With auto-darkening technology, optical sensors darken and brighten the field of vision. As soon as light is emitted during welding, the field of view darkens in a split second and will brighten again when the welding process pauses or ends.
Level of Shading
The appropriate protection level needed will depend on both the light intensity and the specific welding process being used. The level of shading on a welding mask is a key consideration, determining the strength of the protection against the arc and light levels.
Different styles of welding masks or helmets incorporate differences in the lens sizes of the visor. As a rule, the larger the field of view, the more comfortable it will be to work. Additionally, automatic helmets generally have a smaller field of vision so may not be suitable if you would prefer a larger viewing area.
PPE is always important in the workplace, and this is also the case when welding. Choosing quality, reliable equipment from trusted manufacturers is essential as safety should never be compromised. You will also need to regularly inspect and maintain your mask, replacing any damaged parts to ensure it remains at peak performance.