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The Ultimate Buying Guide For The Welding Helmet Replacement Lenses

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The Ultimate Buying Guide For The Welding Helmet Replacement Lenses

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  1. The Ultimate Buying Guide for the Welding Helmet Replacement Lenses Welding is a metal fabrication technique that produces a wide range of radiations that come inform of an electric arc. These may include the UV and IR radiations. It is therefore important for one to acquire reliable and efficient welding helmet replacement lenses. It must possess all the usability and safety features. That are a number of factors that should act as guide whenever you plan to purchase one for your old welding helmet and they include: Consider the lens protection level Consider the lens protection level Since safety is a key factor when you need these accessories, the level of protection is the very first thing you should consider. The lens should offer 100% full protection from all types of radiations especially the infrared radiation. This is very simple, you should buy those welding lenses that meet the following criteria: ANSI-Z87.1-2003/CE/CSA. Moreover, you need to choose a lens whose reaction time is low. May be 1/10,000 of a second will guarantee better eye protection. The helmet replacement lenses shade number The helmet replacement lenses shade number The shade number is a vital aspect you need to consider. However, you must note that the shade number is not equivalent to the level of protection the welding lens can provide. Irrespective of the shade number, the lens should block all the harmful radiations. This number is mainly used to indicate the degree of darkness. It will guarantee comfort during the welding process. For example, if the fabrication process is associated with very bright light, then you’ll require a welding lens that can block more light. That is, in case you’re doing torch soldering, you should opt for the shade number 2 however, for air carbon arc cutting, you should opt for either shade number 10 or 11. These number designations are established by the various regulatory authorities. The variable or fixed shade The variable or fixed shade The choice of a specific lens will depend on the nature of work at hand. That is, in case you’re an individual who performs one kind of work, then one with a fixed shade will be appropriate. For a wide range of welding operations, the variable shade welding lenses will be the most appropriate. They are specified using a range of shade numbers, say 9 to 13.

  2. The source of power The source of power You should consider whether the lens will be solar powered or battery powered. In most cases, people tend to go for the solar powered lenses due to their cost effectiveness. Type of material Type of material It is highly recommended that you go for the polycarbonate welding helmet replacement lenses as opposed to those manufactured from glass. This is due to the superior physical and chemical properties of polycarbonate materials. The lens color The lens color These welding lenses are available in a wide range of colors. The choice of a specific color will also depend on the nature of task at hand. The lens color is an essential aspect here due to the fact that these colors absorb certain types of light. This will be to the welders’ advantage.

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