Lumisty | View Control Window Film MFY 2555
Lumisty is a view control window film which scatters incident light from certain angles whilst transmitting incident light from all other angles.
This characteristic means that the appearance of Lumisty changes from transparent to translucent depending on the angle from which it is viewed.
Made from mylar, an extraordinarily strong polyester film, Lumisty's unique effect is the result of its microstructure.
Originally invented for ATM screens as a security concept Lumisty was discovered in 1998 by the Japanese designer of the Issey Miyake stores and an architectural product was born.
Lumisty appears clear or frosted depending on your viewing angle and comes in 3 types
Lumisty can be used horizontally or vertically. Applications include interior glass, acrylic and polycarbonate surfaces, glass balustrades, escalators and staircases, windows, glazed partitions, workstation screens, modesty panels, store fronts, exhibitions and computer /ATM screens.
If you’ve seen Lumisty in action you’ve experienced the unexpected and delightful visual sensation it creates. Upon first encountering the product people are often struck by what they think is an optical illusion.
Walking past a window with Lumisty applied, a perfectly clear, transparent surface becomes,in a step or two, partially frosted. Two or three steps later, the same window is completely frosted. Walk backward or forward and its clear again. As the viewer’s angle shifts, so does the transparency or translucency of the film.Seeing Lumisty is believing.Words just can’t do it justice.
The layers that make up Lumisty are as follows:
- Mounting Adhesive with UV absorber
- Bonding layer (Release film)
- Lamination Adhesive
- View Control Film
- Lamination Adhesive with UV absorber
- Scratch resistant PET Film
The total light transmitted in its translucent form is the same as the light transmitted in its transparent form (approx 88%). Lumisty also significantly reduces the ultraviolet rays (up to 98%) that cause fading and helps prevent the scattering of glass shards if a window is broken.
- Roll width 1.25 metres
- Roll length 15.00 metres
- The effect runs in the length
- Clear when viewed straight-on, frosted when viewed from one side
- 1 Side frosted
- Between 25 and 55 degrees from a viewing line perpendicular to the film