By Andrew Liszewski
Let me preface this post by admitting that I’ve never welded in my life, nor do I foresee a point where I will ever need to. In fact the only time I’ve ever seen someone welding was on American Chopper, so I’m definitely not what you’d call an expert. However, I can see the usefulness of Miller’s Digital Elite Series welding helmets/visors which feature an adjustable LCD shade (I can only assume it uses an LCD) for different jobs. For example, the Grind mode sets the shade to level #3, where as the Cutting mode will apparently self-adjust between level #5 to level #8. The visor uses 4 arc sensors and has a lens speed of 1/20,000 of a second, and is also powered by a replaceable lithium battery that’s good for about 3,000 hours.
The Classic Black version of the Digital Elite welding helmets is $359, while versions with a fancier color or design scheme like the Inferno pictured above run $389.