Not all auto glass tints are the same. In fact, the amount of light that is blocked or let in by a window tint can vary from almost total light saturation to practically none at all. While the amount of light entering the window is the driver’s choice, Nevada has regulations that set limits for how much light can be blocked while keeping the vehicle street-legal.
Standard Nevada law requires that vehicles with window tinting still allow at least 35% of light into their vehicle through the front windows, which includes both sunlight and evening light generated by street lights or another vehicle’s headlights. The back windows of a vehicle may be tinted as dark as the driver desires. If the back windows of a vehicle are tinted, then dual side mirrors are required on the vehicle.
Windshield tinting is acceptable if the installation is a non-reflective tint that remains only at the top of the windshield above the manufacturer’s AS-1 line. While these are the laws for nearly every driver and vehicle in Nevada, there are certain exceptions when it comes to window tinting.
One exception is a driver with a skin or medical condition that makes them especially sensitive to sunlight. In this instance, it may be permissible for them to have window tinting that reduces the amount of light let in to 5%. Of course, you will have to prove this medical condition and have it approved in order to have this allowance.
A second exception is that people who suffer from diseases such as skin cancer may have window tinting that reduces the sun’s UV radiation by up to 99%.
We always follow Nevada tint laws and have worked to meet special needs as well, so we are well prepared to accommodate your medical condition and ensure that your tint is legal. We promise to keep not only your safety but also your health in mind when tinting your windows and will work with you to ensure the best results no matter what your condition.
If you’re sick of the Nevada heat and want to get your windows tinted, get an online quote from Team Acme today or give us a call at (702) 566-8326.