What are the pros and cons of auto darkening welding helmets?

What are the pros and cons of auto darkening welding helmets?

Summary

Do you know the pros and cons of auto darkening welding helmets?

Pros of auto-darkening welding helmets:


  1. Provide excellent head and face welding protection.
  2. Have an electronic filter lens that instantaneously darkens and lightens automatically.
  3. Have a liquid crystal display (LCD) with adjustable features allowing you to set the shade level (typically shades 9-13) and sensitivity of the filter.
  4. Have a passive lens shade of #3 or #4, so you can easily inspect your work without lifting the mask.

Cons of auto-darkening welding helmets:


  1. The initial cost is more than standard passive welding helmets.
  2. Requires batteries.
  3. Replacement parts are more expensive.