Question about "Reflecticles?

should i buy relfecticles that reflect visible light as well as infrared light?

I looked at there website. some of there glasses reflect visible light. and some of them reflect infrared light only. the thing is reflecting visible light obviously sacrificing the ability to remain “covert” in exchange for… what exactly? what are the benefit of reflecting normal light?

The glasses seem like a scam to me.

Some cameras use visible light, other use invisible light, but they both do it to illuminate the object they are trying to record. If you run into a camera that uses a spot or flashlight, you should in theory be able to obfuscate the image by reflecting enough light from the area of your face.

You could use a $0.25 paper bag and get the same results, don’t know if you need to buy $188 sunglasses.

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the question is: how would you make paper beg convient or keep it from drawing attention?

Attention to what?

If you plan on committing a crime, you are going to need more than a pair of funny glasses.

For the glasses to have any chance of working there need to be high contrast, you need a dark background and the bright light source pointed at your face, I doubt it works with ambient light.

Putting a bag in your head or covering your face with a mask, might draw attention, but it’s not illegal, and it will hide your identity.

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I would just wear a face mask if that is an option for you

it is, but its outdated. as far as i know modern algorithm already know how to recognize even with a face mask

Reflectacles have several options, and can actually be quite useful and not draw attention. You can get different models–dark lenses that also block IR, clear lenses that block IR, clear or dark lenses that reflect IR and visible light, etc.
The problem is that you need to know what kind of light source is being used by the specific facial recognition system you are faced with. I’ve found that dark lenses that block IR are good, but you look like a jerk if you’re inside.
Reflectacles was having huge supply chain issues for a while. Not sure if that is solved, and also not sure if all the models I am familiar with from 2 years ago are still available.

Reflectacles have several options, and can actually be quite useful and not draw attention. You can get different models–dark lenses that also block IR, clear lenses that block IR, clear or dark lenses that reflect IR and visible light, etc.
The problem is that you need to know what kind of light source is being used by the specific facial recognition system you are faced with. I’ve found that dark lenses that block IR are good, but you look like a jerk if you’re inside.
Reflectacles was having huge supply chain issues for a while. Not sure if that is solved, and also not sure if all the models I am familiar with from 2 years ago are still available.

this is not really the question. what i was asking about if there is any benefit for glasses to relfect visual light as well as infra red if so i would rather have them. if not i would rather be using glasses that are less noticeable to fellow humans.

In some cases reflection is useful.
For example, at night some cameras give off a brief flash to illuminate subjects (this happens at most newer traffic lights, for example). Reflection causes the image to wash out around your face. This works with both ir and visual light.

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It has this kind of effect.
This is ir reflection.

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given that on two occasations i was video filmes by crazy people without my consent. i just made up my mind. thanks!

The Reflectacles website isn’t particularly user friendly for shoppers to compare the models side by side.
So here’s a helpful aid (Yes, Reflectacles, I will accept a coupon for your products as a reward for my hard work):
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Very helpfll thanks! Two questions
1: how do you know which models will also be effective during daylight?

2: why are there models in the table that dont have neither IR or visible light,r eflection, what are they good for?

The reflective quality is only a part of the frames.
All of the options have lenses that block IR, which works day or night.
The reflective quality of a few models is just an added benefit. For example, if you have Ghost and you walk by a CCTV cam at night that is illuminating the area with IR then your face will register on the camera as a washed out bright blur. Since Ghost also has visible light reflection built-in, if someone takes a flash photo of you it will also wash out the photo with a bright blur around your face. Just keep in mind that the reflective properties only work in low light environments.

The IR blocking lenses that are in every model work day or night and result in black holes over your face.
I think the confusion here is between the “reflection” and the “blocking”. Only the frames of some models have “reflection”. All models have IR “blocking” lenses.

Ohh i see thanks!