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Old 03-15-2012, 09:54 PM #1
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Hi there,
I have a 808nm 150mW laser diode, and I was wondering if it will burn anything or pop balloons?
Also, do I need safety goggles to work with this diode? I won't be looking at it directly or reflecting it off anything really.


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Yes, you definitely need safety goggles for that laser, especially because it is IR.
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you wont be able to see the beam or dot which makes it dangerous.
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Hi there,
I have a 808nm 150mW laser diode, and I was wondering if it will burn anything or pop balloons?
It will only pop black balloons at close range and well focused.

Same as for burning.

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you wont be able to see the beam or dot which makes it dangerous.
You will be able to see the dot (actually the line) as a dim red only at close range. You won't be able to see the beam, though.

Still, it's a very dangerous laser product and you will need proper goggles.
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I understand it will vary from person to person but i cant see anything from my 500mW 808nm laser
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I understand it will vary from person to person but i cant see anything from my 500mW 808nm laser
no red dot for me either, 808nm is completely invisible to me, but oh god UV is pretty and hurts.
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