Safety Glasses Lens Color Guide – GME Supply


Hey. This is Alex with GME Supply, and today
we’re talking tints. Like… Safety glasses tints. This safety glasses on your face can come
in a variety of colors. Pretty much all lenses are made for a specific reasons.
Let’s look at a few of the most popular lens colors. We’ll start off with clear, which are made
for indoor tasks which require impact protection. There’s no
color or tint, but you may notice reflections depending on your
lighting environment. Next up, gray. These can be worn indoors or
outdoors. The slight gray tint helps cut down on
glare from the sun or overhead lights. These are also sometimes referred to as smoke lenses. Amber lenses are
normally worn indoors in low light situations. The yellow tint helps increase contrast to
help you see better when the lights aren’t too bright. Infinity blue lenses like these have a solid
blue tint with no reflective coating. These are used indoors in yellow, or sodium-vapor
lighting. The blue tint helps cut out some of that yellow light. Brown lenses like these are used for outdoor
applications. They don’t have a reflective coating but they do help
cut down on light and the brown actually helps represent traffic color more accurately. Next up are IR safety glasses.
These are actually made to filter out mid-infrared wavelengths as well as heat. They still let
all visible light through but if you’re working around cutting
or welding, they actually cut out some of that damaging spectrum created
by that kind of work. Obviously, they don’t replace welding masks,
so if you’re actually doing the welding wear your mask. If you’re working in the vicinity
of welding or cutting, these are great for that protection. They commonly
come in 3.0 and 5.0 filter levels. 5.0 is obviously a little bit more filtering. Next up, the popular blue mirror lens.
Now this is basically a gray lens, with a blue reflective coating on it. These actually
reflect some light, which helps cut down on glare and eye strain. Next up is silver. These are very much like
the blue reflective lenses. They’re just a gray lens with a silver reflective
coating to cut down on glare and reduce eye strain. Choosing between
silver and blue is pretty much just an aesthetic preference. Finally, orange or red mirror lenses. Again,
these are like the blue or silver. Just a gray lens,
with a little bit of a silver and a red or orange reflective coating.
But the orange or red actually help increase contrast to help for color recognition. And that’s that. A quick guide
to choosing lens color in eye protection. Next up is choosing fit and style, but that’s
another video. To see all
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