workplace productivity

How Sunlight Can Promote Workplace Productivity

Tim TraxlerGlare Control

Do you ever find yourself feeling tired or sluggish on rainy days? Or maybe when you’re sitting in a dark room? It’s no surprise that sunlight (or lack thereof) can drastically affect your employees’ morale and boost workplace productivity.  

One study polled 444 participants in both the US and India. In short, almost everyone experienced “decreased diastolic blood pressure, depression,  anxiety, and increased attentional capacity” when exposed to sunlight. People found themselves more alert and lively when they took a break to walk around outside or just sitting by a sunny window. 

Vast amounts of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) are made in your skin when you expose your body to the sun. Vitamin D can help produce a positive internal concoction, increasing our melatonin and serotonin. Finding a balance is key because too much sunlight can hinder our productivity and attentiveness due to the negative effects from the sun.

Think about it. The sun can instantly brighten up a room, but it can also heat up your space. No one likes to sit in direct light for very long, especially when they’re trying to get work done. We start to sweat, get dehydrated, and can’t see our screens because of the pesky glare. 

Many offices resort to clunky blinds or thick drapes that completely block out the sun, which we clearly need to maintain workplace productivity. But some companies are making the smart switch to 3M Sun Control window film.

Window film: A happy medium

Unlike blinds and drapes, window film can help control the amount of sunlight streaming into your office – not eliminate it! It can also significantly block the amount of heat pouring into your space and reduce glare on screens. This keeps your employees comfortable while creating a more eco-friendly and cost-conscience space. In fact, most people see up to 30% energy savings within the first few months of installation. 

Side note: 3M films can add points to your LEED certification and help you become a greener, cleaner brand!

The best window film for offices

We’re often asked which 3M films are best suited for commercial spaces. Our answer: it depends on the space! We’ve served thousands of clients including hospitals, small businesses, banks, and universities. Each of our partners is unique and needs a specific solution, but two of our best selling window films are Prestige and Night Vision. 

Prestige Series: Ultimate heat and UV control

Our Prestige series films allow for high transmission of natural sunlight while omitting harmful UV rays and blocking heat. This multi-layer film rejects up to 97% of infrared light so you can enjoy energy savings and enhanced comfort in your workplace. Not to mention, you’ll experience noticeably less glare and add years to the life of your furnishings and cooling systems. 

Prestige films come in a variety of tints and opacities ranging from 20% – 70%. To learn more about these films, check out our past posts about maximizing natural light and how companies are benefitting from 3M window film

Night Vision: Sun protection and clear views

For clients operating during the night time, we recommend 3M Night Vision window film. This film offers the same benefits of the Prestige series but was made specifically to enhance views of the outdoors – both day and night. Night Vision rejects up to 71% of the sun’s heat to help reduce glare and enhance comfort. You can also rest assured knowing that both your skin and furnishings are protected from harmful UV rays. 

You can choose between three Night Vision films: NV15, 25, and 35.

The clear benefits of 3M window film

  • Boost morale and productivity in your workplace
  • Enjoy plenty of natural sunlight without the harsh heat
  • Eliminate the need for blinds or curtains
  • Guarantee a comfortable work environment for your employees and clients
  • Reduce glare on monitors and screens
  • Become a greener company
  • Enjoy noticeable energy savings and lower electric bills
  • Rest assured knowing you’re covered by a 3M warranty

The choice is clear: 3M window film cannot only improve workplace productivity, but it can also drastically enhance your entire space. See why thousands of businesses across Central Pennsylvania trust PA Window Tint for their window film installations!

Connect with us to receive your free quote on commercial window tinting and talk with a window film expert! We offer hundreds of films including Sun Control, Decorative, Privacy, Security, and Anti-Graffiti. Contact us to learn more! We look forward to finding the perfect window film solution for your business.