What is a motorcycle helmet with visor for? Is it safe to wear a tinted visor when riding at night?

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The helmet visor serves as a protective shield for the rider's eyes and face. It helps to shield against wind, dust, debris, and insects, providing clear visibility and preventing eye strain. The visor also reduces glare from the sun and other bright light sources, improving safety and comfort. With its functionality and safety features, the helmet visor is an essential component of motorcycle gear, ensuring a safer and more enjoyable riding experience.

ILM 861C/861A Replacement Visor

As mentioned in the previous article, ILM helmet visors are made of polycarbonate material with an abrasion-resistant coating on the outside, usually clear and tinted visors. But is it safe to wear a tinted visor when riding at night?


Strictly speaking, it is not safe to wear a tinted visor at night. Tinted visors are designed to reduce the amount of sunlight and glare during daylight hours, which can enhance visibility and reduce eye strain. However, wearing a tinted visor at night significantly reduces your visibility in low-light conditions.

ILM Full Face MIPS Motorcycle Helmet Model 129M

At night, your vision is already compromised due to reduced lighting, and wearing a tinted visor further diminishes your ability to see clearly. It can make it difficult to perceive objects, judge distances, and react to potential hazards on the road. This can increase the risk of accidents and put your safety and the safety of other drivers on the road in danger.


It is recommended to use clear visors or goggles when riding at night to ensure maximum visibility. Clear visors allow for better light transmission and improve your ability to see the road, potential obstacles, and other vehicles. ILM helmets are generally clear visors, for some helmets you can choose to buy tinted visors. Helmet like the ILM Z501 motorcycle helmet will come with 1pc/ REVO Visor(mirrored visor), 1pc/Clear Visor, 1pc/ REVO Spoiler(mirrored), and 1pc/ Black Spoiler, which is friendly to riders to change the visor, whether riding during the day or at night.

ILM Full Face Motorcycle Helmet Model Z501

Riders should always prioritize safety when choosing their visors and adapt them to the lighting conditions riders will be riding in.

ILM Anti Fog Visor for Motorcycle Helmets (Pinlock 30)

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