These blinds are like sunglasses for your windows! Sunscreen fabrics are designed to filter out both heat and UV Rays, helping you keep your home or office cool and help protect your furnishings. They let a bit of light in, and also allow you clear view outside when fully closed. Unlike translucent blinds you will not have privacy at night with the lights on. However, they do provide a stylish minimal look and reduce the glare and heat. A perfect choice for rooms that are exposed to a lot of sun.