Laser pointer discussion. Read/write reviews of laser pointers and laser pointer companies. Learn about all types of laser pointers and lasers





Welcome to Laser Pointer Forums! If you are looking for a laser pointer or want to compare different laser pointer companies, you may want to check out the LPF Laser Pointer Company Database. The link will open in a new window for your convenience.








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes
Laser Technology Laser Pointer Parts Lasers by Wavelength
Top 10 Laser Pointer Companies Laser Pointer Company Database Visible Beam Laser Pointers


One laser store meets all your needs

























Go Back   Laser Pointer Forums - Discuss Laser Pointers > Lasers > Safety & Legal Issues



LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2014, 02:31 PM #1
TheDukeAnumber1's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,045
Rep Power: 1871
TheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond repute
TheDukeAnumber1 TheDukeAnumber1 is offline
Class 3R Laser
TheDukeAnumber1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,045
Rep Power: 1871
TheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

I figured I'd share my recent experience flying with my laserbtb 100mw 532nm pointer(white).

Last week I had to fly on a structural inspection from Chicago to Dallas and back same day. All I brought was a backpack with a few measuring devices and my pointer. The purpose of the pointer being it is sometimes useful to be able to point at something that's 60ft away in daylight. I had the pointer in the case loaded with a spacer and an IMR battery in the laser with standard AAA's in the spare case slots. After my bag went through the xray machine a TSA agent came over to me and went though a few typical questions, I was polite and so was he. A after searching a few of my backpack pockets he found the laser case, opened it and asked me if it was an e-cigarette, I told him it's a laser pointer, he said "O like for presentations", I said yes.

Then he swabbed it and tested it, test was negative. Then he said ok I just need to show it to the operator. He walks over to the lady running the x-ray maching, they look at the laser and talk about it for a moment. This is where I'm surprised things didn't go badly, he took the pointer, pointed it in one of the shoe containers and turned it on for a second. It of course was super bright, he reeled his head back for a second and just said "Wow". Then he walked over, gave me the laser and said "Your good to go". I was surprised and happy that I didn't have to leave it behind, on the flight back though I made sure the battery's weren't in it when I went through security and I didn't even get asked about it.



And here's a picture for pictures sake.


__________________
“Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence."
http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm
[SIZE="1"]“It is impossible that any ill should happen to the man who is beloved of the Lord; the most crushing calamities can only shorten his journey and hasten him to his reward. Ill to him is no ill, but only good in a mysterious form. Losses enrich him, sickness is his medicine, reproach is his honour, death is his gain. No evil in the strict sense of the word can happen to him, for everything is overruled for good. Happy is he who is in such a case. He is secure where others are in peril, he lives where others die.”—Spurgeon

Last edited by TheDukeAnumber1; 05-06-2014 at 02:32 PM.
TheDukeAnumber1 is offline   Reply With Quote







LPF List of Laser Pointer Companies (link opens new window)







Old 05-06-2014, 05:02 PM #2
deltawars's Avatar
Class 1M Laser
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Es*** UK
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 26
deltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond repute
deltawars deltawars is offline
Class 1M Laser
deltawars's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Es*** UK
Posts: 167
Rep Power: 26
deltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond reputedeltawars has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDukeAnumber1 View Post
he reeled his head back for a second and just said "Wow".
haha that made me laugh. +rep
__________________
Lasers aren't dangerous, only the people who use them are.

1mw 632.8nm Spectra Physics 156
3,000mw 445nm Stainless Steel

Last edited by deltawars; 05-06-2014 at 05:02 PM.
deltawars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 05:50 PM #3
Shakenawake's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,708
Rep Power: 2146
Shakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond repute
Shakenawake Shakenawake is online now
Class 3R Laser
Shakenawake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,708
Rep Power: 2146
Shakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond reputeShakenawake has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Ah. I remember when 100mW of 532 would WOW me too. we sure are spoiled with our deluxe photons around here.
__________________
501B BDR-209 16X 405nm 630mW @.52Ag lens
Host by Ehgemus NUBM44 450nm 6.8W @4.5A g lens
Host by Ehgemus M462 462nm 1.5W @1.2A g lens
Dominator NUBM07E 465nm 4.3W @3.5A g lens
L2P Nichi@ NDG4216 515nm 110mW @ .35A
501B by Blord osr@m PL520 520nm 95mW @.3A g lens
PL-E pro from Jetlasers nichi@ NDG7475 520nm 980mW, 730mW w/ 10X BE

