Iconic New York Times building enjoys benefits of window tinting – without the tint
The newly constructed tower block belonging to the New York Times Company in 8th Street, New York City, has incorporated a tinted level of solar protection for its windows, which, paradoxically, does not actually feature a window tint.
The innovative approach has been (more…)
Top Watford and Northampton FC footballer falls foul of UK car window tinting laws
Professional football player, Josh Walker, has been awarded three penalty points for driving a car with tinted windows that infringe legal guidelines on minimum light penetration levels.
Walker, who plays for Watford FC, and is currently on loan to Northampton FC, was discovered driving with (more…)
US embassy in major window film refit
The US embassy in the Belgian capital, Brussels, has benefitted from the application of exterior window film as part of a multi-national drive to promote environmentally beneficial building improvements. (more…)
New law clamps down on car window tinting in Belize
The authorities in the Central American state of Belize have introduced a new law restricting the degree of window tinting on all vehicles in the country.
The new statutory instrument, which comes into (more…)
Why Hugh Laurie drives with tinted car windows
World famous comedian, actor and musician, Hugh Laurie, is reported to have found car window tinting to be a must whilst driving around near his Los Angeles home.
The reason for the House star’s enthusiasm for adopting a car window tint is said to be not so much in order to protect his eyes and skin from the ever-present Californian sunshine, but rather to protect his privacy from the prying eyes (more…)
Window tinting prescribed as part of government rules for all new buildings in Pakistan
The government in Pakistan has issued new rule requiring that window tinting be applied to all new buildings wherever there is a perceived energy saving advantage in doing so. Window tinting and other energy conservation measures are all listed in the Building Energy Code of Pakistan (BECP), which has been introduced in an effort to try and divert $4 billion of the nation’s energy consumption into other more productive means. (more…)
Disaster in Japan throws into relief the protective value of security window film
An examination by Industry experts into the possible benefits that security window film might have afforded buildings during the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami has also highlighted the potential advantages of such film for the UK. Applied to the inside of a window, rather like conservatory window film , security film is strong enough to hold broken glass together following certain types of violent impact. (more…)
Innovative window tinting for Manchester area supermarket
A Tesco supermarket in Congleton, south of Manchester, has introduced specially tinted window film for its store frontage that acts as both a marketing tool and a means of protecting staff privacy. The well-known supermarket chain had a particular issue with a part of the front of the Congleton store currently used for staff training. It was felt that the large glass panels looking into the area in question unnecessarily intruded on the privacy of the staff inside. (more…)
David Beckham opts for tinted car windows on latest purchase
Football legend David Beckham has shown that he still has an eye for the latest trends by including window tinting on his new customised vehicle. The Los Angeles Galaxy star can be seen proudly driving his latest model – a brand new Chevrolet Camaro SS – when returning from practice sessions with his fellow team members. The Chevrolet Camaro SS is a popular model among US celebrities, partly owing to its appearance in the highly successful ‘Transformer’ series of films.
On Beckham’s customised model, window tinting is just one of a host of enviable features: the car also includes high gloss black wheels; tinted lights; and a deeply opaque shade of grey for the body work.
By selecting car window tinting, Beckham of course shows that he not only has good taste, but is also smart. In locations such as Los Angeles, where the hot sun can be as much of an annoyance as well as a blessing, tinted car windows offer several practical benefits, not least of which is the elimination of the solar glare that can sometimes seriously affect driver visibility.
Incidentally, if the star ever decided to return to the less sunny climate of the UK and drive around with tinted car windows in Manchester (his old football playing territory), he might need to adjust the tint slightly to allow more light to come through for legal purposes. However, Beckham would be pleased to discover that even with UK regulation tinted windows, his car would still look just as cool.
Police vehicles among over 22,000 fined in New Delhi car window tinting clampdown
Two parked-up police vehicles are among the latest targets of a determined campaign by traffic authorities in New Delhi, India, to eliminate illegally tinted car windows. The vehicles, which were in a police station at the time, are among more than 22,000 vehicles in New Delhi found to be flouting the law following the introduction of new enforcement measures by the city’s traffic police in January this year. According to the city’s joint commissioner of police (traffic), Satyendra Garg, the campaign is now set to move on to targeting government vehicles, warning that (more…)