All about Blue Light
Ki ET LA has always aspired to offer quality accessories to protect children. When launching our CraZyg-Zag glasses dedicated to kids and to meet the growing trend of children using screens, it was only natural for us to offer both a SUN and a SCREEN range. As high protection remains our priority, our glasses filter up to 50% of the harmful blue light from screens, tablets and games consoles.
FROM WHAT AGE SHOULD SUNGLASSES BE WORN?
As, before infants are 1 year old, 90% of UVA rays and more than 50% of UVB rays reach their retina, it is essential for your baby to wear sunglasses from their first exposure to sun
⇒ For this purpose, Ki ET LA has created an adjustable model specially for the 0-18 month age range with short temples for maximum comfort: the Diabola..
WHAT DOES CATEGORY 4 MEAN?
This refers to the protection category of the lenses of your sunglasses.
The categories of lenses range from 0 to 4
⇒ Ki ET LA’s sunglasses lenses are category 4 and filter 90% of UVA rays and 95% of UVB rays for maximum protection. They are also have a special blue light filter treatment.
ARE Ki ET LA SUNGLASSES SUITABLE FOR SKIING?
Snow reflects 85% of UV rays!
Only category 4 glass provides protection against this type of solar radiation
⇒ Ki ET LA’s sunglasses can be worn when skiing and in other extreme conditions (at sea for example)
WHY CHOOSE AN ANTI-UV HAT RATHER THAN AN ORDINARY COTTON HAT?
In general, a standard summer fabric has a UPF of around 6 and blocks very little UV radiation
⇒ The Ki ET LA hat made of Anti-UV textile having an UPF of 50+ provides maximum protection against UV rays.
⇒ Its wide visors protect small children’s shoulders and/or their face.
WHAT DO UPF AND UPF 50+ MEAN?
UPF means « Ultraviolet Protection Factor ». It is an index that was defined for textiles with a European standard, and indicates the UV filtering percentage.
UPF 50+ provides a very high protection since this rating blocks more than 97.5% of UVA and UVB rays
⇒ The Ki ET LA Kapel hat is made of UPF 50+ cotton: the maximum UV protection index.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UPF AND SPF?
SPF means “Sunburn Protection Factor”. SPF is the index that represents the protection level of a sun-protection product (cream, lotion, spray, etc.).
UPF means “Ultraviolet Protection Factor” and indicates the UV percentage filtered by the textile.
Each solar index corresponds to a UVB blocked percentage.
⇒ The Ki ET LA Kapel hat’s UPF 50+ index is the highest UV protection currently available.
WHAT DOES THE OEKO TEX LABEL REALLY GUARANTEE?
The Oeko-Tex label is the first label aiming to ensure the human/ecological qualities of textiles: free from products that are toxic for the body and the environment.
⇒ Tous les chapeaux Ki ET LA bénéficient du label Oeko Tex.