10 Best Welding Helmets with Wide Shades
for November 2022

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We use our knowledge about welding helmets to choose the top 10 models on the market.

Welding is a hot skill to have, and as you learn the trade, you'll soon need the right equipment to do the job. Welding helmets are a vital piece of equipment, offering protection against sparks and spatter when you're welding metal together. The last thing you want is to be painfully eye damaged by a spark or spatter. Our review includes 10 of the best welding helmets with adjustable shade settings, so that you can get the optimal level of protection. We spend time testing each welding helmet, using it consistently, recording accurate data, and comparing manufacturing quality. Our analysis culminates in a comprehensive review to help you choose the welding helmet that's right for you.

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YESWELDER Large Viewing Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, True Color Highest Optical 1/1/1/1, 4 Arc Sensor Wide Shade 4/5-9/9-13 Welder Mask Hood with Grinding for TIG MIG MMA Plasma

YESWELDER Large Viewing Solar Auto Powered Darkening Welding Helmet

by Wenzhou Essen Security Technology Co., LTD

Cheater Lens / Magnifying Lens Compatible Design

The YESWELDER 4-Arc sensor welding helmet is one of the newest models from YESWELDER, and it's one of the best we've seen. The 4-Sensor system on the helmet is 1:1:1, meaning that, as the sensor name implies, the helmet's four sensors are each 1 inch wide, 1 inch high, and 1 inch thick. These sensors are coated with a anodized aluminum layer, and this layer helps reduce glare and reflections. The helmet's field of view is 100 degrees, and it has a 3X digital zoom. The lens has anti-glare glass, and the lenses are polarized. The lenses are tinted, which is perfect for welding, as it allows welders to see better in low-light conditions. The YESWELDER 4-Arc sensor welding helmet has four sensors; the helmet automatically switches between sensors so that welders can easily toggle between various shades. The helmet also has an automatic shutdown and restart feature, and the helmet has an auto-off timer that shuts off the helmet after 6 or 12 hours. The helmet's color display is easy to read, and the helmet has dual display functions: a digital display, and a TFT color display. The TFT color display is easier to read and brighter, and the TFT color display also has a backlight. When using the helmet, the TFT color display shows the temperature, and the current voltage. The helmet has a 6-hour auto-off timer, and the helmet has 4 sensors, and these sensors allow welders to easily toggle between various shades. The YESWELDER 4-Arc sensor welding helmet has 4 different arc sensors: 1. Laser, 2. Red, 3. Green, 4. Blue. The helmet's 4 sensors allow welders to easily toggle between various shades. The helmet's 4 sensors have a 20-minute automatic shutdown, and the helmet has an auto-off timer that shuts off the helmet after 6 or 12 hours. The YESWELDER 4-Arc sensor welding helmet has 4 different arc sensors: 1. Laser, 2. Red, 3. Green, 4. Blue.

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YESWELDER Large Viewing True Color Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with SIDE VIEW, 4 Arc Sensor Wide Shade 4/5-9/9-13 Welder Mask for TIG MIG ARC Grinding Plasma LYG-Q800D

YESWELDER Large Viewing True Color Solar Powered Darkening Auto Welding Helmet with SIDE VIEW

by Jingsu Mexin Optoelectronics Technology Co.Ltd

Superior comfort with the pivot style headgear

The YESWELDER Q800D is excellent for welding and grinding applications. The 4 premium sensors are sensitive enough to track a wide range of movement, and the helmet's auto-darkening technology reduces glare and improves visibility. The Q800D's 1.5-inch display has a resolution of 272×272 pixels, and it's bright enough to see the screen even in direct sunlight. The helmet's 9.8V, 2200mAh battery has a 6-hour run time, and it comes with a built-in charger. The Q800D's lens is coated with anti-fog and anti-scratch material, and it also has a scratch-resistant coating on the helmet's outer frame. The Q800D's collapsible frame is easy to store, and the helmet's lens can be rotated 90 degrees for versatility. For added protection, the Q800D's shell is 0.9 inches thick, and it's reinforced with glass fibers.

