Want to see out but not in....

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Old 01-15-07, 12:59 PM
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Want to see out but not in....

Hello.

I have a large window facing out onto a street in my office area of our house. I want to be able to see out this window but not in. During the day I seem to have no problems since it is usually lighter outside and darker inside and therefore you cannot see in very well. But, at night I can't find a way to see out but not in since it is dark outside and light inside.

Is there a possible solution? Window tint or a blind or something?

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Old 01-15-07, 01:45 PM
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I don't think there is such a product that allows you to look out but not in at night, however I'll do some research and see if I can come up with anything.
 
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Old 01-15-07, 01:52 PM
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Thanks. I would appreciate that. I heard about window tinting for house windows but I am not sure if this would do the trick. Also, I would think that the lighting in the room would be severely diminished with something like this...

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Old 01-15-07, 02:54 PM
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I think I found something for you. I'm not able to determine how effective regular window tinting is for night privacy, but there's a one way mirror film for windows (guess it works like the ones the detectives use) but it's not cheap. Google "one way mirror film" and it'll give you a few places that sell it. I think you can buy it and install yourself.
 
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Thanks a lot. I appreciate it!
 
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Exterior sunscreens will do the job.
 
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Old 01-15-07, 05:09 PM
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Won't people still be able to see in at night with the exterior blinds?

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Old 01-15-07, 05:44 PM
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Unfortunately there is nothing that will work when it's dark out and the room is lighted.
 
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Old 01-15-07, 06:09 PM
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What about if I put exterior lights facing parralel to the window facing upwards? Would this help at all?

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Old 01-15-07, 06:19 PM
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If you use film that will make it like "Transparent Mirror", it must be a 70% difference in the light on the outside to make it effective.
 
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Old 01-17-07, 11:32 AM
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i have to ask............what on earth are you wanting to see outside, at night???

and as for the mirror films, you may have a problem with inadvertantly killing a lot of birds who will unknowingly fly into the window.
 
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Old 01-17-07, 12:07 PM
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It is my office window and it looks out onto a street and at night it is pretty to look out onto when I am working. I will have to figure something out about the bird thing...
 
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Old 01-17-07, 12:47 PM
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That's an awful thought about the birds, but I don't think it will actually be quite as reflective as a true mirror, but rather the way a deep tinted car window looks. I could be wrong, tho. Probably a good question for the manufacturer.
 
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Old 01-17-07, 01:30 PM
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More birds will fly into the window during daylight than at night. Getting back to your original problem, nothing will work with your situation.
 
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