How dark can my window tint be ?

 

Every car owner fancies their cars to be aesthetically as pleasing as possible. There are numerous options available to achieve this but window tinting is the most desirable, mainly because it is budget-friendly as it only demands a frugal sum of money. Sounds good, right? For this reason, window tinting in orlando fl is one of the best options for car owners to consider. Its benefits are:
Increased privacy inside your car
It can lower the temperature inside
Protection from harmful ultraviolet rays
It can shield you from the sun’s glare
Aesthetically pleasing look
All car’s windows are already tinted prior to you buying it, factory policy dictates that windows be tinted for safety reasons but it is quite negligible so you won’t even notice it. If you opt to tint your windows, you can either have it installed by a professional  or you can do it yourself. Whichever the case, the final look of your car will be changed drastically from its original dull and boring façade to the cool and eye catchy piece of machinery.

How Much Tint Can I Apply Legally?

Before considering tinting your car, there are prescribed levels of window  tinting  implemented by law varying from each state. Mainly due to security reasons as most transgressions include a tinted car to avoid being seen.
Tint levels are represented as a percentage of visible light passing through the window, but the technical term associated with this is called the visible light transmission levels (VLT). One thing to note is “the lower the VLT rating, the darker the shade of the window can be”.
Each state has their own set of laws in regulating the amount of tint in a car. The general rule of thumb dictates that the driver and passenger front windows be tinted lighter while the rear passenger side and rear windows can be tinted darker. There are two reasons behind this, firstly, the driver must receive enough visible light to be able to drive safely at night. Also, to avoid opaque vision on the side mirrors which will make it hard for drivers to maneuver properly.
Lastly, law enforcement authorities are actively looking for cars that have dark tints. They will pull you over if they believe that the windows are tinted too dark and measure the tint levels on the spot using a specified tool. If the tint level exceeded the allowable level as prescribed by law, they will either have it removed or you pay a hefty fine. Nevertheless, it is better to be familiar with the allowable tint levels just to be safe .Llumar window tint has different level to   stay within the law .

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Maximum Tint Levels Allowed by Each State

Before outlining the exact allowable tint levels as prescribed by each state, you need to familiarize yourself with the jargons used to avoid confusion. Here are some important notes to consider:
All percentages indicated represents the tint’s VLT rating or how dark the tint is
Limo tint bands  refer to the strip of dark tint just below the roof line of the windshield and just above the visor which is typically four (4) to six (6) inches
Reflectivity refers to a strip of metal or reflective film that corresponds to all windows
Front side windows are the windows beside the driver and front passenger
Back side windows are the windows beside the rear passengers
AS-1 is the clearest glass (usually at 70% VLT rating) used at windshields
Alabama
Front Side Windows: 32%
Back Side Windows: 32%
Rear Windows: 32%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Alaska
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: 40%
Rear Windows: 40%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity

Arizona
Front Side Windows: 33%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Arkansas
Front Side Windows: 25%
Back Side Windows: 25%
Rear Windows: 10%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
California
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: 4 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Colorado
Front Side Windows: 27%
Back Side Windows: 27%
Rear Windows: 27%
Windshield Shade Band: 4 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Connecticut
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 21%
Delaware
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Florida
Front Side Windows: 28%
Back Side Windows: 15%
Rear Windows: 15%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 25%
Georgia
Front Side Windows: 32%
Back Side Windows: 32%
Rear Windows: 32%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Hawaii
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: no inch requirement, 70%
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Idaho
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 20%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Illinois
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Indiana
Front Side Windows: 30%
Back Side Windows: 30%
Rear Windows: 30%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 25%
Iowa
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no excessive reflection, but not specified
Kansas
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Kentucky
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 18%
Rear Windows: 18%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 25%
Louisiana
Front Side Windows: 40%
Back Side Windows: 25%
Rear Windows: 12%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Maine
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: 4 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Maryland
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches
Reflectivity: no law
Massachusetts
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Michigan
Front Side Windows: any percent but only 4 inches from the top window
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: 4 inches
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Minnesota
Front Side Windows: 50%
Back Side Windows: 50%
Rear Windows: 50%
Windshield Shade Band: none allowed
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Mississippi
Front Side Windows: 28%
Back Side Windows: 28%
Rear Windows: 28%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Missouri
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Montana
Front Side Windows: 24%
Back Side Windows: 14%
Rear Windows: 14%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Nebraska
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 20%
Rear Windows: 20%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches or AS-1 marking, whichever comes first
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Nevada
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no law
New Hampshire
Front Side Windows: non allowed
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
New Jersey
Front Side Windows: non allowed
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
New Mexico
Front Side Windows: 20%
Back Side Windows: 20%
Rear Windows: 20%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches or AS-1 marking, whichever comes first
Reflectivity: no law
New York
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: 70%
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
North Carolina
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
North Dakota
Front Side Windows: 50%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: no more than 70%
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Ohio
Front Side Windows: 50%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: no more than 70%
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Oklahoma
Front Side Windows: 25%
Back Side Windows: 25%
Rear Windows: 25%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches or AS-1 marking, whichever comes first
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Oregon
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no more than 13%
Pennsylvania
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: 70%
Rear Windows: 70%
Windshield Shade Band: non allowed
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Rhode Island
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: 70%
Rear Windows: 70%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no law
South Carolina
Front Side Windows: 27%
Back Side Windows: 27%
Rear Windows: 27%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: non-reflective
South Dakota
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 20%
Rear Windows: 20%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Tennessee
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Texas
Front Side Windows: 25%
Back Side Windows: 25%
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches or AS-1 marking, whichever comes first
Reflectivity: no more than 25%
Utah
Front Side Windows: 43%
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Vermont
Front Side Windows: non allowed
Back Side Windows: any
Rear Windows: any
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no reflectivity
Virginia
Front Side Windows: 50%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no more than 20%
Washington
Front Side Windows: 24%
Back Side Windows: 24%
Rear Windows: 24%
Windshield Shade Band: 6 inches
Reflectivity: no more than 35%
Washington D.C.
Front Side Windows: 70%
Back Side Windows: 50%
Rear Windows: 50%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches or AS-1 marking, whichever comes first
Reflectivity: no law
West Virginia
Front Side Windows: 35%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches
Reflectivity: 20%
Wisconsin
Front Side Windows: 50%
Back Side Windows: 35%
Rear Windows: 35%
Windshield Shade Band: AS-1 marking
Reflectivity: no law
Wyoming
Front Side Windows: 28%
Back Side Windows: 28%
Rear Windows: 28%
Windshield Shade Band: 5 inches or AS-1 marking, whichever comes first
Reflectivity: no more than 20%

This was written by Steven Hopkinson owner /operator of Flying Window Tinting.  

`We have been in business in Orlando same location 

for 20 years

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