Lincoln Viking 2450 Welding Helmet Review
The Viking 2450 welding helmet is a perfect example of why I love Lincoln Electric's products so much. I've had countless different welding helmets over the years but after getting my hands on the Viking 2450 it instantly became my go-to helmet for when I'm just welding in the garage. With it's 4C Lens Technology, I had no problem with visibility and eye strain, a problem I've come across way too often. Not only did I have great clarity, I was also pretty surprised about the comfort after extended use.
Lincoln Viking 2450
GREAT CLAIRTY WITH 4C LENS TECHNOLOGY
I've reviewed and used helmets with the 4C Lens Technology before and it's one of the reasons why I know I'd probably like the Lincoln 2450. With the 4C Lens Technology, this helmet's clarity is improved greatly with 1/1/1/1 optical clarity. This upgrade also increases the viewing area with it being 3.82 in x 2.44 in. For those unfamiliar with 4C Lens Technology, it essentially reduces the lime green tint which greatly improves visibility. With all these amazing features, you can expect better welds and less train on your eyes.
COMFORTABLE AND DURABLE DESIGN
Besides having great clarity, I was pretty surprised by how comfortable the Lincoln 2450 was, even after using it for extended periods of time. The great comfort was mostly thanks to Lincoln's new pivot style headgear. Another thing I should mention is how with the 4C Lens Technology you can expect a lighter all-around helmet. With it only weighing around 1.2lbs, there should be no issues with a neck strain.
I personally haven't had any issues with the helmet myself but I figured I'd at least mention any concerns I had when I researched it. It seems some people have had issues with sensitivity, mostly due to a defective panel. Lincoln will replace it though with no worries. So this wasn't much of a concern for me and isn't something that has actually affected my helmet.
Overall I honestly loved the Viking 2450 welding helmet. Compared to Lincoln 3350, it is a great cheaper alternative. Not only is it a great helmet but you can expect it to last you years and thanks to the 3-year warranty and great customer service you don't have to worry about having to find a new helmet for a long time.