How to Choose a Reflective Window Film for Day and Night Privacy
How to Choose a Reflective Window Film for Day and Night Privacy

How to Choose a Reflective Window Film for Day and Night Privacy

Homeowners and business owners turn to the internet to try and find a way to prevent people from being able to see in while they can look out, one of the best choices being window films.

Unfortunately, no window film on the market can allow them to see out of their home while preventing people from looking in, both day and night. This blog will help educate them on the different options available in privacy films during the day and at night.


Why Reflective Window Films Don’t Work at Night

The silver and copper in the reflective window film provide sunlight privacy during the day, and this is the same material that gives privacy during the night. This film works during the day by reflecting the sun’s light, and it works at night by reflecting the light sources outside of the home. The only way for it to work during the night is to be light sources outside the house.

The only light source that the reflective window film can reflect at night is light from other homes. The reflective window film will not be able to reflect streetlights or anything else that isn’t a light source within the same house.


The Nighttime Reflection Option for Reflective Window Films

The only option for nighttime privacy for reflective window films is to light either on the side or in the same home as the reflective window film. This can be done by grounding lighting fixtures to the home’s electrical system and turning them on while the film is on.

This is the only way for a person to see out of their home at night, and this method will not provide as much light as a person would otherwise need.


The Daytime Option for Reflective Window Films

The daytime reflective window films work the opposite way of the nighttime films. During the day, the reflective window films reflect light from the outside and shade the home from the sun’s rays.

There are two options available to homeowners who want to see outside during the day and not allow other people to see inside their home. The first option is to have a tint put on the windows for privacy and install the window films between the house and the tinted windows. 

The second option is to have a non-reflective window film installed over the top of the tinting window films to reflect the sunlight rather than the light from inside the home.



The reflective window film is the perfect solution for anyone looking to ensure the privacy of their home. The reflective window film will provide privacy during the day and the night while allowing them to see out whenever they need to.

NuVision Solutions is the leading 3M window film supplier and installer in Greater Melbourne and part of Australia’s most extensive 3M distribution and installation network. Our focus is to provide a personalised service to every project undertaken. Whether you be an architect, builder, facility manager or homeowner, we aim to provide expert knowledge and advice for installing window tinting, safety and security films, graphics and signage. If you need privacy window films in Melbourne, we’ve got you covered! Get in touch with us today and let us know how we can help!