Welding and Arc Flash Dyes

Arc or flame cutting as well as welding operations produce potentially harmful ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation that can damage the human eye. For these operations, quality certified eye protection is required which reduces the intensity of the light. Epolin produces Epolight™ dye formulations and formulated ready to mold Luminate™ pellets that conform to the following Welding transmission standards:

  • ANSI/ISEA Z87.1
  • EN 169
  • AS/NZS 1338

Epolin products meet or exceed OSHA and American Welding Society standards from shade 1.2 up to shade 14.  These products come in a range of lens colors and are suitable for use in safety glasses, goggles, face shields, and helmets.  These dyes and ready to mold pellets can also be extruded into sheets to make protective windows.


ANSI shade values

Lens Color


Shade 3 and Shade 5

Blue Green


Shade 3 and Shade 5

Yellow Green


Shade 8

  Dark Green


Shade 10

  Dark Green


Arc Flash
(Low Cal)

  Light Green


Arc Flash
(High Cal)

  Green Bronze


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