10 Best Welding Helmets with Digital Autos
for November 2022

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Welding helmets have a tendency to be pretty boring, not just because of their utilitarian nature, but because of their general lack of visual flair and design. However, there is a group vying for a top spot, and we thought we'd put them to the test. We compared 3 of the best welding helmets with auto darkening, deciding which was best for safeguarding both your eyes and your eyesight. We went in search of versatility, safety, and affordability so you can find the right welding glasses to fit your particular needs and preferences.

Welding is one of the most dangerous tasks you can undertake, and it's essential to protect yourself from the harmful rays. Luckily, there are tons of options available for welding glasses. From traditional metal shades to more advanced models that use LCD technology, there are welding glasses for just about every job and skill level.

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Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, 46130 - Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter, Lightweight Protective Welder Face Mask with Light HLX100 Shell for Men and Women, Universal Size, Arc Angel Design

Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, 46130

by SureWerx

SAFETY CERTIFICATIONS The welding hood provides protection to the user's face and eyes from during welding; helmet is efficient, economical, meets ANSI Z87.1 2010 standards, and is CSA compliant

The Jackson Safety 46130 is the best welding helmet we tested, in part because of its excellent visibility, in part because of its superior ergonomics, and in part because of its versatile design. The 46130's variable shade control is intuitive, and it has a wide selection of settings ranging from shade 9 to shade 13. It automatically darkens and brightens, so there's no need to interrupt your workflow to adjust the shade, and there's a delay option that allows you to set your helmet's response to any arc length you choose. The 46130's variable shade control is the best you can get at this price point, and it's the only welding helmet we tested to offer automatic dimming. Other features include a viewing area of 3.94" x 2.36", a slim design, a light weight (just 1 lb. 2 oz.), and a comfortable, adjustable headband. The 46130's auto darkening filter has a 1-year manufacturer's warranty, and it's backed by a 10-year warranty on lenses.

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Miller Electric 282000 Digital Performance Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Clearlight Lens Technology (Black)

Miller Electric 282000 Digital Performance Auto Darkening Helmet Welding with Clearlight Lens Technology (Black)

by Miller Electric

Intuitive design and large push buttons allow user to easily adjust mode and settings.

The Miller Electric 282000 Digital Performance Auto Darkening Welding Helmet is a mid-level auto darkening helmet, so it's not as feature-rich or powerful as our top pick, but it is well-suited to many people's needs. It has plenty of power for welding and cutting, and it's comfortable enough for all day use. The helmet's arc sensors are very sensitive, so it's great for welding, and it's large enough and clear enough for grinding and sawing. The helmet's controls are easy to use, and it's comfortable enough for all day use. It also has three independent arc sensors, so it's comfortable for welding in tight spaces with low amps. The helmet also has a clearlight lens, which increases clarity and contrast. The helmet's display is large and easy to see, and it's controlled by a push-button knob on the front that is easy to press and feels sturdy. The helmet's auto-darkening function is a little slow, and it's not quite as dark as some of the other models we tested, but it's generally accurate and responsive. The helmet's clearlight lens also seems to provide better visibility than the lenses on other helmets we tested, which is especially useful for people who need to wear the helmet all day. The one annoyance with this helmet is that the lens cover must be manually opened and closed with a latch on the side, which can be awkward in tight spots and when you're wearing gloves.

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Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter, Lightweight Protective Welder Face Mask with Light HLX100 Shell for Men and Women, Universal Size, Arc Angel Design, 46133

Jackson Safety Welding Helmet

by SureWerx

MULTI-USE WELDING: This variable auto darkening face mask allows you to use it for MIG, TIG, STICK, and ARC welding processes. It also features our premium 370 Speed Dial easy grip/turn headgear system.

The Jackson Safety HLX100 is a small, lightweight helmet with user-friendly digital controls, and its variable 9 to 13 shade settings make it ideal for both welding and general workshop use. The lens clarity is quite good, with 1/1/1/1 optical clarity, and the unit's light distribution is efficient, with a 10% -22% light transmission range. The Jackson Safety HLX100 has adjustable sensitivity and delay settings, and operates at up to 90% of its rated power. The helmet also blocks out 85% of the harmful ultraviolet rays, and its 3-LED side illumination system provides 3 levels of brightness for dark environments. The lens is made from polycarbonate, and it's impact resistant, providing protection during welding, drilling, cutting, and other industrial jobs. The helmet has an auto-darkening filter that darkens the lens automatically, and it's powered by 2 AA batteries. The Jackson Safety HLX100 comes with a 1-year warranty.

