Lens colors?

Lens colors?

Post by Justin V. Laubac » Fri, 26 Jan 2001 10:13:32


Hey folks-

I got some mountain biking glasses for Christmas- mainly for mud riding.
They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective (mirror), dark
(smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?  Amber
increases contrast?  Riding in the woods- clear or amber?

Any advice would be very helpful.

Thanks,
Justin
Marin EG

 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by mark » Fri, 26 Jan 2001 11:25:54

I use amber for skiing in flat light (overcast days).

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mark


Quote:
> Hey folks-

> I got some mountain biking glasses for Christmas- mainly for mud riding.
> They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective (mirror), dark
> (smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?  Amber
> increases contrast?  Riding in the woods- clear or amber?

> Any advice would be very helpful.

> Thanks,
> Justin
> Marin EG


 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by B272 » Fri, 26 Jan 2001 13:52:13

Mark wrote, in part:>> They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective
(mirror), dark

Quote:
>> (smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?

I use mine as follows;
Amber, low light, overcast
Clear, night with lights
Dark, bright sunlight

Brad

 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by CV25 » Fri, 26 Jan 2001 13:58:40


Quote:
(B2723m) writes:
>Mark wrote, in part:>> They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective
>(mirror), dark
>>> (smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?

>I use mine as follows;
>Amber, low light, overcast
>Clear, night with lights
>Dark, bright sunlight

I use either the smoke or mirror lense on very bright days, and yellow for
low-light days, and nights

.
Robin Hubert

 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by Peter Col » Fri, 26 Jan 2001 23:02:53

Depends on the terrain. In Massachusetts, where I ride, I never use anything
but clear lenses, since there is usually tree cover in at least part of the
trail year 'round. The primary function of glasses is to protect the eyes
from tree branches. On one winter ride, I took off my fogged glasses just
long enough to scratch a cornea on an evergreen bough, not fun at all...

Amber lenses are supposed to increase acuity, which may be helpful in target
shooting, but I've found no use for trail riding, besides, I think they
really detract from the visual beauty of the woods, which is what I'm out
there for in the first place. Another thing to consider is what you look
like to non-riders, like hikers, in your wrap-around, dark or mirrored
shades (of course now even golfers wear Oakleys...).



Quote:
> Hey folks-

> I got some mountain biking glasses for Christmas- mainly for mud riding.
> They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective (mirror), dark
> (smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?  Amber
> increases contrast?  Riding in the woods- clear or amber?

> Any advice would be very helpful.

> Thanks,
> Justin
> Marin EG

 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by Monty Grof » Sat, 27 Jan 2001 01:57:21

<Stolen from Rudy Project http://www.rudyproject.com/ >

Lens Types/Colors
Every type of lens tends to balance light transmission, the absorption of
colors and the depth of the visual field differently.

LASER POLYCARBONATE
The metal oxide "mirror" coating, offered in a variety of shades, transmits
only 12% of the light, making these lenses ideal for very sunny days with
strong reflected light (on the beach or snow or when boating).

SMOKE POLYCARBONATE
This type of lens, offered in a variety of shades, transmits only 22% of the
light and is ideal for moderately sunny days or winter days.

RACING RED POLYCARBONATE
High optical quality lens in high-definition polycarbonate, recommended for
wear in competition. Only 28% of the light is trasmitted. Details are
brought into sharp focus as the blues are filtered out and the reds are
amplified.

RED POLYCARBONATE
Lens that transmits 37% of the light. Its wear is recommended for variable
weather.

YELLOW POLYCARBONATE
These lenses transmit 87% of the light and enhance contrast and depth. They
are ideal for early morning light, sunset or rainy days.

TRANSPARENT POLYCARBONATE
Lenses that transmit 92% of the light. Designed for protection of the eyes
from dust or other foreign bodies during sports activities. Excellent
protection for the eyes in very cold climates



Quote:
> Hey folks-

> I got some mountain biking glasses for Christmas- mainly for mud riding.
> They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective (mirror), dark
> (smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?  Amber
> increases contrast?  Riding in the woods- clear or amber?

> Any advice would be very helpful.

> Thanks,
> Justin
> Marin EG

 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by Justin V. Laubac » Sat, 27 Jan 2001 11:46:38

Thanks for all the replies.  This makes sense- I'll have to try them out.

The glasses I got are Nashbar.  Anyone tried them?  They were much cheaper
than the name brand stuff.  I hope they'll be pretty decent!

Justin

 
 
 

Lens colors?

Post by Lyle Beidle » Thu, 01 Feb 2001 12:08:23

I've found that amber lenses greatly enhance color contrast and the ability
to "read" the trail.  For mountain biking, I only wear my dark lenses on the
brightest of days.

Quote:

> Hey folks-

> I got some mountain biking glasses for Christmas- mainly for mud riding.
> They have several lenses:  clear, amber, reflective (mirror), dark
> (smoke?).  Can anyone tell me when I use each of the lenses?  Amber
> increases contrast?  Riding in the woods- clear or amber?

> Any advice would be very helpful.

> Thanks,
> Justin
> Marin EG

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