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 nighttime activities, or extreme low light conditions.|
|Black/Red Low-Light||71% VLT, Great for very dark days, or evenings on a well-lit path. Lens is almost clear, very little gray tint, light mirror coating.|
|Powder Blue||56% VLT, good for low-light settings, cloudy/overcast days, Yellow/Amber tint|
|Rose||53% VLT, cloudy days, setting sun, Pink/Rose tint|
|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 the budget says only 1 lens, get this one. Very versatile.|
|Blackout||22% VLT, Good for Bluebird to partly sunny conditions, with a grey tint.|
|Champagne||22% VLT, Good for Bluebird to partly sunny conditions, with a grey/green 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.|
|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.|