Are you tired of throwing away money on Transitions Motorcycle Sunglasses that dont get dark enough? Are you tired of getting fooled by false advertisesments? Have you given up on generic photochromic sunglasses? In this article, we’ll compare generic photochromic motorcycle sunglasses to genuine Transitions Brand sunglasses. We’ll also reveal the best Transitions Motorcycle Sunglasses on the planet, and show you a video comparison of the lenses.
Ideally, photochromic lenses should eliminate the need to carry two pairs of motorcycle glasses. Normally you would have to bring a pair of dark grey sunglasses for day riding and a pair of clear glasses for night riding. Photochromic lenses should get dark enough so your eyes are comfortable in the day. On the flip side, they should get clear enough to easily see at night. Read more about photochromic lenses.
Motorcycle Riders have a misconception that photochromic lenses will change very fast. They believe the lenses will change color as they ride through dark tunnels. Genuine Transitions lenses change color quickly, but it takes at least 10 to 30 seconds to see a noticeable difference. The main reason bikers wear photochromic lenses is because they ride at night and in the day. Bikers don’t want to switch glasses after sunset and carry two or more pairs of riding glasses.
What does “photochromic” mean? Photochromic is the generic term which refers to sunglass lenses that darken when exposed to sunlight or UV rays. So, photochromic lenses are generally clear at night, and turn dark grey in the day. The stronger the UV rays, the darker the lenses will get. On a cloudy or overcast day, photochromic lenses won’t darken as much and may reach only 40 – 60% darkness. Photochromic lenses also react faster and get darker in colder temperatures. Here’s a good rule of thumb. If the sun is strong enough to get even a slight sunburn, photochromic lenses will definitely darken. Photochromic lenses, however, will not react to artificial lights such as regular light bulbs, florescent or LED lights.
Transitions is the most popular and trusted brand of photochromic lenses. Transitions is a photochromic lens. However, Transitions has become the industry standard when it comes to photochromic technology. Just like “Kleenex” now means “tissues”, Transitions means “photochromic lenses.” So, when we refer to “Transitions lens” in this article, we are referring to the actual brand.
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So now that you the know the difference between photochromic and Transitions lenses, which lens performs the best?
If you are spending less than $100 on a pair of photochromic motorcycle sunglasses, they are NOT Genuine Transitions brand lenses. These are generic photochromic lenses. Basically, all generic photochromic lenses are virtually the same. The brand of the sunglasses and the frames may be different, but the lenses are basically the same. These generic photochromic lenses do change color, but they will not get very dark. In fact, most riders end up purchasing the Eclipse XT because they need darker lenses. So, if you are sensitive to bright light, or need lenses that get as dark as your daily sunglasses, then we don’t recommend purchasing these type of lenses.
If you are on a tight budget, then choose the Eclipse photochromic sunglasses at Bikershades.com. The Eclipse offers 100% UV protection, and the lenses change color. The lenses will be gray in the daytime. At night, the lenses will be 85% clear and will retain a very light tan tint. The tan tint is not noticeable when you wear them. Tens of thousands off bikers have purchased the Eclipse sunglasses and are very satisfied. They come back and buy more. The Eclipse comes in a variety of styles, including the Socket Goggle, the Magnum, the Evolution and the new T-Rex.
Finally, Transitions Motorcycle Sunglasses that get as dark as your daily wear sunglasses! We are not talking about a light gray or a barely noticeable shade of gray. We are talking about “sunglass dark.” The Eclipse XT is the first biker sunglass that actually changes from totally clear at night to sunglass dark in the day.
The Eclipse XT utilizes genuine Transitions XtrActive lenses, the darkest Transitions on the planet. Some features of these lenses include:
The Eclipse XT Motorcycle Sunglasses are available in over 40 frame styles, including BikerArmour, 7eye and WileyX.
All BikerArmour frames are constructed of Nylon or scientifically known as Gliamides. More information about frame materials. Gliamides are known to retain their shape. They are also flexible enough to stay comfortable for hours on your head. BikerArmour’s commitment to cutting edge designs and incredibly affordable prices has made them a favorite for hundreds of thousands of bikers worldwide.
Bikershades also offers a wide variety of Wiley X Eclipse XT Sunglasses including their Climate Control and Active Lifestyle brands. Wiley X motorcycle sunglasses feature removable foam. In addition, most are ANSI Z87.1 safety rated. Companies with dangerous work environments and large machinery require Z87.1 safety rated eyewear. Not only are Wiley X sunglasses used for motorcycle riding, they are also worn by the United States Military.
Wiley X discontinued their line of Light Adjusting glasses because they used generic photochromic lenses, and the lenses did not get dark enough. More than likely, bikers were complaining, because the sunglasses were not cheap. The lenses did not get as dark as our Eclipse line.
So, now the Eclipse XT line includes WileyX with Transition lenses. Bikershades is very pleased to offer this exciting line to serious bikers around the world.
7eye Eclipse XT Transitions Sunglasses:
Formerly known as Panoptyx, 7eye motorcycle sunglasses are gaining popularity in the biker world. Some unique features of 7eye sunglasses: