Building on ImpactX technology and after years of laboratory research and field tests with professional athletes, Rudy Project is today proud to introduce ImpactX 2 , a new array of technical lenses perfected with unparalleled cutting- edge photochromic particles, providing unique climatic management technology: getting dark from low to high light transmission within few seconds and tailored to reach a custom color from an initial clear state, ImpactX 2 lenses will enhance contrast , even in darker conditions, they will improve visual acuity and depth perception while providing unparalleled eye protection.
COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS GENERATION, IMPACTX 2 LENSES
- activate from a clear to a specific colored state
- activate faster, up to 25% added photochromic speed
- activate behind the windows or behind the automobile windshield (new pigment packet sensitive to both light and UV rays)
- are more stable to temperatures, up to 20% improvement
- have a wider photochromic range, up to 65% performance
- boast the new innovative High Dynamic Range technology (HDR™)
- for higher contrast definition, superior visual perception and sharper image*
- delivers a higher ultraviolet transmission absorbance
high dynamic range
In addition to a faster activation, the innovative photochromic pigments specifically developed for the new ImpactX 2 lenses*, incorporate an advanced filter function which scientifically modulates the wavelength of light passing through the lens: by eliminating a portion not perceived by our eyes and optimizing its spectrum, the HDR™ technology provides extraordinary visual performance. While maximizing the chromatic range, perceived benefits include superior perception, sharper image and unparalleled enhanced contrast definition.
* not available for the ALL-AROUND lenses
|No HDR / Conventional lens|
|With HDR - High Dynamic Range|
IMPACTX 2 | ALL - AROUND
Based on the world premiere ImpactX Photochromic Clear with its astounding luminous transmittance going from transparent to dark, the ALL-AROUND lenses are engineered for variable weather and will perform very well for almost any terrain and climatic requirement.
IMPACTX 2 | RACING
Building on the legendary Racing Red and ImpactX Photochromic Red worn by professional athletes, these lenses are designed for superior action optical performance and stimulating color contrast.
IMPACTX 2 | COMFORT
These lenses will lower optical stress while enhancing color contrast and visual clarity with perceived comfort benefits. They are perfect for mtb and outdoor activities.
ImpactX - fundamentals
Since the development of CR-39 and Polycarbonate over 50 years ago, there have been few advances and innovations in high impact-resistant optical polymer development.
ImpactX is a family of patented polyurethane optical polymers, transparent and unbreakable, originally developed for military and aerospace requirements to provide bullet-proof, transparent, and light-weight material capable of providing superior protection, reliability and longer lasting performance than polycarbonate.
ImpactX® boast breakthrough photochromic semi-rigid molecular properties formulated exclusively for Rudy Project and represents today the most advanced technological solution in the field of vision protection.
Thanks to their transparency and superior optical quality, lenses made in ImpactX ensure sharp vision and unbeatable comfort: they are made by casting, a process which ensures lower internal stress, higher optical homogeneity and mechanical stability compared to traditional polycarbonate lenses.
Unlike most photochromic standard lenses, ImpactX lenses are fused in the mass of the polymer itself with a complex manufacturing process, making it more resistant and clearly optically superior to most competitors.
ImpactX® lenses are guaranteed unbreakable for life. The molecular semi-rigid properties are developed exclusively for Rudy Project and ensure the physical protection of your eyes against impacts, chemical and atmospheric agents; but because they are semi-rigid they will also minimize injuries during impact of fall.
ImpactX lenses are 16% lighter than CR-39 and 10% lighter than polycarbonate; they have lower refractive index, internal stress and chromatic dispersion than polycarbonate, resulting in sharper images, higher definition, reduces “rainbowing”, and more visual comfort. The program offers cutting-edge photochromic and polarized technology for unparalleled weather management.
The award-winning ImpactX Photochromic Clear has been a world premiere with its astounding luminous transmittance going from an almost transparent state of 78% to a solid dark 18%.