Welding is a crucial industrial process that demands utmost safety precautions, including the use of appropriate protective gear such as welding glasses. Phillips Safety, a trusted name in safety eyewear, offers a range of welding lenses tailored to meet varying needs and preferences. In this guide, we will delve into the essentials of buying welding glasses, explore Phillips Safety’s renowned welding lenses in green and cobalt blue, and provide key considerations to make an informed purchase decision.

Phillips Safety’s commitment to providing optimal protection for welders extends to our range of welding glasses, available in two distinct lens colors: green, also known as athermal, and cobalt blue. Each lens color offers unique advantages tailored to meet the diverse needs and demands of welders across various industries.

Phillips Safety’s athermal welding lenses offer a balanced shade that effectively shields the eyes from intense light and harmful radiation emitted during welding processes.

These lenses feature a green tint, which reduces glare and enhances visibility without compromising on protection.

Ideal for general welding applications, green lenses provide comfortable viewing and ensure clarity in various work environments.

Phillips Safety’s cobalt blue welding lenses are engineered to provide superior protection against intense light and radiation while optimizing visual contrast.

With a deep blue tint, cobalt blue lenses offer enhanced clarity and contrast, making them ideal for tasks requiring precise control and detail work.

These lenses excel in applications where accurate color perception and visual acuity are essential, such as working with reflective surfaces or intricate welding.


Understanding Filter Shades

The darkness level and protection provided by welding glasses are determined by their filter shades. Phillips Safety provides green welding glasses with shades ranging from 2.0 to 8.0 and cobalt blue glasses with shades ranging from 4.0 to 8.0. Each shade is carefully selected to suit particular welding processes and varying intensities of light.

Lower filter shades (e.g., 2.0 to 4.0) are suitable for light welding tasks, providing adequate protection without compromising visibility.
Higher filter shades (e.g., 6.0 to 8.0) offer increased darkness and protection, making them suitable for high-intensity welding processes such as arc welding or oxy-acetylene cutting.

Lens Color and Tint

Consider the lens color and tint options available, such as green or cobalt blue. Each lens color offers unique benefits, ranging from balanced visibility and glare reduction to enhanced contrast and visual clarity. Choose a lens color that aligns with your specific needs and preferences, ensuring optimal comfort and performance.

Lens Shade Selection

Choose a lens shade appropriate for the specific welding process and intensity of light. The filter shade determines the level of darkness and protection provided by the glasses. Lower filter shades (e.g., 2.0 to 4.0) are suitable for light welding tasks, while higher filter shades (e.g., 6.0 to 8.0) offer increased darkness and protection for high-intensity welding processes.

Comfort and Fit

Prioritize welding glasses that offer a comfortable fit and adjustable features. A secure and comfortable fit is essential for prolonged wear without discomfort, ensuring that the glasses stay in place during various welding tasks.

Safety Standards Compliance

Ensure that the welding glasses meet relevant safety standards, such as ANSI Z87.1, EN 166, and EN 169. Compliance with these standards ensures that the glasses offer adequate protection against hazards commonly encountered in welding environments.


Choose THE lens FILTER

Begin by selecting the lens filter that best suits your welding needs. Decide between green or cobalt blue lenses, each offering unique advantages in terms of clarity, contrast, and protection.

choose your preferred lens filter


SELECT the frame

Once you’ve chosen the lens filter, proceed to select the frame style that matches your preferences and comfort requirements. Consider factors such as frame material, design, and fit to ensure optimal performance and wearability. Explore our frame options to find the perfect combination of style and functionality for your needs.

after choosing the lens filter,
select your favorite frame


select the filter shade

Depending on your specific welding tasks and working environment, select the appropriate filter shade within the available range. Consider factors such as the intensity of light, welding process, and industry standards to choose the most suitable shade for your needs.

select the appropriate filter shade for your application

Investing in suitable welding glasses is essential for protecting the eyes and ensuring safety during welding operations. Phillips Safety’s range of welding lenses in green and cobalt blue, complemented by filter shades from 2.0 to 8.0, cater to diverse needs and preferences. By understanding the differences between these lenses, selecting the appropriate filter shade, and considering key factors such as safety standards and comfort, welders can make informed decisions and prioritize their safety and well-being.

Phillips Safety Standard Green Welding Filter Demonstration

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