Why is a mirror film so popular?
A mirror film is a highly metallised film and most effective protection from prying eyes, hot weather and bright sun. Metal molecules create a mirror effect. The more metal, the stronger the effect.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW! The cleaner and brighter is the reflection, the more efficient is the film!
Mirror films gained widespread use due to physical properties of a reflection. Mirror effect can solve several problems at once:
- reduces heat as solar window films (under certain circumstances - for seven to eight degrees);
- remove sunlight effectively (blackout for 60 to 85 per cent);
- mirror films have an effect of a one way mirror film window film.
Mirror films of different colours
Metals of different colours are used during production of mirror films. Silver is the most popular colour, but sometimes customers choose bronze and gold films too.
Mirror window film - three types, what is the difference
The main technical intricacy of a mirror window film is light transmission. It is measured as a percentage of transmitted light and is denoted as VLT %. For example, a mirror window film 20 % transmits 20 per cent and reflects 80 per cent of sunlight.
We offer our customers three types of mirror effect glass films with different levels of mirror effect and blackout.
Mirror window film 20 % is the most popular film with an excellent mirror effect. VLT 20 % film is usually installed on first floor windows for privacy purposes and as an excellent protection from heat and bright sun. This film reduces sunlight for 80 per cent, reflects heat for 75 per cent and creates a beautiful mirror effect on windows.
See the models:
- OMG 20 is a silver film for installation indoors;
- OMG 20 EX is a silver film for outdoor installation;
- Bronze AT 20 EX is a bronze film for outdoor installation.
Mirror window film 30 % is a semi mirror film with a bit weaker mirror effect. Customers prefer this film to get a mirror effect, to reduce heat and remove sunlight, but not to darken the room too much. VLT 30 % films are usually installed on small windows. For example, height - 1,6 m, width - 90 cm.
See the models:
- Omg 35 % is a silver film for installation indoors;
- OMG 30 EX is a silver film for outdoor installation;
- Infinity 35is a bright film with golden shade for installation indoors.
- Bronze AT 35 EX is a bronze film for outdoor installation.
Mirror window film 10 % the darkest film with a strong mirror effect. See the model OMG 10. This film is used rarely. It reduces light for 90 per cent and obscures sunlight almost completely. Customers choose it to remove sunlight and to achieve maximum mirror effect. VLT 10 % film is an excellent solution for windows in server, utility and industrial rooms. In apartments and private houses it can be found in special cases only.
If you are in doubt about your choice, please feel free to contact our team by email and receive free of charge samples for evaluation purposes!
Important information about a mirror film for glass
In some cases a mirror film for glass for installation indoors causes a slight heating of the surface. This is due to technical features of some insulated glazing units. If this bothers you, it is better to choose a mirror effect glass film for outdoor installations with an EX index.
Mirror films reflect towards a larger source of light. Thus, during the day the film reflects what happens outside, but during the evening and especially during the night the film reflects what happens inside. Unfortunately, it is a peculiarity of all mirror effect window films and no analogs are currently available on the market!
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