Auto Darkening Welding Helmets
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Get Professional Eye Protection when Welding with Auto Darkening Helmets
Welders Supply sells a wide range of professional-quality auto darkening welding helmets manufactured by respected name brands like Miller, 3M Speedglas, and Jackson. The LCD component of these auto darkening welding helmets distort the most harmful light waves emitted from welding arc by manipulating the direction of the light waves, adjusting the contrast enough to prevent damage to a welder's eyes. A series of vertically and horizontally oriented polarized lenses then work in unison with the distorting LCD to further disorient the light waves. As a matter of safety, most auto darkening lenses are set to polarize light by 90 degrees when not powered on, keeping the lens dark in the event of a power failure. This original technology was acquired by 3M in 2004 and continues to be sold by the company under the Speedglas banner.
Effortless Protection to Get the Job Done Faster
Traditional, passive welding helmet shades have been an essential piece of equipment for welders since their introduction in 1937. The welding helmet physically protects the neck, face and eyes from flash burns, sparks and heat, while a passive shade guards against cornea inflammation (arc eye) resulting from the ultraviolet and infrared light emitted by the welding arc. With the introduction of auto-darkening welding lens filters in the 1980's, welders had a hands-free option, allowing them to easily alternate between protective darkness while welding, and lighter shading to inspect work.
Welders Supply is a leading provider of high quality auto-darkening welding helmets and accessories, providing welding professionals and beginners alike with all the protective gear the trade requires. With our wide selection of helmet styles and designs, you're sure to find the perfect welding gear to fit both your performance needs and your individual style.