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    What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Getting old and the the 20 year old Speedglas is no long as clear as it used to be, I change out the covers inside and out all the time. I'm just not seeing the weld puddle and immediate surroundings like I use to. I could use use some help or suggestions

    I can't be the first guy to have this problem, and was wondering if there's a recommendation for a good new technology auto darkening helmet that's clear.

    In advance, thank you for the assistance, it's much appreciated!

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Everyone's eyes are different in how they see and interpret, I have the Optrel e684 and a Lincoln 3350, both are very clear. It comes down to
    what you like, willing to spend, rebates available etc....
    Richard

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Thanks Richard, I am considering the Optrel 2.0 Crystal.

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    I have a newer miller digital elite, I have 3 of them but the newest one has a clear view. It's not green like before, it is clear/blue like looking at those blueish car headlights. It's nice but everyone is different

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Can't go wrong with the 680/684/2.0
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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    I wear reading glasses under my hood, much better!
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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    This is a pretty interesting question, I'm not welding anymore but if I were, last I had was a lincoln 3350 Non 4 c and it was ok not groundbreaking

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Quote Originally Posted by 200mphbusa View Post
    Thanks Richard, I am considering the Optrel 2.0 Crystal.
    You’ll be happy


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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Gentlemen-thank you for your input it is greatly appreciated. I ordered the Optrel 2.0 Clear yesterday.

    I'll report back on how its working.

    Again, thanks for taking the time to provide the input!

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    I recently went through this too. What helped was adding 2.0 cheaters right into the hood and wearing my new bifocals every time. I am 49 this year. Once the puddle was large enough and clear enough I was back to normal.

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    I bought a Miller digital infinity and when the lens needed to be replaced under warranty I asked if I could pay to upgrade to the clear light lens and I was told no. Fast forward to last week, I ordered the the Optrel crystal 2.0. While waiting for it to show up, it became necessary to change the batteries in the Miller helmet, I noticed that the new lens is the clear light lens. I was a bit put out, especially since I almost bought a new digital infinity. At that point I figured I just wasted a lot of money.

    I was in the shop welding when the Optrel was delivered, WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!

    I'm so happy that I bought the Optrel!
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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    You might be surprised by the harbor freight vulcan. Great helmet for the money.

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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    I got an Optrel, too. Excellent hood.


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    Re: What's the latest in Clarity for helmets -- Could use a recomendation please

    Cheaters under the hood,either as glasses, or part of the hood. Whatever magnifying you choose. As far as I know, if they specify 1/1/1/1, that's supposed to be best clarity, etc. At least that's one of the criteria I based my purchase on. Read as many unbiased reviews as possible. Just my opinion, check into Antra brand, works well, good bargain for me.

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