Window Tinting History & Nebraska’s State Laws

I made it to La Vista a town in Omaha, Nebraska visiting my friend’s home on top of this hill where I am writing this post about the origins of window tinting & how it got started.  It’s starting history have been lost in speculation. This morning at the La Vista Window Tinting event, they shared and taught a little about window tinting history in general.

Some say that film window tinting didn’t come out until after 1965.  Others claim that it was more widely used in the ‘70s and its popularity continued since then.  Some offer up the idea that window tinting is popular because of the conveniences it creates with privacy and protection from the sun, while the nature of its origins truly comes from the practice of utilizing stained glass for the purpose of beautification and preservation.  By the 1980s, every state across the nation has established standards for the level of tint permitted for vehicles.

Since then, numerous patents have been filed for various types of window tinting.  From polarized window tinting that changes contrast with uv exposure to electronic adjustable window tinting.  Take the option of upgrading your brand new vehicle with the latest window tinting options.  You’re likely to feel as though you’re being given options similar to when buying the stereo system.  From traditional film tint, to ceramic, chemical and more.  Window tinting has evolved in ways that most people would never stop to fathom.

Original window tinting was sprayed onto windows.  There are claims that this original form was used on classic cars like 1940s Mercury Romango’s and other vehicles most popularly featured in mobster movies and Dick Tracy comics.  Later on Chevy Impalas in the late 1950s.  Such a detail is difficult for the average person to recall.  Most people that might remember are the manufacturers and distributors in the car industry and window installation companies.  Do you recall your first car that you sported window tint on?  Did you use it for the class and style or the convenience and protection?

Nebraska is among the few states that have less restricted limitations on VLT levels for window tinting.  The tint may be as high as 35% to 20%, which is the highest level that film window tinting is offered.  Yet, colored tinting is not permitted.  Specifically, red, amber, and yellow colors.  Because of this leniency justifies the fact that Nebraska does not allow for medical exceptions for higher window tinting exceptions for specialty tint.

Manufacturers are not required to have certifications in order to sell window tinting in the state and vehicles with window tinting are not required to display sticker identification for legal tint levels being met by the vehicle.

I highly recommend you go to your local Auto Window Tinting shop and maybe they have the knowledge and skill to install more the just auto tinting but also residential office safety & security films for your families protection.  Then, you will really feel and be more secure knowing that your family is protected and safe.


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