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    Photochromic Lenses ... and Faceshields

    News to me at least is availability of lenses that will darken behind a car windshield ... and one might assume a helmet faceshield. Drivewear

    http://www.transitions.com/en-us/mob...ptive-sunwear/
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    I wonder how fast the change can take place when entering a tunnel or parking garage...
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    I have a transitions face shield on my Laser helmet and have experienced no problems whatsoever in tunnels, etc. Occasionally heading into a rising or setting sun I find it a bit light, but that's really my only complaint. Of course I can't tell you how it would react behind a windshield... as I don't ride that way! ;-)

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    I have used Photochromic Lenses for years, behind face shields, windshields (motorcycle and auto) and would not be without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakeybone View Post
    I have used Photochromic Lenses for years, behind face shields, windshields (motorcycle and auto) and would not be without them.
    So have I, but the particular brand(s) that I have had with the last three or four pairs of glasses won't darken behind a face shield, and only slightly when driving a car.
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    I stopped buying transition lens years ago sinse you still need sunglasses behind anything that has a UV coating. My latest helmet has the built in tinted visor. Here is the link to e-tint http://e-tintproducts.com
    I used their automatic shield for a couple years. I works great until I t was left on to many times then never work right after that.
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    Drivewear lenses do not require UV to darken.
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    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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