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Default OEM Lasers IR Safety Glasses Review

G'day,

In light of my recent IR developments, my OEM Lasers IR Safety Glasses arrived today. I was after a model that covered most of the common IR laser wavelengths so i opted for these.

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Keep in mind these cost $129.50 but what is your eye sight worth?

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The build quality of these is outstanding! a bit better than the Eagle Pair sets i have.

Now you can order them in 9 different frame styles i chose Style 34 High Tech Wrap Around they fit around my head nicely and are very comfortable to wear!

The Visible Light Transfer (VLT%) is 36% so you can see very well through them.

Im not going to shine a IR laser through the glasses as then i wouldn't have any protection. But they did come with a manual that reads:

"Don't look directly into the path of a laser beam, these glasses protected against accidental exposure to stray or diffused reflection for a maximum of 10 seconds"

Overall im very happy with them and they should do a good job

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excellent glasses

Some time ago I also bought glasses from OEM Laser systems...


I think they are very good and versatile glasses, can be used against IR lasers (808 nm OD> 4, 1064 nm OD> 7), 445 nm (OD> 7) and green (532 nm OD> 7). In addition they have a low value of VLT, only 35%

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I have a pair of OEM goggles too, and they are by far the best goggles I've owned. That 10 seconds it delays the laser is what makes them worth the money, and they dont bleach either. Unlike the cheap Chinese goggles.
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OEM's glasses are great. I paid ~$90 for mine for my 445. My thinking was the exact same as yours. You only get two eyes so you better protect them.

Just as an interesting aside about glasses and the wavelength(s) they protect against. The glasses I have are rated OD3+ for wavelengths between 395-540nm. When testing them against my 1.2w 445 it took the beam down to 1mw as expected but for grins and giggles I tested them with my 3mw 543.5nm green HeNe and it went right through. I didn't notice any reduction at all in the brightness of the spot. I didn't think to do an LPM test at the time but will next time I have the tube set up. Anyhow my point is when getting glasses make sure the wavelengths it protects against match your lasers because a couple nm can make a huge difference.
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Thanks guys for your support. We currently have 9 frame styles available but we have a new frame style (style 56) that is out now but not on our website. It is a narrow wrap around that looks slick as well as fits very comfortably. I used to use style 33 in the lab, now I use the 56 in the ARG filter.

We are closing our office in East Lansing, MI on 27 Aug and reopening at our new corporate offices in Salt Lake City, UT on 01 Aug, then we will have some time to get them photographed and on the site.

We will also have style 55 out in a few months. We are not quite sure what to call them yet. I call them the Poindexter glasses. They are narrow and rectangular with small side lights. They will fit a certain cultural need.

EDIT: I almost forgot to say that you will notice on the left lens the EN207 standards information. They used to read L7, L6, L5, etc. You will see they now read LB7, LB6...etc. The LB means they conform to the latest revision of the EN207 standard. It means the filters have been retested by the standards body to meet the latest revision.
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hey FrothyChimp what does the clear "second set" of lens do?
i haven't seen that before?

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Do you mean that smaller thing? It's probably an insert if you need prescription glasses, which don't fit underneath.

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What has changed in the latest revision? And retested by the standards body, does that mean not only the company but also the guys behind EN207 test the glasses?
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What has changed in the latest revision? And retested by the standards body, does that mean not only the company but also the guys behind EN207 test the glasses?
I know they change the ARG model. It now has better protection across the board. My pair is a little iffy in the 445nm range. They work, but there is a drop off point around that range. So they may not protect as well at ~450nm or so. There is no dips in the new graph.

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Do you mean that smaller thing? It's probably an insert if you need prescription glasses, which don't fit underneath.
oh ok, can i remove it or?
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