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Old 11-16-2013, 04:19 AM #1
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Default Eaglepair not as good as I heard.

I'm fairly new to lasers, and Ive been reading on the forums that Eaglepair is a pretty good brand to go with as far as goggles go. Well I ordered a pair from Survivallaser.com (Eagle Pair® 190-400nm & 580-760nm Laser Safety Goggles) Well I put them on and I guess there is a gap below the glasses as if they don't fit properly. A beam could shine right through that, anybody else have theirs not fit properly?


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Default Re: Eaglepair not as good as I heard.

I do not own any pair of Eagle goggles, but you would have to be highly unlucky for a beam to shine right through that "Gap", but SurvivalLasers is a great company with very high quality goggles, as long as you be careful around your laser the gap shouldn't be too big of a deal
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That's the thing, I got hit on the cheek and it reflected into my eyes.
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I've never purchased sport style goggles for this reason, all of my personal goggles are similar to this


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Default Re: Eaglepair not as good as I heard.

Perhaps these would be a better option.

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They are a bit bigger and they would wrap around your face a bit more.
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Default Re: Eaglepair not as good as I heard.

To be honest I have had that happen once or twice. Now I just make sure I dont try to look around corners with the goggles on. Basically turn your head and dont look out of the corner of your eyes.

Oh I once had a flash from under the goggles and so I used superglue to attach sections of bike inner tube to the bottom of the goggles. That worked perfectly! I posted a pic on the forum once before, so Ill have a look for you.

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EYE use my EYELIDS to protect my eyes from lazerz No, but seriously i am too scared to use anything 100mW+ indoors without any proper protection. A few seconds of coolness is not worth loosing my vision. I have an eagle pair and i love them!
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No goggles can be designed to fit every face and head. This is not a question of quality as the OP implies, rather of the reality of a cool design not fitting on his noggin properly.

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Default Re: Eaglepair not as good as I heard.

I might also recommend being aware of reflective surfaces in the environment you plan to lase in... I wouldn't consider the "gap" you mention as a function of the goggle quality. It's like putting on a shoe that doesn't fit perfectly... it doesn't mean the shoe is poor quality.

I'm extremely happy with both EaglePair goggles that I own.

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Oh I once had a flash from under the goggles and so I used superglue to attach sections of bike inner tube to the bottom of the goggles. That worked perfectly!
Great idea! I noticed that the design of my new Eagle Pair® 190-400nm & 580-760nm Laser Safety Goggles allows light in along the bottom due to the odd sculpted shape. So last night I attached sections of bicycle inner tube using silicone glue (in case I ever need to remove it), then I trimmed to shape with scissors:



UPDATE: Silicone was not such a great adhesive. It sticks to the glasses, but after some usage, the rubber peeled away. So now I've used superglue like Grainde.

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Great idea! I noticed that the design of my new Eagle Pair® 190-400nm & 580-760nm Laser Safety Goggles allows light in along the bottom due to the odd sculpted shape. So last night I attached sections of bicycle inner tube using silicone glue (in case I ever need to remove it), then I trimmed to shape with scissors:
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Great idea! I noticed that the design of my new Eagle Pair® 190-400nm & 580-760nm Laser Safety Goggles allows light in along the bottom due to the odd sculpted shape. So last night I attached sections of bicycle inner tube using silicone glue (in case I ever need to remove it), then I trimmed to shape with scissors:

Nice modification! I'm going to try something like that too good idea
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