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What are the pros and cons of auto darkening welding helmets?

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What are the pros and cons of auto darkening welding helmets?

Issue Time:2021-10-11

Pros of auto-darkening welding helmets:


  1. Provide excellent head and face welding protection.
  2. Have an electronic filter lens that instantaneously darkens and lightens automatically.
  3. Have a liquid crystal display (LCD) with adjustable features allowing you to set the shade level (typically shades 9-13) and sensitivity of the filter.
  4. Have a passive lens shade of #3 or #4, so you can easily inspect your work without lifting the mask.

Cons of auto-darkening welding helmets:


  1. The initial cost is more than standard passive welding helmets.
  2. Requires batteries.
  3. Replacement parts are more expensive.