Heat Blocking Window Tint: What You Should Know About Llumar Air Blue 80

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Heat blocking window tint is a real blessing for drivers in Florida. It not only helps to reduce heat damage to the interior of your car, but it also takes some of the workload off your car’s air conditioning system especially during the summer months! If you have decided to or are in the process of deciding to invest in heat blocking window tint for your car though, it’s important to know exactly what you’re investing in. You don’t just want a reputable shop to install your heat blocking car window tint, you also want a top-quality window tint film that will last. Here at Orlando Flying Window Tinting, we use one of the best heat rejection window tints and today we want to tell you a little bit about it!

Heat Blocking Window Tint for Cars: Llumar Air Blue 80

At Orlando Flying Window Tinting we know that when you pay to have your car windows tinted, you are making an investment and like any investment, you want it to pay off. So how does a car window tint “pay off”? That depends on the window tinting film you use. We choose to use LLumar brand window tinting film because it doesn’t just do the job it excels at the job and it outlasts competing window tint brands.

There is a variety of different window tints available through Llumar and we have most of them in stock, but today we want to focus on Llumar Air Blue 80.

Heat Blocking Window Tint: What You Should Know About Llumar Air Blue 80 Flying Windows Tint
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Llumar Air Blue 80, the Heat Blocking Window Tint Film

Llumar Air Blue 80 is a clear window tint film that is designed to protect against heat and UV rays without the added tint of colored films. The lack of color in Llumar Air Blue heat blocking window tint film is particularly important because it allows you to cover your windshield without breaking any laws against windshield tinting and it doesn’t impair your view as a driver.

Llumar Air Blue 80 heat blocking window tint is a ceramic technology film that is both non-metalized and non-conductive and it incorporates maximum ultra-violet rejection, rejecting 99% of harmful UV rays! With 43% heat rejection, Llumar Air Blue 80 is micro-thin and can even be installed on factory tinted windows. The lack of tint in this heat blocking window tint film provides excellent clarity for driving in all conditions and scratch-resistant and corrosion-resistant properties give it a much longer life than other window tinting films.

The Skin Cancer Foundation Recommends Llumar Heat Blocking Window Tint!

The technical specs for Llumar Air Blue 80 are important, but if they’re a little over your head and you’re looking for information in terms that are easy to understand, know that Llumar heat blocking window tint is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Granted to sun protection products that meet the specific criteria set out by an independent photobiology committee, the Skin Cancer Foundation’s seal of recommendation lets you know that a product is safe and effective in protecting against UV ray exposure.

How Does Llumar Air Blue 80  Window Tint Work?

According to Llumar their clear window film can reduce interior surface temperatures by at least 26° F when a car is parked on an asphalt lot or driving on a warm, sunny day. So, how does Llumar heat blocking window tint work to protect you against UV ray exposure and provide heat rejection properties?

The nature of your car’s windshield means that it doesn’t just allow a large field of vision, but it also lets in incredible amounts of light, heat, and UV rays. While the large field of vision is great for safe driving and the light is important for being able to see through that large windshield, the heat and UV rays that come with that light aren’t necessarily welcome.

Clear window tint for your car works by filtering out heat generating wavelengths from thesun’s rays. Filtering radiation from the sun, heat blocking window tint is able to keep temperatures inside your car cooler while still allowing the permeation of wavelengths that create light to pass through the window. In short, this means that you can still enjoy the great field of vision offered by your windshield and benefit from the light that it allows in. It also means that your skin and the interior of your car are better protected against UV rays that can cause skin cancer and that cause unnecessary wear and tear to your car’s interior.

How Much Heat Does a Heat Blocking Window Tint Film Block?

This is a question we hear frequently, but the truth is that it greatly varies depending on a range of factors. The best way to find out how much heat is rejected by a particular window tint is to ask your car window tint installer. In the case of Llumar Air Blue 80, 43% of the heat that hits your windshield will be rejected leading to drastic reductions in the interior temperature of your vehicle.

What Are the Benefits of Heat Blocking Window Tint?

Heat blocking car window tint like the Llumar Air Blue 80 that we use here at Flying Window Tinting Orlando offers many benefits including:

  • Decreased risk of developing skin cancer
  • Decreased risk of sunburn while driving
  • Decreased risk of overheating while waiting in traffic.
  • No tint means no distortion of your field of vision and no possibility of breaking state laws pertaining to legal tint percentage.
  • Heat rejection properties also protect the interior of your car from damage from the sun’s rays. If you have leather seats, this means less cracking and if you have fabric seats, this means less fading!
  • Shatter resistance is another benefit that comes with adding any high-quality window tint film to your car, making accidents and fender benders safer for everyone!
  • Heat blocking window tint also means that the air conditioning system in your car doesn’t have to work as hard to keep the car cool and that saves you plenty in gas bills and in maintenance fees!

Looking For a Reputable Car Window Tinting Company in Florida?

If you’re on the lookout for an experienced and reputable car window tinting company in Orlando, Florida who carries Llumar heat blocking window tint, Flying Window Tinting in Orlando can help! Give us a call at (407) 380-1202 and make an appointment with us today!

