Review Film Performance Comparison - Dark Tinted Solar Security Films

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Comparison of Dark Solar Security Films

COMPANY

ASWF

Johnson

Johnson

Llumar

Suntek

FILM

Silver 20

- 200 micron

DN20

- 175 micron

S7DN20

SS20

- 175 micron

S7SS20

Night Scape 18

– 175 micron

NS18 (7)

Silver

– 200 micron

(8M Silver 20)

VLT %

14%

20%

16%

16%

15%

VLR %

64% Int

64% Ext

30% Int

30% Ext

59%

59%

 

12% Ext

58% Int

60% Ext

SHGC

0.18

0.34

0.23

0.38

0.21

% UV blocked

99%

99%

99%

99%

99%

U-Value Winter

 

5.62

5.29

5.7

5.23

% TSER (6) (Heat)

82%

66%

77%

62%

79%

Film Price $M2

$48.29

$69.24

$69.24

$79.99

$60.45

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$67.99

$51.41

NOTES: The performance data shown above is taken from data published on each company website and published company literature. The data is presented to assist consumers for comparison purposes only. The data and trademarks remain the property of their owners.

  1. WERS – Window Energy Rating Scheme – Film performance data has been independently tested and verified as true (no point in comparing performance if the data for a film has not been confirmed to be true)
  2. VLT – Visible Light Transmitted (less than 20% VLT will make a room “feel” darker)
  3. VLR - Visible Light Reflectance (a measure of how “shiny” or “mirrored” the window appears – clear glass has a VLR of about 8%. As VLR increased above 8% the window appears more reflective
  4. TSER – Total Solar Energy Rejected (indicates the films heat rejecting ability – more is better to reduce heat)
  5. SHGC – Sikar Heat Gain Coefficient (a value ranging from 1.00 to 0.00 showing the solar heat that is transmitted through the glass – lower is better)
  6. UV – Ultra Violet light (the major cause of sun damage and fading – more blocked is better to reduce fading)
  7. U value - a measure of how effective a material is as an insulator. The lower the U-value, the better.