The welder’s helmet is designed to protect the welders face and eyes when they are welding. Depending on the shade level of your welding helmet, this device may or may not protect the eyes from the dangerous ultraviolet light rays produced by the sun. There are several ways to protect your eyes from exposure to these dangerous rays, but many of these methods require expensive equipment such as sunglasses and special welding helmets.
What is the visor of my welding helmet made of?
The visor of your welding helmet is made out of a thermoplastic (a plastic). It’s purpose is to protect your face from the heat and sparks that can come out of your welder. The plastic is shaped into a visor to prevent the hot metal from contacting the face and eyes.
The most common thermoplastic used to make welding visors is polycarbonate. The plastic used to make the welding helmet visor is very durable and hard wearing. It’s also transparent, so you can see through them while they are in use.
The visor is attached to the helmet with a set of clips or clasps. Sometimes they are made out of metal, but oftentimes they are made out of plastic. The clips provide a secure fit for your face and eyes when you’re using your welder.
The visor is designed to be strong and sturdy, but it can still be damaged if it’s not used properly. This is the reason that welding visors are normally sold in pairs. Having a second welding helmet with a damaged or cracked visor is a good idea, but using the helmet without the visor attached can severely damage your eyes.
What are the different shade levels of welding helmets?
The shade level of your welding helmet refers to the amount of light that is blocked out. The darker the shade, the more light that is blocked out. A shade level 8 welding helmet will block out more light than a shade level 2 welding helmet. You can keep in mind that a higher shade level will block out more light and be more effective at protecting your eyes from dangerous UV rays than a lower shade level.
Welding helmets are typically sold in three different shades: 4, 2 and 8, but you can also find some that are sold in 9 and 13. Shade levels can also be used to describe sunglasses, but the numbers are different. The reason for this difference is because sunglasses are considered to be an accessory for exposure to the sun, and not a protective device that you use when you’re welding.
The shade level of your welding helmet is important because it will determine how effective it will be at protecting your eyes. The higher the shade level, the more protection you will have from harmful UV rays. Shade levels can also be used to compare and contrast the effectiveness of different welding helmets.
How much light does my welding helmet block?
The amount of light that is blocked out by your welding helmet depends on its shade level. A shade level 8 welding helmet is going to block out more light than a shade level 2 welding helmet, even though they both have 8 in their names. A shade level 8 helmet is going to be darker than a shade level 2 helmet.
Most shade level 8 helmets are going to block out about 90% of the light that comes in. The higher the shade level, the more light that is blocked out. Some shade level 8 helmets can block out as much as 99% of the light that comes in.
How do I know if my shade level is right?
The shade level of your welding helmet is going to depend on what you are going to be using it for. As we mentioned above, if you are going to be using it for desert or off-road welding, you need a shade level 13 helmet. If you are going to be using it for overhead welding, then you need a shade level 4 helmet.
There is no right or wrong shade level. There are some shade levels that are better suited for certain situations, but the best way to determine which is best for you is by knowing what you will be doing with your welder. A shade level 4 helmet is much better suited for overhead welding than a shade level 8 helmet because it will allow more light in and will be much easier to see through.
A high number in the shade level doesn’t always mean that the helmet is better suited for certain situations. If you are going to be doing a lot of overhead welding, then you should be wearing a shade level 4 helmet. If you are using a welder for other purposes, the shade level of your helmet is going to be determined by what you want to use it for.
It is important to protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays when you’re welding. The welders helmet is designed to protect your eyes, but it doesn’t provide you with any protection from UV rays. There are many different ways that you can protect your eyes from these harmful rays without having to invest in expensive equipment or sacrifice production speed.
In this article we showed you how the welders helmet is not meant to provide UV ray protection. We also showed you how to find and determine the shade level of your welding helmet that will best suit your needs.