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  AR / AGAR Film - Mechanism and Effect

Effect of AR film▼ AR film on both or one side ? ▼ AGAR Film▼ Outdoor use▼

   Mechanism of AR (anti-reflection)

 The multi-layered, dielectric coating on the surface of base film would make
 two reflected waves interfere with each other, eliminating reflection as a result.

   Effect of AR (anti-reflective) Film
 AR film eliminates ambient light reflection which often cause problem for
 shop front window, show case, and surveillance monitor with protective case

   Apply AR film on one side only ? or on both side ?

  ★ Apply AR film on both side for full effect.
 Light reflects both on front and reverse side of glass surface. Reflections are approx
 4-5% for each side, and total reflection is about 10%. AR film reduces it down to
 0.5% on each side and total reflection would cut down to less than 1% (1/10) when
 applied on both side. * Applying only on one side leaves out 5.5% reflection.

without AR film 5.0 % + 5.0 % = 10.0 %
 AR film on one side 0.5 % + 5.0 % = 5.5 %
 AR film on both side 0.5 % + 0.5 % = 1.0 %
Multi-layered glass (double/triple glazing glass) requires film to be applied on every surface.
For instances, double glazing glass requires films to be applied on all 4 surfaces. For this reason it is not practical and we do not recommend using film on these glass
★ Result is clear when AR is applied on both side.

Effect Comparison
White curtain is reflected on the glass
which is set in front of picture
@ AGAR on front side and AR on reverse side
A AGAR on front side
B No film on both side

★ LCD and Tablet PC require film to be applied only on the monitor surface
  The reflection occurs at the boundary of 2 substances that have large differences in its density.
  (such as glass and air) Reverse side of LCD/Tablet PC monitor is usually filled with adhesives
  and has no space between. In sach case it will be sufficient to apply film only on the glass
  surface. (notice : result may vary depend on models)

   AGAR Film (Anti-Glare and Anti-reflective)

AGAR film is developed for mobile and LCD monitors. The diffusion processed film
eliminates highlights which can not completely be eliminated only by AR film.
AGAR film is effective only when the object set behind the glass is within 1cm.
It would look blurry when it is set apart from the glass. For this reason, AGAR film is
not effective when it is applied on show windows or show case. it is effective only for
LCD monitor, picture frame and such. Application only one one side is sufficient when
there is no space left on the reverse side.

* Low price AR film often has only AG treatment and not AR

AGAR on Smart phone AGAR on PC monitor

   For Outdoor Use

For outdoor use, please consider to select ones with OUTDOOR PURPOSE written in the
product description. The ones with no mention are basically designed to be used indoor (susceptible to harsh weather conditions especially to strong UV) and may require
quicker replacement depending on the environment in which film is exposed to.

For instances, it is recommended to use outdoor purpose AR film on outside surface of
store show windows. (it is OK to use regular AR film for inside surface since UV is blocked
by film on outside and glass)

* Durability of the film depends entirely on the environment to which film is exposed to
  and therefore, we are unable to provide guideline for replacement timing.
* Double/Triple glazing glass requires AR film to be applied on every window surfaces.
  Applying only on 2 surfaces (most outside/inside) and leaving surfaces in between would
  substantially reduces effectiveness and so we do not recommend using film for these glass.

 ★ Outdoor Purpose - High Durable AR film / Acrylic ★

AR Film - Roll

AR (anti-reflective) film

AR Acrylic - Durable

AR (anti-reflective) acrylic - extrude type
UVAR1500-Roll    ARAC503T