Model 1388 Glassworking Safety Glasses – BoroView 5.0
Our RX-1388-S combines comfort and safety in a stylish pair of wrap-around safety glasses. No more uncomfortable side shields sticking into your face or gaps between the shield and your lenses: this frame features built-in side shields for the highest level of safety and comfort. The rubberized arms, temples, and nose pads also make the glasses more comfortable while increasing their safety by preventing them from sliding off. The RX-1388-S is made of a lightweight yet durable plastic, and this frame is best for small to medium-sized heads. ANSI Z87 Safety Approved.
Phillips BoroView 3 & 5 lenses are designed to meet the need for the extra UV and IR protection needed when working on borosilicate glass. These lenses offer a revolutionary formulation designed to exactly meet the needs of those working with the harder, higher temperature of borosilicate glass. Phillips BoroView are specially formulated Polycarbonate filter lenses that Phillips Safety Products designed for the lampworking and glassblowing markets. This revolutionary product is greatly lighter than conventional laminated and glass products, and comes in a full coverage lens which is a higher quality design because there are no areas without shading. If you are working with smaller pieces, the BoroView 3 is for you. For larger pieces like candlesticks and statues, you will need the BoroView 5. BoroView’s should be worn when working on hard glass types where regular Phillips202/ACE or Polycarbonate Sodium Flare (SFP) Lenses are not adequate due to the fact of insufficient filtration of ultra violet and infra-red absorption.
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A mirrored coating on an optical lens reflects the optical energies striking it. Both visible and invisible. Because all mirrors reflect all Infrared, they help remove heat from the eyes.
Silver mirrors reflect all Infrared(IR), some of the Ultra Violet (UV) and all visible colors.
Gold mirrors reflect all IR, more of the UV and a greater part of the orange and red spectrum. This tends to give the blue and green wavelengths more contrast.
The other colored mirrors absorb some of their apparent color (red,blue,green, etc) while also reflecting UV and IR. The apparent view derived increases the contrast of their opposite color (color compliment). Red/Green, Blue/Orange and so on.
Please note that this contrast effect in colored mirrors is very slight and the main reason for color choice is more aesthetic than functional. The base shade of the lens is the greatest influence of the view through the lens. The mirrors main function is to reflect Infrared.
Phillips Safety and Kemper Medical Employees are not optometrists and can only make suggestions concerning eye protection. There are many types of eye protection available and we manufacture as many as possible. Kemper Phillips Safety Products does not accept any liability concerning eye damage arising from the use, misuse, or non-use of any eyewear products we sell.
For more information on protection Click Here for The Society of Glass Beadmakers NIOSH Health Hazard Report