Chip Foose-Designed Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet


Lincoln Electric Introduces the Chip Foose-Designed
Vista(R) Hemisfear(TM) Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet
Legendary Car Designer Models Helmet After His 500-HP Hemisfear(TM) Hot Rod


Cleveland – Lincoln Electric has teamed up with Chip Foose – award-winning custom car designer and die-hard Lincoln Electric enthusiast – to introduce Vista(R) Hemisfear(TM), an auto-darkening welding helmet inspired by Foose’s 500-HP Hemisfear hot rod.

The latest edition to Lincoln’s Vista(R) 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(TM) logo.

The Vista Hemisfear is the company’s first using a new lightweight shell design, bringing the total helmet weight to 20 oz. 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

The complete series of Vista helmets also include various colors and hot graphic designs, including textured black, Patriot, NASCAR(R) Heavy Metal(TM), Red Rod(TM) and SurfRod(TM). Every helmet includes a Personal-Pak(TM) with a soft helmet bag with zip-up pocket, a graphic Lincoln bandana and an owner I.D. label.

Lincoln Electric’s complete line of Vista auto-darkening helmets are available at a local welding distributor. Or visit to obtain Bulletin 12.206.1 to learn more.

The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.


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