Oct 10, 2006 8:20 AM
i will say clear ruby. been having fun with my unknown for night street riding, clubs etc. they work great!
Eshan W.
Oct 10, 2006 9:45 AM
This is weird.. I have the H.I blue Square Wires too, but everytime I use them at night I get crazy green "flares" and internal reflections from the headlights of oncoming cars and street lights etc. What's up with that? Have I got a bad batch of lenses or something? The only lens that's actually been useable for me at night would be Light Blue(like on the A-wire and Minute). Ti Clear is ok as well, but sometimes a little too dark for comfort.
Jonathan Barlow
Oct 10, 2006 6:16 PM
I saw the same green flares and reflections with my HI blues.

so... ordered clear M-frames (heater) which should be here tonight!
Jonathan Barlow
Oct 11, 2006 11:17 PM
I tried the HI blues on the bike at night and they worked quite well. There were reflections, but they did not inhibit my visibility to any significant degree. I shall try the clear lenses soon.
Viscouse P'pello
Oct 19, 2007 5:56 AM
Bringing this thread back to life.

It seems from the replies the least transmissible lens at the time was HI Blue/Yellow. at ~90%.

What about the advent of some of the newer lenses that are rated at 100%. Only 3: Laser Lens, Pink Iridium, and VR35 Gold Iridium.

I'm not cycling, I'm in a car, but I'm wondering if any of these might be able to get rid of the headlight glare I get from oncoming cars. Anyone try these?
Oct 19, 2007 7:07 AM
If you put anything between your eyes and a light source some of the light will get blocked out so I am curious where you were quoted transmission rates of 100%.
Viscouse P'pello
Oct 19, 2007 7:45 AM

But...now that I see on Oakley's site, they're really like 23% or 15%. Is there a mismatch in data? (I can't find specific pages on Oakley's site, but look at http://oakley.com/pd/4267 & the TI lens, and http://oakley.com/pd/4654/15230 at the VR35 GI lens.)

Now I'm confused about the accuracy.
paul mcj
Oct 19, 2007 7:56 AM
I love being wrong and all, but I'm pretty sure the Clear lens with a transmission of 93ish% is about the highest transmission going. Your best bet is likely the AR Clear (a gooey monkey critter seems to sell a decent arrangement of AR Clear stuff).
Rick (The Doctor) Fawcett
Oct 19, 2007 8:51 AM
Yeah, the fact those lenses show a light transmission rate of 0% doesn't mean anything. Well, it probably means they weren't known at the time they were inputted into the database. For instance, Pink Iridium is rated at 63% if my memory serves. Of the lenses I own, Ti Clear is by far my "lightest" followed closely by Pink Iridium, HI Persimmon, Ruby Clear, and Gold Clear. You could probably get away with any of those in low light situations.
Harry in Poland
Harry .
Oct 19, 2007 1:23 PM
Got to disagree with you there Rick. My Juliet Ti clear and Why 3 Ti clear are both noticeably darker than the why 3 ruby clears.
Rick (The Doctor) Fawcett
Oct 19, 2007 1:41 PM
Very possible. There are slight variations amongst Ti Clears (I have a few and my Hatchet is ultra-clear), whereas one of my Ti Clear Juliets is noticeably darker. I have one Ruby Clear that is pretty much totally clear and others that have a bit more tint to them. In the end, all those ones I listed are in the "completely useless in any type of sunlight" category!
Dann Thombs
Oct 19, 2007 5:13 PM
Rick's right, there was no data when the lenses first appeared. I put them in the database so the links between lens and glasses would work, but never ended up going back and filling in the stats. Least now I can through, so thanks for the heads up.

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