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Take lighting further with 3M reflective film technology

3M specular reflective film technology delivers light farther, truer and brighter by delivering greater than 98.5% reflectivity. Delivery of higher quality light is a result of an increase in both specular and total reflectivity.

+ Learn about Specular and Total Reflectivity
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Use reflective film to enhance LED Lighting and Daylighting solutions

3M reflective films and adhesive backed products are flexible materials that can bend and curve to desired configurations. As a result, 3M specular films can be used in many different applications.

+ Architectural and Commercial Lighting

Benefits

  • Increase optical efficiency with greater than 98.5% reflectivity
  • Up to 30% brighter light output
  • Reflects truer color
  • Shape the film to control the distribution of light
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Applications

Floodlights
  • Billboards
  • Tunnels
  • Landscaping
  • Streets & parking lots
Downlights
  • Commercial & Office
  • Hospitality
  • Retail Stores
  • Multifamily Residential
Spotlights
  • Track Lighting
  • Retail
  • Display Case & Gallery
  • Stage & Entertainment
Task Lighting
  • Office & Work
  • Manufacturing
  • Workshops
  • Medical & Research

+ Daylighting

Delivers the same amount of daylight up to 250%* farther

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3M specular films for daylighting can provide significantly superior daylight transfer efficiency (LTE) compared to enhanced silver coated reflective aluminum‚ resulting in much greater daylight output.

The physics of light transfer efficiency (LTE) mean that even a seemingly small increase in specular reflectivity — even just 2% more — enables daylight to travel much farther down a tube with less light loss.

3M specular film for daylighting allows equal light levels to travel up to 250% farther when compared to silver coated reflective aluminum.

*Based on a 10” diameter x 10’ in length daylight tube with an incidence sun angle of 25 degrees from the horizon.


Specular Light that’s Significantly Brighter

It’s literally a brighter idea‚ providing a 107% increase in daylight output down a 10’ long × 10” diameter daylight tube with an incidence sun angle of 25 degrees from the horizon.

Because 3M™ Specular Film on Metal moves daylight farther with more brightness it opens up many more interior spaces to the opportunities of daylighting.

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Quality of Light that’s Truer

It’s literally a brighter idea‚ providing a 107% increase in daylight output down a 10’ long × 10” diameter daylight tube with an incidence sun angle of 25 degrees from the horizon.

Flexible reflective film is useful for both LED lighting and daylighting
Additional Information

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