Can I Use Welding Glasses to Look at the Sun?

JUL 12

Can I Use Welding Glasses to Look at the Sun?

By cosmick

People usually avoid looking directly at the sun. Beyond the fact that it’s painful, it can cause severe vision impairment and partial blindness. However, there are many good reasons for viewing the sun — such as during a solar eclipse. Although it occurs about twice a year on the earth, an eclipse is a rare […]

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NOV 13

An Introduction to Safety Eye Wear for Welding and Torching

By cosmick

You don’t have to be a professional welder to know that whenever you are welding or torching, your eyes need protection. It’s just common sense. So if you are a welder in need of some updated safety eye wear or you are beginning a welding project for the first-time and need a high quality safety […]

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MAR 10

Phillips Safety on Welding Safety: Sodium Flare Reduction

By cosmick

Welding has always been considered something of a dangerous occupation due to the high percentage of eye and face related work injuries reported to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It goes without saying that safety equipment is a must in the industry, but not all products are created equal. With the proper use of today’s most […]

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FEB 13

Fix Your Goggles or Hood with High Quality Glass Welding Lenses

By cosmick

While many types of safety gear use plastic for critical components, this is not true of welding glasses, goggles, and hoods. That’s because welding produces hot sparks that would create melt marks in plastic lenses and render them unusable. In fact, if something hot enough hits a plastic lens, it’ll melt all the way through. […]

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FEB 01

Clip-On, Flip-Up Furnace Observation Glasses

By cosmick

Molten metal is both extremely bright and extremely hot, so it isn’t safe to look at it without special eyewear. Yet, many people whose jobs entail furnace observation also have to do plenty of things where such eyewear isn’t appropriate. This can lead to a lax attitude when it comes to putting glasses on, especially […]

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NOV 04

Welding Lenses: Gold vs. Green

By cosmick

A welder’s most important instrument is inarguably the eyes, so choosing the right welding lens should be a safety priority. Welding goggles, helmets, and masks all rely on a well-constructed, glass safety lens to protect the face and eyes. Along with optimum protection the safety lens should also be able to provide a clear view of the task at hand. Because the welding lens is […]

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SEP 30

The History of AO Safety Cool Blue Welding Lenses and AlloWeld Safety Glasses and Super Magenta Drop-In Lenses

By cosmick

Welding without proper protection poses many dangers to your eyes. That’s why welders need to always wear safety glasses or goggles or a safety hood that guard their vision. Many wear glasses underneath their hoods. In the history of welding safety lenses, one brand name has become legendary in the profession: American Optics Safety Weld […]

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FEB 12

Passive Welding Filters And The Benefits They Can Offer

By cosmick

What is something you typically use every waking minute of every day that you also take for granted just about the same amount of time? Your eyes. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, there are currently “12.32 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for 9 percent of the workforce. In addition, manufacturing supports […]

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FEB 05

Welders: Use the Correct Safety Eye-wear

By cosmick

Attention to worker safety is an integral part of good business practices. Personal protective includes tools, barriers, signs, and much more. And, while it may seem to be just one aspect of overall safety in the workplace, the importance of occupation safety eyewear cannot be overemphasized. Many professionals, doctors, glass workers, construction workers, perform daily functions that […]

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JAN 08

Ten benefits of Passive Welding filters

By cosmick

Welding is a dangerous profession. The heat of the torch could seriously harm the welder. Welders need serious protective gear. One essential piece of protection equipment for any welder are the protective lens. You need a lens that protects your eyes while still allowing you to see well. There are two types of protective lens, […]

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DEC 09

What is Brazing and Torching ?

By cosmick

I want to talk a little bit about Brazing and Torching in this article. First the definition of Brazing: verb (used with object), brazed, brazing. Metallurgy. to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders. Origin: 1575-85; French braser to solder (MF), burn ( Old French) <Germanic;compare Swedish brasa, Danish brase to roast> So like with welding, it is joining two different pieces of metal together. The difference is that a filler material is used. One of the most common examples of […]

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NOV 19

The History Of Welding

By cosmick

Thank you for visiting our Blog. Today I hope to teach you a little bit about welding, it’s history and eye safety practices while performing it. We will start with the definition of the word “ weld” from the dictionary. Verb (used with object): To unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like,especially after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united. Origin:  1590–1600;  variant of well2  in obsolete sense “to boil, weld”( from dictionary.com) So we see that welding is […]

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OCT 21

Welding lenses colors

By cosmick

At Phillips-Safety we offer a variety of different Welding Lenses Colors to suit different needs. We use the most up-to-date technology and offer the best quality for all your welding application needs. Athermal® Green: Shades Available: 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 or 14 Available in a circular 50mm lens, Small 2 x […]

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SEP 11

Welding filter lens blue

By cosmick

Welding can be very damaging to your eyes if the proper filter is not used.  When welding, there are three kinds of wave energies that you must protect against: ultraviolet (UV), infrared (IR), and visible light. UV and IR are invisible yet very harmful to the eye, and standard green IR lenses block them. Our […]

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AUG 07

Reducing the yellow flare while welding

By cosmick

Welding is a process that uses heat and pressure to join metals together. One instance of welding hazards is the damage it can cause to your eyes because of the visible light.  This can cause “flash blindness” which can red, tearful eyes and even blind spots in your vision which is why it is important […]

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JUL 26

Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding

By phillips-safety

Need a filter plate to work with TIG? Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding Welders who use helmets with removable lenses have an advantage over those with electronic lenses: we can adjust the color and filter type of our lenses easily and cheaply. Our new Welding Filter Plate for TIG Welding is a huge advantage […]

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APR 02

New Super Magenta Drop-In Welding Lenses

By cosmick

Ever wonder why there don’t seem to be any lenses that give you good vision while welding? New Super Magenta Drop-In Welding Lenses Typical green welding lenses offer you protection from the things you need protection from during welding – infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV) rays. These are invisible and incredibly dangerous to your eyes. Green lenses […]

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MAR 18

Flare Reducing Lenses

By cosmick

To be able to do your job well, you need to be able to see what you are working on. Flare Reducing Welding Lenses At Phillips Safety it is our commitment to provide the best glasses, goggles and lenses to do this. For years Welders have been asking us if we have a “Blue” lens, like the […]

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MAR 11

New Product Alert: Super Blue Drop In Welding Lens

By cosmick

Finally, a solution to harsh yellow light that impedes your vision during welding. Super Blue Drop In Welding Lens: New Product Alert Our Super Blue Drop In Welding Lens is a perfect solution to the lack of visibility during welding that’s caused by harsh yellow light coming through the welding lens. During welding, green lenses protect from harmful […]

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FEB 06

Expanded Line of Metal Cutting Glasses

By cosmick

Finally, some metal cutting eyewear with style. Our Expanded Line of Metal Cutting Glasses Torch and brazing eyewear is infamous for its “industrial” look, with big, flat lenses and thick, bulky frames. Our expanded line of metal cutting glasses includes styles like this, but we now also offer wraparound styles to match the modern safety industry’s styles. […]

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