Lasermax Genesis sight 532nm 5mW
RPL from Optotronics 532nm 450mW

Spartan from Dragonlasers 589nm 50mW
501B HL63133DG 638nm 210mW @.3A g lens
501B Ocl@ro HL63193MG 638nm 960mW @1.3A g lens

501B by Blord LPC 826 660nm 325mW @?A g lens
PL660 from Laserbtb 660nm 1020mW

LPM
DL matrix and fan transmission gratings

laser powers in sig are about 20 seconds into duty cycle, not peak powers

http://laserpointerforums.com/f39/co...her-94720.html

(I guess I am a vet now)
Shakenawake is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 05:59 PM #4
DJNY's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 5,996
Rep Power: 987
DJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond repute
DJNY DJNY is offline
Class 4 Laser
DJNY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 5,996
Rep Power: 987
DJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond reputeDJNY has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Now try to get through with this
__________________
405nm >> Wickedlasers SONAR by lazeerer peak@968mW
445nm >> Kryton Smooth by lazeerer peak@2075mW
453nm >> Lipstick by rhd peak@158mW
473nm >> Optotronics RPL-B peak@112mW
515nm >> Skylasers HL peak@41mW
532nm >> Novalasers Alpha HP peak@284mW
589nm >> CNI PGL-III-A peak@89mW
594nm >> Laserglow Rigel peak@4mW
635nm >> MXDL by DTR peak@38mW
642nm >> Saillaser peak@23mW
660nm >> CR2 by lazeerer peak@524mW
685nm >> MXDL by lazereer peak@42mW

Above lasers measured with an Ophir nospin LPM


- - - - - - - - -
Interested? >> Click onto the laser titles for more information
- - - - - - - - -


Note that Imageshack is automatically resizing some of my older
pictures back to original full-size after a while.
DJNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 06:14 PM #5
TheDukeAnumber1's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,045
Rep Power: 1871
TheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond repute
TheDukeAnumber1 TheDukeAnumber1 is offline
Class 3R Laser
TheDukeAnumber1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,045
Rep Power: 1871
TheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond reputeTheDukeAnumber1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJNY View Post
Now try to get through with this
Lol, "It's a hand grenade, you know, for presentations"
__________________
“Absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence."
http://laserpointerforums.com/donations.htm
[SIZE="1"]“It is impossible that any ill should happen to the man who is beloved of the Lord; the most crushing calamities can only shorten his journey and hasten him to his reward. Ill to him is no ill, but only good in a mysterious form. Losses enrich him, sickness is his medicine, reproach is his honour, death is his gain. No evil in the strict sense of the word can happen to him, for everything is overruled for good. Happy is he who is in such a case. He is secure where others are in peril, he lives where others die.”—Spurgeon
TheDukeAnumber1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 11:15 PM #6
ChaosLord's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 763
Rep Power: 212
ChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond repute
ChaosLord ChaosLord is offline
Class 2M Laser
ChaosLord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 763
Rep Power: 212
ChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond reputeChaosLord has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJNY View Post
Now try to get through with this
Lol, some meetings you have to start intimidating right away...
__________________
405nm SkyLaser PL 300-500 - ~500mW (523mW);| SkyLaser LP 5-80 - 5mW
405nm SkyRay 12X S06J w/450mA microboost - 485mW :|: BDR-209 16X w/700mA microboost 2X in ZeroLasers SkyRay and Chunk hosts
445nm ZeroLaser 2x18650 host 9mm w/2.3A X-drive - 2.8W :|: Trustfire A8 9mm w/2.4A X-drive - "The Sentinel" ~3W
445nm JetLasers PL-E - ~1.25W (1.32W) :|: 445nm 9mm w/2.4A X-drive Kryton "the Terminator" :|: Blord 501B build - 2.1W
450nm Osram PLTB450 in SL S4 host - 1.48W :|: 450nm Osram PL450B with ~280mA microboost in C6 host - 235mWBuild here
462nm 9mm diode in ZeroLasers chunk w/1.8A X-drive :|: M462 in sinner Cypreus-II w/microboost
473nm CNI lab 40mW
520nm NDG700 @1.8A in Cypreus-IIb - 1.04W :|: PL520 w/300mA x-boost in S4 host - 102mW Build here
532nm JetLasers Ti-B - 100mW (151mW)
589nm Dragonlasers Spartan 50mW
638nm Mits in SL C6 host custom build - 677mW :|: Opnext single mode 290mA x-drive in SL Steel C6 host w/ext. copper HS - 230mW
650nm copper module in C6 host - ~300mW (230mW) Build here
650nm module in custom host - ~300mW (224mW) "LiL Red Eye" Build Here

