 0.288 0.288
25 0.519 0 1.583 0.668 0.542 433 0.288 0.288
45 0.293 0 1.583 0.542 0.404 354 0.288 0.288
65 0.087 0 1.583 0.404 0.352 267 0.288 0.288
85 0.019 0 1.583 0.328 0.285 219 0.288 0.288
95 0.01 0 1.583 0.307 0.267 206 0.288 0.288

Suntuitive Laminated Monolithic Glass Data

Glass Make Up Outside Tvis UV Trans U factor W/m2-K SC SHGC Rel Ht Gain W/m2 Ke W/m2
Suntuitive Toughened Lam 15 0.695 0 5.45 0.87 0.76 586 0.0288
25 0.629 0 5.45 0.84 0.73 570 0.0288
45 0.357 0 5.45 0.74 0.64 503 0.0288
65 0.105 0 5.45 0.62 0.54 429 0.359
85 0.023 0 5.45 0.55 0.48 388 0.0288
95 0.012 0 5.45 0.54 0.47 377 0.0288

Manufacturer’s Warranty

We guarantee that all products sold are free from manufacturing faults and defects for a period of 24 months from the date of original delivery. In the event that a product is proven to be defective, you are entitled to the restoration of the goods through repair or replacement, whichever is decided as being the most efficient and effective remedy.

It should also be noted that the guarantee does not cover:

  • Any breakage caused by negligent and/or improper use of the goods
  • Changes caused by normal wear and tear
  • Any damage caused by lack of and/or erroneous maintenance
  • Any damage due to an accident or force
  • Degradation of finish caused by environmental factors