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Miller Helmet Review Guide: Which Helmet is Right For You?

Miller Helmet Lineup

Miller Electric makes some of the most advanced and reliable welding helmets on the market. In this blog we are going to talk about all of Miller Electric's welding helmets and highlight the features of each model. Keep reading below to see which helmet would work best for you.

Classic Helmet

The Miller Classic is a fantastic helmet option for a welder on a budget or just starting out. The Miller Classic doesn't sacrifice any safety features and will keep you protected while welding. The biggest features on the Classic helmet is the Clearlight lens technology and the 3.0 light state. The Clearlight technology gives you greater contrast and clarity while welding and the 3.0 light state allows you to keep working while leaving the hood down. The helmet is also backed by a 3-year warranty from Miller, check the video out below to learn more.

Viewing Area: 6 sq. in.
Lens Shade: Variable 3-13
Headgear: Gen 1 
Weight: 16 oz.
Arc Sensors: 2

Digital Performance Helmet

The Digital Performance helmet is the next step up in Millers lineup of helmets. The Digital Performance has a larger viewing area than the Classic and comes with more advanced features and better headgear, while weighing just 1 oz. more. The Digital Performance comes with Clearlight 2.0 lens technology as well as Autosense. Clearlight 2.0 is an improvement on the technology found in the Classic helmet, giving the operator even more clarity and contrast while welding. Autosense technology automatically detects the surrounding environment and adjusts the helmet sensitivity accordingly. This feature is ideal for those that find themselves frequently changing their helmet settings or surrounding environment. This helmet is backed by a 4-year Miller warranty so you don't have to stress if an issue does come up.

 Viewing Area: 7.2 sq. in.
Lens Shade: Variable 3-13
Headgear: Gen 3.5 
Weight: 17 oz.
Arc Sensors: 3

Elite Helmet

The Miller Digital Elite falls right in the middle of Millers helmet lineup. This helmet has the perfect balance of useful features while remaining lightweight for the all day welder. The larger viewing area, external grind button, and half shade settings are just some of the improvements, all while weighing just 1 oz. more than the Digital Performance. The biggest features on the Elite are X-Mode, Infotrack 2.0, and Memory function. While still keeping Clearlight 2.0 and Autosense. X-Mode is perfect if you weld out of position or in bright environments. X-Mode senses the electromagnetic field caused by the arc, meaning you stay protected from flashing even if the arc sensors are blocked or blinded by light. The Memory function allows you to switch between two preset customized settings which saves time and Infotrack 2.0 tracks arc time and arc count to track your productivity, making it easier to estimate jobs. The Digital Elite is backed with a 4-year warranty from Miller.

 Viewing Area: 9.2 sq. in.
Lens Shade: Variable 2.5-13
Headgear: Gen 3.5
Weight: 18 oz.
Arc Sensors: 4

Infinity Helmet

The Digital Infinity Welding Helmet is a premium helmet in Millers helmet lineup. The Digital Infinity has the largest viewing area of all of their helmets coming in at 13.4 square inches. This helmet also shares all of the great features found on the Digital Elite. The largest difference between the two is the viewing area and the available graphics. One thing to note, as mentioned by Andrew in the video is that this helmet has a decent amount of weight to it. If you are welding all day it may be better to go with a lighter helmet that still shares all of the great features like the Digital Elite. If you are welding for a few hours a day or a hobby welder the Digital Infinity has the largest viewing area, so that would be the best option to work with. The Digital Infinity is backed by a 4-year warranty from Miller so your investment is protected.

Viewing Area: 13.4 sq. in.
Lens Shade: Variable 3-13
Headgear: Gen 3.5
Weight: 21.07
Arc Sensors: 4 

T94/T94I Helmet

The T94 lineup of helmets are a bit different from the other helmets that Miller makes. They are made for industrial weld operators and welders that are in demanding environments. Features like the aluminum heat shield protect the lens from high amperage welds and the matte silver finish reflect ambient heat to keep the user cooler. The shell design is also as slim as it possibly can be while still allowing for a Miller respirator to fit underneath, offering maximum protection. The helmet is also fitted with shade 5 side windows which allow for greater peripheral vision. If you are in an application that requires swapping between welding and grinding, the T94i or T94iXL would be your best option. The lens flips up revealing a 44 square inch clear grind shield making it much easier to see what you are doing while still providing maximum protection for your eyes. The T94 series are the heaviest helmets Miller offers but there are a few things that counter that. The helmets are all designed to be balanced and not front heavy, which reduces strain on your neck. The T94's are also the only helmet that come with the generation 4 headgear from Miller. The generation 4 headgear has multiple head straps and an oversized back pad to better disperse the extra weight of the helmet. As far as features go this helmet does lose the Autosense function but gains the HDV lens technology, which is a great trade off. The HDV lens technology provides a sharp detailed view with minimal distortion at any angle. The T94's all have a 4-year warranty from Miller so if anything does go wrong you are covered.

Viewing Area: 9.0 sq. in. (T94i XL: 13 sq. in.)
Lens Shade: Variable 5-14 
Headgear: Gen 4
Weight: 21.1 oz. / T94i: 26 oz. /  T94i XL: 28 oz.

    We hope this breakdown of all of Miller's helmets and features helps you to narrow down which helmet is right for you. There is an option for every welder so you really can't go wrong with any of them. If you have any questions or want a second opinion on which helmet might be best for you, reach out to our support team! We can be reached via email at support@bakersgas.com or you can give us a call at 877-930-5690 between 8AM-5PM EST M-F.

    Evan H.


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