The film redirects light toward the ceiling, reducing the need for artificial light during the day. The film uses 3M’s microreplication process, a technology in which researchers create precisely shaped pyramids on the surface of the film that are all exactly alike. This precision enables the properties of 3M Daylight Redirecting Film to reduce glare and move more natural light to occupant spaces, according to a company release. The film acts like a light shelf that redirects the light while blocking ultraviolet rays to minimize fading of carpets, furniture and window fabrics. The film allows architects to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design credit through increased use of daylighting. Additionally, the film gives glass manufacturers and architects new and different aesthetic designs when applied to different glasses, according to the release.
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