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How to Get More Natural Light But No Glare With 3M Daylight Redirecting Film

Even though we all crave lots of natural light, direct sunlight tends to create lots of glare. What’s more, constant exposure to direct sunlight brings the risk of suffering the harmful effects of UV-rays. To get the best of both worlds, 3M has developed a sophisticated type of window film called 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film.

This technology is based on the film redirecting daylight. The idea is for the interiors to get an abundant supply of natural daylight, while there is no excess glare and heat.

Let’s take a look at how that is achieved and what are the benefits and applications of 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film.


3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is applied onto the upper part of the windows, so it can redirect daylight towards the ceiling. The micro-structured prisms enable the film to redirect more than 80% of natural light upwards. In practice, it means this type of window film can reflect natural light up to 40 ft. What’s more, the film diffuses the light so it’s spread evenly and can penetrate deeper into the room.

The 3M™ Direct Redirecting Film is a breakthrough in light-refracting technology because the film can be integrated into both new and existing windows easily. There is no need for additional hardware or special maintenance. Compared to many other daylighting solutions, it’s also more cost-effective.


With its innovative design, 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film not only increases the amount of natural light in a room but also reduces glare. What’s more, it takes away all the discomfort and eye strain that comes with excessive glare.

Additionally, it helps to save around 50% on lighting energy and helps to lower indoor temperature.
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As 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film supplies an abundance of natural light, it helps to boost productivity in the workplace and also to decrease absenteeism rates. In addition to its commercial

applications, this type of 3M™ window film has its use in educational settings. Namely, with lots of natural light, students can concentrate and perform better at tests.

What’s more, this type of window film plays a role in speeding up the recovery of patients in hospitals and was also linked with the boost in retail sales.


Generally, 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is used to optimize natural light in business environments, especially open space office buildings with large windows. Even though these buildings have lots of windows, there’s not enough natural light to reach all the cubicles in an open space. With this window film, there will finally be enough natural light in the cubicles!

The retail sector also uses this type of 3M™ window film extensively. Natural light creates brighter interiors, which makes customers feel more comfortable in the establishment. As a result, they are more likely to make a purchase, which is, in part, how 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film helps to boost retail sales.

Also, this 3M™ window film is used in hospitals and hotels exactly because of its ability to create a bright and comfortable interior. Other than comfort, it reduces energy costs significantly, so the money that would normally go on utility bills can be used more efficiently elsewhere.


If you are looking to increase customer comfort in your retail store or boost productivity and protect your employees working in your office building, 3M™ window films are an outstanding solution. NU-VUE Window Films is a 3M™ Authorized Dealer and the 2016 Southwest Territory Dealer of the Year – we are the go-to place in San Diego County for your commercial and residential window tinting needs.

Explore the benefits of window tinting with the highest-quality products and supreme workmanship provided by NU-VUE Window Films. Contact us today!

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