Sunlight streaming through office windows brightens rooms and floor space as well employee dispositions. There’s something about sunlight that puts everyone in a better, more productive frame of mind. But there’s a dark side to all that office sunlight.
Ordinary windows do not adequately block ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause extensive damage – including initiating skin cancer. The sun's ultraviolet rays are also the leading cause of fading in interiors such as furniture, floorings, wall coverings, artwork and photographs. Retail stores are especially prone to damage from UV rays, as merchandise in windows is more susceptible to damage and fading.
While ordinary glass offers little to no protection from UV rays, window films do, and at a fraction of the cost of other UV-blocking alternatives.
LLumar solar control window film provides ultraviolet rejection by blocking more than 99 percent of harmful UVA rays. LLumar solar control window film helps defend against the dangers of UV induced skin diseases and photosensitivity.
Window film is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as part of a comprehensive skin care program.
UV Controlling Window Film vs. Alternatives
Compared to alternative investments that reduce ultraviolet (UV) exposure such as curtains, blinds and awnings, our UV films do not create a dark environment or block the view of the outside world.
LLumar solar control window film is available in a variety of shades and reflectivity, allowing building occupants to enjoy natural light without unwanted UV, heat and glare. Many architects specify solar control window film to increase daylighting.
Some replacement windows have special coatings for UV protection, but total replacement for a commercial building is often cost prohibitive. LLumar solar control window films are approximately 80-90 percent less expensive to install than replacement windows and the installation process is less intrusive.