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Old 01-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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So I was testing my auto dark welding helmet with a powerful led work light.
To my surprise it does not tiger the darkening sensor. So if you have old eyes like mine, and you need to illuminate the area you are welding, led light is the way to go!
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:05 PM
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I noticed that when I switched to the new style bulbs in my shop light. They will make my helmet darken if I look directly at it but won't if not... made a BIG improvement in my welding! So much easier to weld when you can actually see what you're doing! At first I thought it was just my new helmet but it was the same with my old helmet!

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Old 01-10-2019, 10:39 PM
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I've got a Miller Elite helmet. It has an X-Mode which will not let even direct sunlight trigger it but, will trigger off the light from the welders arch.
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Nice to Know. Thanks
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:16 AM
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I never had a fancy helmet, but I would try to get out in the bright sun so I could still see a bit. When did the auto-dark deal first come out, anyway?
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:31 AM
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I never had a fancy helmet, but I would try to get out in the bright sun so I could still see a bit. When did the auto-dark deal first come out, anyway?
I bought my first auto hood 20 years ago. But it was junk an I threw it out, after a flash burn. 5 years later I tried them again, and never went back. I keep an old helmet in my portable rig as a spare, and had to use it one day. I found out I had gotten pretty used to the Auto hood. They are a game changer, but get a good one.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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I bought my first auto hood 20 years ago. But it was junk an I threw it out, after a flash burn. 5 years later I tried them again, and never went back. I keep an old helmet in my portable rig as a spare, and had to use it one day. I found out I had gotten pretty used to the Auto hood. They are a game changer, but get a good one.
Same here, couldn't go back to the old way! Auto-dark rocks!

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Old 01-11-2019, 01:36 PM
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I never had a fancy helmet, but I would try to get out in the bright sun so I could still see a bit. When did the auto-dark deal first come out, anyway?
I bought one of these on sale at HF for $35 & love it!

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Old 01-11-2019, 04:03 PM
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I'm on my third. First one my cousin had a car fall off my lift, crushed it and smashed one of my welders. he replaced the helmet. I fixed the welder. Wore out the second one. I replaced that with a Lincoln one and it is light years ahead of the first style I had.
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Whoa Kenny....you had a car fall off a lift?? How did that happen?
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