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    Brown vs Gray

    Hello!
    Can you compare the light transmition of the darkest state at the same temperature of Transitions lenses in Gray and Brown in plastic and Poly.
    Were there always this difference?
    Thanks
    Lenny

    #2
    Gray doesn't distort color values and gets somewhat darker (about 12%, it think). Brown supposedly "increases contrast".

    Chip

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      #3
      Last edited by Jim Schafer; 07-28-2006, 03:39 PM. Reason: wrong inverse number
      Jim Schafer
      Retired From PPG Industries/
      Transitions Optical, Inc.

      When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say even less.
      Paul Brown

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        #4
        Thanks Jim!
        Do you have % numbers of sales gray vs brown?

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          #5
          Brown in the US

          Hi Lenny,
          Overall, Transitions Brown is a steady 10% of US Sales.
          However, not all of our products are available in Brown.
          In products where both gray and brown are offered, brown is closer to 20% of sales.
          In some progressive designs, it is 25% of the product sold. This because the lens manufacturer actively promotes brown.
          Jim
          Jim Schafer
          Retired From PPG Industries/
          Transitions Optical, Inc.

          When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say even less.
          Paul Brown

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            #6
            Thanks Again!

            How about if you compare the sales of Brown vs gray in the same material and the same design?
            Lets say how many brown vs gray were sold in progressive Essilor or Sola?

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              #7
              That is all proprietary information. If you look at the Dispensor Guide, you can get a good feel of what manufacturers have more focus on brown and in what materials.

              Jim
              Jim Schafer
              Retired From PPG Industries/
              Transitions Optical, Inc.

              When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say even less.
              Paul Brown

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