Visit Us At:

  • 187 South Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
  • 407-380-1202 

Services Offered:

  • Window Tinting
  • Window Tint Removal
  • Headlight Cleaning
  • Vinyl Graphics Installation

We Serve These Locations:

Orlando, FL

Avalon Park fl 

Lake Nona fl

University of Central florida fl

Casselberry fl

Winter park fl

Waterford Lakes fl

Alafaya, FL

Azalea Park, FL

 

7 Interesting Facts You Should Know About Car Window Tinting

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If you’ve been considering car window tinting, then you’ve likely been trying to find out as much as you can about the car window tinting process. Well, today we’re dropping by with some interesting window tinting facts that we thought you’d find interesting!

7  Window Tinting Facts You Should Know!

1. Spray On Window Tinting Was a “Thing”

From around the time of World War II, all the way through until the 1960’s the only method of “at home” window tinting was a spray on window tint. Designed to emulate the window tint offered by automobile manufacturers, these aerosol solutions were a more affordable means for car owners to get that “factory tint”. The problem was, however, that these sprays were messy and didn’t begin to measure up to a professionally tinted glass. The even bigger problem was the extremely dark tint that spray tinting gave windows and the fact that spray tinting always resulted in uneven and blotchy tint!

2. 1966 Saw the Introduction of Window Tinting Film

It wasn’t until 1966 that window tinting film made its first debut and even then, the tint that was introduced had absolutely no resemblance to the window tint films we use today! It actually absorbed heat into the vehicle it was used on rather than helped to keep the vehicle cooler!

3. The First Car Window Tint Film Was a Disaster!

The first window tinting films that were introduced in 1966 were dye-based tints. This caused more than a few problems when it began changing color once exposed to the sun. In no time at all, window tint would turn from black to purple and it would even begin to bubble and peel off the windows! Needless to say, this type of film didn’t have a very long lifespan at all and many owners found themselves taking off what was left of the film not long after they’d put it on!

4. Car Window Tint Film Version 2.0 Was Also Dye-Based

Despite being a disaster the first time it was released, the second version of car window tinting film also dye-based. Unlike its predecessor, however, the second incarnation of car window tint film also contained metallic particles. Released in the 1990’s, car window tinting film version 2.0 was more of a success than its predecessor based solely on the fact that the metallic particles stopped so much heat from being absorbed into the vehicle. This new film actually absorbed 50% of the sun’s heat and kept cars significantly cooler!

5. Car Window Tinting Film Version 2.0 Wasn’t Perfect, Though

Although the metallic particles in the new version of car window tinting film did reduce the amount of heat that was entering the vehicle, they also sometimes caused interference with electronic signals. This meant that people were experiencing trouble with their GPS units and cell phones.

6. The Newest Car Window Tinting Film Has Made Great Strides!

The newest version of car window tinting film took version 2.0 and improved upon it once again. A few tweaks here and there and car window tinting film version 3.0 brought much more to the table. Not only did this new version offer reduced heat absorption inside the vehicle, it also did not interfere with electronic signals the way that version 2.0 did. Plus, a few more tweaks and this version also offered UV ray protection, so it absorbed UV rays rather than letting them pass through to the interior of the car – great news for your skin as well as your car’s interior!

7. State Laws Governing the Tint Percentage of Car Window Tint Film

The newest version of car window tinting film varies considerably in terms of the darkness of the film itself. The darkness of car window tint soon became something of a status symbol. It became “cool” to have car window film tinted so dark that it was impossible to see inside the car. This pushed states to create laws governing the visible light transmission of car window tinting film.

Visible light transmission (or VLT) refers to the amount of light that is able to pass through the tinted car window. If a tinting film is so dark that very little light is able to pass through the window, it becomes a serious hazard both to the driver of the car and those around them. Not only does very dark window tinting film make night driving particularly difficult for the driver, but it makes it much more difficult for law enforcement to see through the windows of cars and identify drivers. This isn’t just a problem when a car’s driver has committed a crime, it’s equally problematic when patrolling law enforcement are unable to spot drivers who may pose a threat to the community i.e. drivers who are acting suspiciously.

To combat the complications that result from car window tinting that is too dark, various states enacted state-specific laws that determine what percentage of visible light transmission a tint must have to still be considered safe for that state. There is considerable variance in the VLT percentages that are acceptable for each state, for example in Washington State window tinting film has a low VLT of 24% where in California, window tinting film should have a VLT of 88%! In addition, in some states different VLT percentages are permissible for different windows of the car! This is just one reason why you should never allow someone who is inexperienced to apply your car window tint film. A professional and experienced installer is conscious of state regulations and will never put your safety at risk by bypassing those regulations.

Interested in Getting Your Car Window Tinting Done in Orlando?

If you live in Orlando and are interested in getting your car windows tinted, Orlando Flying Window Tinting can help! Just pick up the phone and give us a call at (407) 380-1202 and we’ll fit you in for an appointment today!

Visit Us At:

  • 187 South Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32807
  • 407-380-1202 

Services Offered:

  • Window Tinting
  • Window Tint Removal
  • Headlight Cleaning
  • Vinyl Graphics Installation

We Serve These Locations:

Orlando, FL

Avalon Park fl 

Lake Nona fl

University of Central florida fl

Casselberry fl

Winter park fl

Waterford Lakes fl

Alafaya, FL

Azalea Park, FL