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The Electric Handmade Italian Acetate sunglass collection features premium Mazzucchelli Acetate material and industry leading lens technology by Carl Zeiss Vision. Established in 1849, Mazzucchelli is the number one producer of acetate for the fashion industry and is one of the most innovative companies in the plastics market. Carl Zeiss Vision, now over 150 years old, continues to offer cutting edge vision products and is a pioneer for optical design and engineering. Previously, Electric manufactured its acetate eyewear collection in Asia, a popular choice for many fashion and action sport brands. Italian craftsmanship has set the global standard for luxury product engineering. Meticulous attention to detail, first choice materials and high standard processes, have placed Italian craftsmanship at the pinnacle of sunglass manufacturing. “Bringing our acetate program to Italy has been a key piece in the elevation of our sunglass quality over the last year. From our melanin infused lenses in our mold injected products, through to our new acetates, the entire line utilizes the finest materials and Italian craftsmanship” …Kip Arnette, Chief Design Officer and Co-founder.
It is a high tensile strength plastic that will retain its shape under all temperatures. This material is impact resistant, flexible, light weight, and durable. Electric uses grilamid in all of its mold injected eyewear.
Also known as Cellulose Acetate, is a nylon based plastic that is hypo allergenic, and has more transparency and gloss than any other plastic. Acetate produces some of the most aesthetically pleasing eyewear, which is ideal for custom fitting and pliable when heated. Electric exclusively uses Mazzucchelli acetate for all of our handmade Italian acetate frames.
Each of Electric's wire frames utilize a high quality surgical grade stainless steel. This material is non corrosive, hypo allergenic, lightweight and durable.
Electric exclusively uses Bayer brand Makrolon raw polycarbonate material. All of our melanin infused polycarbonate lenses are infused with health preserving melanin. This premium polycarbonate material is extremely light weight, has excellent visual clarity and definition, provides 100% UV and 98% Blue light protection and boasts superior impact resistance.
Electric is proud to offer melanin infused CR-39 lenses. An industry first that we have developed, exclusively with our lens supplier. CR-39 monomer lenses combine the optical clarity of glass with the durability of a thermoset material. CR-39 lenses stand up to scratches, are light weight and are featured in all of our acetate frames and select wire frames.
Electric's glass lenses offer superior optical clarity, are the most scratch-resistant and have been manufactured as light weight as possible. These lenses are under 2mm thick and have been treated for increased impact resistant. These lenses are featured in all of our Level III Polarized frames.
Polarized lenses provide the benefit of filtering out reflected light and glare off cars, water, pavement, sand and snow. This lens works great for any activity where high glare conditions exist. Electric’s polarized lens achieves 99% efficiency in blocking polarized light waves and blocks 100% of the suns damaging UV rays, while maintaining optical clarity.
Electric’s Level 1 Polycarbonate Polarized Lens comes standard with Synthetic Melanin, providing the following benefits: glare reduction, 'relaxed eye feeling', true color perception, and scratch resistance.
Electric’s Level II Polycarbonate Polarized Lens combines the world class Level I lens, with the addition of Flash Mirror, Anti-Reflection, hydrophobic and Oleophobic performance coatings.
Electric’s Level III hand polished mineral glass polarized lens represents the benchmark for quality, performance, visual clarity, and color brilliance. Anti-reflection coating is also featured.
A prepaid return shipping label will be included in all orders shipped FedEx. If you aren’t happy with your purchase, we will happily accept a return for a full refund. Our 365-day return policy has no special catches or exceptions. All we ask is that you send the items back to us in the original packaging, and make sure that the products are in the same condition as when you received them. Send the product back to us and we will take care of everything.
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