Whether you’re a front desk receptionist or the CEO in the corner office with floor to ceiling windows, you’ve experienced the discomfort of glare. This glare is cast across computer screens and across the window itself, decreasing screen visibility and inhibiting your view. At Solar Film, many of our clients approach us to help with this problem. In this article, we’ll look specifically at how glare reduction window film can help improve the comfort of your commercial space.
Causes of Glare
Glare is light that interferes with your vision as it enters your eye. The light scatters, causing you to see less sharply and with less contrast. Different people have different tolerances for bright light. The severity of glare experienced depends on a number of factors including, age, color of eyes, usage of eye glasses, and other eye conditions. In commercial settings, the most common cause of glare is sunlight entering the space through the windows, and it most prevalently occurs in rooms with south facing windows. Persisting glare causes eye strain, headaches, and a decrease in productivity.
How Glare Reduction Window Film Can Help
When you begin experiencing glare, your initial reaction is likely to draw the blinds or drapes. This certainly does eliminate the glare, but it also completely blocks all natural light. Instead, opt for 3M™’s Daylight Redirecting Film or 3M™ Sun Control Window Films, Night Vision™ Series. Microstructure prisms comprise Daylight Redirecting Film, channeling up to 80% of sunlight up toward the ceiling. This allows natural light to reach deeper into your space and away from computer screens. Watch the video below to learn more about how this glare reduction window film works.
Sun Control Window Films, Night Vision™ Series is another popular solution for reducing glare and improving your view. Its low interior reflectivity and 71% rejection of the sun’s heat allows you to better see from your window without the distraction of glare.
Glare reduction window films are linked to improved employee productivity. When you don’t need to squint to see your screen, you are better able to focus on the task at hand. You’re also more likely to enjoy your work when you’re comfortable. Interested in how glare reduction window film can improve the comfort and productivity of your workplace? The experts at Solar Film are ready to help.
Locally owned and operated in Richmond, Virginia for over 35 years, Solar Film provides custom window tinting services to homes and businesses in central Virginia, Williamsburg, and the Northern Neck. We use premium quality 3M™ materials for temperature control, glare reduction, UV protection, privacy, and security window film solutions. As a 3M™ Authorized Dealer and member of the Prestige Dealer Network, we offer many varieties of window film. Get in touch with us today for a free quote!