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What is the Darkest Legal Tint in Texas?

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Privacy, heat protection and an overall awesome look are all cause to want to darken your windows, yet raises an important question: What is the darkest legal tint in Texas? Here at Lonestar Tint we have the answer, and the tint you have been looking for.


Benefits of Window Tint


Not only does it look aesthetically pleasing to enhance your vehicle's appearance with darker than factory windows, but it also provides important health benefits that everyone should we aware of. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer happens more than 50% on the left side of individuals, since it typically is the side of a driver's body constantly exposed to the sun in the car.


Some windshields are manufactured with UV protection integrated into the glass, but side windows are not, leaving you and your passengers exposed to harmful sun rays every time you ride in a vehicle. Not only can this exposure to the sun be uncomfortable, but over years of having sun come through your vehicles windows it can be harmful and damaging to your skin.


What Types of Tints Are There?


Not all window film is the same, serving different purposes while targeting different types of light rays. At Lonestar Tint we use carbon ceramic window tint film because of its high quality and molecular structure. Carbon ceramic film uses advanced technology to reject heat, glare and UV rays by mixing carbon particles into film. This mixture is strong enough and holds enough integrity to be deemed the best type of window film on the market at this time. The carbon mixture not only provides this special nano technology, but also darkens the film allowing a darker look to the film, and a higher percentage of light rejection.


What is the Darkest Legal Tint in Texas?


In the state of Texas the legal requirements according to Texas Department of Public Safety

state that "Windows immediately to the right and left of the driver that have less than 25% light transmission will fail inspection, regardless of the model year of the vehicle." Rear windows do not have any requirements or restrictions to the level of tint applied to them. Your front windshield is subject to different rules, where only clear film can be installed. At Lonestar Tint we can apply a clear film the rejects up to 99.9% of UVA/B rays, and up to 92% inferred heat allowing you to stay cool and protected while still being within legal state guidelines.


The state of Texas does grant medical and government exemptions in cases where a licensed physician provides a signed medical exemption.


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