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How To Redirect Sunlight Using Window Film

Reducing the amount of sun radiation entering a building allows you to keep the temperature of your office or home under control. This saves energy through reduced air conditioning costs, increases comfort by keeping glare under control, and protects interior furnishings from sun damage. 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film sends direct sunlight up towards the ceiling, bouncing natural light deeper into a building. As well as dispersing extra light in a more uniform way throughout a room it also reduces glare, increasing comfort for people within the space. In addition, the energy used to light rooms is reduced making it an energy efficient choice. Time Lapse Video This Time Lapse demo video of 3M Daylight Redirecting Film demonstrates how micro-replicated film redirects light toward the ceiling, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day in your commercial office building. 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Films 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is our window film designed to redirect sunlight from windows deeper into buildings to increase natural light. Bringing natural light deeper into buildings provides many benefits for the occupants, as well as helping to reduce the need for artificial lighting which can save energy. Get natural daylight further into your building and reduce glare from direct light with 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Films. Our window films provide a simple, effective daylighting solution that comfortably brings natural light deeper into buildings. Made of micro-structured prisms, the films redirect 80% of incoming daylight up towards the ceiling and diffuse the light to distribute it more evenly. Bringing natural light deeper into buildings helps to promote wellbeing for occupants, as well as helping to reduce the need for artificial lighting, saving energy. They’re easily integrated into [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|UV Light, Window Film|Comments Off on How To Redirect Sunlight Using Window Film

Tackling The Threat of Fade – The Window Film Way

Do you run a shop which places some of its stock in your front windows? Do you have treasured furniture or possessions which are in direct sunlight at any point? If you answer yes to either of these questions, you are running the risk of sun damage due to prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultra violet light. What Causes Fabrics To Fade? It is all about the chemical makeup of an object. The technical term for colour fading is photo degradation. There are light absorbing colour bodies called chromophores that are present in dyes. The colour(s) we see are based upon these chemical bonds and the amount of light that is absorbed in a particular wavelength. Ultraviolet rays from the sun have the ability to break down the chemical bonds and thus fade the colour(s) in an object - it is a bleaching effect. Some objects may be more prone to fading, such as dyed textiles and watercolours. Other objects may reflect the light more, which makes them less prone to fade. For more on this - https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/colors.html As you can see from the pie chart above, the causes of fading can be varied. Approximately 40% of fabric fading can be attributed to the UV lights from the sun. Heat and light contribute approximately 25% each with the remaining 10% caused by other factors including poor ventilation, poor quality dyes and the effects of artificial light. How Can We Help? WF Glazing Protection stock and sell a range of UV filter window films which have been designed specifically to help reduce the effects of fading. Our sun damage protection window film will help your businesses to: Maximise your window display without the fear of the [...]

By | May 28th, 2016|Commercial, UV Light, Window Film|Comments Off on Tackling The Threat of Fade – The Window Film Way

Time To Save Your Skin

For the first time ever, the United States Surgeon General has publicly warned against UV radiation in his “Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.” “We’ve seen increases [in melanoma cases] — almost tripling over the last 30 years … we need to do something about it,” said dermatologist and acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak in an interview with The Washington Post. Acting United States Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak, a dermatologist, has issued a “Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer.” “I’ve seen patients with a variety of skin cancers, including people who have died from skin cancer. And it brings to the forefront the facts about melanoma: It’s the deadliest form of skin cancer. Each year we have 63,000-plus cases diagnosed, nearly 9,000 people die. That’s one person every single hour that’s dying from melanoma,” Lushniak said. Enhanced Sun Protection While the 100 page report makes no mention of window film specifically, it did recommend that businesses employing drivers or workers who “encounter substantial UV exposure through windows” consider “sun protection policies [that can] include the provision of equipment or modifications to glass in windows.” For the full story please click on the following link - http://www.windowfilmmag.com/2014/08/surgeon-general-issues-skin-cancer-warning-tint-shops-respond/ How Can I Protect Myself From UV Rays? Some people mistakenly believe that they only need to think about sun protection when they are on holiday or spending a day on the beach but this is not true. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to sunlight begins to add up each time you are in the sun and you must therefore take steps to limit your exposure to harmful UV rays. How Does the Sun Damage Skin? UV rays penetrate deep into the skin and damage cells. These [...]

By | August 19th, 2014|UV Light|Comments Off on Time To Save Your Skin