Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Balder Technology Review

Jackson Safety Bh3 

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With a unique shape and design, the Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Balder Technology is part of the WH70 series that has a strict and professional standard for achieving the best of welding. It has the EN379 rating of 1/1/1/1 for its auto darkening lens. The rating is based from 4 criteria: clarity or optical quality, luminous transmittance, angle variation and light diffusion.

Benefits of Using Jackson Safety BH3 Welding Helmets

If you are going to spend your money on buying the best welding helmets that have auto darkening feature then consider the Jackson Safety brand. It has a shade of 9 to 13 that is DIN plus certified. It also meets the standards of the ANSI Z87.1 and the CE certification, and its delay and sensitivity can be easily adjusted with a user-friendly control.

The clarity and optical quality of the Jackson Safety BH3 is so superb because it has the newest Balder Technology that makes it "best in class optical". The helmet is aimed for the professional welders who want to take their skill to the next level and be thoroughly protected as well. The clearer optics makes the welder more precise with intricate welding.

Product Features of Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmets

Want to work with multiple angles with a professional helmet? The Jackson Safety BH3 definitely has that, and aside from the 9 to 13 shades, it also has color recognition.

This specific model is of the color black with a bit of orange, and with a mount type for TIG welding. It also has a plastic shell that is surprisingly lightweight despite its great protection capabilities and covers majority of your face and head. There is also a cover plate with aerodynamics that keep the helmet and the wearer away from too much heat.

Pros and Cons of Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmets

Pros of  Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

  • Has optical clarity: with its 1/1/1/1 sticking to standards optical clarity and visual quality, the Jackson Safety BH3 is a truly top-notch auto darkening welding helmet that has passed a lot of standards as well. Very great for welding important details and great for professionals who want high performance ADFs.
  • Comfortable fit: you can go on for hours without flipping the welding helmet more, compared to most helmets, you won’t feel the heaviness that much and it can be quite comfortable to wear for both beginners and professionals with its unique design. It is also said to be quite similar to the Jackson Safety 370 headgear so you can be sure it's both safe and comfortable to wear.
  • Meets international standards: The Jackson Safety BH3 has passed a lot of standards including: CE, DIN Plus, ANSI Z87.1 High Impact 2010 and EN379.
  • Fume detection: It has a protection against fumes with its unique cover plate that's curved in such an angle to beat the heat while being exposed during welding. Being safe against harmful fumes during welding is an important process in keeping a welder safe. It’s not just our eyes that can get injuries from welding but also our lungs so this is a plus for the BH3.
  • Large view: a wider view can help professional welders survey a bigger field during their work time, and won’t have to worry about moving around freely.

Cons of Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

  • No grind or torch mode: a lot of users complain that there is no grind or torch mode for this auto darkening welding helmet. Some helmets do have grind mode to save you time, but this doesn’t, unfortunately.
  • No test or ON button: while this is good when you want the helmet to automatically go off depending on the surroundings, many welders are frustrated that there is no test option unlike some other welding helmets.
  • Difficulty in replacing lens: some welders find it difficult to look for a good deal in replacing lenses of the Jackson Safety BH3.

Usage and Maintenance Guide for the Jackson Safety BH3 Welding Helmet

  • The product has a 5 year warranty, which makes it worth buying despite the hefty price.
  • It comes with 3 adjustments for the headgear so that it can be fitted to different welders and not just one.
  • ​Any helping tool such as a magnifying lens or filter and a hard hat can be placed simultaneously with the Jackson BH3.

FreQuently Asked Questions about the Jackson Safety BH3 Welding Helmet (FAQs ) 


With its intricate and unique design, the Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Balder Technology is surely a great buy for any person who is serious with welding, especially professionals. It might be really expensive but for quality, it’s worth it.

Check Jackson Safety W40 for more information about this brand.

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