Optic Yellow Glow Dot

Optic Yellow Big Dots

Optic Yellow is the most visible color in low light and is the direct replacement of the first-generation white Big Dot. Primarily based on the white light spectrum, optic yellow is very reflective and will excite the photoluminescent properties of the Glow Dot faster than any other color. In bright light, Optic Yellow outperforms white, because it doesn’t wash out. As an example, imagine shooting at white steel targets on a bright sunny day. 

Original White Big Dot vs. Optic Yellow Big Dot In Bright Light

 DXT Gen 1 White DXT2 Optic Yellow

In most situations, people rarely find themselves in completely dark settings. When exposed to light, the patent pending Glow Dot absorbs and stores energy. The photoluminescent properties then cause the dot to glow for many hours, greatly increasing the dot's visibility in low light. Our second-generation sights are four times as bright as our Gen 1 sights in diminishing light.

Original White Big Dot vs. Optic Yellow Big Dot In Low Light
 DXT Gen 1 White  DXT2 Optic Yellow

As defined by the Opponent Process Theory of color vision, Optic Yellow will appear white in dark environments. Eyes see yellow by using two different types of color vision cones, allowing it to appear more white on the gray scale spectrum before the eyes rods completely take over for night vision.

In summary, Optic Yellow is the best option for low light and has the brightest glow intensity. While science provides a backbone to what situations a specific color will excel in, most often the choice comes down to personal preference and which color an individual can see better.

Click here to learn more about how humans see color and how eye cone and rod cells work in varying lighting scenarios.

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