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Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, 46148 - NexGen 3-in-1 Digital Auto Darkening Filter with Surface Mode Technology, Protective Welder Face Mask with HSL-100 Black Shell for Men and Women, Universal Size

Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, 46148

by SureWerx

MULTI-USE WELDING: This variable auto darkening face mask allows you to use it for MIG, TIG, and STICK welding processes. It also features our premium 370 Speed Dial easy grip/turn headgear system.

The Jackson Safety Welding Helmet is great for beginners. It helps you learn to weld by guiding you through the correct steps. The helmet is comfortable and the shade adjustment is easy and intuitive. Once you get comfortable with it, you can switch to the grind and torch modes. The helmet is light, so it can be worn for long periods of time. The welding helmet comes with a protective welding face mask. The mask is comfortable and fits well. The helmet also comes with a carrying case. The helmet is affordable and its 3-in-1 feature makes it very versatile.

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The Miller 280051 Digital Infinity ($299.99) is the most complete helmet we tested, with a 4-way, 13.4-in. viewing area, seven shade settings, a 4-mil. viewing area, and a 4-mil. lens. The helmet has 4 operating modes: auto-darkening, pulse TIG, tungsten, and flux-core. We particularly like the auto-darkening mode, which automatically adjusts the helmet's shade to keep brightness levels consistent. It worked well in all of our tests, and in non-auto-darkening mode the helmet was plenty bright. The lens was crystal clear, and the lens cover did not fog or look foggy even at the end of a long workday. The helmet has convenient touch controls, and it has a 4-mil. viewing area, which is more than enough for anyone looking for basic welding protection. The helmet weighs 6.7 lbs. and has a compact design, so it's comfortable to wear all day. The helmet has 9.6 ft. of cable, and the cable is long enough to reach the outlet on a 120V outlet, and long enough to reach an outlet on a 240V outlet. The helmet is C, CE, and FDA approved, and it has a 2-year warranty.

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TGR Digital Panoramic 180 View Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet - True Color (Black)

TOOLGUY REPUBLIC TGR Digital Panoramic 180 Solar View Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

by Tool Guy Republic

Extra large viewing area and True Color Technology: Allows a color realistic perception

If you are a professional welder, you know how important having the right welding helmet is. There are many to choose from, but not all of them are created equal. The TGR Digital Panoramic 180 View Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet is an excellent product, and it's one of the best welding helmets that we've seen. It boasts an impressive field of view, and it offers bright and bold colors for great visibility. It also boasts an anti-fog coating, and it has a 180-degree view, which is great for welding on large objects. The helmet is also easy to use, and it features a digital control panel with push buttons, and it offers three sensitivity levels. It also has a delay function, which lets you set the shade level for 10 seconds and then set the delay to 10, 20, or 30 seconds. The helmet is waterproof, and it weighs 5.6 pounds. It comes with a three-year warranty, and it comes with a carrying case and user manual.

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Miller Electric 282001 Digital Performance Blue Rage Welding Helmet with Clearlight Lens Technology

Miller Electric 282001 Digital Performance Blue Welding Rage Helmet with Clearlight Lens Technology

by Miller Electric

Redesigned Headgear Features additional adjustability settings and enhanced support for better fit and comfort.

The Miller Electric 282001 Digital Performance Blue Rage Welding Helmet has an intuitive design and large push buttons, making it easy to adjust mode and settings. The arc sensors provide consistent lens response for obstructed or low amp welding. The lens automatically turns on at the strike of an arc, and the auto-darkening feature automatically adjusts the light intensity based on the welding process. The clearlight lens provides optimal viewing, and the anti-fog lens is easy to clean. The helmet has 10 adjustable shade settings, and the shade dial is easy to use. The helmet comes with two 9V batteries, which produce 99 minutes of continuous use. The helmet weighs approximately 6.5 pounds, and it measures 15.5 inches by 7.5 inches by 2.5 inches.

