The term “active glass” describes glass products that perform additional functions thanks to a combination of technical components. AGC Interpane offers various products with integrated LEDs under the brand name Glassiled. New to this product range is Glassiled Uni, which provides evenly illuminated glass surfaces coupled with high energy efficiency.
Unlike the other Glassiled products, the LEDs are not glued onto the surface of the insulating glazing in the space between the panes, but are integrated into the surround. The monochrome or RGB LEDs illuminate the glass from its edges, resulting in a uniform light effect from the inside out. The colour and colour temperature can be selected freely, so façades can easily be adapted to match the corporate design.
The maximum dimensions of a Glassiled Uni unit are currently 3 metres x 2 metres. The glazing is compatible with conventional frame structures and is easy to maintain. During daylight hours, Glassiled Uni can be turned off, rendering it completely transparent. In interior applications, the product is ideal for creating unusual designs that combine privacy and colourful effects. By contrast, the other products in the Glassiled range have the LEDs glued directly onto the surface of the glass in the space between the insulating glazing panes and are supplied with electricity via a transparent conducting film.
Glassiled Motion is an insulating glazing with controllable monochrome or RGB LEDs for the custom design of large media façades. The LEDs are located directly on the surface of the glass panes. The product is especially energy efficient, which both protects the environment and ensures the durability of the electronic components and the technical characteristics of the insulating glass. The wires are concealed in the surround. All the electronic parts and LEDs are protected from the weather inside the insulating glazing. Glassiled Motion is suitable for any façade construction.
Glassiled Sign uses only monochrome LEDs to integrate a timeless and permanently installed “signature” into the overall impression of a façade. Glassiled products meet the highest quality standards and comply with European standards for glass. This also applies to all the electronic components and control systems. All Glassiled products are suitable for exterior use – in façades, for instance – and for interior applications, such as room dividers and parapets.
News courtesy of AGC Interpane