Solar Glare Filters

When it comes to solar control films it is important to differentiate between Ultra Violet light, Visible light and Infra red. The are all part of the suns radiation spectrum.

But some films handle each part better all the films we work with filter 99 % UV however you can’t feel Ultraviolet only the skin damage after the the excess exposure has occurred.

So if your in a sunny spot and if it feels hot that’s the Infra red part of the spectrum or the sun is too bright that’s the Visible light creating the glare. They are both important reminders to  put on Sunscreen and/or find some shade.

What is sunstrike or solar glare?

Sunstrike or solar glare occurs when our eyes cannot adjust between the sun and surrounding light levels. In an office you are often in an environment where the outside view is brighter than the room, or the office is north-facing and receives a great deal of sunlight. The suns glare can cause a significant amount of discomfort and irritation.

In your home, it can mean you have to close curtains or blinds on a sunny day to see your television or computer screen.

Is Glare a problem in your office? – Suntamers NZ

To reduce the effects of glare, Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) recommend all computer monitors are at right angles to windows. However, this may not always be practical or even possible in a modern office. In these circumstances, the alternative options are to cover the windows with blinds, which constantly have to be adjusted as the sun moves, or better still, have them treated with a solar control window film.

Solar control window films

Solar control window films can filter visible light levels by up to 80%. This reduces the amount of work your eyes have to do to adjust to the inside and outside light levels. It improves the visibility of computer and television screens and minimises eye strain.

And unlike blinds and curtains, solar control films don’t require adjustment or maintenance throughout the course of the day or the year.

With solar control films you can still enjoy your view!

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Solar heat filters

Installing Johnsons SV10 to skylight to reduce heat – Suntamers NZ

Suntamers is proud to introduce ULR 80 (Ultra-Low Reflectivity) window film from Solar Gard.

Using an advanced ceramic technology, ULR 80 has a high VLT* coupled with good TSER*  so it’s spectrally selective – it’s nearly invisible while cutting the heat!
Among its many benefits ULR window film offers exceptionally low interior and exterior reflectivity plus a subtle blue hue that accentuates the natural colours of the sky and trees when looking through it.

Features and benefits:

  • Ultra low reflectivity
  • Blocks more than 99% of damaging UVA and UVB rays
  • Infra-red rejection of 84%
  • Industry-leading clarity for unaltered visibility
  • Outstanding scratch-resistant coating for long product life
  • Colour stability
  • Low reflection with good TSER (total solar energy rejected)
  • Spectrally selective

*VLT – visible light transmission
*TSER – total solar energy rejected

Solar control window film will reduce the temperature within a room. Its proven heat rejection properties will reduce your company’s carbon footprint because your air conditioning doesn’t have to work so hard. Your work environment is more comfortable, cost effective and environmentally friendly.

Solar Gard ST40 reduced the heat by over 60% – Suntamers NZ

Tinted and coloured glass

Many buildings already have tinted glass but still have the problem of excess solar heat gain.

Tinted glass absorbs solar heat then reradiates it back into the environment— just like wearing dark coloured clothing on a sunny day. Reflective solar control window films are a highly effective solution for this problem and work by correcting the heat balance while maintaining a consistent exterior appearance.

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