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.
What are the three things I should look for when comparing you to other natural light management 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 a neutral dark gray and every shade in between. Ask about tinting speed. Halio begins tinting in seconds, and in less than a minute, Halio provides shade and glare relief. If you have floor to ceiling windows, it might take 3 minutes to get to the darkest shade. Also look for uniform tinting and clearing.
If comparing Halio to automatic shades and blinds, you’ll want to consider aesthetics, convenience, durability, and most important of all, the amount of natural light they block, and if you have a view, how much you’ll actually be able to enjoy it if the shades must be down more than not.
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. 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.
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 to glass. The device tints when it receives an electric charge, and it reverts to a clear state when the voltage is reversed. The electric charge can be automated or happen on command.
How much power does Halio need?
Halio is a low voltage, low power device that uses energy only when it’s transitioning. A Halio device that’s 825 x 1335 mm, for example, takes 0.2 watts/hour to switch from clear to dark.
How much energy will Halio save me?
Independent studies show that you should see an energy savings of 20-40% when you use Halio for facades and windows.