Has Anyone Tried Using Smoked Domes With Integrated IR?

Smoked domes with IIR, wtf?

On the one hand it seems kind of idiotic:

Clear glass and polycarbonate already bi-directionally reduce transmission of IR, a smoked dome would therefore be expected to absorb/reflect a good deal more IR.

On the other:

if you need to use a smoked dome you are already at a low-light disadvantage, so even of half the IR gets thru (and is returned) that would be an improvement.

Additionally, let's face it, a lot of the IIR domes out there are eyesores, and would be more aesthetically pleasing with one on.

Yet, searching on the web I find very few models and fewer mentions of this combination, which leads me to believe I'm missing something.

Has anybody tried it?

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