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sodamrosokum 2017-03-22 9:09pm

safety glasses
I'm going to start this field and use the bullseye
I like to buy safety glasses that specifically fit into this product(bulleye). What kind of glasses do you recommend? Also, I read that this product emits the ultraviolet rays and the infrared rays when It's turned on. Are the level of rays safe enough without any protection for my skins?

Speedslug 2017-03-25 12:11am

Time, intensity and distance are the factors involved here.

If you are going to work 8 hours a day and 5 days a week with a monster torch doing huge marbles then you are going to want to go all the way with fingerless sleeve coverage.

The Boro workers use Kevlar from what I understand.

Bullseye brand glass is in the 90 COE range if I remember correctly and I am pretty sure that regular soft glass eye protection is enough.

You should be fine with bare arms and didymium glasses.

This is also true if you are only torching three or four hours a week.

UV from torching is going to give you skin classic sun burn effects.

The effects of UV on your eyes will NOT have very noticeable symptoms until after much damage is done.
Think ants under a magnifying glass only on the back of your eyes.

But the UV from Bulleye glass should be next to nothing at all.

How some ever ..... Check with other sources here and else where.

I know the Bulseye website is pretty thorough on their safety information and they even recommend IR protective glasses (didymium will do) for working with their sheet glass in the kilns.

The more you know the better you will be able to protect yourself and those around you.

Edited To Add: Oh and welcome to the addiction of molten glass.

sodamrosokum 2017-03-28 4:22pm

Thank you for your answer. It helped me a lot.

echeveria 2017-03-28 6:01pm

I am fair skinned and working for a couple of hours at the torch gives me a bit of a torch "sunburn." I use sunscreen if I am going to be lucky enough to torch for several hours. I use soft glass, including bullseye.

Speedslug 2017-03-30 9:23pm

I just found a great video on youtube about melting glass and soda flare and lampworking glasses and how they work to block out specific bands of light.

The guy has a spectrum analyzer with a computer display showing the way the glasses filter out the soda flare.

I think it well worth watching.

sodamrosokum 2017-04-01 4:59am

oh~ I really appreciate your support and help.

soniya 2018-12-12 3:18am

Nice i appreciate it.

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