autodark bifocals and autodark hood combo ... hey, ernie

I have darkening bifocals. And I have a NexGen. I am running it at a 9 shade now. If I am out in the sun, and my bifocals get dark, should I go lighter on the NexGen? Doing 1/8" 7018, but do a lot of MIG, .030" with CO2.

I don't want to go too light.

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Steve B
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Remember that the NexGen (and other auto-darks) provide full UV and IR protection at all times and all settings. The worst that will happen if you go too light is a bit of eye strain, not any damage.

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Pete C.

The added benefit of the darkening glasses - if the auto-darks are to light you will auto darken - but it takes a while.

Begs a question - are they dark or partially after welding ?

Since you have automatic testing in the glasses.


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Martin H. Eastburn

The darkening glasses respond to UV - UV which is blocked by the welding lenses. If they are darkening when worn under your welding helmet, you have a problem, possibly with UV leaking under the helmet where you might need a neck shield.

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Pete C.

Personally..Ive got correction lenses in all of my hoods. Now my vision isnt too bad, can function without correction..but I got a bit far sighted after the stroke.

My primary helmet is an Optrel Satellite, a gift from a guy who cant weld anymore

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Ive talked to a lot of guys who simply cannot weld with bifocals and do as I do..put in correction lenses inside their helmets.

I use one lightweight helmet with stronger correction in it for TIG, but the rest of them use 1.5 lenses

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Gunner Asch

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