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Jackson Safety Insight Welding Helmet ADF Cartridge, 46128 - Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter Replacement with Sensitivity and Delay Adjustments, Variable Shades 9-13, Digital Controls

Jackson Safety Insight Welding ADF Helmet Cartridge, 46128

by SureWerx

CARTRIDGE ONLY: Sold as the ADF cartridge only. Insight welding helmet is sold separately. Jackson Safety has built a century long reputation for delivering the most innovative safety solutions in the welding and personal protective equipment industries.

The Jackson Safety Insight ADF welding helmet has a sturdy, comfortable fit, and it offers solid performance. This helmet has a 3.93" viewing area, which is large enough to accommodate most welders, and it's powered by a 9V battery. The auto darkening function has 9 settings, from 9 to 13, and it provides good visibility, especially when working with darker materials, such as aluminum. The digital controls make it easy to adjust sensitivity, delay, and brightness, and the helmet has three different switches for TIG, MIG, and ARC welding. The large viewing area makes welding easier, and there are a variety of filters available to accommodate different types of welding, including shade 9, which is suitable for use with TIG welding. The Jackson Safety Insight ADF helmet is a high-quality, affordable option that works well for MIG, TIG, and ARC welding.

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Jackson Safety True Sight II Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter Welding Helmet with Balder Technology, Nylon, Halo X, Gold Wings, Universal Size, 46111

Jackson Safety True Sight II Digital Variable Darkening Auto Filter Welding Helmet with Balder Technology

by SureWerx

Certified: Including large separate buttons with LED indicators for weld, grind and torch modes, this product is efficient and economical as it meets ANSI Z87.1-2010, is CSA Z94.3 compliant and DIN Plus certified

The Jackson Safety True Sight II Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter Welding Helmet has all the features a welder could want in a safety helmet. It has an extra-large viewing area that offers excellent optical clarity, it has a quick-change system for shade, sensitivity and delay adjustments, and it has four sensors to reduce blockage during welding. The True Sight II also has an advanced color recognition system that uses sensors to automatically adjust shade levels based on the color of the welding arc, so welders don't have to worry about manually adjusting the helmet's settings to match the color of the welding arc. The True Sight II has a bright, full-color display, which helps make settings adjustments and status monitoring easier. The True Sight II also has some unique features, such as a color recognition system, which automatically adjusts shade levels based on the color of the welding arc. This feature isn't necessary, but it makes the True Sight II stand out from other helmets. The True Sight II also has our fastest response time, which helps the helmet more quickly respond to changes in welding conditions. The True Sight II has an adjustable neck strap, which makes it possible to adjust the helmet's fit to the wearer's head, and it has a heat-resistant visor, which protects the welder's eyes from radiant heat. The True Sight II has all the features we've come to expect from Jackson Safety helmets, and it's the best helmet for welders that we reviewed.

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Jackson Safety True Sight II Digital Variable Auto Darkening Filter Welding Helmet with Balder Technology, Nylon, Halo X, Flaming Butterfly, Universal Size, 46119

Jackson Safety True Sight II Digital Variable Darkening Auto Filter Welding Helmet with Balder Technology

by SureWerx

Certified: Including large separate buttons with LED indicators for weld, grind and torch modes, this product is efficient and economical as it meets ANSI Z87.1-2010, is CSA Z94.3 compliant and DIN Plus certified

The True Sight II Digital is a notable upgrade from the previous version, thanks to some clever engineering changes. The helmet has a larger viewing area, which means you can adjust the shade and sensitivity more easily, and it provides better optical clarity. The helmet also has four independent sensors, so it won't fade or blackout if you place your hand in front of your face, or if you're leaning over, which is a common problem with other ADF filters. The True Sight II also has a brighter, sharper lens, and it also has an improved seal around the edge of the lens, which helps prevent dust and grit from getting in. The True Sight II Digital is a well-constructed helmet, and the build quality is among the best we've seen in a welding helmet. The titanium shield is very durable, and the helmet is comfortable to wear, even for extended periods. The helmet's auto-darkening feature works as advertised, and it's very fast, so you won't have to wait long to start working. The True Sight II Digital has other features that you'll appreciate as a welder, including a comfortable, adjustable headband and an easy-sliding shield that can be raised and lowered with one hand.

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