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Old 11-01-2010, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yellow Lens or Clear lens???

I just bought a pair of Electric EG1s goggles. I really like them but they only came with a bronze/silver chrome lens. I do a lot of riding in low sunlight and night conditions so I want to get another lens. Electric says that the bronze will still work in these conditions but I'm doubtful. I only want to buy one other lens though. Do yellow work well enough in night conditions to use it regularly? I ride in low light conditions about the same amount of time as I do in night conditions. Which lens should I get?

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I'd go with yellow over clear, since the latter doesn't cut any glare.
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Old 11-01-2010, 02:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like clear lenses for night riding. I like seeing as much light as possible
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i have yellow for lowlight/night and i like them, i can't see myself liking the clear all too much
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Yellow is supposed to offer better contrast in low light conditions as compared to the clear.
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was going to try yellow this year, but I've only ever been comfortable with clear at night in the past. We shall see..... I'd like to hear some more opinions!
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I personally have yellow and like them when its snowing outside and when visibility is low, but for pure night riding clear is the way to go.
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I used yellow all last season while riding under lights. The reduce they amount you can see and I don't think the contrast increase is anything noticable. If I was riding at dusk where there is still some light they would be prefered but this season I'm going to get some clear lenses.
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It seems pretty unanimous!
Clear appears the way to go.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I wouldnt say its unanimous....far from it...
I'd say yellow is better.

Maybe clear if you have zero light, but if your skiing at night with lights yellow would be better i'd think.

In fact some lenses(Hi Yellow Oakley for example) actually have higher VLT than their clear. The problem with night lighting is its always very very flat, so any extra contrast you can get is nice.

I cant stand clear because of the glare...

It may depend highly on what goggles you are talking about..for Oakley though Hi Yellow >>> Clear. And so far the same for my VZ Feenoms. Just incase other people are reading this not using EG1's
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