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Visible light blocked with all glass roof?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by gowthamn, May 6, 2017.

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  1. gowthamn

    gowthamn Science

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    Does the all glass roof also block some visible light along with IR and UV?
     
  2. Burnt Toast

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    How could it not? It's tinted glass
     
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    It blocks quite a bit. I can look directly at the sun and it's like looking at a light bulb....not something I'd want to do for more than a few seconds, but not immediately blinding.
     
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    i would say over 90%
     
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    We had our first heat spell here and briefly got over 100 degrees. No regrets with the all glass roof - it did a fine job rejecting heat.
     
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    I think 98% ? I might have read this but not sure. If you can look at the sun it would have to be in that realm
     
  8. K-MTG

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    I just wished they kept the solid roof.
     
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    Please do not look directly at the sun -- even for a "few seconds" -- you can damage your eyes. The tint level in a Tesla glass roof is not sufficient to protect your eyes.

    See Safety | Eclipse 2017

    Quote: "Looking directly at the Sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the Moon entirely blocks the Sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun."
     
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    To clarify, I'm not advocating for people to go around staring at the sun through the glass roof.
     
  11. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    Is the solid roof no longer an option?
     
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    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

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    I just looked at the website and couldn't find a solid roof. So does it cost less to make a glass roof than an aluminum roof? Glass probably weighs more and doesn't block as much sun ;)
     
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    It is no longer available. See the Tesla website Model S configuration page.
     
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    Kind of odd that they did away with the solid roof - I specifically wanted a car with the solid roof. Might be an odd preference, but I like a dark interior...in all my previous cars that had a sunroof, I never used them or even kept the shade open.

    I think the all glass roof is a cool wow factor, but when you're the driver..you don't even notice what is above your head..so its really more for rear passengers or again, that wow factor when showing off the car.

    Now if they had an all glass roof that went seamlessly frame windshield to the roof, that would be something (sort of like the X).
     

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