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Old 03-30-2005, 12:25 PM
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Default 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.
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Yea...

Great idea though.
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Kinda like the Transzitions (sp?) eye glasses???


I like it
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I kinda always thought transitions used photochromic glass Perhaps a tint film would be easier to make electrochromic, like our mirrors.
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I just found this http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/...Electrochromic

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.


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.
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seems like a big waste of time/money/resources to me... if anything id buy $40 covers and take them off at night
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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.
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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....
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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.
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photochromic window tint on our cars would own
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