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Old 06-01-2008, 02:54 PM #1
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Default HOw much do you really use you laser glasses?

When do and don't you use your safety glasses?

Even though I don't have my laser built or own a pair I would want to were them almost anytime I turned it on, Maybe not if it's outside at a far distance but anytime inside, even if I look ugly in them I rather be safe or sorry.


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It depends on what I'm using the laser for. If I'm burning something with it or using it for some kind of optical experiment inside the house I always wear eye protection. If I'm using the laser outside and pointing it into the sky or at stuff 100+feet away eye protection is pointless.
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I'm with Raz on this one... Definitely for close-up burning, optics experiments and meter testing. But playing around outside (or in huge warehouses ) why bother?

BTW, has anyone ever found out how many mW of the sun's IR makes it through the atmosphere? (I tried looking for it with Google without much luck.)

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I believe a thread like this one was made a loooong time ago. I don't know where it is though. :P
And yeah, I'm with Razako and CC, I wear my goggles any time I'm doing close up burning but never when I'm just staring at the beam or using it outside to point at the sky, what would be the point of wearing them if you can't see the beam?
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Default Re: HOw much do you really use you laser glasses?

I have said this before and I'll say it again. If you have a 405nm laser, using goggles opens a whole new world of possibilities, especially at night outdoors.
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Default Re: HOw much do you really use you laser glasses?

pretty much any time im working on setting up my 200mW green or doing any kind of burning i have my goggles on, but outside i don't even take my goggles with me
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Default Re: HOw much do you really use you laser glasses?

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I'm with Raz on this one... Definitely for close-up burning, optics experiments and meter testing. But playing around outside (or in huge warehouses *) why bother?

BTW, has anyone ever found out how many mW of the sun's IR makes it through the atmosphere? (I tried looking for it with Google without much luck.)

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tried to look that up too, didnt succeed
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Unless burning almost never.
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For anything that involves looking at the dot of my dilda at close range.
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Default Re: HOw much do you really use you laser glasses?

How often do you wipe your ass?
How often do you eat food?

After you take a shit?
When you're hungry?

Then use safety glasses when your eyes are in danger. It's not that complicated, just common sense.


I wrote this thread a while back when this topic got brought up before.

P.S. Wear your safety glasses all the time. You're never 100% safe. :P
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I have said this before and I'll say it again. If you have a 405nm laser, using goggles opens a whole new world of possibilities, especially at night outdoors.
A great exception roSSco! I use my yellow Bollé MTB lenses, which totally block my Blu-Ray light to make anything that fluoresces shine like crazy when you hit it. Same as the SW UV lamp I'm building. With Hoya glass over the bulbs and UV blocking goggles, all you see are the fluorescing minerals. Brilliant fun!
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As is the case of almost everyone here, I wear them only when I am doing close-up burning or if I am trying to find the focal point with a lens - it makes it a lot easier. Otherwise - never.
*Oh, I also use them when doing experiments which involves reflective surfaces. And when looking into a laser - It will lower the amount of damage done. ;D
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Default Re: HOw much do you really use you laser glasses?

Shooting something indoor to burn @ 8 ft away.. is that consider safe enough for a red laser?

As for mW amount going through the atmosphere, I would think it would be different at different locations on the Earth.. Would be interesting though..
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I'm with Raz on this one... Definitely for close-up burning, optics experiments and meter testing. But playing around outside (or in huge warehouses *) why bother?

BTW, has anyone ever found out how many mW of the sun's IR makes it through the atmosphere? (I tried looking for it with Google without much luck.)

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