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Car LCD Visor

LCD film to replace all visors.
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On my wife's Toyota we had the warranty insurance pay to replace the visors which kept falling down and creating a driving hazard. It seems the new ones will do the same quickly. It cost over $800 for new visors.

I propose making a film for all the windows which is polarized is made of an LCD material. By turning a potentiometer you can adjust the amount of current to the LCD and darken the windshield either the top half or the whole thing and the same with the side windows even in the back where the baby is sleeping.

Willie333, Sep 29 2005

LCD Sunvisor LCD_20Sunvisor
more-complex, related idea [joee, May 29 2006]

expensive, but baked http://wwwsg.daimle...ext-0-36965,00.html
Maybach comfort [sweet, May 30 2006]

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       You can buy shade strips to go across the top of the windshield.
DrCurry, Sep 29 2005
  

       Without some high tech gizmo how will the Detroit engineers justify their existance?
Willie333, Sep 29 2005
  

       Other advantages of the LCD visor: less weight; cleaner appearance; no annoying gap between the mirror and the visor; in a convertible, no bulky visors to block your view when not in use; potentiometer (or digital control more likely in the year 2006) can control left/right darkened section more precisely.   

       That being said, it sounds expensive. And the polarization would darken the window even when it's not "on". It seems to me that applying this film just to the strip that normal sunvisors cover would make the most sense.
joee, May 29 2006
  

       Baked for a long time. [link] 400k for a car which has that equal expensive. Which is good, from my point of view, since I like expensive toys. But then again, it's baked [-]
sweet, May 30 2006
  
      
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