The Energy Saving Benefits of Window FilmAugust 29, 2016
Stinger #43September 1, 2016
It may seem like an oxymoron that you can darken car windows to see better in the dark, but it is possible to gain better visibility when driving after the sun goes down if you tint the windows the right way. In addition to shielding eyes from the harsh daytime rays and creating more privacy, window films can mean better safety as a nighttime driver. Here’s how it works:
Lights affect everyone differently, and some people are simply more sensitive than others when it comes to driving. Some people don’t feel comfortable driving at night because they merely feel they can’t see what’s in front of them or behind them well enough to stay safe. One thing that can disrupt your driving experience is the glare of headlights or streetlights, particularly when they seem to come out of nowhere. If you see a harsh flash of light in your mirror, you may get distracted or momentarily disoriented. It can cause you to swerve or miss a new development on the road right in front on you, like an animal darting out into the street or a truck cutting you off. When properly applied, protection films can soften this glare, making the driver aware of what’s happening on the road, without being apprehensive about unexpected surprises. Window films can ultimately help you feel more confident that there’s nothing blocking your path when you switch lanes, merge or make a turn.
The Myth Vs. The Reality
It is true that certain window tints will give you worse vision in the dark, so it’s imperative that you have some advice, if you’re unsure of what you need, to insure you’re getting the right percentage of tint on your windows. Most of the window tints that would actually put you in danger are illegal, but the correct amount of tint can depend on the type of car you have. The color of your car, the model, the make, the year it was built can all affect how the tint will function, whether you’re behind the wheel or not. Window tinting has gotten a lot of bad press in the past, mainly because it’s been associated with nefarious activity. However, more and more people are starting to see its protective benefits rather than its destructive ones.
Why You Should Do It
When you drive, your senses are often being pulled in a hundred directions. Maybe you find the road hypnotic and feel sleepy, or maybe you’re easily startled by careless drivers. Driving comes with enough stress, so doing everything possible to make you a better driver is really a necessity rather than an indulgence. This is especially imperative for people who feel less confident about their nighttime driving skills. Older drivers may find that they can no longer feel safe on the freeway and this could help them find their driving legs again. If you or someone you know has been noticing their vision slowly changing, this could end up being a lifesaver. The other benefit from window film is that it keeps the glare out from the sun for better daytime visibility as well, meaning the driver will be safer at all hours.
Scorpion Window Tints
Scorpion is a window tint company that understands just how much anti-reflective films have helped people have cooler, more functional cars and homes. Tints can help people’s cars look better because there’s less damage from the sun, and keeps the resale value from dropping. This is what we do, and it’s our goal to improve at every turn. We can help you determine the best tint for protecting your eyes and your vehicle. Contact us for more information about how you can make window film work for you.