The 1388-S combines comfort and safety in a stylish pair of wraparound safety glasses. No more uncomfortable side shields sticking into your face or gaps between the shield and your lenses: this frame features built-in side shields for the highest level of safety and comfort. The rubberized arms, temples, and nose pads also make the glasses more comfortable while increasing their safety by preventing them from sliding off. The 1388-S is made of a lightweight yet durable plastic, and this frame is best for small- to medium-sized heads. ANSI Z87 Safety Approved.
The Lampworking Glasses BoroView5.0 #1388 offer a Polycarbonate Lens for the Lampworker’s and Hot Glass Workers that does it all in one pair of glasses. This material filters out the sodium flare and also offers both excellent UV and IR protection. Phillips BoroView 3 & 5 lenses are designed to meet the need for the extra UV and IR protection needed when working on borosilicate glass. These lenses offer a revolutionary formulation designed to exactly meet the needs of those working with the harder, higher temperature of borosilicate glass.
The Lampworking Glasses BoroView5.0 #1388 are specially formulated Polycarbonate filter lenses that has been designed for the lampworking and glassblowing markets. This revolutionary product is greatly lighter than conventional laminated and glass products, and comes in a full coverage lens which is a higher quality design, because there are no areas without shading. If you are working with smaller pieces, the BoroView 3 is for you. For larger pieces like candlesticks and statues, you will need the BoroView 5 lampworking glasses. BoroView’s should be worn when working on hard glass types where regular Phillips202/ACE Didymiums or Polycarbonate Sodium Flare (SFP) Lenses are not adequate due to the fact of insufficient filtration of ultra violet and infra-red absorption.
The BoroView Shade #3.0 lenses are a green lens tint and the BoroView Shade #5.0 is a brown lens tint.
Lampworking is a type of glasswork in which a torch or lamp is used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps.
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