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3M Daylight Redirecting Series 

Brighten your space — naturally

Redirect light as deep as 12 meters (40 feet) into your space!

3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is designed to move excess light close to the window and redirect it deeper into the building to increase the day-lighting penetration. Bringing natural light deeper into the building helps provide the many benefits of natural light for more occupants as well as helping reduce the need for artificial lighting which can save energy.





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Increase natural light and comfort

Compared to existing light-reflecting strategies, 3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is easily integrated into new or existing windows. It requires no extra hardware or infrastructure and no additional maintenance or special cleaning. It’s also more cost effective than many existing day-lighting solutions.

  • Reduce glare and discomfort

  • Reflect natural light as far as 12 meters (40 feet) or more

  • Save up to 52% on lighting energy

Optimizing natural light creates a better environment for any business

Buildings with abundant natural light have been shown to

  • Increase employee productivity

  • Boost retail sales

  • Decrease absenteeism rates

  • Improve student test scores

  • Improve patient recovery times

How daylight redirecting film works

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Redirected Sunlight

3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film is installed in the upper portion of the window.

Daylight is redirected upwards toward the ceiling, allowing natural light to penetrate deeper into the building.

Made of micro-structured prisms, the film optically redirects over 80% of daylight upward and diffuses it for even distribution.

Installed in Upper Clerestory Windows

3M™ Daylight Redirecting Film

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Clear Glass Windows (No Film)

Direct sunlight can beam into the space at low angles, causing glare and discomfort.

When shades are Open.

The light from the upper glass is redirected to the ceiling, increasing natural light and decreasing glare in the space caused by direct sunlight.

When shades are Open.

Shades are closed to block uncomfortable direct sunlight, which also decreases natural
light in the space.

When shades are Closed.

Even when the vision glass shades are drawn, natural light continues to penetrate into the space through the clerestory glass with 3M Daylight Redirecting Film.

When shades are Closed.

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