What are UVA and UVB?2018-09-25T18:40:08-07:00

UVA is a long, ultraviolet wavelength emitted by the sun and grow lights. UVA rays are the “aging” rays in the UV spectrum. This wavelength may have a greater potential to cause damage, as these rays penetrate the skin deeper. UVB, on the other hand, are the “burning” rays in the UV spectrum responsible for the skins color change. Both types of rays are capable of causing significant damage to the human body.

What is the difference between SPF and UPF?2018-09-25T18:40:15-07:00

Sun Protection Factor (SPF), is the rating system used for sunscreens, makeup, and other protective products. It measures the amount of time it takes for sun-exposed skin to burn or redden. Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) indicates how much of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation is absorbed by a material. It measures the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches the skin.

Does RayWear protect from UVA and UVB?2018-09-25T18:40:23-07:00

Yes! We’ve rigorously tested RayWear across the UV spectrum, and the results are off the charts, achieving a 50+ UPF (Ultraviolet Protective Factor) rating. This is the highest level of protection any fabric can achieve.

How does your fabric stop UV rays?2018-10-01T15:26:37-07:00

Our patent-pending fabric and weave blends create a completely unique layer of protection from UV, visible and IR radiation that is not just extremely light and breathable, but incredibly soft for anyone with sensitive skin.

Are grow lights harmful to humans?2018-10-01T15:27:11-07:00

Yes.  Modern grow lights are capable of producing high levels of UV, Visible and IR radiation all of which can be harmful to our grower community.

Which lights are the most dangerous?2018-10-01T15:28:05-07:00

Whether or not a grow light is dangerous is completely based on how someone is working around it. There’s a mountain of scientific evidence that demonstrates the danger of UV, visible and infrared (IR) radiation. Extreme amounts of all three can be produced by modern grow lights. But understand this: Grow lights are amazing tools that are vital to our industry and community. But like any tool, it’s the responsibility of the user to operate it safely and protect themselves. If you bang your thumb while hammering a nail, who do you blame for the injury? Grow lights are designed specifically to maximize plant responses in a minimal amount of time, and they are amazing at that job. It is up to all of us to properly educate and protect ourselves accordingly.

Do my eyes also need protection from light radiation?2018-10-01T15:28:47-07:00

Yes. It is extremely important to protect your eyes from light radiation. We recommend protective sunglasses or goggles for ultimate defense.

Is RayWear specifically for growers?2018-10-01T15:31:22-07:00

RayWear was created specifically to protect the modern cultivation community and the unique environments they endure. However, RayWear is highly recommended for anyone who spends a significant amount of time in direct sunlight (e.g., hikers, outdoor enthusiasts) or under intense, artificial lights.

Are cultivators at greater risk for skin cancer?2019-01-16T10:59:58-08:00

Yes. Cultivators are exposed to a greater range of light radiation for a longer length of time than the average individual is likely to encounter. This increased exposure may put growers at a greater risk for melanoma and a host of other harmful diseases.

Is RayWear different from other sun proof clothing?2018-10-01T15:32:54-07:00

Yes! Traditional sun-proof clothing is only focused on protecting the wearer from UV rays. However, this is only a fraction of the light radiation modern cultivators are being exposed too. RayWear’s patent pending fabric offers the most complete protection through the radiation spectrum. RayWear gear has earned a 50+ UPF rating (the highest rating any sun-proof clothing can achieve) and significantly reduces infrared (IR) radiation and blocks up to 99% of visible light radiation.

Can I use RayWear as a rash guard?2018-09-25T18:41:25-07:00

You can, however, this was not the intended design for our fabric, and it may not perform as well as a traditional rash guard in that environment. But we appreciate your enthusiasm and MacGyver-like creativity!

What are RayWear shirts made of?2018-10-01T15:33:30-07:00

Our custom fabrics are manufactured using the highest quality, cutting-edge technology, including organic fibers that deliver an unparalleled level of light protection. In addition, all of our fabrics test above 50+ UPF, which is the highest rating a fabric can achieve.

Is RayWear fabric resistant to both salt and chlorine?2018-09-25T18:43:53-07:00

RayWear has been tested far beyond what most humans would ever experience, and our fabric has never failed. Our protection is in our patent-pending fibers and weave pattern. As long as the fabric is intact, then you are protected! Feel free to wash our gear with your regular laundry. However, corrosive chemicals such as bleach and chlorine can damage the fibers and will lower its effectiveness. That’s why we recommend you avoid any corrosive chemicals.

Does RayWear’s UPF protection ever wash out or fade?2018-09-25T18:43:39-07:00

Although we have gone to great lengths to ensure we deliver the highest quality fabric, as with most clothing, our apparel may eventually lose its protective qualities.

What are the appropriate wash settings for RayWear fabrics?2018-09-25T18:42:25-07:00

Machine wash with cold water and no bleach, then tumble dry on low.

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