Updated Critical Consumer Window Film Comparison: Eastman Vs. 3M Window Tinting

Today’s consumers are particularly well prepared to make their own comparisons between window film choices. They research via the internet and social networking.

They check independent resources like the NFRC.

People don’t want to be “sold” they want to be informed and educated.

This is a vast improvement and a powerful tool for our clients.

Advanced Film Solutions based in Tampa Bay with offices in Sarasota and Orlando has a somewhat unique perspective on the critical comparisons between 3M Window Film and the Eastman Window Film portfolio.


As the former 3M employee (33 years) and as the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film and for the last ten years as the founder and President of Advanced Film Solutions Advanced Film Solutions is thoroughly versed in all aspects of the window film business.

We appreciate that our bias is toward Eastman Films. We are their Vista Dealer of the Year for the Southeast USA and the Dealer of the year for Eastman’s Huper Optik Films in Florida.

Nevertheless leaving that aside I’d like to assist consumers in a factual analysis of the differences and superiority of the LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik Film:


The NFRC rates all lab tested and independently documented applied films.  This is a completely objective fact based resource.

You will note that the Eastman film portfolio offers a quantum advantage in choices for residential and commercial clients.

From solar films in reflective, dual reflective and nano-ceramic films the Eastman suite of films dwarfs the limited 3M offering.

Non reflective choices that meet all deed restrictions like our Huper Optik ceramic films.  These patented films have no dyes and a durable hard coat. This compares to the 3M Prestige films that have dyes that will degrade through the course of time.


These choices out-perform the 3M films in glare rejection, heat rejection and optical clarity.

Eastman LLumar and Vista solar and clear security films are available in dozens of shade choices and thickness.  These LLumar and Vista Films meet the objective Federal GSA testing requirements and UL Testing that meet and exceed.

There is no 3M Safety Security film that out-performs the Eastman choices in terms of life safety. This is a fact.

We understand that consumers may be more familiar with the 3M Brand name compared to Eastman. We fully acknowledge that perception.

The fact that Eastman Chemicals is easily the world leader in window film sales and market share may not be as well know.

Advanced Film Solutions encourages these comparisons.

Get The Facts

Call 877-575-3546


Cooler Temps Best Window Film Deals In Tampa Bay

Cooler (and by cooler we mean two degrees!) days are here and Tampa Bay home and business owners are doing their homework comparing window film solutions to blinds and shutters.

Advanced Film Solutions is the fastest growing window film company in the USA and our clients are delighted from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco County straight to the Orlando and Sarasota area.

We offer more choices than any other window film company.


Dynamic LLumar and Vista Film.

The incredible patented Huper Optik films made in Germany.

Madico and Sunscape Select

Hanita security films from Israel.

Solar Gard by Saint -Gobain to name a few.


Whether you live ina deed restricted or gated community or not; we have the very best solutions and always at the most competitive prices.

Our installers have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 5 consecutive years and we have established an A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Now that the Fall is here the Sun angle creates glare on your TV and computers. Fading of your wood floors can all be resolved thanks to these coatings that filter out 99.9% of the UV.

Always free estimates by calling toll free at 877-575-3456



Tampa Bay, Orlando Home Security Glazing Window Film


Many local homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes from burglary and forced entry. They are also investigating methods for reducing their cooling costs, lowering glare and preserving furnishings from harmful UV rays.

Advanced Film Solutions recommends the installation of combination solar security window film.


Solar security window film combines the solar filtering protection with thicker (8 ML) shatter resistant coatings.

Once applied these films block 99.9% of the UV and up to 80% of the heat gain. In terms of security and safety these films increase protection against forced entry and flying glass.

The practical benefits off a faster ROI since energy costs can be reduced by up to 30% a month,

There are dozens of selections to choose from so we suggest you call toll free at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.



Tampa Bay Protect Your Car With Advanced Paint Protection Film

Protecting your car’s finish from rocks chips and scratches along with Love Bugs, etc. is simple with the application of Clear Bra Paint Protection Film.

This thin layer coats your hood, bumpers, mirrors and lights.

Our expert installers will do a perfect job and your investment will be protected for years to come!


Conveniently located at 1642 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Lutz Florida Advanced Film Solutions can also coat your windows with LLumar or FormulaOne Window Film.

Call for an appointment at 877-575-3456

Find out why Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay’s Leader in Paint Protection films.


Advanced Film Solutions, Fastest Growing Window Film Dealer USA

Advanced Film Solutions is the fastest growing window film dealership in the USA according to Window Film  Magazine.


