As it happens, day and night window film options are very different. There is some overlap though. Reflective daytime privacy films will not work in the dark. Meaning, if you are looking for a night time privacy solution–you will need to find a workaround for reflective film. Read on to find out why reflective window film won’t work at night and other choices for privacy in the p.m.

Daytime Reflective Privacy Film

Reflective window film works by reflecting sunlight and other outdoor light like a mirror. This type of film is clear not tinted. It works because the outside is brighter than the inside. So this common type of daytime privacy film won’t work at night.

Night Time Privacy Reflective Window Film

Since the outdoors is not brighter than your home at night, solutions for privacy window tint for night work in different ways.
Methods Include

  • Using tinted window films instead of reflective ones
  • Using one-way mirror window tints
  • Using perforated window films
  • Using Blackout window films
  • Using Decorative window film

This means there aren’t really any window film solutions available on the market that can prevent people 100% from looking in while you can see out, for both day and night. Darker tinted windows could be considered a dual privacy film but come with drawbacks for both periods.

Regardless of which type of privacy film you are looking for, here at San Jose Window Film, we carry a reliable window film brand to meet your needs. Reach out today for more information on privacy window films in San Jose.

Angus Faith

Angus Faith has an extensive background and experience operating in the architectural and construction industry. For years, he worked as an architect in Scotland where he obtained his degree and assisted with numerous commercial and residential projects. Later, he moved to the United States and began a new career in the window tinting industry, a job which he has now held for over a decade. Using a combination of his architectural knowledge and insight of window tinting innovations, Angus specializes in helping his customers in San Jose find the perfect window film to meet their goals. Over the years, he has worked with a range of brands and types of window film, including energy efficient, security, and decorative options from 3M, LLumar, Vista, Solar Gard, C-Bond, and more. Angus is a product expert and is considered to be one of the top professionals in his field.