Welding helmets are a type of headgear worn when performing welding to protect you from harmful radiations, and heat emitted during the process. When welding, it is important to protect the eyes, head, face and neck from harmful flash burns, sparks, visible light, infrared light, ultraviolet light and heat produced. Welding helmets are useful when performing certain types of welding like Mig, Tig and Stick welding. Failing to use good quality welding helmets can cause serious health hazards like vision loss, arc eye and skin damage.
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|VIKING 3350 Black Welding Helmet||3.74 in x 3.34 in||3 Years||$$||Check Prices|
|Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet||3.8 in x 2.7 in||-||$$||Check Prices|
|M Speedglas Welding Helmet 9100 with Extra-Large Size Auto-Darkening Filter||2.8 in x 4.2 in||1 Year||$$$||Check Prices|
|Hobart 770753 Pro Variable Auto-Dark Welding Helmet||3.78in x 1.67in||3 Years||$||Check Prices|
|Miller Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet, Black, Digital Elite||3.82 in x 2.44 in||2 Years||$$||Check Prices|
The first helmets were made in 1937 and had only a small window covered with a filter to enable a welder to see. The lens, however, allowed harmful UV radiations to filter through, and the glare of visible light affected the welder’s eyes. It is for this reason that helmets with auto darkening filters (ADF) were introduced in 1981.
Auto darkening helmets with electronic LCD shutters replaced the windows used in the traditional helmets. The LCD shutter has sensors which automatically detect the intensity of light and provide darkening based on the intensity. The helmet manufacturing industry has immensely improved since then, and many other features have been introduced.
Modern helmets have the same basic features, but their efficiency on the job site vary according to the type of technology used. Below is a brief description of the key features of the top-of-the-line helmets from different companies.