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Old 11-28-2010, 09:57 PM #1
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Question Laser Protective Eyewear

Is there anywhere I could buy cheap goggles for 400nm-550nm,
or could i just wear sunglasses or something, Thanks.


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actually, wear sunglasses while using a laser is not really recommendable.
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...or could i just wear sunglasses or something...
ONE WORD: NO!!!! They may make the laser appear dimmer, but that doesnt mean they will protect from a direct shot, or even close up burning for that matter. There are a lot of videos on youtube demonstrating this and all point to one answer, NO!!!. Invest in a pair of quality goggles from OEM Laser Systems, or if you want a cheaper alternative, get some from O-like.
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Default Re: Laser Protective Eyewear

This ebay Seller (Susan) offer very good googles with good prices. If you do a search here you will find a nice review of her googles. I do recommend this one: New Laser Eye Safety Glasses Goggles Protect 532 473 - eBay (item 270670485438 end time Dec-03-10 20:13:57 PST)

I have this one above and both my high power Green >850mW and 445nm >1950mW are totally blocked.

Its not the cheapest, but it is a very nice googles.

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Default Re: Laser Protective Eyewear

@reginak not to say those are bad, but for just $18 more you could get a nice pair of LD4 - Visible Laser Diode Protection LD4 - Visible Laser Diode Protection [NR-LD4-00FDA] - $71.40
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Its not $18 more, its $45 more. The link I provided is for 2 glasses, there is other auction of just one for $26.

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Default Re: Laser Protective Eyewear

While the OP did request "cheap" goggles, I can't recommend anything other than professional goggles for the best protection. Sure other stuff might work (note the term "might") but for the very best protection across a very wide bandwidth of visible light you want truly professional eye protection.

Here's a link to some very excellent goggles, and at a fair price for the level of protection you get:

ARG - UV, Blu Ray, Argon, Blue, KTP Green Protection ARG - UV, Blu Ray, Argon, Blue, KTP Green Protection [NR-ARG-EN207] - $78.20
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@ElektroFreak Those are great goggles! Unfortunately, as I discovered when looking for my goggles, those are OD5+. The AL2 and the AL3 from OEM are a less expensive and lower OD for powers under 1.5W

@Reginak whoops didnt see that second one, but still got to agree with ElektroFreak
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Default Re: Laser Protective Eyewear

Im gunna put a Heads up for everyone, Ray Foss does sell Protective glasses but be warned that they arent very good. It does block the beam of a 1 watt 445 enough to be safe however when focused you can still feel that its a bit bright and the dot remains blue which tells a lot. when you shine the beam at the glasses a blue dot still passes through.. a lot dimmer but passes through none the less....

Im going to recomend the Dragon Laser goggles theyre really nice considering being only 20$ theyll block the beam completely and all youll see is a faint yellow dot.
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