WhooHoo! I kin see! Welding helmet sensitivity and halogen lamp

Thanks, Don Foreman for checking out my helmet and pronouncing it good.
I kept troubleshooting. It turns out that apparently, my 50W quartz -
halogen welding lamp has a color temperature distribution smack in the
center of the helmets sensitivity. I turned it off and substituted a
cool white fluorescent desk lamp.
No problemo. Helmet works great! I can see what I'm doing, way better!
My apologies to the fine folks at Jackson for casting aspersions on their
fine product.
I appreciate all the help and suggestions offered by other RCMers as well.
--Winston
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Winston
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Welding is always much easier when you can see.
Steve ;-)
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SteveB
Not the first time I have heard of lights affecting electronics. I found that the screw-in florecent lights were affecting the remote for my parents tv :-) I had to turn the light off if I wanted to change the channel..........
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James P Crombie
"James P Crombie" wrote
I have a NexGen EQC, and I can say that it is one of the top pieces of equipment I have. I know they have a few quirks, but by and large, an autodark hood is a very handy thing. Especially if you do a LOT of welding.
Steve
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SteveB
Da nada. I'm glad you're cookin' now. That NextGen is a nice helmet.
I had no problem with your helmet using close illumination from a 300 watt quartz halogen, possibly because that larger filament would have less flicker than a less-massive 50-watt filament.
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Don Foreman

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