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  1. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    What is the difference between Ruby Iridium and Positive Red Iridium Oakley lenses, and which one is better for maximum sun protection?

    Many thanks
     
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  2. discodave

    discodave Go Navy!

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    I'm no lens EXPERT but I've had many different sets of both. Ruby is better for maximum sun protection. Ruby has more of an orange/yellow look to it, and the positive red will have mostly red/purple/and blue in it. The positive red lenses are better for cloudy days or when the sun isn't super bright.

    Example with my Flak Jackets: First pair is ruby, second pair is positive red.

    I've had positive red look MANY differen colors too. One pair I had looked almost all blue all the time. So, it depends on what frame you have and how old the lenses are. Ruby used to look a lot different than it does now. Ruby is starting to look like a mix of Ruby and Fire (often called Fruby).

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  3. qBan

    qBan The Hijinxer

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    I'd say ruby (from my experience with both). And ruby has a nice blue tint to it when you look thru
     
  4. OakleyFreak

    OakleyFreak RIP RoTors

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    Positive Red Iridium
    Medium to bright light. Features a neutral lens tint with an IridiumĀ® coating to tune contrast and reduce glare.

    Specifications:
    Oakley Ruby Iridium vs Positive Red Iridium - Lens Question - eyew_plu1_s_pos_red_irid_thumb_40.png
    Light Transmission:
    15%
    Conditions:
    medium to bright light
    Protection Index:
    3
    Neutral / Contrast:
    Contrast
     
  5. OakleyFreak

    OakleyFreak RIP RoTors

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    Ruby Iridium
    Medium to bright light. Neutral lens tint for truer color perception. Features an IridiumĀ® coating to reduce glare. Excellent in hot, sunny conditions.

    Specifications:
    Oakley Ruby Iridium vs Positive Red Iridium - Lens Question - eyew_plu1_s_ruby_irid_thumb_40.png
    Light Transmission:
    14%
    Conditions:
    medium to bright light
    Protection Index:
    3
    Neutral / Contrast:
    Neutral
     
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  7. NiGHTSx2

    NiGHTSx2 Oakley Collector

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    IMO +Red is a much nicer lens to look through than Ruby. Try on the two back to back, and you'll see what I mean.
     
  8. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    For two supposedly neutral lenses +red is definitely the more neutral! Though I don't really mind ruby's blue cast.

    I have 20 years of history with +red, I've always liked it. Even when I had only stock Juliets, I knew there'd be a +red one in my future :)
     
  9. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    thanks guys i think i will go for the +red since based on your comments
     
  10. kayana photography bali

    kayana photography bali Oakley Enthusiast

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    vote for +red