Tinted glass is a transparent glass of various hues to suit your aesthetic needs. Absorbing 30-50% of the solar radiation heat transmitted through the glass, thereby lessens the cooling load and induce energy savings. The tinted line comes in blue, green, and gray. Glass is available in a number of tints which absorb a portion of the solar heat and block daylight. Tinting changes the color of the window and can increase visual privacy. The primary uses for tinted glass are reducing glare from the bright outdoors and reducing the amount of solar energy transmitted through the glass.Tinted glazings retain their transparency from the inside, although the brightness of the outward view is reduced and the color is changed. The most common colors are neutral gray, bronze, and blue-green, which do not greatly alter the perceived color of the view and tend to blend well with other architectural colors. Traditional tinted glazing, bronze and gray, often force a trade-off between visible light and solar gain. There is a greater reduction invisible transmittance than in solar heat gain coefficient.This can decrease glare by reducing the apparent brightness of the glass surface,but it also diminishes the amount of daylight entering the room.
For windows where daylighting is desirable, it may be more satisfactory to use a high-performance tint or coating along with other means of controlling glare. Tinted glazings can provide a measure of visual privacy during the day, when they reduce visibility from the outdoors. However, at night the effect is reversed and it is more difficult to see outdoors from the inside, especially if the tint is combined with a reflective coating.