We offer a variety of two different types of welding helmets: Auto darkening welding helmets and Passive welding helmets. Both offer great protection from UV/IR rays which can be very damaging to the eyes. Many welders who choose not to use protection end up with Arc Eye, a painful condition in which the eyes have been exposed to UV/IR rays resulting in basically a sunburn on the eyes. This is very painful and unnecessary for anyone to have to go through. Eliminate these possible injuries by choosing either an auto darkening or passive welding helmet from our many products available. Auto darkening helmets automatically detect the arc and darken the viewing screen to protect your eyes. Passive welding helmets either need to be flipped up or have the flap lifted to allow the welder to see the work surface. In the United States, the industry standard for welding helmets is ANSI Z87.1-2003. This standard specifies performance of a wide variety of eye protection devices. The standard requires that auto-darkening helmets provide full protection against both UV and IR even when they are not in the darkened state. The standard is voluntary, so check the product descriptions when browsing our selection of welding helmets to see which ones are ANSI Z87.1 complaint.
3M Speedglas 100 Auto-Darkening Welding Helmets
The 100 series of 3M welding helmets come in several different graphic patterns and feature several different darkening shades for ultimate protection and visibility of the arc puddle. They are all ANSI Z87.1 compliant with neck protecting extended rims.$220.60–285.50Each5
3M Speedglas 9100 Welding Helmet 06-0100-30 w/ ADF 9100XX
This auto darkening 3M Speedglas welding helmet features dark shades 8-13 and has a viewing window of over 12 sq. inches. Built in modes also allow for precise visuals for cutting, torching and grinding situations. ANSI Z87.1 complaint.$522.00Each
3M HWR Welding Helmet 16-3301-21SW Adflo HE/OV/SD/CL/HC PAPR FlexView w/ ADF 9002X
This PAPR welding helmet by 3M features an organic vapor/acid filter and also filters particulates. This auto darkening welding helmet also meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 standards and provides excellent perihperal vision with the built in side windows.$2,065.00–2,581.20Each2Currently unavailable due to COVID-19 pandemic