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Let Natural Light In With Daylight Redirecting Film


Let Natural Light In With Daylight Redirecting Film


Daylight Redirecting Film is a special type of window film offered only by 3M. It’s designed to redirect sunlight up to 40 feet deeper into buildings, increasing daylight penetration. Shifting natural light deeper into commercial buildings provides lots of benefits.

Studies show that natural light can improve student test scores, boost retail sales, speed up patient recovery time and increase employee productivity.

Not only can daylight redirecting films improve a building’s function, but it can also reduce the need for artificial light. These films can help you shave up to 52 percent off your lighting costs. They create savings of as much as 1.5 kwh per square foot of floor area.

In addition, daylight redirecting film reduces glare and improves employee comfort.

Daylight redirecting film is installed to the top of windows. The film utilizes micro-replication to redirect light that would have originally hit the floor a few feet from the window. Instead, it pushes it up onto the ceiling, helping to light the room naturally. Micro-replication refers to microscopic structures that are able to redirect as much as 80% of light.

Compared to existing light reflecting strategies, this film is easily integrated into new or existing windows. It requires no extra hardware or infrastructure, and no additional maintenance or special cleaning. Plus, it works at all times of the day including when the sun is at a low angle. It’s also more cost effective than many existing daylight redirecting solutions.

For more information, contact Accent Distributing.

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