Quote Originally Posted by tsalagi View Post
i use a #10 gold glass. get glass and pollycarbonate clear lenses on each side of it. my shop won't let anyone use less than a 10. like fun4now said, a well lit shop helps alot.
It depends on what material I'm welding, but for carbon steel I'm a big fan of the gold lenses. You get a lot of light reflected back towards the weld (gee, go figure) which lowers the contrast and improves visibility quite dramatically. The colour is also a bit nicer than the usual green. Stainless is a different kettle of fish, and I find the old green glass #11 a lot nicer to work with.

If you have a Princess Auto store near by you can pick up a gold poly lense for around $9.00, (for the small size) cheap enough to take a chance on and see if you like it.