Lincoln Electric's Vista Hemisfear auto-darkening welding helmet designed by Chip Foose
Lincoln Electric has teamed up with Chip Foose to introduce Vista Hemisfear, an auto-darkening welding helmet inspired by Foose's 500-HP Hemisfear hot rod. The latest edition to Lincoln's Vista series of welding helmets, the Hemisfear welding helmet captures the essence of Foose's limited production hot rod, a classic car that gave Foose one of his initial claims to fame in 2006. The helmet features the hot rod's three distinct colors: neon green, black and orange with a custom silver stripe on the side. Other embellishments to the helmet include Chip Foose's signature and the Foose Design logo.
The Vista Hemisfear uses company's lightweight shell design, bringing the total helmet weight to 20 ounces or less depending on configuration. All Vista helmets feature:
- Solar powered auto-darkening, eliminating operator error and alkaline corrosion
- Grind and TIG modes, as well as variable delay settings for greater operator control
- Four independent arc sensors to ensure reliability
- Different view sizes for user preferences, including the 3000 series, with one of the largest views in the industry