Mirror/Solar Radiation Control

SRC Coating Service


Solar Radiation Control (SRC) coating is a comprehensive sunwear coating program by NACL which addresses the market demand for premium sunwear. Technologically advanced coating designs for sunglasses are now available for all prescriptions and lens materials. Also, SRC coatings are available on pre-coated stock basis for both plano and prescription lenses. Learn more about our SRC coating service and capabilities below.

There is an SRC coating to meet every need.

Mirror Coating Types:

Reflex Mirrors: (Dynamic Impact)

This type of mirror coating has been available to the industry for more than 20 years. It can be applied to all types of lenses with excellent results. The reflex mirror consists of a series of coating layers, which attenuates visible light transmission. In most cases, the density is 20% to 30% darker than the original uncoated lens. Reflex mirrors should be applied to a base tint of at least 50%. Base tints of Grey and Brown gives the best results. Reflex mirrors are the only mirrors available in solid, single gradient, and double gradient versions. Reflex mirrors are offered in Silver, Gold, Blue and Rainbow (pictured above-right) mirror colors.

Flash Mirror (Bolle® Style)

The flash mirror is part of the reflex mirror family except the coating density is reduced to give a more subtle effect. Available in Silver and Gold, solid or gradient mirrors.

The Black Mirror (NACL Exclusive)

The Black Mirror provides a true “signature look” and is considerably different from other types of colored mirrors. It could be likened to many layers of the finest hand-rubbed wax applied the surface of a Rolls Royce. The Black Mirror is the darkest mirror we produce, and looks best when applied to a neutral green/grey base tinted lens.

Sportlife Mirror Series

The Sportlife series from NACL is a family of four technically advanced lenses that ease outdoor light problems commonly encountered by lovers of the great outdoors.

Sportlife Snowscreen
(double gradient Silver / Vuarnet® style base tint)

Helps define terrain in “white on white” light. For skiers, skaters and other winter sport enthusiasts.

Sportlife Seascreen
(double gradient Blue / Vuarnet® style base tint)

Combats glare and reflection in blue green light. For fishing enthusiasts, recreational boaters, sailors and beach lovers.

Sportlife Landscreen
(double gradient Gold / Vuarnet® style base tint)

Absorbs harmful light, yet permits carefree viewing for golfers, hunters, bikers, and joggers.

Sportlife Rose
(double gradient Silver / Vermilion style base tint)

Dark rose tint with special gradient filter to reduce glare from above and below. All-purpose sunglass.

Dielectric Mirrors
(Uncompromising Performance)

High technology in motion. Advanced protection and light wave management will keep you on the edge. This mirror, developed by NACL, utilizes a completely different technology than the reflex mirror. This mirror uses between 5 and 11 layers of virtually colorless materials, precisely applied, which results in a brilliant color mirror effect. Dielectric mirrors, unlike Reflex mirrors, do not add any density to the lens and can be used for all outdoor activities. Further, these coatings can be applied to all lens materials with equally good results.

Available colors: Blue, Violet, Orange, Green, Lilac, Arctic Blue, Virtual Red and Inferno. Excellent for driving, golf, tennis, and activities requiring high contrast and acuity.

Metalectric Mirrors
(Outrageous Color)

Hyper-reflective filters for maximum protection from the sun’s harsh rays. With a mission of developing radically new mirror products, NACL has completed the task. The result is the Metalectric mirror series. Metalectric mirrors are the cutting edge in design, innovation and performance. These new mirrors utilize the latest in Ion Beam technology to improve durability and scratch resistance of the mirror coating. Metalectric mirrors can be applied to all lens materials. NACL recommends a maximum base tint of 65% in grey or brown. Metalectric mirrors are available in two hyper-reflective colors, Electric Blue, and Extreme Green. Includes UV, tint, mirror and hydrophobic overcoating.

Ultra-Violet Protection

All SRC coatings block 100% of harmful UV radiation and work well as UV-protection lenses. Considerable information has been published over the past several years regarding UV radiation, and its potential for damaging the human eye. Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 190 and 380 nanometers (nm). UV radiation can be divided into the following three regions:

Wavelength       Type       Energy

315 – 380nm   UV – A     Lowest

280 – 315nm   UV – B     Mid

190 – 280nm   UV- C     Highest

Sunlight contains UV-radiation; however, the atmosphere filters out the high energy UV-C radiation before it reaches the earth’s surface. UV-B radiation causes sunburns and may potentially be responsible for eye damage and cataract formations. SRC coatings effectively filter these harmful wavelengths, as well as the lower-level UV-A radiation.

If you would like to inquire into our mirror coating and SRC coating services, contact us today via phone or e-mail—we’ll provide the right solution based on your application’s needs.

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