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Old 08-05-2012, 12:53 AM #33
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You can hardly compare lasers and light bulbs. A 60 watt bulb is relatively harmless, but a 60 watt laser is another story altogether. The difference, of course, is that the power from a light bulb is spread out while in a laser it's all consentrated into a thin beam. Therefore, if you look diectly at a 60W bulb the most you will get is an annoying after-image for a couple of minutes. Look directly into a 60W laser beam, and you can say buh-bye to your vision!
Where was I comparing 60W lasers and lightbulbs?

My point is, every day sources of light can be far more intense than 5mW lasers. It doesn't matter whether it's a laser or just any regular light source, they are both focused down onto your retina.


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Is a light bulb really focused down onto your retina?
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Is a light bulb really focused down onto your retina?
Yes, everything is. Your eye is a lens. The issue with lasers is because they're focused, it's easier to get higher power densities into your eye, but when you're only talking 5mW, damage is extremely unlikely.
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Yh I know that, you just confused me a little, no problem though, I understand know.
Btw, is a direct hit from a 100mw greenie a defo eye damager?
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Eh down play it all you want.. I still wouldnt take the chance.. Expecially if my birds had eyeglasses like your cats do!
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Could you see the beam in a dark room?
With 5mw"cat chasers" you can't see the beam , only the dot.

If you can't see the beam in a dark room or it takes those little watch batteries its PROBABLY 5mw or less.
Though its not a true measure of its power.

Oh and smack that guy and take away his laser.

Morons like that shouldn't have lasers if they cant be responsable.

Thats how lasers get a bad name.

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there are alot of reds you cant see as well which makes that last statement false.. I have tried to get a good pic of my 685nm red but that beam is so hard to capture even with smoke.. and it is arround 35mw I can also see a faint dark red dot on my 808 but there is no beam and they can goto over 1W..

Really I dont mean to scare you but who knows what laser the kid may have had was it a home made job or a store baught toy. I still would never risk my eye's Like I said you only have 2 and they CAN NOT be replaced yet maybe in 2020.. It is allway's best to be safe than sorry after it is too late..
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Btw, is a direct hit from a 100mw greenie a defo eye damager?
I remember reading that T_J received some permanent eye damage from a 15-20mW green pointer once.
I believe he got a direct hit. A 100mW direct hit is fully capable of causing permanent damage.
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aahh crap, I havnt noticed any blind spots or anything though, I just wanna know if I defo have eye damage or if there was a chance that they are still fine
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aahh crap, I havnt noticed any blind spots or anything though, I just wanna know if I defo have eye damage or if there was a chance that they are still fine
Check out the eye charts that Things mentioned.
If your still worried you can always go see your eye doctor.
Just because it was ~100mW doesn't mean you definitely received damage, but you need an expert to tell you that.
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I once got an indirect hit off a 200 mW green, was worried, then I went to see an eye doctor. Had no damage. It really isn't THAT easy to get permanent damage. Then again, it wasn't a direct hit and the beam was reflected through a prism.
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Uh.... "friends" don;t shine laser pointers into their friends eyes.
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Originally Posted by deathfromabove View Post
If I see my friend again soon I can take pictures; will that help determine if it was "over-spec?"

As far as how the laser pointer looked, it looked just like a heavy duty pen, dark blue with a pen clip.
from the sounds of it, your friend is a fucking idiot. the kind who points lasers at planes

if i was you i'd be finding new friends.
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