Hobart helmets ??? Get rid of your plain, old gun-metal welding helmet and get into the groove with one of Hobart's new helmets. Orange and yellow flames lick a black background on the Flame and a bright blue techno design tops a black background on the Blue. The wide-view lens automatically darkens when an arc is struck and brightens when you stop welding: You don't need to flip the helmet up and down between welds. Hobart claims that the lens switches between light and dark 3,300 times faster than the blink of an eye. Price: $199. Contact Hobart Welders, Dept. FIN, 600 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373, 800/626-9420.