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  1. #1
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    low light welding helmet mod

    Couldnt see **** trying to weld patches into the bed of my LUV truck so.......


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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Hahahaha This makes me think I should do my miller up, but I'll do it slick with LED's built right in, that are battery pack connected.
    Good idea, just yours is redneck execution.

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Keep it real brother!
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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    ha, did similar when I couldn't see











    did it with this led head strap from home depot & permanently mounted it, use it all the time

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    I like the head light idea. have have one of those coast lights, I'm totally stealing your idea.
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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    that is why I bothered taking pictures in the first place, so others would benefit from this idea too the coast head light is very cool for this because the lighted swivel head is separated from the battery pack, making it ideal for a setup like this without being big & bulky, anything that's going to contain the batteries as well as the light in one unit will be bigger & not work as well as this light does...
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    miller dynasty 200DX TIG
    millermatic 185 MIG
    thermal dynamics cutmaster 101 plasma cutter
    snap-on YA5550 plasma cutter
    hypertherm powermax 30 plasma cutter
    baileigh CS225 cold saw
    etc....

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Really like the coast light, just cant find any out west here,,,might have to find one online, nice installation
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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    That is totally more better than mine

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    haha Necessity is the mother of all invention.. I was doing some welding under the dash of a Chevelle and adapted some LEDS from AOSafety LED glasses. Works ok, could be brighter.


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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    there aint a damn thing wrong with the "REDNECK" version I take pride in being a REDNECK
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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Gotta love it. Everyone, at one time or another finds that they could have used some light. Great idea.
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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Its amazing that there isn't an argument over the use of yellow instead of silver duct tape.

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    I wanna see pics of the LUV!
    You get what you put in and people get what they deserve...

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Quote Originally Posted by brslk View Post
    I wanna see pics of the LUV!

    you sure? seems to be the little truck everyone LUVs to hate

    I'll start a new thread for the pics

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Thats a aswome idea , I may have to barrow it . Perfect for welding in tight spaces with no light.

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    I was under a trailer welding a new deck on it so I just used black electricle tape and taped a flashlight to my mig gun. worked great.
    If you can find a way to make a job easyer, why not do it. Nesesity creates some interesting adaptations.
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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    Steck came out with this a few years ago. I sold one and the guy that bought it said it works very well. I will probably get one when I need it next. He said it clips on pretty well and didn't fall off all that easily (which was one of my concerns with the design)




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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

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    Re: low light welding helmet mod

    When I first saw this, I thought it was a joke and actually laughed at it. However.... I just bought my first auto darkening helmet two week ago, and I hadn't thought of the low light issue. Afterall..... why would I pay $200 for a helmet that I don't have to flip up and down, and then "have to flip it up and down!". This is something I never thought of. Thanks for the ideas. Crazy I never thought of this issue. Thanks for the post!

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