A good quality welding helmet is a necessary item for any welder, regardless of their skill level. As a welder produces an intense amount of heat and ultraviolet rays, the helmet not only protects the user from sparks and heat cast from the metal, but also prevents any potential damage to the user’s eyes. An auto darkening helmet such as the SCA Fixed 11 Shade Auto Darkening Helmet not only offers this required protection for the user, but also allows the user to clearly see what they are about to weld. Once welding commences, the helmet senses the intense light and immediately darkens; preventing any harm to the user. Being a fixed 11 shade, this helmet is not adjustable but is set to a shade that is quite suitable for low to high amperage welding.