SMOKED – Distinctive gray tint decreases sunlight exposure.
CLEAR – Untinted for low-light or night time conditions.
CLEAR MIRROR – A clear lens with a mirror coating that provides a one-way mirror. Popular for low-light conditions.
YELLOW TINT – Increases depth perception, ideal for overcast and low light days.
YELLOW TINT MIRROR – The advantages of yellow tint with a mirror coating.
DRIVING MIRROR – State-of-the-art lens for daytime use, copper tint lens with a mirror coating that’s soothing to the eyes.
FLASH MIRROR – A smoked lens with a mirror coating.
GRADIENT – A lens that’s darkest at the top and gradually becomes lighter towards the bottom.
G-TECH™ – A smoked lens with an external rainbow appearance. To the wearer they are the are as a grey smoked lens.
Please remember that all FOG3 lenses afford you U.V protection regardless of lens category.
Lens categories are graded/classified on a scale of 0-4 Category 0 being translucent (80-100% light transmission) and category 4 being the darkest tint. (3-8% light transmission)
Category 0 is generally used for night or low light situations. The light transmission is between 100 – 80%. Category 0 eyewear will not reduce glare from sunlight. This Category is found in both protective eyewear and also fashion.
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Category 1 is generally used for night or low light situations. The light transmission is between 80-43%. Category 1 eyewear will not reduce glare from sunlight. This Category is found in both protective eyewear and also fashion.
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Category 2 is generally used for less sunny days. The light transmission is between 43 and 18%. Category 2 eyewear will not cope with the glare on a bright sunny day. This Category is found in both protective eyewear and also fashion.
Category 3 is generally used for bright and sunny conditions. The light transmission is between18-8%. Category 3 eyewear should significantly reduce glare on a sunny day. Used in bright and sunny conditions they are ideal for driving and general wear.
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Category 4 is only for use at high altitudes where there are extremely high levels of U.V and extremely bright conditions. The light transmission is between 8-3%. This category should not be used unless you are at high altitude and certainly not for general (including driving) or industrial applications.
European Safety Standards
All our products exceed:
EN ISO 12312-1:2013
EN 1836:2005 (A1:2007)
All our eyewear is also C.E marked.
ANSI Z87.1 – A stringent American safety standard for eyewear. ANSI Z87.1 testing involves a projectile weighing 6.35 grams dropped at a speed exceeding 154 feet per second from the height of 24 inches.
Ballistic – Ballistic testing involves:
Glasses being impacted with a 0.15 calibre 5.8 grain, T37 shaped projectile at 640-660 feet per second.
Goggles being impacted with a 0.22 calibre 17 grain, T37 shaped projectile at 550-560 feet per second.
Restrictions Of Use
All categories should never be used for:
Direct observation of the sun or protection from artificial light sources e.g. Solaria.
Further to this category 3 should not be used for driving in twilight of at night.
It is best to only rinse your lenses in fresh water and then gently buff them dry with a lint free cloth. Do not use soaps or detergents as that will remove lens treatments.
Polycarbonate is an ideal material when it comes to lenses as it has excellent shatter-proof/impact resistant properties. It is also lightweight and can be flexed without breaking. However polycarbonate can scratch reasonably easily so we recommend that you keep your eyewear in its protective pouch when not in use. We would also recommend the use of a cord or strap so that if your glasses fall off they will be retained.