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  1. JoshAD330

    JoshAD330 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Ok guys this is my dilemma. I really want to get me a pair of Infinite Hero Radars. They have been on my wish list for a while. Unfortunately, they dont come with violet iridium lenses. And Oakley does not sell violet Iridium replacement lenses either. Accordingly, I am trying to decide what lenses would be the second best choice to replace the Black Iridium lenses this frame comes with: Ice Iridium or Blue Iridium? Looking at pics it seems to me that the Blue Iridium lenses would be a better choice than ice iridium but I am not sure. What do you guys think? I am sure we have Forum members who bought the Infinite Hero Radars and switch the lenses. So whats the best choice: Ice Iridium or Blue Iridium? Thanks for your input. :)
     
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  2. discodave

    discodave Go Navy!

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    It depends on what you want to see when you look out of your lens. Ice is a much darker color and has 9 percent light transmission, Deep Blue has purple tones in it but has 15 percent light transmission. That's quite a difference.

    Here's an image someone posted of the two side by side. You can see that the Blue Iridium is much lighter than the ice.

    If I were buying the two I'd go with the Blue Iridium. Ice is kind of dark when not in direct sunlight and can look almost black.

    Ice Iridium vs Blue Iridium lenses - m-lenses.46345%2F&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fc2.staticflickr.com%2F8%2F7100%2F7305734476_35977e7765_b.jpg
     
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  3. JoshAD330

    JoshAD330 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yeah plus I also want the lenses to match the violet icons and stem sleeves of the frame. Wondering what lenses will match these better: Ice or blue iridium. It is a pity Oakley does not offer violet iridium as replacement lenses for Radar Path
     
  4. discodave

    discodave Go Navy!

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    Blue Iridium would match more because it has hints of violet in it. Ice does not.
     
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  5. discodave

    discodave Go Navy!

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    here's the image again. I was having trouble uploading it.

    Ice Iridium vs Blue Iridium lenses - m-lenses.46345%2F&v=1&out=https%3A%2F%2Fc2.staticflickr.com%2F8%2F7100%2F7305734476_35977e7765_b.jpg
     
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  6. JoshAD330

    JoshAD330 Oakley Enthusiast

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    thank you Dave that picture comparing both really helps because you see both lenses next to each other. so yeah it seems blue iridium will be a better match and it is offered by Oakley as replacement lenses. The Radars were my first Oakley frames ever and are very close to my heart so I will be very happy when I get my hands on the Infinite Hero ones. Thanks again Dave. :)
     
  7. djhyper66

    djhyper66 Oakley Expert

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    Ice Iridium vs Blue Iridium lenses - uploadfromtaptalk1435587152433.jpg Ice Iridium vs Blue Iridium lenses - uploadfromtaptalk1435587163830.jpg I made my own for radarlock with G30 polarized lens. I'm not a big fan of violet iridium lens, it's such a harsh lens color, make everything look yellowish. G30 polarized is a great lens !!!
     
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  8. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    BMX has one Ice Iridium vs Blue Iridium lenses - uploadfromtaptalk1435588835734.png
     
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  9. DrGnBld

    DrGnBld Oakley Beginner

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    What is that middle pair of frames? I like those a lot
     
  10. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    IH split jacket