The current set of standards and laws dictating window tint VLT percentage, colors, and reflection levels in Texas were enacted in 2009.
The state legislature can choose to pass new laws about tint percentage requirements at any time, so it’s a good idea to review the current rules before working with a professional installer.
VLT stands for “Visible Light Transmission.” It’s a standard that allows law enforcement officials to test how much light passes through the tint to ensure the state’s criteria are met. This brief guide will tell you what to expect when adding a new film to your vehicle.
What Are the Current Texas Laws for VLT?
Texas maintains the same VLT standards for all passenger vehicles. There aren’t separate regulations that different vans or trucks must follow when compared to cars or SUVs, as in most states.
Here are the current rules that your professional installer must follow.
Your window tint color in Texas cannot be red, blue, or amber. Installed products must be certified with a sticker that indicates compliance. It’s placed between the glass and film on the driver’s side.