Having the right tools is vital to your welding's safety and efficiency. For instance, welding helmets are a must-have when considering personal protective equipment. They will protect your skin and eyes from the sparks produced during welding. In addition, welding arcs emit infrared and ultraviolet rays that could have vision-damaging effects. Therefore, investing in a good welding helmet is crucial. Auto-darkening welding helmets are among the more popular ones you will find.