For those who don’t know what solar films are, these are those thin films of plastic meant to darken out your car’s windows and windshield and block the bright rays of the sun. Know more about these solar films and why you should have one installed on your car in this article.
The history of solar films, and how they work
Before the first solar film was invented in the 60s, tinted glass panels were used instead. The early solar films are just dyed films. And because they are just dyed films, they tend to tarnish and bubble under the sun and they are also not able to reflect the heat away. In the 1970s, solar films that can block ultraviolet rays and heat from the sun emerged. They quickly became popular especially in limousines and other kinds of vehicles. The hybrid solar films that we use nowadays became popular in the 90s. These hybrid solar films make use of both metallic materials and dyes to block UV rays and heat. It also has an added function of decreasing the brightness and glare of sunlight.
Solar films work by lessening the amount of radiation that penetrates through your car’s windows. That is why the effectiveness of your solar films are being measured by their UV, infrared rejection rate, and Total Solar Energy Rejected or TSER.
The Benefits of Solar Films
Solar films are extremely necessary especially in tropical countries that experience very sunny and hot weather. Solar films help you feel comfier and more aerated while inside your car. That is because it helps make the inside of your car become much cooler. The harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun also cause the textiles inside your car fade faster and the leather to crack. Solar films do block these UV rays and protect the quality of your car’s interior features.
Solar films also promote safety while driving. That is because it blocks out glare from the sun that can cause temporary blindness or discomfort while driving. Finally, solar films help minimize injury during accidents as it tends to hold the shattered pieces of glass because of its strong adhesion to the surface.