BELL HELMETS INTRODUCES PROTINT PHOTOCHROMATIC SHIELD TECHNOLOGY
Activated by UV Light, Self-Adjusting Shield Arms Riders with Optimal Visual Clarity Regardless of Rapidly Changing Light Conditions
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (May 23, 2018) – Bell Helmets, one of the industry’s most iconic brands and a leader in innovative head protection, today announced ProTint, the company’s first proprietary photochromatic shield.
After years of research and development efforts by Bell’s engineering team, ProTint’s photochromatic technology self-adjusts to random changes in lighting conditions, arming riders with optimal clarity, day or night and regardless of varying environments. With ProTint, Bell becomes the first helmet manufacturer to develop its own proprietary photochromatic shield technology, underscoring its commitment to developing industry-leading protective technologies.
“ProTint is the first self-adjusting shield technology developed by riders, for riders, and the ideal complement to our more-expansive Panovision viewport,” said Chris Sackett, vice president of Bell Helmets. “Virtually every rider has experienced the challenges, and potential hazards, associated with rapidly changing light conditions, and ProTint addresses this, allowing riders the peace of mind to stay completely focused throughout the ride.”
ProTint’s adaptive shield technology offers exceptional clarity in low-light conditions, but quickly darkens when exposed to bright light. This reaction allows the rider’s eyes to comfortably adjust to randomly changing conditions throughout the day. In addition, ProTint offers unrivaled detail with lenses designed to provide enhanced contrast, allowing riders to discern shapes and colors faster, while also reducing eye strain through varying light conditions.
ProTint is compatible with Bell helmets that feature the Panovision viewport, including the all-new SRT Modular, as well as the entire Star lineup, which includes Star MIPS, Race Star FLEX and the industry-leading Pro Star FLEX.
The new ProTint shields will be available June 1 at select retailers and online. For more information on ProTint shields, visit www.bellhelmets.com. Riders can also join the conversation and follow the latest from Bell Powersports on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, and YouTube.
Founded in the 1950s California hot rod scene, and now protecting the heads of champions in auto, motorcycle and bicycle competitions all over the world, Bell is synonymous with protection and progression. Based in Scotts Valley, Calif., Bell is the world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of bicycle and motorcycle helmets and accessories. Bell is online at www.bellhelmets.com.