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bmsgaffer86 03-30-2005 11:25 AM

Nightshades- New Idea!
 
SOMEBODY think with me here!:

What we need to create:
Photochromic Headlight tint shades.

It can be done, the only problem- it needs to be molded into the plastic

UV would then cause the shades to black out... once the UV dissipates (sun goes down) the shades would become clear again!

Its ingenious!!!! Headlights dont produce UV so they wont cause it to tint!


ACK- This will probably be figgured out by the manufacturers before i ever get a chance to develop it. i need more resources.

Sol 03-30-2005 12:02 PM

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Yea...

Great idea though.

1993 SLE 03-30-2005 12:10 PM

Kinda like the Transzitions (sp?) eye glasses???


I like it

John Deere Boy 03-30-2005 12:51 PM

I kinda always thought transitions used photochromic glass Perhaps a tint film would be easier to make electrochromic, like our mirrors.

John Deere Boy 03-30-2005 12:53 PM

I just found this http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/...Electrochromic

Quote:

Early research indicates that the technology (electrochromic) can save substantial amounts of energy in buildings, and electrochromic glazings may eventually replace traditional solar control technology such as tints, reflective films and shading devices.


Quote:

Another problem is that, while this technology (photochromic glass) works fine on small, eyeglass-sized pieces of glass, it has yet do be done successfully on a large-scale, commercial level for window-sized pieces.

SSsuperchargedEi 03-30-2005 12:57 PM

seems like a big waste of time/money/resources to me... if anything id buy $40 covers and take them off at night

bmsgaffer86 03-30-2005 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Deere Boy
I kinda always thought transitions used photochromic glass Perhaps a tint film would be easier to make electrochromic, like our mirrors.

could be.. we'll see, i emailed PPG to get more information.

Merlin 91/97 04-21-2005 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SSsuperchargedEi
seems like a big waste of time/money/resources to me... if anything id buy $40 covers and take them off at night

Or go with some really big/powerful fog/driving lights.... :D

BillBoost37 04-21-2005 09:44 AM

I like the idea. Can't hurt to research and find out. Maybe they are looking for test applications and would entertain the idea of develping something for the aftermarket line.

SSsuperchargedEi 04-21-2005 10:25 AM

photochromic window tint on our cars would own


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