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Can Car Window Tint Block UV Rays? Which Film Offers UV Protection?

Can Car Window Tint Block UV Rays? Which Film Offers UV Protection?

It’s common knowledge that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is highly dangerous. Yet sun exposure doesn’t just happen when you are outdoors, it can also happen through the window of your car. It’s true that UV rays can go through glass. In fact, the majority of Americans receive most of their sun exposure when driving. As a result, doctors have found that sun damage is more common on the left side of an adult, because that is the side exposed to the sun while driving.

If you’re looking for a UV window film for your car, keep reading.

The Scoop on UV Radiation: What Do UV Rays Do to Your Skin?

UV rays damage skin on the cellular level, causing damage that leads to wrinkles, age spots and leathering. UV waves are responsible for up to 90 percent of all skin cancers. They can also damage a car’s interior, fading the upholstery and panels. Unfortunately, the windows and windshield in your car may not be sufficiently UV resistant, leaving you and your children exposed. Clear auto glass in the side windows only blocks about 37 percent of UVA radiation, which is why you are at risk, even in the safety of your car.

Auto Window Tint Adds Protection From UV Radiation

Some may be asking: “How can I block UV rays in my car?” One way to protect your car and its occupants is to have your car fitted with UV window film. These tinting products are uniquely designed to absorb or reflect UV rays, preventing them from entering the vehicle. Many types of car window tint filter or block UV rays, blocking as much as 99 percent depending on the product, so you can enjoy your car without worrying about UV radiation exposure. Window tint is effective enough at preventing UV damage that the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window tinting as part of a full and proactive skin care program, and one study found a 93 percent reduction in skin cancer deaths after UV exposure in cars was blocked with UV filtering glass.

Not All Window Tints Provide UV Protection

Unfortunately, window tinting can be a waste of money if you don’t choose the right tint, because some window tint is entirely cosmetic, and window tint percentages refer to the amount of light allowed in, not the amount of UV protection provided. If you want to ensure your car is safe from UV rays, be sure to shop specifically for window tinting with UV-blocking capabilities.

Our Best UV Blocking Window Film for Your Car

Rayno Window Film’s Phantom Series uses new nano carbon ceramic technology to create more durable solutions offering exceptional UV and infrared ray filtering — reducing rays by as much as 99 percent. In laboratory tests, researchers found that the amount of Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER) by Phantom Series window films was 60 percent higher than that of the leading competitor.

A list of our car window UV protection film are listed below. All of these films block 99% of UVA and UVB rays. You can be rest assured you will get superior UV protection for your car windows if you install any of these films.

  • Phantom S9: This is our top-of-the line film and is our best performing in our Phantom Series line. It has an infrared (IR) rejection of 90% or higher. That means it blocks over 90% of the heat you can feel. You will feel coolest in your car with this film.
  • Phantom S7: This is our mid-tier film in our Phantom Series. It has an infrared (IR) rejection of 70% or higher. That means it blocks over 70% of the heat you can feel.
  • Phantom S5: This is our third-tier. It has an infrared (IR) rejection of 50% or higher. That means it blocks over 50% of the heat you can feel. Even blocking half of the heat will make a huge difference in your comfort!
  • MonoCarbon: This film is a great option for first time car buyers or people new to window tint. This film is our nano carbon film without ceramic and has an IR rejection of 34% or higher. MonoCarbon is an affordable option for a quality film that will keep its color over time and keep you cool, as well!

If you are looking for UV car window film that provides auto glass UV protection, our Rayno Phantom Series is the ideal product. Find a dealer today, and take the steps necessary to make your car as safe as possible.