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Old 08-03-2008, 09:04 PM #1
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Default Safety of viewing a >120 mW laser during rain

As the title says, how safe do you think it is to observe your laser during rain?
You know, because of reflection and stuff *;D
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Anyways, I'd say water droplets would be more inclined to let the light shine straight through them rather than reflect them. I reckon you'd be fine.

Not sure about the laser though... Lasers don't like water
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Default Re: Safety of viewing a >120 mW laser during rain

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As the title says, how safe do you think it is to observe your laser during rain?
You know, because of reflection and stuff ;D
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Lasers in the rain are COOOOOL!!!!!!

Just remember that electronic equipment does not react well to water and warm to hot glass does not react well with cool to cold raindrops.

Just be careful. I like to take my argon "outside" by using mirrors to reflect the light out of the garage and into the patio. The raindrops "flashing" through the laser beam is a very nice effect.

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Default Re: Safety of viewing a >120 mW laser during rain

Thanks for pointing out the possible harm to my electronics : ;D

There are rainy weather conditions where I live at the moment, so i like to shine my lasers out of my roof-window ans
they dont come in contact with water.

Thats what I´ve figured,too that the light rather shines through.
I´d love to do that with my argon laser! Bet it looks awesome.
If I ever had one :'(

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Default Re: Safety of viewing a >120 mW laser during rain

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Anyways, I'd say water droplets would be more inclined to let the light shine straight through them rather than reflect them. I reckon you'd be fine.

Not sure about the laser though... Lasers don't like water [/quote]

Lasers doesn't like Steam either. I've noticed a drop of power on my cni while taking pictures.
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Default Re: Safety of viewing a >120 mW laser during rain

Plastic ziplock bag = problem solved... o.o
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Default Re: Safety of viewing a >120 mW laser during rain

Surely if the rain drop was going to reflect a laser in your eye the rain drop would be moving too fast for it to reflect long enough to cause you any damage...
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