Review Film Performance Comparison - Medium Tinted Solar Security Films

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Comparison of Medium Solar Security Films 

COMPANY

ASWF

Suntek

Suntek

3M

FILM

Nature 20

 - 200 micron

Symphony 25

 – 150 micron

(6M25SY)

Symphony 25

– 200 micron

(8.5MSY25)

Night Vision 25

– 150 micron

S25NVAR600

VLT %

24%

27%

27%

24%

VLR %

24% Int

25% Ext

20% Int

35% Ext

20% Int

35% Ext

7% Int

19% Ext

SHGC

0.38

0.33

0.33

0.40

% UV blocked

99%

99%

99%

99%

U-Value Winter

 

5.73

5.73

5.68

% TSER (Heat)

62%

60%

60%

60%

Film Price $M2

$48.29

$55.89

$65.23

$118.31

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$41.27

$47.51

$55.44

$100.27

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.