TrueDark’s Daywalker Elite are blue light blocking glasses that are designed for daytime use when being exposed to artificial light indoors.
There are plenty of different blue light blocking glasses on the market these days and so there is more choice than ever when it comes to selecting the right model for you.
Product website: www.truedark.com
However, not all of them are the same, and you’ve probably noticed for yourself that there is a lot of choice when it comes to the lenses and frames available.
We’ve already reviewed the TrueDark Twilight Elites, which are designed for use after sunset, here at HumanWindow, and the next product on our list is the Daywalker Elites.
The purpose of this review is for us to take a detailed look at the Daywalker Elite glasses to see what they’re for, how they work, how they feel and most importantly, what effect they had for us.
We’re also going to take a detailed look at what customers are saying about them and how they compare to other blue light blocking glasses on the market right now.
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So, with the introductions out of the way, let’s start taking a closer look at the TrueDark Daywalker Elite to see where this model stands.
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TrueDark Daywalker Elite – The Basics
So, as we’ve already mentioned, the TrueDark Daywalker Elite are blue light blocking glasses that are designed to reduce your exposure to ‘junk light’.
‘Junk light’ is the term that TrueDark use to describe indoor artificial lighting, whether that be from fluorescent of LED lighting, or the blue light emitted by a mobile phone or laptop.
The official TrueDark website describes the Daywalker Elites as “computer and junk light” glasses that are “backed by science” and made for long hours in front of the computer screen.
The marketing material goes on to say that they filter out the “right” amount of computer and man-made blue light so you can stay alert, but not “overstimulated”.
The Daywalker series are not designed to block out all blue light. Instead, they are designed to block out a certain percentage of it, making them perfect for daytime use when you’re looking to tone down your blue light exposure.
The marketing material on the official website goes on to say that the Daywalker Elites feature a “stylish, streamlined design” and that the frames are made from “lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum”.
The promotional material also says that the Daywalker Elites are “ideal” for users who work, live or play in environments that are lit with artificial blue light, and if you’re exposed to blue light emitting devices such as TVs, computers, tablets and phones, for long periods of time.
The lenses are designed to block out an “optimal” level of 75% of blue light. There is also a note on the product page saying that you can combine them with the Twilight Elites for ultimate 24-hour blue light protection.
So, it all sounds pretty good so far, doesn’t it? However, we prefer not to pay too much attention to what manufacturers say about their on products.
Instead, it’s better to focus on the product itself and that’s where our testing comes in. So, let’s now move on to the next important part of our TrueDark Daywalker Elite review.
The Styles and Frames
At present, there are only a couple of different frame styles when it comes to the Daywalker Elites. That said, they do feature a modern designed, made from high quality aluminum.
That’s our main gripe when it comes to the TrueDark range of blue blockers – that there are not more styles on offer. We hope to see more added in the future so you can be sure to find one that suits you.
Despite the lack of options, the glasses are made to very high quality indeed. They feature a modern-looking streamlined design, and the frames are made from “lightweight aircraft-grade” aluminum.
The product has a ‘premium’ feel to it. You’ll certainly notice that the whole product is presented in a great way and both the carrying case and box it ships in is really high quality. Overall, we were very impressed.
The frames also feature springy hinges, which is a nice surprise and another show of quality when it comes to the TrueDark range.
What’s cool about the Daywalker Elites is that they also come with nose pads for added comfort. Not many of the other blue blocker brands have this. If you’re not a fan of the nose pads, you can remove them yourself using a small screwdriver.
The Lenses and the Effect
Now it’s time to focus on the all important lenses and the effect they had when we used them.
As we mentioned above, the Daywalker Elites are specifically designed to block out an “optimal” 75% of blue light.
They are specifically designed for computer use or for use indoors when you’re being exposed to lots of artificial light and not much natural daylight.
The product description says that they are designed purposefully for people who work or live in environments with lots of exposure to artificial light.
As you can see, the yellow lenses are designed to reduce the amount of light exposed and balance out the spectrum with some more yellow colors.
The glasses feature UV, glare, and scratch resistant lenses which block the harshest blue light wavelengths emitted by LEDs, electronics, phones, tablets, and computers.
The Daywalker Elite lenses are also designed to reduce daytime eye strain, according to the official website.
We found that the Daywalker Elites were perfect for use during the day while at our computer. They helped to immediately reduce the blue light emitted by our screen and made the whole experience of working at our computer in the daytime much more relaxing.
We’re even wearing them as we write this review!
We also found them to be really helpful as a ‘transition’ pair of blue blockers for use after sunset but before putting on our much darker red-lensed glasses to help with sleep.
What Are Customers Saying?
We took a look on social media and elsewhere online to see what real customers were saying about the TrueDark Daywalker Elites.
The general feedback was mainly positive, with many people reporting that they were especially useful for computer use during the day.
At the time of writing, there were 25 customer reviews on Amazon, and the product had an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The most positive review we found came from somebody who rated them five stars and said that the Daywalker Elites are a “good investment for your health”.
One of the more negative reviews came from somebody who left a one-star rating and said that they “expected more” from Truedark’s product.
• They are a premium-priced product, meaning that the Daywalker Elites may not fit into everyone’s budget.
• There is a lack of style options. We feel that TrueDark could enhance their range of glasses by making more styles available using the same high quality lenses. This is especially important if you’re going to be wearing your glasses out in public.
Anything Else to Consider?
We’re big fans of using blue light blocking glasses in the right way here at HumanWindow.
They are an excellent tool for helping to keep your circadian rhythm on point and for building a base layer to support good health overall.
However, you should not look at a pair of blue light blocking glasses as the ‘saviour’ for your health.
Good health always starts with a sensible nutrition plan, regular exercise and good quality sleep.
Yes, blue blockers such as the ones made by TrueDark can make a big difference when used correctly, but they are not going to solve all of your health problems single-handedly.
TrueDark Daywalker Review Conclusion
So, that brings us to the end of our TrueDark Daywalker Elite review.
Overall, we were hugely impressed by both the quality of the frames and the effect of the lenses.
The TrueDark Daywalker Elites are perfect for daytime indoor use and when you’re going to be looking at a computer screen for a long period of time.
The only slight downsides is that they are a premium priced product, and that there are not more styles on offer.
However, if you’re looking for some state of the art computer blue light blocking glasses, then the TrueDark Twilight Elites are one of the best options out there.
For more information and to buy now: www.truedark.com