Lucid Liquid Crystal window film was created by installers to offer you a user-friendly experience from start to finish. We see electric privacy tint as a tool for modernists to raise the bar in dynamic spaces with the simplicity of an on/off switch.
Liquid crystal is a dual-phase of both forms: liquid and crystal. The liquid crystals flow like a liquid but the molecules are crystal-like. Other names include: PDLC, switchable glass, smart film, magic tint, electrochromic film, electric tint, smart tint and smart glass.
Science, baby! Liquid crystal, a modern miracle, is mixed with polymer and sprayed onto a clear conductive PET film. The two layers are sandwiched together to create the film. Each panel is custom cut to your sizes and copper electrodes are applied to the edge that will be connected to the wires, typically the top. Once wires are connected from the film to a transformer which is plugged into the wall you can turn it on with a switch or remote and voila: opaque to clear! Did we mention it’s also a projection film?
Lucid is not only a privacy solution it is also a projection film. Using a standard projector you can turn your glass surface into a digital video display.
Our bespoke kits cost $79-89 per square foot, $500 minimum but all the supplies are included. Custom cut film is ala carte and starts at $65 per square foot.
Yes, get in touch with us.
Yes, for 1 year provided that the product is maintained in accordance with the care instructions and installed by a licensed professional. The film is guaranteed not to crack, peel, blister, bubble or delaminate from the glass.
Yes! Lucid blocks 99% of ultraviolet rays.
You can absolutely install it yourself if you have some experience in window tinting and light electrical work. Size-wise, panels larger than 40” x 30” should be installed by 2 people. It can be very difficult to hold the film up to the glass and unroll it by yourself once it’s over 40”. Check out our How To section.
Lucid is not an installation company but we are building an exclusive network of installers across North America. Let us know if you are interested in finding out more.
Each panel of the film has 2 small wires coming out to connect with the transformer. When multiplied in a small area, they become a thick vine of wires traversing from their panes of glass across your door or window to reach the transformer.
Yes, indeed! Take photos and fill out a custom measurement form. For odd shapes or arches, you may need to send us a 1:1 template of the window for an exact fit.
That is not recommended. It can result in permanent damage to the film. If you are having an issue, get in touch with us and we will try to help.
It’s a little wiggle room for fitting the panel onto the glass. Each side is reduced by 1/16”, reducing the overall height & width by ⅛”. The tiny gap will be covered with caulking.
Yes. Just get in touch and let us know what you are looking for.
Yes. It is a custom order. Let us know if that’s what you want.
Glass manufacturers will say that all tint voids their warranty but when pressed our film has been acceptable. Our adhesive behaves more like a cling film than traditional window film adhesive.
Yes, Lucid is a low-voltage system that consumes about 1.5 watts per square foot when it’s on. It also insulates and blocks 99% of ultraviolet rays.
Yes, if you have a little experience but we recommend hiring a professional.
Also called a power supply, a transformer is a small metal box that houses the electronics to transform the high-voltage coming in at the outlet into low-voltage required by the film.
Each Lucid panel has 2 copper bus panels that connect to 2 wires that run to a transformer. The transformer plugs directly into a grounded outlet. If the outlet does not control a switch, you can use the remote control provided.
18/2 insulated stranded copper wire. Kits come with 20 feet of wire per pane.
Response time measured in milliseconds
On -> Off ≤100ms
Off -> On ≤10ms
Yes but it requires Lucid’s dimmable transformer. It is currently a custom order so let us know if that’s what you want.
Yes, the film can be controlled with most smart home systems. Our dimmable transformer is outfitted with RS-485 ports for easy setup. Let us know if that’s what you are looking for.
No, but to be fair glass isn’t totally clear but our eyes don’t notice. Lucid’s film has a small amount of haze due to the nature of liquid crystal. When it’s switched on in good conditions Lucid Liquid Crystal smart film is clear with 5% haze.
It’s the nature of liquid crystal, lighting conditions, and viewing angles. The crystals are tiny but they are what you see in regards to haze. Unbalanced and diffusive overhead lighting will cause more haziness, as well as sharp viewing angles. The haze grows as the viewing angle gets wider.
Also called VLT in the window film world, it is the amount of light the film allows to pass through.
The difference between the two is what our eyes perceive (VLT) versus what measuring devices perceive (TLT).
Our data shows a visual angle of haze. If you are looking at the film on glass at an angle <140 degrees the film will appear hazier than at a lesser angle. This can be a benefit of upper windows when observed from the ground.
After you place an order we will confirm the sizes with shop drawings. Once they are approved your order will be put into production.
Yes, as long as we haven’t gone into production you can change or cancel your order.
We try to get every order out as quickly as possible. You can expect your order to take 2-3 weeks once we have gone into production.
DELIVERY & RETURNS
Absolutely. Once your tracking has been created you will receive an email notification.
Due to the custom nature of Lucid we do not accept returns or exchanges unless there is a quality issue. We strive to make each order perfect. If there’s something wrong we will work with you to make it right.
Before signing for and accepting the shipment from the carrier, the order should be inspected for shortages or damage. If shortages or damage is found the shipping documentation should be noted and the driver’s signature obtained as a witness. Notify Lucid of any short deliveries and/or damaged goods immediately or in any event within 24 hours of delivery in order to pursue a claim with the carrier. Lucid or the carrier are not responsible for shortages or damaged goods if the party taking delivery of the goods fails to inspect the consignment at the time of delivery.