Radiant X4 3.7W LPM
Nospin 5W LPM
ChaosLord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014, 11:27 PM #7
Hap's Avatar
Hap Hap is online now
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Morro Bay, CA, USA
Posts: 7,297
Rep Power: 44819
Hap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Hap
Hap Hap is online now
Super Moderator
Hap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Morro Bay, CA, USA
Posts: 7,297
Rep Power: 44819
Hap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond reputeHap has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Hap
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDukeAnumber1 View Post
I figured I'd share my recent experience flying with my laserbtb 100mw 532nm pointer(white).

Last week I had to fly on a structural inspection from Chicago to Dallas and back same day. All I brought was a backpack with a few measuring devices and my pointer. The purpose of the pointer being it is sometimes useful to be able to point at something that's 60ft away in daylight. I had the pointer in the case loaded with a spacer and an IMR battery in the laser with standard AAA's in the spare case slots. After my bag went through the xray machine a TSA agent came over to me and went though a few typical questions, I was polite and so was he. A after searching a few of my backpack pockets he found the laser case, opened it and asked me if it was an e-cigarette, I told him it's a laser pointer, he said "O like for presentations", I said yes.

Then he swabbed it and tested it, test was negative. Then he said ok I just need to show it to the operator. He walks over to the lady running the x-ray maching, they look at the laser and talk about it for a moment. This is where I'm surprised things didn't go badly, he took the pointer, pointed it in one of the shoe containers and turned it on for a second. It of course was super bright, he reeled his head back for a second and just said "Wow". Then he walked over, gave me the laser and said "Your good to go". I was surprised and happy that I didn't have to leave it behind, on the flight back though I made sure the battery's weren't in it when I went through security and I didn't even get asked about it.



And here's a picture for pictures sake.
Glad to hear everything went well Duke. Im planning on taking my 4 LG pointers over-seas to France this summer but I have yet to figure out if 5mW is allowed there(most likely is). Let's just hope my 473nm passes or im not boarding

-Alex
__________________
655nm: ROITHNER 650 Pointer 5mW
635nm: Generic "Laser Pointer" Pen 5mW
593.5nm: LaserGlow Rigel-2 3mW
532nm: Z-Bolt BTG-6-C 5mW
515nm: Generic "Laser Pointer-515P-10" Pen 12mW
473nm: CNI GLP-473 6mW
450nm: Z-Bolt BLP-5-S Pointer 6mW
405nm: Generic "Laser Pointer" Pen 35mW



"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?" -Bob Marley
"The stars should fall and the earth be riddled, imagine all your problems be seem so little, funny how the world so brittle." -Tribal Seeds
“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -Carl Sagan
You are important: Pale Blue Dot

Hap is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 03:05 AM #8
ARG's Avatar
ARG ARG is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,987
Rep Power: 1891
ARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond repute
ARG ARG is offline
Super Moderator
ARG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 6,987
Rep Power: 1891
ARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond reputeARG has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

When I was in the USA I got a HeNe from Daguin shipped to where I was staying

I was worried it would get broken in the checked baggage, so I put it in my carry on.
Didn't have any trouble with it at all. Dunno why they didn't ask me why I had a giant laser tube in my bag.
Dunno what they made of it but I was ready to answer all sorts of questions as to why I needed a helium neon laser in my carry on.
ARG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 03:45 AM #9
ultimatekaiser's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,664
Rep Power: 6793
ultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond repute
ultimatekaiser ultimatekaiser is offline
Class 3B Laser
ultimatekaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,664
Rep Power: 6793
ultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tha Greenlander View Post
Glad to hear everything went well Duke. Im planning on taking my 4 LG pointers over-seas to France this summer but I have yet to figure out if 5mW is allowed there(most likely is). Let's just hope my 473nm passes or im not boarding

-Alex
I doubt that security will care much as long as the batteries aren't in them. but even then I don't think they will care much. but in france anything more than 1mW in public is illegal so I'd only use them in your house. looks like soon the US will be following suit likely, but with the 5mW limit.

and I'm glad everything went over well, frankly im suprised he didn't take it seeing it was so powerful.