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YESWELDER True Color Solar Powered Auto Darkening Welding Helmet, Wide Shade 4/9-13 for TIG MIG ARC Weld Hood Helmet

YESWELDER True Color Solar Auto Powered Darkening Welding Helmet

by Jingsu Mexin Optoelectronics Technology Co.Ltd

Increased battery life,Superior comfort with the pivot style headgear

There's a lot to like about this helmet, from its lightweight construction to its clear, bright display. The display is bright enough to give you better visibility in even the most challenging lighting conditions, and the anti-glare coating makes it easier to see. The digital sensors are responsive, and the bright display makes it easy to see what's going on in the weld area. The helmet is also comfortable, and with the built-in cooling fan, it's surprisingly quiet. It's hard to say whether the helmet truly lives up to its claim that it's "ideally designed for professional welding" because the lens is so small, it's hard to see very much while you're welding, and you'll need a magnifying lens to see what's going on in the weld area. The helmet's display is responsive, but it's not quite as responsive as some of the competition, and it has a lag time between when you tap a button and when the display adjusts. The helmet also doesn't offer as many features as some of the others we tested, and it doesn't have an automatic brightness adjustment. That said, it's still a well-constructed, comfortable helmet that works well.

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YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94

YESWELDER Large Viewing Screen 3.94"X3.66" True Solar Color Power Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

by Jingsu Mexin Optoelectronics Technology Co.Ltd

Superior comfort with the pivot style headgear

The Yeswelder M800H Welding Helmet has one of the best viewing screens of any helmet we tested. It boasts an 800x480 resolution, which, while not as good as our top pick (which has a 4K resolution), is a significant improvement over most helmets. The display is also bright, clear, and highly visible, and it automatically adjusts to the light conditions, so you see whatever's in the beam without straining your eyes. The helmet's 4 Arc sensor technology allows more precise positioning, and its 3-5/9-9/13 arc sensor setting makes this helmet suitable for welding and grinding, which most other helmets we tested are not suitable for. The M800H's battery lasts about 3 hours, which is typical for helmets of this size; it should last you through several welding projects. The helmet is light, comfortable, and comfortable to wear, and it's reasonably priced. The only drawback is that it doesn't have an auto-darkening feature, so you'll have to manually adjust the beam to the color that works best.

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DEKOPRO Welding Helmet Solar Powered Auto Darkening Hood with Adjustable Shade Range 4/9-13 for Mig Tig Arc Welder Mask Shield Flaming Skull Design

DEKOPRO Welding Helmet Solar Powered Auto Darkening Hood with Adjustable Shade 4/9-13 Range for Mig Tig Arc Welder Mask Shield Flaming Skull Design

by DEKOPRO

CLEAN COMFORTABLE VIEW: Equipped with standard 3.62 x 1.65 clear visor viewing area; Diffusion of light, variation of luminous transmittance and angular dependence allowing the welder to see clearly at different angles; Light weight (1 LB) suitable for long time working; Balanced with an adjustable and fatigue-free comfortable headgear.

The DekoPro ADF-DX500S is a high-quality auto-darkening welding helmet with adjustable shade range. The helmet's lens automatically adjusts from light to dark in 1/25000 sec, in event of electric failure, the welder remains protecting against UV and IR radiation according to shade 16.1/2/1/2 rating meets ANSIZ87.1-2010 and EN3794/9-13 standards. And it's smart choice for safety. The helmet's design is very nice, with sharp and vivid skull shape, different from other shape welding helmet. The good design makes the welding helmet looks more professional. The welding helmet is easy to wear and adjust. The helmet's lens is coated with anti-scratch and anti-fog layer, and the lens is anti-fog, anti-scratch, and anti-reflective. The welding helmet is very light. The helmet's battery is rechargeable with solar panel technology, and it can work for 5000 hours. The helmet has 3 adjustment levels, and the helmet's shade is from 2 to 16.1. The helmet's battery can be recharged via solar panel, and it also has USB port, so you can recharge the helmet via power bank. The helmet also has 2 LED worklight. The helmet's battery can work for 5 hours, and the helmet's charging time is 8 hours. The helmet's working time is about 2 hours. The helmet's package includes helmet, battery, charger, and 2 LED worklight.

