Comparing 3M Window Film Vs. Eastman For Tampa Bay Homes

Advanced Film Solutions recently exhibited at the Tampa Bay Home Show and we were able to demonstrate the superior performance and alternatives in direct comparison to 3M window film.


Eastman Chemical is the world leader in window film sales and technology. The Eastman portfolio covers the LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik and Sun Tek lines that offer consumers 6 times the number of choices; all documented with NFRC ratings.

Our Huper Optik ceramic non reflective films are ideal for deed restricted communities. These coatings are less reflective than glass and are available in darker light transmissions that lower glare and block more heat than the 3M dyed prestige films.

Huper Optik has no dyes whatsoever so there won’t be any haze or color change.

Eastman Vista and LLumar offer a wider array of dual reflective coatings in dozens of choices while 3M is limited to just a handful.


Our Security solar films are the standard for commercial, residential and government projects. All of our choices in blast rated films are 8 ML thick and we have silver, neutral, dual reflective and non reflective coatings.

Our EnerLogic Low E film has been lowering cooling and heating costs for 6 years. 3M has recently introduced their version of our EnerLogic 70 and our EnerLogic 35 blocks nearly 76% of the summer heat while their coating can only filter 49%!

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Practical, Affordable, Innovative Low E EnerLogic Window Film Vs. Thinsulate

EnerLogic Low E Window Film was launched by Eastman Chemicals back in 2010 in a 35% light transmission. This incredible all season window film revolutionized the decades old window film industry and provided a huge competitive advantage over our 3M competition.

The EnerLogic 35 filters out 76% of the total solar energy and a remarkable winter U Value that insulates the glass maintaining an interior glass temperature that equates to 93% of the winter room temperatures.


In 2011 Eastman augmented the portfolio with the EnerLogic 70. This virtually clear all weather window film was nearly invisible and set a new gold standard for Low E films particularly when the objective is to drive comfort all year round without changing the look of your windows.

Throughout these six years our 3M competition promoted their 30 plus year old Low E film that had only 1/3 the winter capability of EnerLogic and was available in narrow widths with a paltry 5 year warranty (EnerLogic is lifetime)

The consumer and commercial markets were incredibly enthused with this product and the summer and winter benefits as well as the ROI that EnerLogic 35 (for Florida homes and businesses) delivered.

Our team has installed EnerLogic on a diverse number of residential and commercial applications throughout these six years and the Eastman technical team has compiled numerous Case Studies and White Papers outlining the performance characteristics of these innovative films.

Recently 3M launched their version of a light 75% transmission Low E film.


Their Thinsulate 75 (Tint So Late) has less summer heat rejection than our EnerLogic 70 and far less heat rejection than the affordable EnerLogic 35.

EnerLogic has a better ROI and price point and the thousands of documented installations, NFRC ratings and real-world use over their new product is remarkable.

If you are researching Low E window Film and would like a free estimate or comparison between EnerLogic Low E Film and 3M Thinsulate call our office toll free at 877-575-3456

We’ve learned a thing or two since 2010.

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IR Heat Blocking Window Film, Facts & Fiction

Today’s consumers can enjoy the benefits of IR heat blocking window film thanks to advances in thin film technology and in particular nanotechnology.

The technical aspects aside there are confusing statements frequently made that tend to misrepresent the efficacy of these films.

Advanced Film Solutions promotes Eastman ceramic films, notably the patented Huper Optik films.  These films are available in numerous light transmissions from dark to invisible.

3M offers their Prestige series which is limited to lighter 40% – 70%

The confusion generally results from the distinction between IR wavelengths and visible light wavelengths of Sun’s electromagnetic energy.

50% of heat is produced by the visible light spectrum and roughly the same amount of heat is produced by the invisible IR wavelengths.


A window film that can block 100% of the IR wavelengths (there is no such animal by the way!) would still allow 50% of the visible light heat unless some mechanism was used to lower the visible light transmission.

This is a very important clarification because many misinformed window film people highlight the IR wavelength rejection as the only cogent factor for heat reduction. They may also try to support that error by demonstrating IR heat lamps that give the illusion that the IR wavelength rejection is the entire issue.

It’s the combination of IR rejection and visible light rejection that produces the most effective measures to combat heat.


This becomes a balancing act and the consumer can choose just how dark or light they want their film to be.

The NFRC has provided a valuable resource for consumers to acquire factual performance characteristics rather than sales hype or ignorance of the physics behind heat.

Advanced Film Solutions coatings are all NFRC rated and we encourage the comparisons because we appreciate that facts overcome illusion.

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Eastman Chemicals Selected As One Of The World’s Most Ethical Companies, 2016

Eastman Chemicals was selected as one of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere organization. Details

Advanced Film Solutions is proud to represent Eastman’s world leading portfolio of window films that include:

LLumar Residential and Automotive Films

Huper Optik

Vista (LLumar SelectPRO)

FormulaOne High Performance Automotive Film

Advanced Film Solutions prefers to install these high quality coatings because of their optical clarity and durability.

Home and business owners enjoy comfort and security with our solar security films and Eastman has more choices than any other window film manufacturer.


Low E window film for all season energy savings is available with Eastman’s EnerLogic window film.

Throughout Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota the film to choose is Eastman and the installation company that has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for five straight years is Advanced Film Solutions.

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How Low E Window Film Works Throughout The Year

Home and business owners facing high cooling and heating costs thanks to inefficient windows (clear, single pane) have discovered the benefits of low e window films.

These thin film coatings are applied to the interior surface of the windows and glass sliders and doors. The film once installed acts as a heat mirror reflecting the interior temperature of the room back into the living space.

Standard window films generally reflect or filter out heat. This is extremely effective for tropical climates like Florida.

Nevertheless warm and colder climates benefit from Low E films when the winter cold arrives.

EnerLogic Low E Film by Eastman Chemical is the most efficient window film in the industry. These proven coatings have maintained comfort and reduced all season insulating costs for the last six years throughout the USA.

Many high-profile institutions have had these coatings installed to meet rebate requirements and achieve the fastest payback of any retrofit home improvement projection.


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Advanced Film Solutions offers Residential, Commercial, Condominium and Automotive window film installation and window tinting services in Tampa and surrounding areas. Our film lines include safety films, UV protection films, energy saving window film, privacy window tinting and security film installation.  Serving Clearwater, Tampa, Lakeland, Kissimmee, Orlando, Sarasota, Bradenton and all of West Coast Florida. Please check back regularly as we are always running great discounts and specials on our high quality line of window tinting products.

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