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Old 02-11-2009, 07:02 PM #1
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Default IR safety goggles

I just got IR safety goggles for an 808nm laser rated at 700mW. The goggles are OD - 2. Is this a high enough rating for the 700+mW output of the laser? I have used them several times but will definately upgrade if needed

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Default Re: IR safety goggles

They are not really suited to 700mW. Can you use them? Sure but OD3 + would be better. I usually use OD 7+ when working in the infrared. I figure since I cannot see the beam anyway why have any laser light pass to my eye.
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Thanks FrothyChimp! Your reasoning for going higher is a smart one too.
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