We are also one of the leading residential and commercial window film dealerships in the USA.

“If you did it it isn’t bragging” said Dizzy Dean but the truth is our success is based upon the solutions we offer and the ability of our installation team to meet and exceed all requirements.


The foundation of our capabilities is the unmatched Eastman Chemical’s product portfolio ranging from Vista, LLumar Select and Huper Optik.


Our team offers more choices and light transmissions than any other company in Florida and we have earned an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau and 5 straight Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.

Get the best solutions and the very best lifetime warranted solutions with Advanced Film Solutions!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

IR Heat Blocking Tampa Window Film

Many of our clients prefer the IR heat blocking clear UV films manufactured by Huper Optik (Eastman)

These films stop IR heat at the glass and filter out 99.9% of the UV without altering the look of your home’s windows.


These films meet HOA rules and all deed restrictions because the aesthetics are preserved.

Huper Optik films are available in darker light transmissions as well so if you prefer lowered glare and a greater amount of visible light reduction.

Huper Optik is the preferred solution based upon the fact that these films are dye free and patented.

The amount of heat reduced will remain consistent and the fact that there are no dyes is critically important as compared to the 3M prestige film series.

Huper Optik has more light selections than our 3M competition and the optical clarity of our Huper Optik films easily out performs the 3M layered films.

Call for a free estimate toll free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Orlando Home Show Window Film Exhibition

Advanced Film Solutions, Orlando’s leading window film installation company will be exhibiting at the Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show this weekend!

Stop by and visit our booth at the Orange County Convention Center, September 9, 10 and 11th.


Dynamic solar energy savings solutions that lower your cooling costs while filtering 99.9% of the UV.

Dual purpose security and solar films that strengthen your home perimeter protection making your glass an obstacle for would be thieves.

Low E EnerLogic films that insulate your windows all year long.


Huper Optik films that stop heat without altering the aesthetic beauty of your windows.

Privacy frosted and graphics films by Illusions, Sunscape and 3M Fasara.


The show is an ideal opportunity to ask questions and get a free estimate.

Show discounts will apply!

Advanced Film Solutions

Orlando 407-843-9350

Five Time Consecutive Super Service Award Winner From Angie’s List 2010-2016

Soggy Days Tampa Window Film Home Show Discounts

Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show is a 4 day event being held from 2nd September to the 5th September 2016

With the hurricane heading north the rain soaked Tampa Bay area homeowners may be limited in their outdoor activities,  but the Tampa Home Show will be open throughout the Labor Day weekend.


Advanced Film Solutions will be exhibiting our full complement of solar and solar security window film coatings.

These thin film aftermarket solutions filter out heat, UV and glare while preserving your furnishings and improving your home security protection.


Lowered electric bills by 30% through the long hot Tampa Bay summers since we stop nearly 80% of the heat from entering your home.

Choices in light transmissions and appearance that include non-reflective nano-ceramic Huper Optik and LLumar SelectPro Vista Films.

Enjoy discounted installations throughout this weekend when you stop by and visit our booth!

Call Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

Toll free: 877-575-3456

Tampa Drivers: Paint Protection Film Clear Bra Specialists

Advanced Film Solutions has created a team of experts for paint protection that is the finest in the Tampa Bay area.


Clear Bra will protect you car’s finish from Love Bugs and day to day wear from Tampa’s brutal roads and heat.

There are several options and you’ll have a choice of hood, lights and bumper  mirror and door coverage.


We are FormulaOne LLumar and Clearshield installers and our price is unmatched in the area.

Get your new car or SUV the protection it needs for durability and value.

Advanced Film Solutions

Lutz FL




Tampa Bay Home Show Window Film Selections

The team at Advanced Film Solutions will be exhibiting the latest innovations in solar and solar security window film at the Tampa Home Show Labor Day weekend.

Plan on visiting the Florida Fairgrounds  September 2-5, 2016


Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa’s leader in residential and commercial window film installations. We offer the widest selection of Eastman coatings including Huper Optik, Vista and LLumar window film.

Our selections reduce heat gain, eliminate UV and lower glare.  These are aftermarket solutions that transform your current windows in to energy savings efficient systems. You can anticipate lowered electric bills by 30% since we keep heat from entering through your windows and doors.


Many homeowners have chosen the thicker security versions of these solar films to improve the security of their homes against intrusion, impact and glass breakage.

The Advanced Film Solutions team has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for five consecutive years and we have an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Stop by and kick the tires!

Or call toll free 877-575-3456 for a free home estimate!

Advanced Film Solutions

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