What size panels are available?
We provide standard sized panels and up to 5’ x 10’ (1.5 x 3 meters) of smart-tinting glass. We work closely with our customers to meet other size requirements.
How does Halio compare to other dynamic glass solutions?
When comparing Halio to other dynamic glass solutions, look for color and clarity. Halio is indistinguishable from traditional glass in its clear state, and it tints to neutral grays, with the darkest state resembling the evening sky. Ask about tinting speed. Halio begins tinting within 15 seconds to provide shade and glare relief, taking less than 3 minutes to get to the darkest shade. Also look for uniform tinting and clearing. Halio tints and clears evenly, making every shade in between usable.
How will Halio eliminate the need for blinds, shades, and curtains?
Halio blocks light, solar heat, but not the view – for which, in all likelihood, you paid a hefty premium. Halio can also provide daytime privacy. So yes, with Halio, window treatments are completely optional, a decorative choice rather than a necessity.
Why does tinting speed matter?
It matters because a wonderfully bright room can quickly become uncomfortably hot and blinding with glare as the earth moves on its axis or as weather changes. Anything longer than three minutes can seem interminably long when the sun is beating down on you – whether you’re in an office trying to concentrate or in a hospital room trying to sleep. As soon as Halio starts tinting (within 15 seconds), you’ll begin to feel the light in the room changing.
Why should I care about uniform transitioning?
Uniform transitioning provides the various shades in between clear and dark. This is how Halio gives you complete control of how much light to allow in without having to compromise aesthetics. Halio looks great at every shade.
What causes the glass to tint?
Halio is a patented multi-layered device that gets laminated onto glass. The device tints when it receives an electrical charge, and it reverts to a clear state when the voltage is reversed. The electrical charge can be automated or happen on command.
How much power does Halio consume?
Halio is a low voltage, low power device. It only uses electricity during transitions.
How much energy will Halio save me?
Independent studies demonstrate energy savings of 20-40% with first-generation electrochromic devices. You can expect similar or better energy performance with next generation Halio smart-tinting glass.