The term photochromic refers to sunglass lenses that darken when exposed to UV light. Basically, the molecules within the lenses change shape when exposed to UV light, and absorb the light causing the lenses to darken. For more detailed information, visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photochromic_lens. Bikershades offers two types of photochromic motorcycle sunglasses. The Eclipse with photochromic lenses, and the Eclipse “XT” with genuine Transitions brand lenses.
Transitions and Transitions XtrActives are the leading brands of phochromic glasses. You’ve probably seen Transitions advertised at major PGA golf tournaments and on television. Owned by Luxoticca, Transitions is the undisputed leader in photochromic eyewear. See Video by Transitions, or read about the Transitions technology here.
If you are looking for photochromic motorcycle sunglasses you can wear in the day and night, the Eclipse would be a nice choice for you. The Eclipse utilizes a generic photochromic lens that darkens when exposed to UV rays. The lenses change from clear to a moderate gray, and do not get extremely dark. But if you a bit budget conscious, the Eclipse is the definitely the best photochromic sunglasses you can buy for under $50, guaranteed. The Eclipse offers 100% UV protection, and solves the problem of changing sunglasses when it gets dark.
The ECLIPSE XT, on the other hand, is in a league of its own. The Eclipse XT motorcycle sunglasses utilizes genuine Transitions XtrActive Lenses, the darkest Transitions on the planet. So, if you are tired of wasting money on ‘off the rack’ photchromic sunglasses and you need serious sun protection, the Eclipse XT is for you. When exposed to sunlight, the Eclipse XT gets as dark as your daily sunglasses and are totally clear at night. And the lenses change in less than 20 seconds. Yes, the Eclipse XT are not inexpensive. However, regular Oakleys and Ray Bans cost about the same price or more expensive; and those lenses are not even Transitions!
Plus, if you think about it, if you had purchase two really nice sunglasses for day and night riding, you will be shelling out over a 100 bucks anyways.
The Eclipse XT is available in 3 different brand frames: BikerArmour, WileyX and 7eye. If you need help with finding the best frame that fits, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at (877) BIKER-21.
In our opinion, your most important asset to protect while are riding are your eyes. While both lens types are polycarbonate and both offer 100% UV protection, choose the lens that best suits when you ride and how often you ride. For serious bikers, the Eclipse is the hands down winner and worth the investment.