There are two important things to know about your goggle lenses - the VLT, and the tint color. VLT refers to the amount of light that reaches your eyes through your lenses and is measured as a percentage. The lower that percentage, the darker the lens! For example, at Shady Rays, most of our lenses fall between 8% and 49% VLT. That means most of our shades block between 92% and 51% of the light that passes through the lens.
We do have low light lenses, for any activity where the highest possible visibility is preferred. Those lenses, are the Black/Red, and Clear, with VLTs of 71%, and 82% respectively.
Below, there are is a table – which lists each lens, and a brief description of the conditions where it excels!
|Lens||VLT and Info|
|Snow Goggle Lens - Dual PC Clear w/o Coating||82% VLT, Clear lens with minimal grey tint and no mirror great for people who don't want anything but basic eye protection, great for full night time activities, or extreme low light conditions.|
|Black/Red Low-Light||71% VLT, Great for very dark days, or evening on a well lit path. Lens is almost clear, very little gray tint, light mirror coating.|
|Yellow Sky||49% VLT, Cloudy days, setting sun. Mid-range VLT, darker than you'd want for dusk, but yellow tint enhances contrast, making this ideal for whiteout conditions. If budget says only 1 lens, get this one. Very versatile.|
|Blackout||22% VLT, Good for Bluebird to partly sunny conditions, with a grey tint.|
|Infrared Edge||21% VLT, Dark lens, grey tint. Ideal for bright, sunny conditions and clear weather. High definition optics, allows for clear visibility.|
|Purple Rush||20% VLT, a darker lens, with a unique green/gray tint. Good for brighter conditions, and clear weather.|
|Brown Earth||18% VLT, Amber tint enhances contrast, but still a dark VLT. Would not recommend for storms or very dark days, but excellent if you're in and out of tree cover, or if it's just lightly cloudy.|
|Alpine Emerald||16% VLT, with a dark interior, and grey tint, this lens still has a lot of color, and is great for bright conditions!|
|Rose Gold||16% VLT, A vibrant lens, with a grey interior tint. Perfect for blue-bird, or partly sunny conditions.|
|Glacier||15% VLT, a popular lens choice, with an amber tint! Great for sunny weather, and bright skies.|
|Rainbow||13% VLT, Ideal for bright, sunny conditions and clear weather. Polarized lens offers additional protection from sun and glare, reducing eye strain while having clear optics.|
|Infrared Edge||9% VLT, Comes in two variations - polarized, and non-polarized, each with a darker lens, and grey tint. Perfect sunny conditions!|
|Mountain Chrome||8% VLT, A very reflective choice that looks great in all conditions! With a grey tint on the interior, this is a good all-around lens for bright weather.|