June 11, 2024 2 min read

Yellow Tinted Lenses for Nighttime Driving and Motorcycle Riding

Do you ever experience light fatigue from staring at a computer screen for too long or find yourself blinded by overly bright LED headlights at night? A surprisingly simple solution is to wear yellow or orange tinted lenses. These lenses work wonders in toning down any bright light, making it almost feel like magic.

The Benefits of Yellow Tinted Lenses

The primary benefit of yellow tinted lenses is their ability to reduce the intensity of bright lights. However, it's important to note that while they can lower the harshness of intense lights, they do not necessarily improve your overall nighttime vision. A computer spectrometer would show that technically any tinted lens dims the light rather than brightens it.

How Do They Work?

Yellow and orange are high-contrast colors that accentuate the environment, helping you see details more clearly. This effect can trick your brain into perceiving things as brighter, both during the day and at night. This contrast enhancement can make your nighttime driving experience more comfortable and safer by improving your ability to face those blinding headlights.

Individual Preferences

As the saying goes, everyone is different. While many riders find yellow tinted lenses beneficial, it's crucial to try a pair prudently before relying on them for all your nighttime driving. Personal preference and individual sensitivity to light can vary, so what works for one rider might not work for another. Ultimately, any tinted lens will make the environment darker, but thanks to the high contrast color, it tricks the brain into thinking your vision is getting brighter and allows you to see details better.

Our Recommendation: 7eye Contrast Photochromic L27 Lens

At 7eye, we offer the Contrast Photochromic L27 lens, which transitions from pale yellow to gray. This lens is specifically engineered to strike a balance - it isn't completely yellow, so it doesn't overly dim your night vision, but it still effectively tones down the blinding oncoming headlights compared to a completely clear lens.


Yellow tinted lenses can be a game-changer for nighttime driving and motorcycle riding. By reducing glare and enhancing contrast, they make riding at night more comfortable and less fatiguing. When choosing yellow tinted lenses, consider quality, fit, and features like photochromic properties that adjust to different lighting conditions. With the right lenses, you can drive safely and confidently, no matter the time of day.

For more information on our range of motorcycle eyewear, visit our website at https://7eye.com/ and explore our products designed to enhance your riding experience. Please follow this link to our lens guide: https://7eye.com/pages/7eye-lens-guide

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