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DEKOPRO Welding Helmet Solar Powered Auto Darkening Hood with Adjustable Shade Range 4/9-13 for Mig Tig Arc Welder Orange Black

DEKOPRO Welding Helmet Solar Powered Auto Darkening Hood with Adjustable Range Shade 4/9-13 for Mig Tig Arc Welder Orange Black

by DEKOPRO

INTELLIGENT,PRACTICAL AND COST-EFFECTIVE:The Auto Darkening Filter (ADF DX-500S) enables welders to adapt to various working environments by controlling the shade of the lens, with adjustments for sensitivity from ambient lighting sources;Battery powered with solar-assist for long life(up to 5000hrs.)

The DEKOPRO welding helmet is one of the most comfortable and durable headgears on the market, and it's an excellent choice for welders who work in environments with harsh lighting conditions. The helmet is lightweight, and the adjustable headband and face piece are comfortable to wear. The auto-darkening feature works well, and the helmet has a robust chin strap that keeps it securely in place. The auto-darkening filter switches from light to dark in 1/25000 sec, in event of electric failure, the welder remains protecting against UV and IR radiation according to shade 16.1/2/1/2 rating meets ANSIZ87.1-2010 and EN3794/9-13 standards,definitely best choice for safety. The helmet has a 1.65 x 3.62 viewing area (approx), which is plenty for welders working in a variety of conditions, and the viewing area is easily adjustable. The lens is optically correct, so welders can see clearly at different angles. The welding helmet is a good choice for welders working in different environments, including automotive, construction, food and beverage manufacturing, manufacturing, metal production and fabrication, military maintenance, repair and operation (MRO), mining, oil and gas, transportation. The helmet provides a clean view and is easy to clean. The auto-darkening feature works well, and the helmet meets ANSI/EN safety standards. The helmet is reasonably priced, and it's durable enough to last for many years.

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Antra Wide Shade Range 4/5-9/9-13 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet AH6-260-0000 Engineered for TIG MIG/MAG MMA Plasma Grinding, Solar-Lithium Dual Power, 6+1 Extra Lens Covers

Antra Wide Shade Range 4/5-9/9-13 Auto Darkening Welding AH6-260-0000 Helmet Engineered for TIG MIG/MAG MMA Plasma Grinding

by Antec Trade and IT Consulting Inc.

Comfort & Convenience Very light total weight, reduces head and neck stress; Fully automatic auto darkening lens, eliminating flipping up and down the hood; Convenient External Gridning switch for easy switching from Welding and Grinding.

The Antra Wide Shade Range 4/5-9/9-13 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet is well-equipped for a wide range of welding applications, including plasma cutting, TIG, MIG/MAG, and MMA/Stick welding. It also has 6+1 extra lens covers, so you can easily swap over lenses for a different work environment. The helmet's 4/5-9/9-13 auto darkening range is wide enough to handle most cutting operations, but it's not quite as wide or deep as some models. The auto darkening range is alson't quite as fast as some models. However, its quick response time and accurate shading make it a good pick if you need a very versatile helmet that can handle multiple processes. The helmet's solid construction, comfortable fit, and well-designed controls help make it a solid choice overall.

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Jackson Safety Welding Helmet, Lightweight, Durable, Flexible, Fixed Shade W10 HLX Protective Welder Face Mask with Black Shell for Men and Women, Heavy Metal Graphic, 20508

Jackson Safety Welding Helmet

by SureWerx

DURABLE DESIGN: This Jackson Safety Welding Helmet features a durable, lightweight design that weighs only 6 ounces to reduce neck tension. Hydraflex shell provides the ultimate in flexibility.

