Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet pays tribute to Iron Man.

Press Release Summary:

Series 700G Iron Man(TM) VIKING(TM) solar-powered helmet features authorized graphics inspired by Iron Man 2 movie and Marvel® comic books. In addition to Iron Man's signature gold and red colors, helmet comes with battery assistance instead of on/off switch as well as grind mode for weld prep and post-weld clean up. Magnifying lens-capable helmet weighs 18.3 oz. and also features 3.78 x 1.85 in. view size with continuously variable 9-13 external shade control.

Original Press Release:

Lincoln Electric Launches Limited Edition Iron Man(TM) VIKING(TM) Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet

700G Series, Solar-Powered Helmet Features Authorized Iron Man(TM) Graphics

Cleveland - Lincoln Electric has launched its new limited edition Iron Man(TM) VIKING(TM) auto-darkening welding helmet. This solar-powered helmet joins the 700G Series and features authorized graphics inspired by the box office hit Iron Man(TM) 2 and well-known comic books by Marvel®.

In addition to the Iron Man character graphics and signature gold and red colors, the solar-powered helmet system comes with battery assistance instead of an on/off switch, and a grind mode for weld prep and post-weld clean up. Weighing in at 18.3 oz. (520 g), the helmet is lighter in weight than many auto-darkening helmets.

This fully loaded helmet also features a substantial 3.78 x 1.85 in. (96 x 47 mm) view size with continuously variable nine to 13 external shade control. Like all 700G Series helmets, this model is magnifying 'cheater' lens capable. It also features continuously variable delay (0.1 - 1.0 sec.) and sensitivity to adjust for different welding applications and environments. The Iron Man helmet also comes with bonus accessories including a free Sport-Pak style welding helmet bag and Lincoln Electric bandana.

Lincoln Electric's equipment has been featured in both the original Iron Man(TM) movie as well as the 2010 summer sequel Iron Man 2. Lincoln Electric provided POWER MIG® and Precision TIG® welders as well a Power Wave® i400 power source and welding robot for the latest movie. The Lincoln Automation Division also provided on-set assistance to the studio's team during the filming of Iron Man 2.

Lincoln Electric's limited edition Iron Man VIKING auto-darkening helmets are available at local welding distributors. Or visit to obtain Bulletin MC10-83 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, weld fume control systems and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.

Iron Man and the distinctive likeness (es) thereof are Trademarks of Marvel Characters, LLC and are used with permission. This helmet is produced under license from Marvel Characters LLC. Copyright© 2010, Marvel Characters, Inc. All Right Reserved. For more information, visit

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