Reduce UV through windows without reducing light or impairing vision.
Lustalux has been applying Clear UV Filtering Window Film to shop fronts, homes, schools and museums since the 1990’s. In fact anywhere requiring a high level of UV reduction through their windows without loss of incoming light or reduced outward vision.
The use of Derma-Gard UV Film falls under two distinct categories these being; 1. Protection for people suffering from Ultra Violet related skin allergies and 2. Protection of goods and materials from excessive fading caused by UV.
Protecting UV Allergy Sufferers with Derma-Gard.
Our story goes back to 1995 when we were approached by a family from Skelmersdale, Lancashire who had two children suffering from Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP as it is more commonly known. A rare allergic condition where sufferers react to UV light causing blistering to the skin. Lustalux installed Derma-Gard UV Window Film to the family’s home, car and to the windows of the children’s school. The film application meant that the family no longer had to keep their house curtains drawn and the children were able to travel and attend school without fear of an allergic reaction.
Since 1995 we have been able to assist people of all ages by installing Derma-Gard film to windows at home, school or work. Indeed we have had cases where we have helped children through nursery, high school and further education giving them daily UV protection.
Derma-Gard is an optically clear film which when professionally installed is virtually undetectable on the glass. Consequently there is no loss of natural light with clear vision out.
All Lustalux window films have UV protection screening properties reducing UV transmission down to 1% at 380nm however Derma-Gard will reduce the UV transmission down to a maximum of 0.5% up to 380nm and 1% in the range between 300nm and 400nm.
Protecting Artifacts, Furnishings and Fabrics.
Sometimes known as “Museum Film” Derma-Gard provides excellent fade reduction properties for museums, galleries, clothes shops and homes. Because of its clear appearance it is ideal where either clear inward vision is necessary such as a display window or cabinet or where no detectable loss of light is required.
Clear UV window film will provide a high level of UV reduction however we always advise that for fade prevention it acts as a retardant rather than a prevention. The reason for this is that other factors can come into play for the cause of fading such as Infra-Red light and non-colour fastness.
For fading caused by a combination of direct heat and UV we would sometimes recommend a solar control window film as an alternative. Please feel free to call us on 01772 726622 for expert advice and product selection help.
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