October 30, 2013
The new, lightweight VIKING™ 1740 series auto-darkening welding helmet is available from Lincoln Electric. Weighing 18.6 oz., the entry-level helmet series features solar power with battery assist, eliminating the need for an on/off switch.
A continuously variable, internal, 9-13 shade control offers sensitivity adjustment for different welding environments and features adjustable delay time from a dark to a light setting.
The black helmet is compatible with magnifying "cheater" lenses and hardhats. Extra cover lenses are included — two for the inside and five for the outside.