Car window tinting laws were passed with safety in mind, whether ensuring visibility for drivers on the road or police officers approaching pulled over vehicles. But each state’s law varies and this causes confusion on what is actually illegal. Moreover, the language in these laws can be quite technical. So to enjoy all of the benefits of car window film, you’ll first want to make sure you understand and follow the law in your state.
Don’t Be Left in the Dark
First you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the terminology used. In a nutshell, each law basically sets requirements for how much light can be transmitted through the window (“light transmittance”) and for how much visibility the glass allows (“luminous reflectance”). The requirements are usually higher for the front windshield than the side and back windows. The International Window Film Association has put together this chart that outlines the details of the law for each state. However, you’ll also need this Explanation of the State Law Summary Chart that includes the definitions of the different terms used.
Seeing Is Believing
With today’s technology, it’s easy to find a car window film that rejects heat without hindering visibility, and thereby meets legal requirements. The WINCOs film line is one option that uses the latest scientific research and technology to maximize performance. It boasts the highest infrared rejection in the industry – up to 92 percent – while keeping the highest possible visible light.