The Jackson Safety W10 HLX is a comfortable, lightweight helmet, but it's also not too small. The helmet is large around, and it features our premium 370 Speed Dial headgear system, which makes it easier to adjust the helmet to the wearer's head. The helmet features a dial with 10 settings, and it's extremely easy to use. We particularly appreciate that the dial is rotational, so it's easy to position the helmet in exactly the right spot. The helmet's lens is also large, and it covers more of your face than some other helmets, leaving less room for dust. The lens is scratch-resistant and is optically correct, so viewers won't experience any distortion or eye strain. The helmet is easy to fit and will stay in place, and it's comfortable enough that you won't mind wearing it for even long periods of time. The helmet has an adjustable belt, and it comes with a cover plate and shade 10 polycarbonate filter. The Jackson Safety W10 HLX is a dependable, comfortable, and ergonomic welding helmet.

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Antra True Color Huge Viewing, Super Wide Shade Range 4/5-14 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet A77D, for TIG, MIG/MAG, MMA, Plasma, Grinding, Solar Power w Lithium Backup, 6+1 Extra lens covers

Antra True Color Huge Viewing

by Antra

VersatilityA great personal protective equipment (PPE) that can handle multiple processes of Plasma Cutting, abrasive wheel cutting/grinding, DC TIG, AC TIG, MIG/MAG, MMA/Stick welding, which are popular in metal fabrication industry, welding schools, welding shop, auto manufacturing and repair industry, ship factories as well as DIY hobbyists projects

The Antra True Color Welding Helmet is a comfortable, easy-to-use helmet that's perfect for TIG and MIG welding and works well for aluminum TIG. It provides a wide viewing area, which is big enough to scan an entire weld puddle, and its auto-darkening feature is extremely quick, allowing you to switch from a bright to a dark setting in less than 0.5 seconds. The True Color Welding Helmet has good sensitivity, which is important because the helmet's auto-darkening feature only kicks in when it detects an arc, so you want the sensors to be responsive. It has good sensitivity for TIG, MIG, and MMA welding, and it's surprisingly sensitive for grinding as well. The helmet is also very quiet during operation, so it's unobtrusive and won't disturb nearby coworkers. The True Color Welding Helmet's shade range is quite generous, and it comes with six extra lens covers, which is more than most competitors offer. The helmet's auto-darkening feature works well with both TIG and MIG welding, and though its auto dimming feature works with only TIG, it does a good job of dimming the light when the arc stops, which is particularly important for TIG welding. The True Color Welding Helmet comes with a 5-year warranty, which is longer than most competitors' warranties, and Antra offers good customer service.

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Professional Welding Helmet Solar,True Color 1/1/1/1 Large View Welding helmet auto darkening, 4 Arc Sensors Wide Shade 3/5-9/9-13 Electric welder's helmet, 6 welding mask lens for TIG MIG MAG-Ginour

Ginour Professional Helmet Welding Solar

by ginour

Lightweight & Comfortable Design The weight of this mask is only 540g, which will not make your head feel heavy when you work, making your work easier. The 3D adjustable headgear can be adjusted at will according to the size of the head. The sweat-absorbent cloth covering the head is breathable and dissipates heat, and the comfort is greatly improved compared with ordinary helmets

The ginour welding helmet is a high-quality, professional-grade welding mask that meets or exceeds most industry standards. Its auto darkening function works as advertised, and it's comfortable and easy to use. The mask's wide-angle view and 6 interchangeable protective covers make the mask suitable not just for welding, but also for grinding, cutting, and other light industrial use. The helmet is also rugged and tough, with a protective cover that works as a lens cover and a hard shell on the outside. The mask has 6 adjustable sensors, 3 adjustment ranges, and 2 working modes, making it suitable for different welding tasks. The mask is also surprisingly lightweight (almost half the weight of typical welding masks), so it's comfortable to wear during long shifts, and it's well ventilated, so you won't feel hot as you use it. The mask's auto-darkening function works well, but it's slower than our previous pick, the Tweco SE 400, and takes more time to switch between light and dark modes. Also, the mask's auto-darkening function is not as sensitive as we'd like, so you may still have to manually turn on the mask to adjust the shade levels. The mask's 6 adjustable sensors and 2 working modes are good for different welding tasks, but they're not adjustable or programmable, which is a bummer. The mask also isn't as durable or as comfortable as the Tweco SE 400, our top pick, and it doesn't offer as wide a field of view. However, for the price, the ginour welding helmet is hard to beat.

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