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Old 11-27-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Amber face shields

how good is the sun protection and the night vison in the amber tint face shields?

do they block the glare enough and is it beter than a smoke face shield at night?

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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they make the sun seem brighter, so i don't recommend them for daytime riding, but i used 1 along time riding at night,
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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sweet thanks Man, i guess i will find a light smoke shield
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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I have a light smoke shield and it work very good at night.Amber is too bright for me in daylight
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:18 AM   #5
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sweet VMax, does it get really hot in traffic?
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sweet VMax, does it get really hot in traffic?
all full face helmets do.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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A light smoke or some mirrored shields may work for you.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
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A light smoke or some mirrored shields may work for you.
Mirrored is dark as .
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Mirrored is dark as .
My icon mirror is almost as light as the clear shield that came with the helmet. I'll take a pic when I get home.

But Scorpion's mirrored visors rival my dark smoke.
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My shoei is dark, cant see at night so i switch it out with the clear.
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Mirrored is dark as .
HJC mirror is MUCH lighter than the dark smoke.

Which is why I have one for sale
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Lens Color (Tint)

All sunglass lenses are tinted to cut down on overall brightness and enhance terrain definition. But your choice of tint colors affect your vision by influencing
  1. how much visible light reaches your eyes,
  2. how well you see other colors, and
  3. how well you see contrasts.
  • Brown/gray/green—Brown, gray and green lenses are color-neutral, which means they cut down on overall brightness without distorting colors. These darker shades are intended primarily to cut through the glare and reduce eyestrain in moderate-to-bright conditions.
  • Yellow/gold/amber—Yellow, gold and amber lenses provide less overall brightness protection, but excel in moderate-to-low level light conditions. They provide excellent depth perception, which makes them perfect for skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports. They also enhance contrasts in tricky, flat-light conditions.
  • Rose/vermilion—Rose- and vermilion-colored glasses really do make the world seem brighter. They provide excellent low-light visibility and enhance contrast (perfect for skiing and snowboarding in cloudy conditions). They also enhance the visibility of objects against blue and green backgrounds, which makes them ideal for driving or exploring in forested areas.
  • Mirrored or flash coating—This refers to a reflective film applied to the outside surfaces of some sunglass lenses. They reduce glare by reflecting much of the light that hits the lens surface. Mirrored coatings make objects appear darker than they are, so lighter tints are often used to compensate for this.
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my shoei i use the dark smoke, i dont see much difference with light smoke almost useless really. but you can not ride at night with the dark smoke, i have to switch to my clear visor to avoid death or serious injury.
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