Tinting and Heat Reduction
How much does tinting reduce heat? Way more than you may think.
A blinding sun can make driving very uncomfortable. During the hot summer months, there seems to be no escape from it, especially in your vehicle. After a while, air conditioning will only offer so much relief, not to mention the blinding glare from direct sunlight can become a dangerous distraction.
High performance automotive window films can change all that, putting you back in control for a cooler, more comfortable ride. By blocking more than 99% of harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, our window tint protects passengers from skin damage and the interior of your vehicle from fading and cracking. And on the road, window tint helps reduce blinding glare and painful eye strain.
You can choose from a variety of shades and privacy levels, and can opt for premium ceramic films that have the same heat rejection properties without the deep black shade of dyed films. Window tint is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as part of a comprehensive skin care program.
How Does it Work?
Basically, window film is designed to reject the thermal rays that make sunlight increase temperature. Autobahn’s window film is spectrally-selective, meaning that it only lets certain wavelengths of radiation pass through. By blocking the wavelengths that create heat, and passing the ones that create natural light, our window films act as a filter that prevents interior heating without blocking the illuminating features of the sun’s rays.
How Much Heat Can It Block?
Heat rejection properties vary by tint type, shade, and quality. All Autobahn and Hüper Optik window films offer more than 99% UV protection as well as heat protection. Choosing the Autobahn Ceramic i3 will provide superior heat rejection. But, if the look of traditional dark window film is not your style, Autobahn Air Ceramic film offers similar levels of UV protection and heat rejection.
As always, please be in touch with any questions, we would love to hear from you.