Last edited by ultimatekaiser; 05-07-2014 at 03:46 AM.
ultimatekaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 04:02 AM #10
will manners's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 727
Rep Power: 2642
will manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond repute
will manners will manners is online now
Class 2M Laser
will manners's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 727
Rep Power: 2642
will manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond reputewill manners has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

I would consider yourself to be lucky. I find it highly unlikely that a TSA agent would give it back to you after realising how bright it was.
will manners is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 07:09 AM #11
Bionic-Badger's Avatar
Class 4 Laser
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 5,478
Rep Power: 1792
Bionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond repute
Bionic-Badger Bionic-Badger is online now
Class 4 Laser
Bionic-Badger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 5,478
Rep Power: 1792
Bionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond reputeBionic-Badger has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

I recently checked a bag that had a full set of working galvos (X, Y, power supply, drivers, mounting and mounting block) as well as a bunch of other electronics. I discovered a nice little notice that the TSA had inspected the bag, but aside from that they didn't touch anything.

Still, I was worried that all the weird electronics and galvos in their protective tubes would look like something nefarious.
__________________
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to <person> again.
Bionic-Badger is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 07:26 AM #12
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Then he swabbed it and tested it, test was negative.
What did he test it for/with?

I had a similar experience, I brought 5 flashlights with me to the US three weeks ago (3 EDCs, a K40, a SupFire M6) with 18650 cells in each (10 total) as well as a power bank with 4 li-ions and the security didn't say a word.
I was concerned that I had to ditch the li-ions but was revealed I cleared security pretty easily for all three flights.
__________________
Is your laser a BAMF?

With great power comes a great need for safety.

I am SICK of spoon feeding noobs who just don't care to search the forum.

Lasers:
405nm Amazon Set
445nm BAMF Link
445nm 2358mW Peak The Bushwhacker by Dogs Best Friend
445nm Fantasy Link
532nm "200mW" DealExtreme Pointer
532nm Amazon Set
650nm Amazon Set
FastTech is the new DX. (Nope, prices have gone up, nevermind!)

ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 07:52 AM #13
ultimatekaiser's Avatar
Class 3B Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,664
Rep Power: 6793
ultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond repute
ultimatekaiser ultimatekaiser is offline
Class 3B Laser
ultimatekaiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 2,664
Rep Power: 6793
ultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond reputeultimatekaiser has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bionic-Badger View Post
I recently checked a bag that had a full set of working galvos (X, Y, power supply, drivers, mounting and mounting block) as well as a bunch of other electronics. I discovered a nice little notice that the TSA had inspected the bag, but aside from that they didn't touch anything.

Still, I was worried that all the weird electronics and galvos in their protective tubes would look like something nefarious.
Guess maybe he just thought it was fragile business equipment and you didn't want it broken so you were taking it with you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryansoh3 View Post
What did he test it for/with?

I had a similar experience, I brought 5 flashlights with me to the US three weeks ago (3 EDCs, a K40, a SupFire M6) with 18650 cells in each (10 total) as well as a power bank with 4 li-ions and the security didn't say a word.
I was concerned that I had to ditch the li-ions but was revealed I cleared security pretty easily for all three flights.
That is surprising, since lithium ions aren't supposed to be allowed on planes for safety reasons. But then again, laptop batteries...iPods.... Etc.... *Cough cough*
ultimatekaiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 07:53 AM #14
ryansoh3's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
ryansoh3 ryansoh3 is offline
Class 3R Laser
ryansoh3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 1,282
Rep Power: 276
ryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond reputeryansoh3 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Yup, the warnings demanded no more than two spare li-ions, but I guess I was okay because all my cells were inside the lights.
__________________
Is your laser a BAMF?

With great power comes a great need for safety.

I am SICK of spoon feeding noobs who just don't care to search the forum.

