What are Diffraction Glasses?

Diffraction Glasses (Not to be confused with Kaleidoscope Glasses) are the essential new visual accessory designed to enhance raves, concerts, festivals and firework shows.

Diffraction Glasses help the wearer feel as though they are part of the show or event by enhancing the lights all on their own. Our glasses have been rapidly gaining popularity in the live music scene because they bring the user further “into” the show, for the person wearing the glasses the gap between the show and themselves seems to disappear as they are surrounded by beautiful lights.  

At first glance our glasses are much like any regular pair of fashionable sunglasses, look a little closer however and you will notice that  Diffraction Glasses are in fact equipped with some very special laser etched lenses which provide the wearer with stunning visual effects.

Although the technology has been around for a long time, diffraction grating has only recently been implemented into portable glasses for entertainment purposes. Popularity of Diffraction Glasses has soured during the past couple of years due to a new interest in electronic music and visual shows. Developed primarily for the events scene these products are most often purchased by ravers, festival goers and people who like to party.

How do Diffraction Glasses work?

Diffraction is defined as the process by which a beam of light or other systems of waves is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or across an edge, typically accompanied by interference between the wave forms produced.

A diffraction grating is a tool used for the separation of the spectral lines, they act as a "super prism", separating the different colours of light.

Diffraction Glasses have a thin layer of diffraction gratings embedded into their lenses which splits light into its individual spectrum of colours. This is the main principle behind what gives Diffraction Glasses their awesome visual sensation.  White light will show the widest array of colours, whereas looking at a blue light, for example, will show its component colours.


Diffraction Glasses and the Kaleidoscope effects can give off extremely strong visuals. It is recommended that the customer DOES NOT:

  • Wear GloFX Glasses while driving
  • Wear GloFX Glasses when operating machinery
  • Run while wearing GloFX Glasses
  • Look directly at the sun, GloFX Glasses are not sunglasses

The experience is fun and we aim to keep it this way, we want to ensure customers get the optimum effects, whilst using the product appropriately to avoid any damage to the eyes or self!

We advise taking extra precaution if the customer has a history of epilepsy or other light triggering conditions.