Window Film Comparisons 3M Vs. Eastman LLumar, Vista Tampa Bay, Orlando

Let’s review the latest comparisons between the Eastman Chemical window film portfolio compared against the 3M Window Film solutions.


Advanced Film Solutions is the regions leading installation company for energy control and safety window film.

We have a history of excellence noted by winning the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 8 consecutive years as well as an A Plus Rating from the Better Business Bureau.


Our family owned business was founded in early 2007 by the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film after retiring from 3M after 33 years.

Today’s focus is on flat glass comparisons (homes and offices) directed to the residential and commercial marketplace.


Clearly consumers and commercial interests are familiar with the 3M brand name and more than likely are also familiar with the Eastman brand given their association with Eastman Kodak

The world leader in window film sales is Eastman Chemical and their brands Vista, EnerLogic, LLumar and Huper Optik are the best selling films in the world.


Today’s flat glass films are certified for their performance by the NFRC.

This quasi governmental agency quantifies window film performance based on objective test criteria and documented performance by independent testing laboratories for various window systems.

NFRC Eastman CP, Southwall



The incredible superiority of the Eastman portfolio in terms of choices, light transmissions, security film alternatives and performance is nearly a 10:1 ratio.

For home and business owners this equates to better choices that match our clients requirements.

One size does not fit all.


For example we offer silver security films for daytime security and privacy. We have light transmissions for security films in a neutral 20, 35, 50 and 40.  Our dual reflective films are available in a 28% and 38%.

3M dealers expect clients to pay for a dual application of security topped off with a second layer of silver solar film. That is totally ridiculous in 2015!

Here is a detailed comparison of shatter glazing film Eastman vs. 3M

Bronze films?  3M has no options.

One Way Vision privacy films?

3M has nothing

Low E All weather films. 3M continues to market a 35 year old film because they assume consumers won’t research alternative solutions before they contract with their 3M dealers.

3M dealers focus on lighter less energy efficient prestige films given the paucity of their basic solar and solar security film alternatives.


Their 17 year old prestige films are only available in a light 40% transmission or lighter. Their darker 20% would not be applied to dual pane glass because of the heat absorption and thermal failure that would be experienced.

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Their unsupported nonsensical claims that their film somehow works better at angles or their french fry lamp demo using a rigged BTU meter won’t help consumers keep cooler in the summer.

Their claims sound impressive until their film is installed on glass.

Advanced Film Solutions perhaps better than any company in Florida recognizes the halo effect of 3M’s branding strategy.


Call our experts for a feature benefit analysis fact versus hype.

Reality versus perception.

Toll free: 877-575-3456




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