What lens colours help on autumn and winter days?
18th October 2018
As we have mentioned before it’s always a surprise when we do public/consumer Shows to meet visitors to our stand that have never looked through different lens colours like yellow, orange, rose and purple. Now we are in autumn here in the UK and approaching winter that means more dull, overcast and cloudy conditions along with shorter daylight hours. So what lens colours help when the sun is hidden away? The best colour for low, poor light is yellow. This colour ‘lifts’ the light – it adds loads of contrast and really helps you see more clearly in such dull weather. Yellow can also help when driving at night as it also cuts the glare of oncoming headlights. Two other colours that are ideal in cloudy conditions are orange and rose. These colours are high definition colours. They block out blue light and everything in the field of vision will appear in sharper focus; very useful when your eyes are tired. It’s no surprise therefore that a lot of ski goggles use orange and rose lenses. The colour that’s becoming increasingly popular is purple. It works in almost all light conditions except bright sunshine and is really “easy on the eye” – it gives a soothing tone and is great for all-day wear. It’s also worth knowing that all these colours (sold on our website) are UV400 rated providing full UVR protection. And remember too that when it’s overcast we can still can get up to 90 percent of UV radiation and so UV rays on cloudy days are just as dangerous as they are on bright, sunny days. All of the 3 and 4 lens interchangeable sets we sell have some combination of these 4 colours (yellow, orange, rose and purple). Have a look here.