Transitional Films for Your Business
We talk to lots of people that are interested in the benefits of solar control window films for their workspaces, but are concerned about losing natural light, or disturbing their views at night. The answer to these concerns, and more, are transitional photochromic window films brought to us by CoolVu. CoolVu’s transitional window films adapt to their environment, becoming lighter or darker based on the ambient conditions.
On a bright sunny day, transitional films become darker to provide extra heat blocking power and glare control. During low-light conditions, like when it’s overcast or at night, the films stay transparent to preserve your views or fully capitalize on the minimal daylight.
How Do Transitional Films Work?
CoolVu uses proprietary photochromic technology to achieve their signature dynamic effect. Transitional films are constructed using ceramic nanoparticles and UV inhibitors which react to ambient sunlight. The films adapt to the level of brightness becoming darker when you want them to be, and more transparent when the sun is away.
The advanced technology behind CoolVu’s films mean that you don’t have to sacrifice natural light to get up to an 80% reduction in solar heat gain, 99% UV radiation rejection, and significant glare control. Introducing natural light into your workspace has been proven to boost productivity and worker happiness.
An important note is that the films block 99% of UV radiation even when they are in “transparent mode” – that means that you are fully covered from UV damage all the time, no matter the weather.
The advanced technology behind CoolVu’s films mean that you don’t have to sacrifice natural light to get up to an 80% reduction in solar heat gain, 99% UV radiation rejection, and significant glare control.
Are There Different Types?
Broadly speaking, there are two varieties of transitional window films. CoolVu’s commercial films darken to create that classic mirrored finish that improves the aesthetic of commercial buildings, while providing the performance characteristics you would expect. Homeowners often don’t want the mirrored look for their houses, and prefer the residential version which do not produce the metallic finish.
Both varieties offer 99% reduction in UV radiation, but the commercial grade films are slightly more aggressive for glare control and heat rejection. The films have been specialized for their different uses, so it makes sense to stick with the film that has been designed for your building type, but talking to a local expert never hurts.
What Are the Benefits?
Energy Efficiency: High quality window films will block up to 80% of solar heat from entering your building. Solar control window films let you lessen the load on your AC units, lowering your energy bill and extending the lifespan of your HVAC system. It’s good for the environment and your bottom line.
Solar Radiation: Ultraviolet radiation damages our furnishings, floorings, artwork, and even our skin. Window films block nearly 100% of solar radiation, which is good for your interior furnishings and your health.
Comfort: By reducing heat gain, the temperature will be more even throughout a building. No more sweltering corner offices and freezing hallways. In addition to temperature improvements, you will significantly reduce glare which is good for the ocular health of everyone that works in the building.
CoolVu Transitional Films on Vancouver Island
Sun Shade Window Films is your local source for transitional films. We have been outfitting Vancouver Island’s homes and businesses for decades, and are excited to be servicing the Kamloops region as well. Check out more details on CoolVu’s products here, and get in touch with us here.