- Instant Solar Shading Glazing
- Invisible Privacy Glazing
What is eyrise® Solar Shading?
eyrise® Solar Shading is a switchable glass system driven by Licrivision® liquid crystal technology. The glass controls incoming solar heat and daylight dimming instantly, while preserving natural daylight views. An extra level of comfort is offered by automatic or on-demand control.
How does the eyrise® technology work?
eyrise® is powered by licrivision® liquid crystal material for dynamic glass from Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany. It is a transparent liquid crystal mixture with tailored dye molecules. This mixture is applied between two glass panes coated with an invisible conductive layer. When low voltage is applied, the molecules in the mixture alter their orientation and regulate the amount of light and heat that passes through.
How good is the uniformity of panels in the façade?
eyrise® offers uniform exterior and interior aesthetics of insulated glass units when they are side to side in a façade, since it is driven by voltage. A good example is the façade of AVUS Tribüne, Berlin, Germany where a large number of glass panels are combined to present a single uniform appearance.
What is the maximum size of eyrise® available?
eyrise® Solar Shading is available as rectangular or multi-faceted shapes up to 3,505 x 1,605mm (5.25 x 11.50 ft) and can be tailored to your design.
eyrise® Privacy Glazing is availble as rectangular shapes up to 2,904 x 1,508mm (59.3 x 11.4 ft)
How much power does eyrise® Solar Shading require?
eyrise® Solar Shading requires very little power, less than 1 W/m² (0.1 W/ft²).
Can each eyrise® panel be controlled individually?
Yes. You can adjust each glass pane individually according to your need: transparent/translucent for privacy glazing; or a desired level of incoming natural daylight, heat gains and glare for solar shading glass.
Does eyrise® need regular maintenance?
eyrise® windows only require the usual level of glass cleaning and do not incur any additional time or cost for maintenance.
Why is color neutrality so important?
Color-neutral transparency provides natural outdoor views and preserves the authentic color of the interior space and people, be it in dark or bright state. This neutral environment supports our health and well-being throughout the day. If you want to learn more about color neutrality, read our study “Out of the Blue”.
How flexibly can I customize my facade project?
For every project, we offer tailored solutions, ensuring a high degree of flexibility to meet all your requirements: shapes and colours can be customized, we can satisfy safety and anti vandalism requirements, acoustics comfort, solar and insulation performance.
What shapes are available?
In addition to standard rectangular panel sizes, we offer tailored solutions for your projects. A broad catalog of shapes is available that includes multi-faceted and non-symmetric shapes. See the Resources section to check our technical documentation and share your project details with the eyrise team for full support.
What certifications can be provided?
Our eyrise® has a CE mark. The specific certifications include:
EN 14449: 2005 Glass in building – Laminated glass and laminated safety glass
EN 1279:2018 Glass in building – Insulating glass units
IEC 61000 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
Where can eyrise® be installed?
eyrise® can be installed in any building type, such as commercial, residential, healthcare and academic buildings. Depending on the type, it is suitable for both façade glass, roof glazing or as interior space divider.
How much does eyrise® cost?
The cost of eyrise® depends on the project in question, as it is a fully customized solution in terms of the size, shape, complexity, structure and controls. Contact us to discuss your project so we give you a quote for your solution.
What is eyrise®?
eyrise® is a switchable architecture glass system driven by Licrivision® liquid crystal (LC) technology. LC mixtures between glass panes can switch when voltage is applied. This changes the appearance from dark to bright for eyrise® Solar Shading and from translucent to transparent for eyrise® Privacy Glazing. Licrivision® and eyrise® are brands belonging to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany.
What is lightwellness?
This is the pursuit of quality of life and well-being by maximizing the benefits of natural sunlight for eyrise® users. Enjoy interior low-glare comfort with maximum natural light and ideal temperature while preserving beautiful outdoor views.
How many tinted states are available with eyrise® Solar Shading?
eyrise® enables stepless dimming, where up to 256 intermediate states are available. With eyrise®, you have the flexibility to actively adjust the amount of light and shade instantly and on demand.
How does eyrise® Solar Shading protect the interior spaces against glare and heat?
eyrise® ensures optimal solution against solar heat gains and glare without losing vital daylight and comfort. eyrise® not only filters incoming sunlight, but also solar radiation to prevent overheating of the interior space. Our team can run a sun path analysis of your specific project and help you select the optimal liquid crystal mixture.
What are the energy benefits of eyrise® Solar Shading?
eyrise® not only filters incoming sunlight, but also solar heat gains to prevent overheating of the interior space. This will reduce the need for air conditioning and lighting. This results in reduced overall energy usage and cooling costs. Compared to standard sun-blind or louvered systems, eyrise® also offers reduced maintenance, mechanical breakdown and electromotor power.
Can eyrise® be connected to Building Management System?
Yes. The glass switching can be controlled centrally through a building management system or locally via user input. The light transmittance of each glass panel can be adjusted individually and controlled through the system to an intermediate point where you feel most comfortable.
What is included in the eyrise® warranty?
All our products are designed for a service life of 25 years. eyrise® Solar shading is guaranteed for up to 10 years. eyrise® Privacy glazing is guaranteed for up to 5 years.
The supplied electronics carry a warranty of 2 years. For full details of our product warranties, please contact us.
What are the main differences between eyrise® Solar Shading technology and electrochromic technology?
eyrise® is based on a liquid crystal mixture driven by voltage. Electrochromic glass is made of layers of ceramic material driven by current. Liquid crystals enable a more neutral (non-blue) transparency, faster switching time (1 sec), greater freedom of shape and dimming. Learn more in our study “Out of the blue”, which you can download on our resources page.
Why is switching/tinting speed important?
In situations requiring confidentiality or privacy, glass panels in the workspace will need to switch immediately to privacy mode. Time spent on changing the desired conditions should require minimal effort and waiting time.
Is eyrise® Solar Shading available in more than one color?
Yes. In addition to the standard neutral grey tones, we offer tailored solutions. We can meet your specific color requirements, from additional neutral tones to unique color variations in order to complement your design. It is important to note that eyrise® maintains a high level of color neutrality. Read “Out of the Blue” for more information. Please note that customization requires extra time for development, increased project lead time and price.
Can I control eyrise® via remote and wireless systems?
Yes. The eyrise® team can help you integrate eyrise® into your control system or your preferred building management systems.
Can eyrise® help me to earn green certification?
Yes. As eyrise® improves your building’s energy efficiency and comfort, it can contribute towards most environmental certifications. Our team can support you on the documentation and specific requirements needed.
Are there any references for the previous use of eyrise®?
Yes. Please visit our section “Projects” where you see some examples of building façades and roofs of office buildings, renovation projects, interiors and bespoke structures.
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