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12-28-2007, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by RandV View Post
Wait, how exactly does a mirror shield reduce the light where an ordinary tint wouldn't work? I've never tried on the shield, but when I got a good pair of perscription Oakley sunglasses for skiing, the $25 mirror coating option I took was simply for looks. Although I guess the lenses themselvse were polarized, which you can't really get in a face shield. Does the mirror coating actually help with light?
The mirror finish reflects light out, the smoke colored ones filter the light coming in. It is a subtle difference and probably harder to notice if you aren't bothered by the lights in the first place.

iirc, the Oakley ones are not available for sale. The one I had, and everyone that I have seen, is an Itech. I don't think they are quite as reflective as the Oakley model.

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