It’s summertime, and the sun outdoors can be bright and hard on the eyes. But on these long summer days, even the solar light inside a building can cause eye strain. Not only is that solar light tough on the eyes, but it also does a number on the interior of an office or storefront, causing furniture, art, and even flooring to fade and discolor.


At Sun Control of Minnesota, we specialize in offering quality residential and commercial window tinting for Minnesota business owners. One of the ways we help our clients manage the seasonal changes in lighting inside a building is with 3M Daylight Redirecting Film. Here’s what you need to know about redirecting film.


Bright Light and Summer Sun

In the office or a storefront, solar light can cause glares and discomfort, making it difficult to view a television screen or computer monitor. That’s because unfiltered light can cause a direct glare.


In pursuit of relief from that glare, customers and office employees will do just about anything. We’ve seen windows with brown paper taped across them, blinds, and all sorts of window coverings. However, all of these solutions have one problem: they block more than just the bright glare. They can also keep the natural light you want out of a room.


Darker Winter Days

Although it’s bright in the summer, Minnesota winters mean plenty of long, dark days. While you might no longer have to fight glare from the summer sun, the dark interior of your storefront or office can impact your energy level and productivity. It can also make it hard to see what you’re doing.


That’s where 3M Daylight Redirecting film comes in. 3M film bounces the natural light you want much further into a room, making the most of the solar spectrum even on the darkest days.


The 3M Daylight Redirecting Film Solution

3M redirecting film works to reduce energy costs in your office while brightening up the space and making everyone inside it more comfortable.


We apply it to the highest portion of a window. When light from the sun impacts the film, that light becomes instantly redirected toward the room’s ceiling. This allows light to expand 40 feet or more into a building’s interior, creating better use of natural lighting by diffusing the light. It also reduces glare from the sun during summer’s long, hot days.


3M Daylight Redirecting Film has many more benefits:

●        Adds up to 52 percent savings in energy costs

●        Creates an extended natural lighting zone

●        Is available in decorative window film


Twin Cities 3M Residential and Commercial Window Tinting Services

Whether you’re tired of the glare on your computer monitor while you work or you’re hoping to create more daylight in a room that tends to be dark, 3M film is a perfect solution. Closed blinds and curtains limit the natural light in an interior space, but 3M film redirects that light to make the best possible use of it.


We also offer security film and decorative film for both residences and offices. To learn more about our window tinting solutions, give us a call at 651.490.1060, or connect with us online to schedule your 3M film installation.