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A well-designed welding helmet and reliable auto-darkening welding lens protect your face and eyes from heat, spatter and radiation. Welding processes typically generate hazardous ultraviolet and infrared radiation and intense visible light that has the potential to cause permanent eye damage. Physical eye hazards include welding spatter and grinding particles.
Auto-darkening welding lenses allow welders to keep their welding helmet in the safe down position at all times, unlike passive welding helmets. If you can always see clearly, the need to constantly lift your welding helmet is significantly reduced, meaning you reduce the likelihood of exposure to harmful UV/IR radiation by accidentally striking an arc or being exposed to the arcs of nearby welders. You also reduce the potential for foreign body eye injuries from grinding, sparks or weld spatter.
Welding helmets have come a long way since the humble “hiderok”. Welding helmet configurations are now available with integrated powered or supplied air respiratory protection options. These systems can give welders combined eye, face and respiratory protection compliant with Australian and New Zealand standards with the added benefit of keeping the welder cooler and more comfortable. Some options can even give welders five levels of protection with integrated hearing and safety helmet options.


The Speedglas™ Welding Helmet Range is made in Sweden and features market-leading optical quality, legendary performance, and the largest viewing area available*. Our range of welding helmets set the industry benchmark for vision, comfort, and performance. Since launching the first auto-darkening mask ever, Speedglas has remained the brand of choice for professional welders who want the best welding safety equipment.


This welding safety equipment range features four series: the legendary 3M Speedglas Welding Helmet Series 9100, the new lightweight Speedglas 9002NC, the Speedglas Graphic Helmet Series 100, and the robust 3M 10V.
The Speedglas 9100XXi and 9002NC Series feature Speedglas TrueView which allows a wider spectrum of colour to pass through the welding filter, resulting in more realistic vision and crisp optical clarity. TrueView allows better control of your weld puddle with a view that appears lighter, brighter, and more natural. Featuring the largest viewing area with peripheral side windows, the Speedglas 9100 series is available in a range of platforms including external grind, flip-up functionality, powered or supplied air welding respiratory protection or integrated welding safety options. All welding helmets in the range from Australian Welding Supplies are compliant with the relevant Australian and New Zealand standards.

Toowoomba Welding Supplies are proud to be associated with Speedglas