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  1. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    Will having the display case lights constantly on degrade or discolor your lenses? Like window tint film turning purple after a few years of constant exposure to the sun?
     
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  2. RonkPM

    RonkPM Oakley Enthusiast

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    I've heard it's the heat of the sun that causes the dyes in the cheaper tint film to break down. If you are worried about UV exposure, fluorescent lights produce very little. I read somewhere that under the big ballast fluorescent lights, 8 hours is around the equivalent of 1 minute of exposure to the sun. I wouldn't think that you would have to worry about your lenses or frames. :)
     
  3. lawman0210

    lawman0210 Oakley Collector

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    I'm currently using LED lights. Is that cool?
     
  4. GH4AU

    GH4AU Carbon Fanatic Premium Member

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    LED lights run even cooler. I seriously doubt the light could even minutely discolor the lenses.
     
  5. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Funny enough, polycarbonate degrades under exposure of UV.

    We're talking years upon years to see anything noticeable, but if you're using polycarb for load-bearing applications UV fatigue is a real concern.
     
  6. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

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    I think halogen lights will affect FMJ finishes on frames, but I dont think lenses will be show degradation.
    Im no scientologist, though