Smart windows go light to dark within 3 minutes

Aug 16, 2017, 7:26 AM EDT
(Source: Rebecca Siegel/flickr)
(Source: Rebecca Siegel/flickr)

While a raft of smart gadgets today might seem an overload, the dynamic windows developed by Stanford University engineers qualify as a meaningful addition, given their energy-saving potential.

The new windows, which are basically an evolved form of the existing electrochromic windows, turn from transparent to opaque and vice versa with just three minutes of electric current, a property that can slash summer bills by good margin, notes Science Daily.

The current electrochromic windows, which tint with the push of a button, lag behind these smart windows as their opacity isn’t enough to provide complete privacy, writes Popular Science.