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Daylight Redirecting Films

3M Daylight Redirecting
Commercial Window Film

Redirect natural light from windows deeper into interior spaces.

Optimize natural light and reduce electrical lighting expenses.

Daylight redirecting film for commercial buildings is designed to move excess lighting away from windows and deeper into interior spaces. This optimization of natural light makes building interiors more comfortable — and provides as much as 52% savings on electrical lighting use.

3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film utilizes micro-structured prisms that optically redirect over 80% of light towards the ceiling. The daylight is then diffused to evenly distribute light deeper into the space and increase comfort. And, studies show that natural light increases employee productivity, boosts retail sales, and reduces energy costs.

Product Highlights > Daylight Redirecting Film

  • Simple, effective daylighting solution that comfortably brings natural light deeper into buildings.
  • Helps to light the room as deep as 40 feet from the window.
  • Redirects as much as 80% of light up onto the ceiling.
  • Helps to reduce dependence on electric lighting- provides up to 52% savings on lighting energy compared to baseline.
  • Reduces glare and discomfort caused by direct sunlight on occupants.
  • Use on new or existing windows.
  • Requires no additional infrastructure, hardware or maintenance.
  • Works at all time of day.
  • Winner of Architectural Record “Record Products 2014” Facades Winner.

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Useful Info


Will daylight redirecting film be effective on all window orientations?

While the 3M DRF can provide some light redirection for all orientations, it is designed to redirect direct sunlight. Therefore it will be most effective for windows that receive direct sunlight. In the northern hemisphere this would be east, south and west facing windows.

How to calculate how much energy is saved with the daylight redirecting film?

3M has completed case studies with the US Government, Sacramento Municipal Utilities Department, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratories, as well as HMG a leading lighting consultant. The results of the case studies show up to 52% lighting energy savings, and up to 8ft of increased daylighting zones for every 1 ft (0.3m) vertically installed film. 3M has completed numerous daylighting models for buildings in different locations that can be provided to estimate daylighting depth in your location and building design. For very detailed analysis a lighting design professional can utilize the Radiance software to calculate performance on your specific location.

Why can’t I see through the film?

3M Daylight Redirecting Film from Epic Solar Control incorporates a diffuser which helps soften the redirected light and also help the redirected light penetrate further into the building. In order to work properly, the diffuser must be opaque.

Questions? We’re here to help. Epic Solar Control is a 3M™ Certified Dealer Installer and we’re happy to answer any of your questions regarding window tint films, the installation process, or any other questions.

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Warranty Information

COMMERCIAL WARRANTY:  Selecting 3M Window Films gives you peace of mind. That’s because we have one of the most comprehensive warranties you can get; backed by a company you know and trust. All 3M Daylight Redirecting window films carry a 10-year warranty when professionally installed on a commercial building by 3M™ certified dealers such as Epic Solar Control.

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