The Lampworking glasses Model T9559 Sodium Flare Poly is a plastic frame with integrated side shields for additional protection. These Lampworking safety glasses also feature silicone nose pads, rubberized temple bars, and removable foam support on top of the glasses for a comfortable fit. Made from TR-90 nylon for durability. Our safety glasses meet rigorous industry standards and are ANSI Z87-2+ approved for optimal protection
This polycarbonate is very efficient in filtering sodium flare in addition to providing good ultraviolet protection. It is very comfortable for viewing under high ambient light conditions such as when working with glowing heat sources for a duration of time. Also, although it has a relatively low luminous transmission of 38%, it is not recommended for Lampworking where Infrared protection is needed. This filter is more for soft glass usage and clear borosilicate glass similar to the old Didymium glasses.
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.