Sphere Series

Crystal 2.0 (Black)

Product #: 1006.901
(4 customer reviews)

Seeing is believing w/ the Optrel Crystal 2.0 (Black) welding helmet. A light transmission of 31% in bright condition (protection level 2) gives you a practically unclouded, clear view of the working environment. It’s similar to looking out a window. You’ll have a nearly perfect color spectrum so you can see what is going on in the weld pool, before, during, and after welding. Talk about enlightenment!

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Crystal Lens Technology 2.0

Now you can clearly see what happens before, during and after welding
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True-Color View

Like looking through a glass window
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Opening of the anti-glare display can be continuously adjusted after welding to significantly reduce eye fatigue
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Automatically adapts to changing light conditions of the welding arc
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Grinding Mode

The brightest vision during grinding work ever to be offered by a welding helmet
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Overhead Welding

Overhead Welding Feature
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External Operability

Toggle grind mode and shade level adjustments without removing your helmet
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Patented Excenter

Positions the helmet optimally on your head – with just one twist
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Comfort Headband

Guarantees optimal weight distribution and is easy on the neck
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Sensitivity Regulation

Adapts the helmet to your environment and requirements
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Hard Hat Adapter

Compatible with industrial construction helmet adapter accessory
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Warranty Extension

Simply register here to be covered for 3 years after purchase


Shade levels Inactive: Shade level 2.0
Active, Manual: Shade level 4-12
Autopilot Automatic protection level regulation across a range from 4-12 with individual calibration option of ± 2
Power supply Solar cells, 2 lithium batteries (CR2032)
Sensors Three sensors
Sensitivity Infinitely adjustable, now with “Super High” sensitivity
Switching time Bright to dark: 0.100 ms at room temperature, 0.070 ms at 55°C
Dark to bright: 0.1 s to 2.0 s (with dimming function)
Classification EN379 Optical Class: 1
Stray Light Class: 1
Homogeneity Class: 1
Angle Dependency Class: 2
Shape Stability Welding mask: up to 220 °C / 428 °F
Front cover lens: up to 137 °C / 279 °F
Eye Protection Ultraviolet / Infrared Protection: Maximum protection in the entire protection level range
Operating Temperature -10°C to +70°C / 14°F to 158°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +80°C / -4°F to 176°F
Total Weight 460g / 18.7oz
Scope of Delivery Welding helmet, manual
Warranty 2 years with additional 1 year warranty extension (excluding battery) if the product is registered within the first 6 months: click here to register


  • Elektrode Welding (Stick Welding, SMAW)
  • GMAW High melting rate process
  • Flux Cored Wire Welding
  • TIG Welding (GTAW)
  • Plasma Arc Welding
  • Micro Plasma Arc Welding
  • Plasma Cutting
  • Gas Welding
  • Grind Mode


4 reviews for Crystal 2.0 (Black)

  1. Stephen Konzen

    Along with the panorama quattro, i also use this hood ( crystal 2.0) and i have to say just when i thought optrel mastered the perfect lense i welded with this one !!!! INCREDIBLE!!!!! Its like looking out your picture window !!! Mind blown! Watch out speedglass, miller , jackson, lincoln and nexgen, cause you dont stand a chance!

  2. Scott Krause

    Incredible view and clarity and very light weight. Even better with the IsoFit headgear. Basic head gear was ok, but for me, the IsoFit head gear made a huge difference in comfort! I can feel it securely on my head without having to overtighten and cause discomfort.

  3. Joshua Magwood

    AMAZING!!! Best word to describe this hood. I’ve been a journeyman welder for 20 years, a Welding Instructor for 10 years and a CWI/CWE for 7 years. I have owned and tried every company’s premium welding hood. From Millers Infinity to Lincolns 3350 4C, Jackson BH3, ESAB Sentinel and everything in between. This Crystal 2.0 has by far the clearest optical clarity lens I have ever used. It’s almost like not wearing a hood at all. I think the passive state is the most impressive part, maybe due to my aging eyes needing more light to see before striking an arc. Plan on purchasing the halo head gear attachment to go with it. This hood is so nice I might just dedicate it for TIG work, so I don’t spatter it up.

  4. John N

    Absolutely amazing clarity!! It’s literally like night and day. I explained it to a co-worker that its like the videos you see online of a someone that I colorblind and them receiving the special glasses that allow them to see color. From fit to comfort this hood is great. Looking forward to adding the Isofit headgear to take this hood to the next level. Thank you Optrel!!

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Have a question?

Scott Krause
2 years 9 months ago

What is the size of the lens viewing area?

Optrel USA
2 years 9 months ago

The viewing area is 50mm X 100mm. This equates to 10% larger than a standard 2″ X 4″ lens. If viewing area size is your most important feature you should check out our panoramaxx series of hoods.

2 years 9 months ago

Thanks. 50mm (1.9685″) x 100mm (3.93701). It’s actually smaller, but maybe the standard 2″ x 4″ don’t really have the full 2″ x 4″ viewing. I just got my Crystal 2.0 (first welding helmet ever) and need to dial in the adjustments… not sure if I’m going to opt for the halo accessory or the isofit headgear. The basic head gear the came with it wasn’t that comfortable… but I only adjusted the top of the head band… need to dial in the others and likely just need to get it “worn” in.

Optrel USA
2 years 9 months ago

The 50mm x 100mm is the actual size of the viewing area. A 2″ x 4″ lens usually has a 1.25″ x 3.5″ viewing area but is measured by the outer dimensions, with frame and most likely solar cells that measurement is 2″ x 4″.

2 years 9 months ago

Thanks for the clarification. I probably don’t fully appreciate how clear the Crystal 2.0 is…. this is the only welding helmet I’ve every worn.

Optrel USA
2 years 9 months ago

Having a Crystal 2.0 as your first hood is like having a Ferrrari as your first car…congratulations!

richard marcero
2 years 9 months ago

Is it possible to buy just a new black shell for crystal 2.0?

Optrel USA
2 years 9 months ago

Yes, you can buy just a black replacement shell for the 2.0. The part number is 5001.691 but is not listed on our website. Any of our distributors in our where to buy can order this item for you.

Kester Gascoyne
2 years 5 months ago

Does this welding helmet have an IP76 rating?

Optrel USA
2 years 5 months ago

We are not familiar with IP76. The IP rating system uses 2 digits. The first digit should be no greater than 6 and the second digit should be 9 or less. We currently do not do any IP testing and if you are referring to IP67 the hood is not waterproof but could be used outdoors in light rain and you should be fine.

2 years 4 months ago

I need a +3.0 magnifying lens, is that available?

Optrel USA
2 years 4 months ago

We only offer magnification in +1.0, +1.5, +2.0 and +2.5.

2 years 3 months ago

What are the dimensions of the Crystal 2.0 hood (the shell), specifically the width? What hood of yours offers the best coverage? Thanks

Optrel USA
2 years 3 months ago

The shell of the crystal 2.0 measures 7.75 inches behind the head and 9.25 inches down below the jaw line. If you need additional protection we offer leather chest and head/neck protectors.


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