Welding Helmets & Welding Goggles
Welding helmets are protective headgear worn during welding to protect the face, eyes, and neck from flash burns, ultraviolet light, sparks, infrared light, and heat. Helmets have a window covered with a filter called a lens shade, through which the welder can see to work. The welding helmet’s lens shade is usually made from tinted glass or a variable-density filter made from polarized lenses and liquid crystals, providing the necessary protection against the intense light of welding.
Welding goggles are a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that safeguard the welder’s eyes against heat, optical radiation, and debris while performing welding tasks. They are more compact than helmets and are used during gas welding, cutting, brazing, and torch-based processes. Welding goggles typically include a sturdy frame with impact-resistant lenses and an adjustable strap for a secure fit. The lenses are often made of shaded glass to filter out harmful light and can include options for flip-up fronts for easy transition between tasks.