ArcOne 5000V-1171 Python Custom Welding Helmet
For all the breathtaking aesthetics, the functionality of this welding beauty is what should attract any welder to it. Weighing just 2 pounds, the helmet’s durability bellies its lightweight and the solar-powered batteries also save you from the stress and of course, the extra cost of changing batteries. The helmet’s design is such that the head, neck, and ear are offered full protection. You can always focus on your welding operation, safe in the knowledge that the sparks generated can do no harm.
The 5000V provides a much wider view, giving it an edge over its 4000V counterpart. Front loaded polycarbonate replacement and Perma-lok ratchet headgear guarantee the headgear would always stay locked in place. This helmet comes with two independent s
ensors and a range of shades that starts from as low as 4 (dark stage) and extends all the way to 13 (light stage), the versatility is second to none. The helmet offers a delay that is just adequate, so the dark view is retained while the metal cools.
The viewing area of the ArcOne is a whole 7.25 square inches, and there is enough room for a respirator if your welding operations require you to use one. The helmet’s versatility makes it a great choice for any welder.
Auto Darkening Custom Welding Helmet
While you could be saving a healthy amount by going for this helmet, you can be sure you are not compromising quality for cost. Full functionality is what this helmet offers and it sure can’t be a bad choice for any welder. This high-tech helmet from Lincoln electric is well known for its auto-darkening features. The sensors are top of the line, ensuring an almost seamless adjustment to cater for the intense light that is synonymous with welding operations. Coming with solar-powered batteries, the helmet follows the emerging trend and purchasing this means you need not worry about switching batteries after a period of use. A good dose of sunlight and the helmet’s battery is as good as new.
Weighing only 1.8 pounds, this helmet is as lightweight as any helmet could get, and you can joyfully go about your job, free of the burden and strain associated with heavy helmets. Although not the widest around, the viewing area is wide enough for most welding applications and the helmet offers a comfortable fit and tight lock, just what any welder needs from a helmet.
Antra AH7-860-7318 Solar Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet
The viewing size is impressively large, giving you a clear view of what you’re working on without any form of strain. The design of the helmet does not fail to provide room for a ‘Cheater Lens’ although judging by the large viewing size on offer, you would have to be a fastidious welder to need one. Adjusting the light sensitivity of the helmet couldn’t get any easier, thanks to the external adjustment knob. The variable shade also lends the helmet a much-desired versatility, with the dark shade ranging between 5 and 9 and the light stage could be set at anywhere between 9 and 13.
The viewing size is impressively large, giving you a clear view of what you’re working on without any form of strain. The design of the helmet does not fail to provide room for a ‘Cheater Lens’ although judging by the large viewing size n offer, you would have to be a fastidious welder to need one. Adjusting the light sensitivity of the helmet couldn’t get any easier, thanks to the external adjustment knob. The variable shade also lends the helmet a much-desired versatility, with the dark shade ranging between 5 and 9 and the light stage could be set at anywhere between 9 and 13.
The top of the line permanent Shade D1N16 assures protection against Ultraviolet or Infrared rays and the 10-minute power off delay keeps the filter alive after you put it off. So, while waiting for the metal to cool, you are still guaranteed full protection from this helmet. The solar cell that ensures there is no need to worry about charging or changing batteries and the built-in battery indicator and testing features also contribute to making this helmet a great bargain.
iMeshbean Pro Cool Solar Auto-Darkening Custom Welding Helmet
iMeshbean helmets are perhaps most famous for the quality they offer at unbelievable prices and the Pro Cool is no exception. This helmet comes with a Lithium-ion battery that charges when exposed to the sun or even welding light. You can be sure the helmet would never run out of power, as long as you are welding with it. The automatic light adjustment feature is high-end and the helmet seamlessly switches from light to dark in microseconds.
The wide viewing area promises full face coverage while still providing adequate protection against UV/IR rays. The shade control can be adjusted to suit your needs. Otherwise, the helmet is fully automated and the reaction and recovery time is second to none. This helmet has been used to the delight of many welders and its versatility makes it suitable for various welding applications be it AR, MAG, STICK, Plasma cutting, to mention a few. The head strap is adjustable and the helmet could be locked tightly in place without having to sacrifice personal comfort.
The nature of welding as an occupation makes it potentially dangerous, thus the need for adequate personal protection on the job by any welder. Many equipment and accessories have been designed to offer the desired level of protection and perhaps, the most important of them is the welding helmet. Needless to say, the major function of the helmet is to protect the eyes and the skin on the face. Beyond this, however, there is much more to a welding helmet and the increasing popularity of custom helmets is a testament to this fact.
From the aesthetics and functionality to comfortability and safety, there is so much to look out for when choosing a custom helmet. All these factors need to be considered holistically before an informed decision about the choice of a helmet can be made. Before choosing any helmet at all, you need to be sure the specifications meet the required safety guidelines. That after all is the main purpose for its construction.
The guidelines may vary from country to country, so you should be sure about the required standards in your country. The majority of welding helmets nowadays come with auto darkening features that allow for automatic adjustment of light penetration. It is most important is that your welding helmet should offer adequate protection against the intense light that is sure to arise from welding operations.
Custom helmets afford you the luxury of choosing the design of your helmet and the image you want to appear on it. Before opting for any image, you should be sure the artist knows his/her onions. The quality of the paint used by the artist also matters.
As welding helmets would be exposed to extremes of temperature, high-quality stuff may be needed if it is to last long. You should also put other factors such as the weight of the helmet and cost into consideration. What you must ensure however is that no matter the helmet you eventually settle for, you should be getting great value for your money.