Solar Powered Welding Helmet Auto Darkens

Hey, hot shot — you may not a biker, but clearly, you deserve a helmet with flames. In fact, you deserve a solar powered helmet with flames.

This solar welding helmet comes in three designs, meets all industry standards, and has an auto-darkening lens that responds in 1/25000 seconds, darkening when you begin welding, clearing when  you stop. Shades can be switched easily and continuously between shades from 9 to 13 with 1/10000 seconds reaction time — all courtesy of a little solar cell above the viewing window.

Solar welding helmet

image via Amazon.com

Great Green Gadgets reports that a solar rechargeable lithium battery holds the juice, while UV and IR protection bring this helmet into compliance with EN169 standards for welding filters. (The design and construction meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for eye protection devices.)

This helmet is available in three different designs, and comes with a two-way adjustable headband to ensure a comfortable fit.  Yours for $58.99 on sale (regularly $149.00) from Amazon.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.