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Old 04-16-2017, 10:23 AM #65
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Would looking at the dot of the thor's on a non reflecting surface cause eye damage without protective googles? If yes, what would be a safe distance to look at the dot without damaging eyesight? How about looking at the beam? Also, sorry if its a stupid question, but do googles make the laser invisible? I mean, if you are wearing them and use the laser, would you be unable to see the beam/dot? Never used googles as I've only had a 532nm 100mW that I always used for star pointing, never burning or using indoors.

By the way, I saw some discussion on batteries in later posts, probably most of you guys know this but there's a guy named mooch in the vaping community (another place where 18650's are heavily used) that has made hundreds of tests of 18650's as well as other types of batts. Check it out if you haven't, that knowledge might be valuable for laser pointer hobbyists as well! Nut sure if there are many lasers that require the amps that an e-cig would, but the info might be valuable when trying to find good, reliable capacity ratings https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/fo.../mooch.256958/



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The dot on a wall will be very tiring on the eye's pretty quickly. A laser at that power is basicly useless for its intentions inside without glasses. You will want to burn something a few times, "trust us" and burning something is stupidly bright. With glasses you won't see the beam but you will see the spot.
Get some glasses before you order the Thor. Not to mention instant blindness from a direct hit.
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The dot on a wall will be very tiring on the eye's pretty quickly. A laser at that power is basicly useless for its intentions inside without glasses. You will want to burn something a few times, "trust us" and burning something is stupidly bright. With glasses you won't see the beam but you will see the spot.
Get some glasses before you order the Thor. Not to mention isn't blindness from a direct hit.
Thank you! I will make sure to buy the googles as well.
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Thank you! I will make sure to buy the googles as well.
Glad you are getting a pair, as you will see it would be useless to enjoy the laser without a them. That 532 100mw also needs them in any indoor testing.
All tests and sources of battery's are good info, for me at least
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