Lasers:
405nm Amazon Set
445nm BAMF Link
445nm 2358mW Peak The Bushwhacker by Dogs Best Friend
445nm Fantasy Link
532nm "200mW" DealExtreme Pointer
532nm Amazon Set
650nm Amazon Set
FastTech is the new DX. (Nope, prices have gone up, nevermind!)

ryansoh3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 09:11 AM #15
BurningLaserGuy's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Romania
Posts: 328
Rep Power: 73
BurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to BurningLaserGuy
BurningLaserGuy BurningLaserGuy is offline
Class 2 Laser
BurningLaserGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Romania
Posts: 328
Rep Power: 73
BurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond reputeBurningLaserGuy has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to BurningLaserGuy
Default Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheDukeAnumber1 View Post
I figured I'd share my recent experience flying with my laserbtb 100mw 532nm pointer(white).

Last week I had to fly on a structural inspection from Chicago to Dallas and back same day. All I brought was a backpack with a few measuring devices and my pointer. The purpose of the pointer being it is sometimes useful to be able to point at something that's 60ft away in daylight. I had the pointer in the case loaded with a spacer and an IMR battery in the laser with standard AAA's in the spare case slots. After my bag went through the xray machine a TSA agent came over to me and went though a few typical questions, I was polite and so was he. A after searching a few of my backpack pockets he found the laser case, opened it and asked me if it was an e-cigarette, I told him it's a laser pointer, he said "O like for presentations", I said yes.

Then he swabbed it and tested it, test was negative. Then he said ok I just need to show it to the operator. He walks over to the lady running the x-ray maching, they look at the laser and talk about it for a moment. This is where I'm surprised things didn't go badly, he took the pointer, pointed it in one of the shoe containers and turned it on for a second. It of course was super bright, he reeled his head back for a second and just said "Wow". Then he walked over, gave me the laser and said "Your good to go". I was surprised and happy that I didn't have to leave it behind, on the flight back though I made sure the battery's weren't in it when I went through security and I didn't even get asked about it.



And here's a picture for pictures sake.
Next time you should take an E-Cigarette. Maybe this scenario would happen:

"Is this an laserbtb 532nm@100mW laser pointer?"
"No, it's an e cigarette... you know, for presentations"
__________________
532nm@15mW Laser Pen(dead)
532nm@~20mW Laser Pen


"What we can not speak about we must pass over in silence" (Ludwig Wittgenstein)...at least it supposed to be

Must read!!!:http://laserpointerforums.com/f44/co...ead-82066.html

Sometimes I'm so motivated to make a project that I could break wallnuts with a leaf. Sometimes.

Last edited by BurningLaserGuy; 05-07-2014 at 06:12 PM.
BurningLaserGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2014, 10:41 AM #16
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,296
Rep Power: 174
Teej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond repute
Teej Teej is offline
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,296
Rep Power: 174
Teej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond reputeTeej has a reputation beyond repute
Talking Re: Going through airport security with a 100mw 532nm pointer

They test it to see if it IS a pointer, as opposed to a bomb or other device made to LOOK like a pointer, or, if you cross contaminated the device with stuff used in your other terroristic activities, etc.

That is a fairly standard procedure when they are faced with an unfamiliar item, they ask what its for, and, then a demonstration that "proves" that it does what its alleged to do, etc.

IE: "Its water" = OK, drink it

"Its a flashlight" = OK, turn it on

etc.



I'm going to attempt to take a laser or two to the Grand Canyon to shoot pics of it crossing, and so forth....so, within the next few days, I should get a first hand impression of TSA's and perhaps the Park Service's take on this issue.




Wish me Luck!

Last edited by Teej; 05-07-2014 at 10:45 AM.
Teej is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://laserpointerforums.com/f53/going-through-airport-security-100mw-532nm-pointer-89195.html
Posted By For Type Date
what lights should I bring with me out west? | BudgetLightForum.com This thread Refback 05-20-2014 04:13 PM










Loading








Green Laser Pointers by Category Blue Laser Pointers by Category Red Laser Pointers by Category
Yellow Laser Pointers by Category Violet Laser Pointers by Category Orange Laser Pointers by Category
Top Laser Pointers by Power - 1 Watt+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 500mW+ Top Laser Pointers by Power - 250mW+
Laser Pointer Database High Power Laser Pointers Laser Pointer Diodes






Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:39 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC