Car window tinting has come a long way from its mere aesthetic purposes. Furthermore, it’s clear that current car tints are much better than those of the past. The tint industry has seen tremendous growth in the past few years.
The rising demand in car window tints can be attributed to increasing concerns over globalization and the consequent increase in the levels of UV rays reaching the earth’s surface. Today, you can access a wide variety of tint colors, as well as smart tints that you can control by the touch of a button or a click on your phone. Besides providing comfort and protection, the shades will certainly make your car stand out.
To this end, let’s have a look at tinting trends you should watch out for in 2019;
- Smart Car Tint
Also known as electro-chromatic technology, smart tint allows you to change your car window from transparent to opaque by the click on your Smartphone app. The invention combines the liquid-crystal display and the electro-chromatic, suspended particle technologies. A difference in electric fields and charge causes the change in behavior of the particles. When an electric field is applied, the particles disperse to clear the window glass. On the contrary, removing the charge causes the rearrangement of the particles to darken the window while maintaining its transparency for the car’s occupants.
- Clear Tint
The federal government is constantly changing the laws regulating the car tinting. This calls for the tint industry to adapt accordingly. As a consequence, the industry has seen the invention of clear tint which resembles a factory tint. However, a clear tint will protect you from glare and UV rays as well as perform other functions of a conventional car window tint. It’s utterly surprising that the tint can offer the same health benefits as modern tint while allowing maximum light to flow into your car’s interior.
- Zero Interference Tint
Typical metalized tinting in older cars has been shown to interfere with the working of phone, laptops, and tablets. Moreover, modern vehicles feature an array of electronics, ranging from radar to wireless connectivity technologies. Metalized tint films may interfere with the electronics and hamper some core functionalities of your car. The ceramic option consists of ceramic particles embedded between two polyester sheets and does not impede the connectivity of your personal devices and car electronics. Moreover, a ceramic tint has no reflective properties and offers more visibility. Besides, it has the highest rate of heat rejection compared to other alternatives.
- Photochromatic Glasses
Manufacturers have been using photochromatic materials in eyeglasses for quite a long time. Carbon-based materials whose structures vary according to the presence or absence of sunlight are used to manufacture the glasses. The technology has found its application in vehicle windows too. A photochromatic car window darkens during the day and clears as sunlight, allowing for maximum visibility. It’s a smart way to upgrade your car tint, especially when combined with UV-blocking and heat rejection capabilities.
Car window tinting has evolved over the years. Besides providing aesthetic benefits, eliminating solar heat, and blocking UV rays, modern car window tints have more excellent capabilities. 2019 is the year to wake up to stylish trends such as photochromatic and smart tints. Besides, the use of ceramic materials in tinting eliminates interference posed by metals to car electronics and personal devices.