Posted on Mar 4, 2016

Sunlight. Most love the natural warmth it provides and embrace its comforting rays. It is, after all, simply a combination of bright light and radiant heat. Just the word conjures up thoughts of warm summer days, beach weather, and relaxation. Rarely, however, do we think about sunlight as a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun.

Understanding Solar Radiation

Radiation from the sun, commonly referred to as Solar Energy, is classified in three categories.

  1. Ultra Violet Light: Accounts for 3% of the sun’s total solar energy
  2. Visible Light: Accounts for 44% of the sun’s total solar energy
  3. Infrared Light: Accounts for 53% of the sun’s total solar energy

Infrared Light

Simply put, infrared light (IR) is Solar Heat. It’s invisible radiant energy and composes over half of the sun’s total solar energy. When dealing with solar control window films, you can actually reduce the amount of solar heat that passes through glass.

Solar Film

Some of our solar films are engineered to permit the passing of visible light while reflecting or absorbing infrared light, and thereby minimizing the transfer of heat.

Amazingly, this process of rejecting heat-producing infrared rays can have profound effects
in terms of energy efficiency.

infrared light window film systems

Energy Efficiency

During the winter months, heat can escape through your windows and raise the cost of your heating bill. In the summer, heat-producing infrared rays warm up your home or business and we often turn to air conditioning to cool down.

As a result, heating and cooling costs become a main culprit for energy consumption and
rising utility bills.

With our premium window films, the idea is to retain heat in the winter, and keep it out in the summer. By rejecting the sun’s infrared light and reducing solar heat gain, you’ll keep cooler in the warmer months. As a result, your air conditioner runs less, and your wallet stays heavier.

Reject heat in the summer and retain warmth in the winter, for a more comfortable home. It’s an easy solution and a smart choice.

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